Christina was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. She explored various art forms since she was a child. From drawing and painting to pointillism and ceramics. While completing her undergrad in Human Resource Management at Cuyahoga Community College and then Baldwin Wallace University, she continued to pursue her love for the arts. She took college level courses in painting, ceramics and then digital photography. It was at this point she found her calling. She fell completely in love with the idea of being able to capture the world around her in a fraction of time. Christina also began to learn Photohop which opened her eyes even further. After taking Intro to Digital Photography, her professor and mentor entered her portfolio into a scholarship contest for the Photohop World Conference. She was one of 25 students across the US selected as a scholarship winner. The same year she took home Best in Show and The Academic Dean’s Award at the BW Student Art Exhibition. She was one of very few non-art majors to ever win Best in Show. These quick accomplishments further solidified that photography was the perfect medium for her.
Christina continued to show around Cleveland. She entered work in as many shows and local contests as she could. In 2014, she teamed up with local mixed media artists R!ch Cihlar and Billy Nainiger to open e11even 2. (Pronounced eleven two.) This very lively contemporary art gallery is located in 78th Street Studios. In 2015, the trio expanded by taking over the vacant space next door and creating a 1200 square foot visual overload. The space has a connecting doorway but features 2 separate shows. Rotating speciality shows are displayed in the newly added area while continuing to feature their own work in the original space. The gallery is open 5-10pm every Third Friday of the month.
She works as a Senior Human Resource Generalist for a family owned manufacturing company. She also has two rescue Great Danes, Hazel and Onyx. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, exploring the city and spending time with friends and family.
Mottos: Imagine the Possibilities! Believe in your dreams! Make things happen! Life begins at the end of your comfort zone!