[ B i o g r a p h y ]

S. Christine Brink is an Australian-American artist from small-town Ohio. As a child Christine showed a passion for art, creating non-stop, and teaching herself with the guidance of supportive family and teachers. In 2014 she gained a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Bowling Green State University, where she primarily studied traditional painting and drawing. She went on to teach fine art before leaving to to focus on her art career.

 

Christine's work is protean in nature, taking on many styles and techniques, adapting to each body of work. In her work, Christine blends the influences of modern and traditional to create visual narratives. The Romantic, Baroque, and Neoclassical periods have influenced her work as much as illustration, editorial photography, and film. Embracing these contrasting influences, she often translates photography's shallow depth of field and film's composition into the techniques she uses in traditional media to create illustrative narratives. The culmination creates a detailed focal point with gestural and implied backgrounds. 

Her experiences and observations also influence her work. Much of her subject matter centralizes around the human story, particularly through the scope of the female narrative. While often displayed in a romanticized nature, Christine gives a glimpse into a moment to which we can relate or come to understand. They are often simple, everyday moments—some public, some private. 

 

Christine currently lives west of Cleveland working on a number of large scale bodies of work. 

[ A r t i s t  S t a t e m e n t ]

Primarily my work focuses on the concept of visual narrativestelling a story through visual depiction. I pull from both traditional fine art and illustration sensibilities to tell my stories. Some are truths, some are fictions, and some are fictions to bring out the truth.

My work ranges from naturalistic to stylized. This spectrum includes classical painting, three-dimensional,  to contemporary illustrative drawing. The story I need to tell is what drives my decision on style and media. Iconography, art history, and film influence how I chose to depict the visual narrative. Photography was strongly rooted in my formative years. It's shallow depths of field and compositional decisions are alluded to in my work. This technique comes through in my traditional media in the way I lay the paint on the canvas and the gestural lines I use, creating a definite focal point on my subject.

 

In my art I aim to provide a story while blending the worlds of painting, drawing, photography, and illustration. It is up to my viewer to take their experiences and derive their own narrative.

[ C u r r i c u l u m   V i t a e ]

Education:

2014

Bowling Green State University, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bowing Green, OH

Fine Art & Art Education, Cum Laude with Honors

Work History:

2018 - Present

Custom Frame Designer, Cleveland Area, OH

 

2009- Present 

Freelance Artist, S. Christine Brink Studios, Northwest/North Cental OH

2015 - 2018

High School Art Educator, Tiffin Columbian High School, Tiffin OH

Advanced Art, Ceramics, Design, Drawing, Painting, Commercial Art, Art Appreciation 

2015

Visual Art Relief Educator, Otsego Schools, Tontogony, OH

6th Grade Art, High School Art I


Relief Educator, Renhill, Northwest OH

2013 - 2014

Student Educator, Liberty Benton Schools, Findlay, OH

6th - 8th Grade Art, High School: Art I, Ceramics, Drawing, Painting, Photography 
 

2013

Student Educator, BGSU Saturday Art, Bowling Green, OH

6th - 8th Grade Group, Visual Literacy 
 

Co-Artist/Owner. Sisters Crim Studios, Northwest, OH

Exhibitions & Galleries:

2018: 

Member of the Month, Tiffin Art Guild, Tiffin, OH

2017 - 2018: 

Member Collection, Tiffin Art Guild, Tiffin, OH

2017: 

Black & White Show, Tiffin Art Guild, Tiffin, OH
 

2017 Tiffin Art Guild Photo Show, Tiffin Art Guild, Tiffin, OH

Alumni Alley, Van Buren High School, Van Buren, OH

2016 

Columbian's August Feature: "Works In Progress," Solo Show, Columbian, Tiffin OH
 

It's About Time, Tiffin Art Guild, Tiffin, OH

2014

Allegory of Sarah (Solo show), Van Buren, OH 
 

BGSU Undergraduate Exhibition, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

2013

Arts-X, "Art Educators Group Show," Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
 

BGSU Undergraduate Exhibition, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

2012

Arts-X, Painting Studio, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
 

From the City of Angels to the City of Flags, Findlay-Hancock County Convention and Visitors

    Bureau, Findlay, OH
 

Our Best Yet, Owens Community College, Findlay, OH

2011

Our Best Yet, Owens Community College, Findlay, OH
 

Home in Tasmania (Solo Show), Schey Salon, Findlay, OH

...

Early Years

Van Buren Schools Art Show, Van Buren Schools, Van Buren, OH (2010)

Hancock County Fair Art Show, Findlay Fair Grounds, Findlay, OH (2009)

Van Buren Schools Art Show, Van Buren Schools, Van Buren, OH (2009)

Hancock County Fair Art Show, Findlay Fair Grounds, Findlay, OH (2008)

Van Buren Schools Art Show, Van Buren Schools, Van Buren, OH (20008)

Van Buren Schools Art Show, Van Buren Schools, Van Buren, OH (2007)

Curatorial: 

2017

Tiffin Art & Music Festival, Columbian High School , Tiffin, OH

Co-Director 

2017

Student Show Art show, Tiffin-Seneca Public Library, Tiffin, OH

Assistant 

Tiffin Arts Festival, Columbian High School, Tiffin, OH

Co-Director

2016

Objects In Space, Dian Kid Gallery, Tiffin University, Tiffin, OH

Assistant Director

Tiffin Art Walk: "Student Works," Old Fort Bank, Tiffin, OH

Director

Exquisite Exhibit, Tiffin Seneca Public Library, Tiffin, OH

Director

2015

Tiffin Art Show, Columbian High school, Tiffin, OH

Co-Director

2014

Colors of the Wind, Diane Kid Gallery, Tiffin University, Tiffin, OH

Assistant Director 
 

Student Show, Tiffin-Seneca Public Library, Tiffin, OH

Director

2013

BGSU Saturday Art Show, Art Building, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

Awards & Honors:

2016 - 2018

Effective Educator (Ohio)

2017

"Best of Color," for Fallen 338 in Tiff Art Guild Photo Show

 

2014

Cum Laude with Honors, Bowling Green Sate University

 

2010

"Rieck's Gallery Award" for Ich Liebe Dich, scholarship award 

Early Years

Van Buren Schools Art Show (2010):

  Best of Pencil & Ink, 2nd in Pencil & Ink, 1st in Varied & Mixed media, 2nd in Chalk & Printing,

  2nd in Painting, "Rock Star" Award

Van Buren School Art Show (2009):

  Best of Pencil & Ink, 2nd in Pencil & Ink, 3rd in Pencil & Ink, 1st Varied & Mixed Media, Honorable

  Mention in Chalks & Printing, "Rock Star" Award

Hancock County Fair (2008):

  1st Place in Pencil, 1st Place in Digital Arts

Van Buren School Art Show (2008):

  Best of Pencil & Ink, Best of Varied & Mixed Media, 3rd in Varied & Mixed Media, 1st Place in Pencil

  & Ink, 1st Place in Varied & Mixed Media,

Van Buren School Art Show (2007):

  Honorable Mention in Pencil & Ink

Memberships: 

Current:

Tiffin Art Guild

 

Past:
Ohio Art Education Association 


National Education Association 

Student Art Education Assoiciation, BGSU

OH! Art, Owens Community College

Conferences, Workshops, & Seminars: 

2017

RESA Workshop, NCOESC, Tiffin, OH

Understanding RESA, NCOESC, Tiffin, OH

2014

Harry Wong Seminar, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

Ohio Art Education Association Conference, Columbus, OH

2013

Copic Workshop, Bowing Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

Ohio Art Education Association Conference, Toledo, OH

Strathmore Workshop, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

 

Gamblin Workshop, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

2012

Jennet Canyon Workshop, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

Ohio Art Education Association Conference, Covington, KY

College Art Association Conference, Los Angeles, CA

2011

Filming Workshop, Owens Community College, Findlay, OH

Graffiti Workshop, Owens Community College, Findlay, OH