Soirée & Fine Art Auction
Saturday, September 30, 2017 8 p.m.
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Christina Saj

Christina Saj 
Tsvit Paporoti (Fern flower) 
Multi media on canvas, mounted on panel
12" x 12" 
Donated by the artist

Christina Saj was born in Syracuse, New York. Received BA from Sarah Lawrence College and MFA from Bard College, with additional studies at Wadham College, Oxford, and the Studio Art Center, Florence. Early in her career, she mastered the technique of Byzantine icon painting while working with noted Ukrainian iconographer Petro Cholodny, the Younger. This traditional influence was balanced by simultaneous work with contemporary artists in New York City. Her work bridges the ancient and the modern in order to create new and relevant interpretations of traditional themes and subjects. A prolific artist, and often working in series, she has produced over 20 solo exhibitions in as many years. Her contemporary renditions of icons have been widely exhibited in such venues as the Museum of Biblical Art, the National Cathedral, the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York, Union Theological Seminary, The Ukrainian Museum in New York, the Museum of Cultural Heritage in Kyiv, the American Embassy in Qatar, Micas Kuala Lampur, and the White House. Her works are found in private and museum collections in the U.S. and abroad. Her most recent exhibitions include bodies of work meant to inspire thoughtful approaches to the feast days celebrated during the liturgical year and have been touring churches and cathedrals around the country, such as Central Presbyterian Church, Atlanta; 5th Avenue Presbyterian and Jan Hus Presbyterian Church, New York; Christ Church Episcopal, Glen Ridge, NJ; St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Metuchen, NJ; Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Georgia; Grantham Church, Grantham, Pennsylvania; Temple Bnai Jeshurun, Short Hills, NJ; the Marian Library, University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio; and New Brunswick Theological Seminary Chapel, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.


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