CHRISTINA BOY

EDUCATION: 

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Richmond, VA. 2003-2007 Bachelors of Fine Arts, Magna Cum Laude, Craft and Material Studies: concentration glass and wood

Mensch & Büro Akademie, Germany, Nov 2001 Certified Workstation Specialist

Berufsschule der Fachschule des Möbelhandels, Cologne, Germany. Sept. 1997 – Jan. 2000

RAUMKULTUR HIERONIMI, Bonn, Germany, Sept. 1997 – Jan. 2000 Apprentice, Showroom and Sales


EXHIBITIONS: 

Dream Home Remix - Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, VA (Fall 2017)

Modern Traditions - Caldwell Arts Council, Lenoir, NC (Summer 2017)

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: 2016-2017 Instructor Exhibition - Southern Highland Craft Guild, Asheville, NC

GROWTH - Crossroads Gallery, Richmond, VA;  

Arrowmont Instructor Show - Sandra J. Blain Gallery, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

Christina Boy, Focus Gallery - Penland Gallery, Penland, NC        

Made in RVA - Furniture and Home Goods Show, LaDiff, Richmond, VA

Made in RVA, Handcrafted - Furniture and Lighting Show, LaDiff, Richmond, VA

Art and the Urban Garden, Lillstreet Gallery, Chicago, IL;

Wood Work, Morin Gallery, Orange, VA

Your Personal Hang Ups - The Center for Art in Wood - Philadelphia, PA;

Studio Practice - Penland Gallery, Penland, NC;             

Handcrafted - Imperial Art Center, Rocky Mount, NC (2nd place)

Equus III - The Modern Horse - Morin Gallery, Orange, VA  (3rd place)

Via Penland - Rebus Works Gallery, Raleigh, NC;

Women in Wood- An American Association of Woodturners Invitational, Sandra J. Blain Gallery, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, TN; and Grovewood Gallery, Asheville, NC;

Core Show 2009; Northlight, Penland, NC;

Transformations 7 – Society of Contemporary Craft; Pittsburgh, PA;

52nd Annual Juried Arts Exhibition, Imperial Art Center, Rocky Mount, NC (Merit Award);

Penland, Exhibit - The Sparta Teapot Museum, Sparta, NC

Core Show 2008 - Penland Gallery, Penland, NC;

VCU: School to Market - ACC Show, Baltimore, MD

ConneXtions - American Association of Woodturners, St. Paul, MN;

Go Figure Group Show - Hawthorne Gallery, VCU, Richmond, VA;

Beaux Échec, Senior Retrospective, VCU, Richmond, VA;

Senior Show - VCU, FAB, Richmond, VA;

NICHE Awards Display - 2007 Philadelphia Buyers Market of American Craft, Philadelphia, PA; 

Schluckauf - Group Show - Hawthorne Gallery, VCU, Richmond, VA

ReTurn of the Spoon - Hawthorne Gallery, VCU, Richmond, VA;

Group Show - SAS Gallery, VCU Student Commons, Richmond, VA;

Juried Student Fine Arts Exhibition - Anderson Gallery, VCU, Richmond, VA

James River Project - Main Art Gallery, Richmond, VA


TEACHING:

Longwood University, Farmville, VA - visiting artist - "Bandsaw Boxes"

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN - “Small Tables - Use what you’ve got”

Chestnut Creek School of the Arts, Galax, VA - Intro to Woodworking for Women, “Box that!”


ASSISTANTSHIPS:

Winter Residency, Penland, NC, January 2017 - studio assistant in the wood studio

Winter Residency, Penland, NC, January 2016 - studio assistant in the wood studio

Winter Residency, Penland, NC, January 2015 - studio assistant in the wood studio

David K Chatt Designs, Penland, NC, Fall 2009 and Summer 2010

Sarah Martin Studios, Penland, NC, Fall 2009 and Summer 2010

Visual Art Center, Richmond, VA, May - June 2006Assisting Japanese bamboo Artist Shigeo Kawashima


AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS: 

2012 - 2nd Place - Handcrafted,

2011 - 3rd Place - Equus III,

2009 - Finalist - Raphael Founders Prize; Merit Award - 52nd Annual Juried Arts Exhibition,

2008 - Furniture Society Educational Grant; Core Student Fellowship – Penland School of Crafts,

2007 - State Fair of Virginia Scholarship; Naomi I. Becker Scholarship - to attend Haystack; 2 Work Study Scholarships - to attend Penland; Winner 2007 NICHE Student Awards in the category Furniture,

2006 - Mary B. Bishop/Francis S. Merritt Scholarship - to attend Haystack; Allen A. Eastman Award, VCU - for Excellence in Wood


PUBLICATIONS:

- C-VILLE Charlottesville’s News and Arts Weekly, Charlottesville, VA, April 13-19, 2016, All Eyes On Design/Knock on Wood, by Laura Ingles, page 23/25

- Richmond Magazine, Richmond, VA, June 2015 issue, Show your Stripes by Courtney Dauer, page 54

- Ironwork Today 3, Inside and Out, by Jeffrey B. Snyder, Schiffer Publishing Ltd, December 2011

The Laurel of Asheville: Asheville, NC, Feb 2010, page 10

- Mountain Express: Asheville, NC, Oct 1-7, 2008, Fierce Dedication to Craft, by Katey Schultz,  page 50

- Studio Furniture. Volume 5: Meaning of Craft. Faculty Selects, page 109, The Furniture Society

- Woodshop News, page 49, May 2007

- NICHE Magazine, Volume 19/Number 2, page 79, spring 2007