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CHRISTINE RENC-CARTER, Artist

Born in 1975 into an artistic family in Florida, Christine Renc-Carter has spent a lifetime deeply rooted in the pursuit of art. As a child, she traveled the country with her artist parents and graduated from the Pinellas County Center for the Arts at Gibbs High School at the top of her class in 1993. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Printmaking from the Maryland Institute, College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland in 1997.

Working for museums and galleries in the Baltimore & Washington, D.C. area and in Florida for 20 years, Christine has cultivated a unique artistic career as a fine artist and museum professional. Currently, she is the curator for the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, a contemporary art museum in Tarpon Springs, Florida. As an accomplished artist, Christine shows her work throughout the United States and Japan, most recently at the Fukuoka Contemporary Art Museum in Japan and Polk Museum of Art’s Decked Out exhibition sponsored by the Smithsonian Museum.

Heavily influenced by music and the natural surroundings of her native state, Christine’s mixed media work infuses vibrant color with a sense of mystery. Through personal symbols, her dramatic narratives unfold into epic tales with a touch of light heartedness. She incorporates elements of printmaking, painting and drawing with precious materials including gold leaf, sewing and handwritten text.