Christine Krizsa

I am a native DC Metro area mul­ti­me­dia artist, free­lance graphic designer and pho­tog­ra­pher whose work is influ­enced by the archi­tec­ture of Frank Lloyd Wright, and pho­tog­ra­pher Ansel Adams, among other well known and under-appreciated artists.

I have been inter­ested in art and design for as long as I can remem­ber. From my child­hood I was always draw­ing or doo­dling. As I got older I dis­cov­ered the world of fine arts, pho­tog­ra­phy, and design. I dove in head first and haven’t looked back since. The cre­ative world has end­lessly inspired me to pro­duce works that my imag­i­na­tion has con­jured up. I feel a strong desire to com­mu­ni­cate art and design visu­ally to a world that seems so literal.

Christine Krizsa
Chris­tine Krizsa
I’ve been inter­ested in art and design for as long as I can remem­ber. Like many chil­dren, I was con­stantly draw­ing and doo­dling: set­ting my inter­pre­ta­tion of the world around me to paper. Unlike many chil­dren, I never stopped and never out­grew my sense of child­hood won­der at the world around me. I would not allow the inner need to cap­ture and share my vision of life with those around me grow old.

For me, artis­tic cre­ativ­ity was never a sim­ple out­let for my youth­ful energy. It was a sanc­tu­ary. Art was a foun­tain from which I often drew peace and refresh­ment; a source of joy and peace in a world that was some­times con­fus­ing to my young mind. Indeed, as I grew older, the means avail­able to me of trans­lat­ing the world only grew wider and more var­ied. Rather than grad­u­ally los­ing its grip on me, the call of fine arts grew more com­pelling and imperative.

Even­tu­ally, I found pho­tog­ra­phy, or more accu­rately: it found me. My mother’s first cam­era was a Polaroid, and for my entire child­hood it was the means by which my family’s mem­o­ries were recorded. Hun­dreds of my family’s trea­sured moments were memo­ri­al­ized on this unique film. One day my father gave that cam­era to me. He knew that not only would I cher­ish it as an heir­loom, but that I had a gift for see­ing the world around me from a dif­fer­ent per­spec­tive than most. To this day it is one of the great­est mate­r­ial gifts I’ve ever been given. Although I have a large col­lec­tion of cam­eras rang­ing from dig­i­tal SLRs to vin­tage cam­eras, the Polaroid has never quite lost its unique hold on me, due in no small part to fact that it was spe­cial to my par­ents. This medium is espe­cially dear to me for these reasons. In high school I began to explore the world of photography. Currently I’m work­ing on hon­ing my skills with my dig­i­tal SLR. These pieces are but a mere reflec­tion of her work which hope­fully will con­tinue to grow along­side my experience.

Since col­lege I have become increas­ingly inter­ested in the world of design and and wear­able art based on my pho­to­graphic and graphic design works. Today, I’m focused on com­bin­ing these three cre­ative worlds into one in my work.

I hope that you enjoy what you see, and I thank you for view­ing it. Addi­tion­ally, I hope my work will inspire you, moti­vate you in your own artis­tic pur­suits, or at the very least encour­age you to see the ordi­nary and the extra­or­di­nary from a per­spec­tive you oth­er­wise may not have.

Best wishes,
Chris­tine Krizsa