Christina Read

Senior Lecturer, Fine Arts

Christina Read emigrated from the United Kingdom in 2003. She has an MFA from Elam School of Fine Art, University of Auckland and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Kent Institute of Arts and Design, Canterbury, England.

Themes central to her practice are: anxieties, the bittersweet gaps between ideals and reality, humour and pathos.

Christina has gathered significant attention recently as the Olivia Spencer Bower Award recipient with a one year artist residency in Christchurch; curator of ‘The Brain’ exhibition at Te Uru public gallery, and as the inaugural winner of the National Drawing Award. Christina also has a strong relationship with artist run spaces and has exhibited recently at Enjoy Gallery in Wellington; Rm Gallery and Newcall Gallery in Auckland, and the Blue Oyster Gallery in Dunedin.

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