Maria Cristina "Cristy" Jadick

Maria Cristina/Cristy Jadick

multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, socio-political, conceptual, social-justice oriented, Contemporary Art, printmaker, cultural identity, climate change, displacement, urban dislocation, homelessness,

/Digital Art /Drawing /Fiber Art /Film/Video /Installation /Site-specific Art /Mixed-Media /Painting /Participatory/Relational Art /Photography /Printmaking /Social Practice
Other /Gettysburg College, Sam Houston State University, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, NYU Abroad-The Prado Museum-Madrid, Spain, The Glassell School-Museum of Fine Arts Houston, TX, Transart Foundation of Art and Anthropology
Texas Sculpture Group, International Sculpture Center, Fresh Arts, DiverseWorks, Contemporary Art Museum, The Menil, The Museum of Fine Arts-Houston, Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, Women and Their Work
What impact do you want to have with your art?
My desire is to use my art to create platforms for open, civil discussion about important socio-political/economic issues of the day and to create bridges leading to tolerance and greater understanding.

Through my work I feel compelled to build bridges that connect people. My art‰’s main purpose is to evoke compassion while creating a space for dialogue. The conceptual art I make is multidisciplinary in approach; integrating combinations of bricolage, photography, video, printmaking, performance, and installation. It reflects an authentic rather than a traditional beauty aesthetic.

My research into particular events uncovers commonalities in human experience that helps inform and motivate the art I create with thought provoking perspectives on issues of global concern, issues such as: cultural identity, social justice, war, displacement, natural disaster and climate change.

I have exhibited in galleries, alternative spaces, corporations and museums in Asia, Europe, Latin America and the USA. I pursued studies in Art & Social Sciences at The Johns Hopkins University – Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Studies- Washington, DC and Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, PA (B.A.) among others.

Artists Biography

Exploring cultural identity the human spirit and socio-political themes, multi-disciplinary artist Maria Cristina “Cristy” Jadick incorporates photography, video, printmaking and performance in what results in compelling, conceptually based projects. Incorporating found objects and bricolage into her work, Jadick further connects her viewers to a sense of place. Her projects range from large, mixed-media, photo-lithographic prints on paper and canvas to sizable, performative, interactive tableau that integrate photographs and sewn, painted, baked and printed elements.