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Christine Stoddard

Studio Building
Studio Interior
Studio Location
Tree Woman Triptych
And Fancy Was Her Name
Mari, No. 50
The Valente Sisters, No. 9
Lady Cannibal
Artist's Statement

We still live in a world where women so often don’t have a voice. Exploring feminine power and energy is integral to all that I create as an artist. I feel that energy and power everywhere in nature, which is one of the reasons why I am drawn to flora and fauna imagery in my work. The feminine is natural and good and we must honor it. We must let it speak. We must give it equal importance in every conversation. We must also recognize that it is multilayered and multifaceted. Perhaps that is why I so often render my visions and thoughts in collages, whether in traditional paper form, photography, or mixed media. I work in layers, just as the female mind and the female experience work in layers. And as I work, I often choose colors and materials that remind me of the multiple aesthetics I grew up knowing as the daughter of a Salvadoran mother and a New Yorker father who was raised in the Washington, D.C. area and traveled the world before


Christine Stoddard is a Salvadoran-Scottish-American writer and artist who lives in Brooklyn. She also is the founding editor of Quail Bell Magazine, as well as the author of Hispanic & Latino Heritage in Virginia (The History Press, 2016), Ova (Dancing Girl Press, 2017), The Eating Game (Scars Publications, 2017), and two miniature books from the Poems-For-All series. Her visuals have appeared in the New York Transit Museum, the Ground Zero Hurricane Katrina Museum, the Poe Museum, and beyond. She is a Puffin Foundation grantee, Artbridge winner, and Library of Virginia REMIX artist, as well.