About Christina Finnie


My work reflects my interest in travel and adventure. I use my little camera as a journal and artist’s sketchpad to take notes and record visual memories. When at home in my Benicia Arsenal studio, I cut up the photos and reconfigure images  to enhance the believability and leave traces of my “hand.” I layer the top of the collage with coats of clear satin medium that contain UV protection to preserve the integrity of the colored ink in the photographs. I am interested in visual puzzles that challenge the viewer’s perception of reality. By manipulating the scale and altering the spatial relationships, I shift the viewer’s perception to a more romanticized notion of the world.

Recent Exhibitions:

        Red Dot Gallery,  Collage Sessions, invitational, 2231 J Street, Suite 101, Sacramento, CA  September 2015

        Arts Benicia Presents Christina Finnie, Benicia City Hall, Benicia, CA July-October 2015

        Red Dot Gallery,  California Scape, invitational, 2231 J Street, Suite 101, Sacramento, CA  February 2015

        Petaluma Arts Center, (n)collage, 230 Lakeville St., Petaluma CA,   July-September 2014

        Valley Art Center,  Fresh Color, 1661 Botelho Dr. Suite 110, Walnut Creek, CA 94596,  March 2014

        Benicia Open Studios,   Historic Benicia Arsenal Studio 203, 938 Tyler St., Benicia, CA 94510,  May 2013

        Gallery Twenty-One Ten,  The Loft Gallery at 2110 K Street, Sacramento, CA 95816,  February 2013

        Orinda Library Show,  Another World, CC14 Group Show, Orinda, CA,  August 2012

        Sacramento Temporary Contemporary,  Urban Visions at 1616 Del Paso Blvd, Sacramento CA 95815,  August 2011

        YWCA Berkeley/Oakland, YWCA Conference Room at 2600 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704, November 2010

        Benicia Public Library,  Arts Benicia Printmakers, 150 East L, Benicia, CA 94510, March 2009