About

Christina's work uses line and colour to explore the beauty of shape and design. The use of pen on paper accentuates the strength of line with colour. A major component of the impact of her work is the capacity to follow an inner voyage which is enhanced by the strong use of line to create patterns of colour. 

The beauty of colour is even more striking against the strong use of black. Further, her work invites the viewer to explore the power of line as a gateway to expression and interpretation. 

Christina has a Bachelor of Science with First Class Honours in Biochemistry from Monash University. She was awarded the top third year prize across Biochemistry units. She began drawing again shortly after the completion of her Honours thesis (2018). She  works as a research assistant in a medical science laboratory. 

She had her first solo art exhibition at Gasworks Arts Park entitled 'Ley Lines' in February 2020. Eighteen original artworks were exhibited. The exhibition was mentioned in The Age M magazine. 

Her current creative journey of line and colour is a theme which she wants to continue to explore and expand on. 

Born 1995. 

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Upcoming Exhibitions 

2 March to 30 April 2021. Solo Art Exhibition titled Sanctuary at The West Gippsland Arts Centre, Warragul, Victoria. 

Previous Exhibitions

5 December to 31 January 2021. Linden Postcard Show at Linden New Art, Melbourne, Victoria. 

16 October to 18 October 2020. Albert Park College Virtual Art Show.  

6 March to 23 March 2020. George Hicks Foundation Contemporary Exhibition at Victorian Artists Society, Melbourne, Victoria. 

3 February to 23 February 2020. Solo Art Exhibition titled Ley Lines at Gasworks Arts Park, Melbourne, Victoria. 

Media

2020. Solo exhibition 'Ley Lines' published in The Age M Magazine. Please see link below: 

https://www.theage.com.au/culture/8daysyour-onestop-guide-to-the-week-ahead-february-9--february-16-20200205-h1llqd.html

Commissions 

March 2020. Commission titled 'Mates'. 

May 2020. Commission titled 'Laser'. 

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Testimonials 

I was the curator for Christina Nelson's first solo exhibition in February 2020 at Gasworks Arts Park. Christina developed a fantastic body of work over a year from a handful of loose pen drawings in a portfolio; to a full bodied exhibition of exquisite, framed drawings. 

The public response to 'Ley Lines' was overwhelmingly positive as evidenced by a near sell out show and favourable press in The Age newspaper. 

The artist was single minded and disciplined in her determination to extrapolate a personal story into something everyone in the audience could relate to and Christina achieved this with the clever merging of colour, line and narrative to make the visuals sing. 

This artist is definitely one to watch. -Tracey McIrvine, Visual Arts Manager at Gasworks Arts Park

What caught my eye and drew me in regarding the art piece 'Entanglement', which I purchased, was the freshness of idea …classic meets modernity. 

Certainly Christina has a vibrant and excellent path ahead. - Mike Reed

I have known Christina for several years during her journey through the world of biomedical science and was thrilled to be invited to her first solo art exhibition. 

I was amazed by the outstanding level of her artistic talent, which I perceived as a perfect amalgamation of Art and Science. I am fortunate to have two of Christina's beautiful and inspiring works of art in my home, 'Co-habitation' and 'Sails II'. I

am certain that she has a brilliant future ahead of her in the artistic world. - Dr Michele Davies 

How wonderful is it to have a beautiful piece of artwork hanging in your home that means so much to both artist and owner? Christina Nelson's piece titled 'Mates' is just such a piece. After viewing her first exhibition, 'Ley Lines'  in February 2020 we commissioned Christina to complete an artwork based on our two border collies, Lily and Barnaby. 

Christina took many photos of them together and also the colour scheme of the room where the drawing would hang. She kept us up-to-date with the progress sketches and included us in the entire process. 

Her imagination and technical skills are outstanding. So many images of our garden and farm were cleverly incorporated into the design of the two dogs. The colour combinations blend perfectly with our front room and the piece hangs proudly for all guests to see. 

We can highly recommend Christina Nelson to anyone wishing for a completely individual and meaningful artwork. She is an extremely gracious, talented and respectful artist. Thank you so much, Christina. - Robyn & Col Buckeridge, Manderley Park Farmstay Bed and Breakfast

Christina blends together her background in Science and her love of Art in a cohesive and inspiring manner. 

Our piece 'LeadlightII' is a composition of fine lines and bold definition with primary colours. It projects a calming influence in our study. - Aidan & Pam Carter 

Christina's artwork is a reflection of our connectivity to others and to ourselves. I was drawn to her work for its thoughtful application of medium. Her work delivers a dichotomy of the human condition which is to be both calm and chaotic. 

I am a proud owner of her artwork 'Electricity'. I look forward to what she creates in the future. - Rebecca Zeidan 

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