Christine Wolheim knew at age five that she wanted to be an artist. At age fourteen, however, she began an apprenticeship as a chef. This career engaged her creative desires and fulfilled a practical purpose for twenty years, although she never stopped drawing, painting and making things. In 1996, after cooking in NY, Paris and then Italy for five years, Wolheim decided to approach art-making seriously and returned to her native California.

Wolheim received her BFA in painting from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2001, where she was the recipient of numerous awards. Wolheim's work mirrors her creative process; she adds, subtracts and layers both provocative and ordinary images to create new meaning and highlight ironic incongruities. Although primarily a painter, she uses a variety of media: photo, printmaking, collage and assemblage.

Christine was the co-curator and founder of the Woolsey Street Downstairs Gallery and Cold Cuts Sessions. This wildly successful cross-disciplinary monthly salon ran from 2000 to 2004, and provided a venue for emerging and established artists and creatives of all disciplines.

Her work has been shown both in Italy and California. She is affiliated with Chandra Cerrito. She has also been affiliated with BayVan as one of their Jury Selected artists since 2009.

Christine's newest Abstract paintings are currently on display at Kristen Buckingham in Los Angeles. (www.kristenbuckingham.com )

Christine lives in San Francisco and works as a food and prop stylist while she continues to pursue art making. To see her commercial work go to: www.wolheimstyle.com.

Christine Wolheim

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