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. 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.