FELT: Unraveling Social Norms
Opening Reception: Friday, October 13, from 5-7 pm
On View: October 5–December 23, 2023
Conceptual fiber artist, Christine Sullivan is proud to announce her upcoming exhibition at Aurelia Gallery on Canyon Road, Santa Fe, NM.
Christine Sullivan, a Santa Fe-based fiber and conceptual artist, harnesses the tactile warmth of wool felt to subvert and re-imagine deeply rooted commercial, political, and religious paradigms. Her work cleverly questions and overturns these norms while infusing an element of fun and whimsy.
Sullivan’s multi-disciplinary approach incorporates fiber, paint, and screenprint to weave together a powerful visual language that compels viewers to engage in a thought-provoking dialogue. Through her intricate felt abstract geometric creations, inspired by her earlier hard-edge paintings, she breathes new life into ubiquitous symbols and logos, shedding their familiar meanings and endowing them with an enigmatic allure that captivates and intrigues.
About Christine Sullivan:
Christine Sullivan, a New Mexico-based artist, embarked on her artistic journey after a successful career as the owner of a graphic design practice in New York City, where she collaborated with prestigious clients such as the Guggenheim Museum and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Today, she resides in Santa Fe, dedicating herself wholeheartedly to her multi-disciplinary and conceptual craft.
Sullivan’s artistic contributions have already left a significant mark on the Northern New Mexico cultural landscape. In 2022, her work Choice was featured in Albuquerque as part of the Soul of a Nation billboard project by Save Art Space. Earlier that year, she created Hope Dies Last, an art installation in Santa Fe’s Railyard, paying homage to the legendary social justice advocate Studs Terkel.
In 2020-21, Sullivan received a grant from the City of Santa Fe for Felt During COVID, a community art project showcased at the Public Library gallery, with proceeds from a virtual auction benefiting the Navajo Nation COVID Response Fund. In 2020, her work Flowers Grow Out of Dark Moments—Corita Kent graced a billboard outside SITE Santa Fe as part of the museum’s 2020 Silver Linings project.