Christine Lafuente

Christine Lafuente, Pink Peony with Grapes in a Broken Teacup, 2022, Oil on linen, 22 x 30 inches
Christine Lafuente, Pink Peony with Grapes in a Broken Teacup, 2022, Oil on linen, 22 x 30 inches

Exhibitions

News

Christine Lafuente Featured in American Art Collector Magazine

March 31, 2022

American Art Collector - April 2022 / Issue 198

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Christine Lafuente and Jon Redmond in American Art Collector Magazine

November 2, 2021

November 2021 / Issue 193

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Christine Lafuente: Live from Puerto Rico

June 30, 2020

Virtual artist talk for "Inside/Outside: On Pause in Old San Juan"

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Christine Lafuente featured in juried show at VisArts

December 12, 2018

Founded in 1987, VisArts is committed to their mission of transforming individuals and communities through the visual arts.

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About

Christine Lafuente is known for her masterful use of color and painterly approach to still life and landscape painting. She considers her paintings to be poetic responses to visual experience.

Lafuente’s work is widely exhibited and collected. Throughout her 25-year career, Lafuente has had over thirty solo gallery and museum exhibitions. Her work was included in the Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts at the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

She is the recipient of an Adolf and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Grant, a Sketch Club Medal for Achievement in Visual Arts from the Philadelphia Sketch Club, a Louis S. Ware Memorial Scholarship for European Travel from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and a Stobart Foundation Grant. She was awarded both a Challenge Exhibition and an Artist Residency from the Fleisher Art Memorial in Philadelphia. In 2020, Lafuente sheltered in place in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. There, she produced a body of work called Inside/Outside: On Pause in Old San Juan.

Lafuente received an A.B. from Bryn Mawr College, a Certificate in Painting and Printmaking from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, and an M.F.A. in Painting from Brooklyn College.

She spends her summers painting in Maine. A native of Poughkeepsie, New York, she lives and works in Brooklyn.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2022         Tablescapes of Dreamlands, Somerville Manning Gallery, Greenville, DE

2021         The View from Here, Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2020         Inside/Outside: On Pause in Old San Juan, Somerville Manning Gallery, Greenville, DE

2019         Looking Into Water, Morpeth Contemporary, Hopewell, NJ

2019         Colors of A Day, Somerville Manning Gallery, Greenville, DE

2018         Musings on the Seen, Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2016         By the Window, By the Sea, Somerville Manning Gallery, Greenville, DE

2015         Resonance of Place, Warner Gallery, St. Andrew’s School, Middletown, DE

2013         Beauty and Revelations, Somerville Manning Gallery, Greenville, DE

2012         Cielo y Mar, Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2011         By Sea and In Glass, Morpeth Contemporary, Hopewell, NJ

2011         Forget Me Not, Somerville Manning Gallery, Greenville, DE

2010         Horizons and Other Vanishings, Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2009         Other Homes, Somerville Manning Gallery, Greenville, DE

2008         First London Exhibition, Frost and Reed Gallery, London, UK

2008         Windows and Distances, Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2007         Celestial Light Paintings, Somerville Manning Gallery, Greenville, DE

2006         Riverscapes and Floating Worlds, Frost and Reed Gallery, New York, NY

2006         Luminosity, Ginger Levit Alelier, Richmond, VA

2006         New Paintings, Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2005         Fine Lines, Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Haverford College, Haverford, PA

2005         New York Paintings, Somerville Manning Gallery, Greenville, DE

2004         Estivations, Ruth Morpeth Gallery, Hopewell, NJ

2003         Life Through Glass, Somerville Manning Gallery, Greenville, DE

2002         Recent Paintings, Gross McCleaf Gallery. Philadelphia, PA

2000         Still Life and Other Remembrances, F.A.N. Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1998         Hudson Valley Landscape and Still Life Show, Kessler Gallery, Poughkeepsie, NY

1997         Christine Lafuente, Mulligan-Shanoski Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2021         Past | Present | Future, Somerville Manning Gallery, Greenville, DE

2021         Here All Along, Cynthia Winings Gallery, Blue Hill, ME

2018         Still Happenings: A Contemporary Still Life Exhibition, VisArts Center, Rockville, MD

2018         Expectations of Place, Cynthia Winings Gallery, Blue Hill, ME

2017         Christine Lafuente and Philip Frey, Carver Hill Gallery, Rockland, ME

2013         The Artist’s Response to Nature: Tonalism, Historical and Contemporary, PAFA Museum, Philadelphia, PA

2012         Earth Sea and Sky, Somerville Manning Gallery, Greenville, DE

2012         The Romantic Impulse- Currents in Contemporary Art, Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2007         Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY

2001         Art Matters, 20th Anniversary Exhibition, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA

2001         Contemporary American Realism III, M.A. Doran Gallery, Tulsa, OK

2000         The Aesthetic Movement, Curated by Painter Paul DuSold, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA

2000         Summer Group Exhibition, Tatistcheff & Company, New York, NY

1999 – 2002  Showcase of Pennsylvania Artists Curated by the State Department’s Art in Embassies Program, U. S. Embassy, Muscat, Oman

1998         Prince Street Artists Invite…, Prince Street Gallery, New York, NY

1998         20 x 12: A Generation of Challenge Artists, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA

1998         Biennial ’98, Juried by NY Times Critic Roberta Smith, Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE

Selected Awards and Residencies

2018         Sketch Club Medal for Achievement in Visual Arts, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

2012         Adolf and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Grant, New York, NY

2003         Charles G. Shaw Memorial Award, Art Department of Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY (May and December)

2002         Full Fellowship Award, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

2000         Juror’s Award for Excellence, Juried by Painter Randall Exon, Alumni Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

1999          Full Fellowship Award, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

1997 – 2002     Artist in Residence, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA

1995         Stobart Foundation Grant, Stobart Foundation, Boston, MA

1995         Lewis S. Ware Memorial Travel Scholarship, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Selected Public Collections

Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA
ARCO Chemical Company, Philadelphia, PA
CIGNA Insurance Company of North America, Philadelphia, PA

Education

2004         MFA in Painting (Dean’s List), Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY

1999 – 2000     Coursework towards MFA, Barnes Foundation, Merion, PA

1995         Certificate in Painting with a Minor in Printmaking, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

1991         BA in English (with Departmental Honors), Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA

1988-1990     Coursework towards BA, State University of New York at Binghamton, Binghamton, NY