Christina Mesiti is an Los Angeles-based artist and educator originally from Phoenix, AZ. A Fulbright scholar to Mexico, she has shown in places including UCLA, Cal State Long Beach, and Locust Projects. She has taught at Pitzer and Pomona colleges and will be joining the faculty at Deep Springs College as a Visiting Professor. In 2020, she launched an experimental collaborative teaching/learning space that operates as a walking residency– the Emplacement Society. She received her MFA from Claremont Graduate University.

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EDUCATION

2015 MFA, Claremont Graduate University
2009 BFA, Arizona State University


SOLO AND TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2020
Greener than Grass, Elephant Art Space, Los Angeles, CA

2016
Social Moment, Santa Monica Prefecture, Santa Monica, CA

2015
Port, Locust Projects, Miami, FL
nothing's wrong, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA

2012
Let's Walk Without Searching, Eye Lounge, Phoenix, AZ
This Space Available, City of Tempe Public Art Commission, Tempe, AZ


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021
All That Spring Promises, Tyler Park Presents, Los Angeles, CA

2020
Works from Home, APT5, Los Angeles, CA

2019
Outside/In, Eastside International, Los Angeles, CA
Physical Presence, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA

2018
A Hometown Souvenir, Leimin Space, Los Angeles, CA
Other Places Art Fair, San Pedro, CA

2017
Walk, Days, Los Angeles, CA
Walk Log, Maiden LA, Los Angeles, CA

2016
bot.watch [AUTORESPONSE], The Pretend Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2015
Fragment: MFA Invitational, New Wight Gallery, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
Uncanny, Muzeumm
Greater Los Angeles MFA Exhibition, California State University, Long Beach, CA

2014
Performative Ecologies, dc3 Art Projects, Edmonton, Canada

2013
MAS Attack, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA

2012
Let's Walk Without Searching, artist project, SITE95 journal, Brooklyn, NY
Desert, Agripas 12, Jerusalem, Israel
Contemporary Forum, Phoenix Art Museum


RESIDENCIES

2021 Signal Fire (postponed)
2020 Edward F. Albee Foundation (postponed)
2017 Vermont Studio Center


AWARDS AND GRANTS

2015
Sue Arlen Waker and Harvey M. Parker Memorial Fellowship
Albert B. Friedman Grant

2010-11
Fulbright Fellowship, Querétaro, Mexico

CONFERENCES

2014 Performative Ecologies Interdisciplinary Conference; University of Alberta, Canada
Paper presented: “Lygia Clark and Mono-ha: Sharing the senses among artist, object, and viewer”

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Rob Goyanes, “Christina Mesiti: Port,” Miami Rail, Winter 2015

Neil Vasquez, “Christina Mesiti Transforms Envelopes into Art in Port, on view at Locust Projects,” Miami New Times, July 17, 2015


TEACHING

2022 Deep Springs College – Visiting Professor

2020 Brentwood School – Upper School Drawing and Painting Faculty

2015-2017 The Webb Schools – Art Faculty

2015-2016 Pitzer College – Adjunct Assistant Professor of Art

2013 Pomona College – Teaching Assistant




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