Christina Sadovnikov is an artist/forager/community organizer currently living on land of the Council of Three Fires, commonly known as Chicago, IL. Her art practice integrates somatics, earth systems science, low-technology, craft practices, and collective memory. These interests coalesce into site-specific installations, exhibitions held outside of institutions, and workshops that center processing lived experiences. The core of her work is located in body/ material/ land memory-building, story-telling, and anti-oppressive practices.
Christina graduated with a BFA in Craft and Material Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has been a resident at Mass MoCA for the Assets for Artists Residency Program and at Gullkistan Center for Creativity in Iceland. She has been awarded the Merit Scholarship through Oxbow School of Art and the Fellowship through Arrowmont School of Crafts. Her work has been shown in a variety of places such as the James River Park System, Studio Two Three, Anderson Gallery, and Fried Fruit Gallery.
Currently, Christina is reading about deep time and creating silk paintings. Feel free to reach out if you have any good book recommendations or wish to collaborate.