"A Forest of Ancestral Dreams" @ Queens Botanical Garden
Here is documentation of my solo exhibition at the Queens Botanical Garden in Flushing, NY, which contains a total of 32 pieces. The show is on view from December 16, 2023 through early March 2024. I also have books, DVDs, jewelry, and small paintings and sculptures for sale in the gift shop. For purchase inquiries, please contact me.
Named one of Brooklyn Magazine's Top 50 Most Fascinating People, Christine Stoddard is a Salvadoran-American interdisciplinary artist whose work spans books, films, performances, paintings, and other imaginings. In 2017, the Shenandoah Valley Art Center selected her as one of the Top 40 Artists Under 40 in her native state of Virginia. Her arthouse film, Sirena's Gallery, which was supported by 1708 Gallery and the Puffin Foundation, is now streaming on Amazon and other platforms. She is the founder of Quail Bell Magazine, an international art and culture publication with a magical sensibility and feminist bent that has been recognized by outlets like Time Out New York and Vol. 1 Brooklyn. Her visual art, photography, and moving image work has previously shown at the New York Transit Museum, the Poe Museum, the Waveland Hurricane Museum, the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, the Jamaica Center for Art & Learning, the Belskie Museum of Art & Science, The Old Stone House of Brooklyn, LIC Art Center, and beyond. She has been artist-in-residence at Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, HeartShare Human Services of New York, Brooklyn Public Library-Eastern Parkway Branch, and elsewhere. A graduate of VCUarts, she earned her MFA in Digital & Interdisciplinary Art Practice from The City College of New York and is currently an MA Oral History candidate at Columbia University. She is also a graduate of The Bead Project at UrbanGlass, where she has pursued continuing education in glass.
The artist with her parents