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Christina Balch

Christina Balch

Christina Balch

Easthampton, MA

Christina Balch (she/her) is a multi-disciplinary artist, producer, and technologist. Christina mainly exhibits her work in the Boston and New England area and also exhibits globally. Christina is part of the artist collective FeministFuturist and received a Collective Futures Fund grant with them in 2021. Curatorial projects include a pair of exhibitions about artist representations called AVATARS and a show called Performing the Home that explored public/private performances in a home-based art gallery. Christina is an experienced digital producer and digital marketing consultant for small businesses, advertising agencies, and corporations. This commercial work directly influences her art practice and research for projects. Christina is based in Western Massachusetts and a Southern California native.

Work

Featured Work

Closeup image of the artist with data words across the image.
Mama Data
By Christina Balch
New data visualization and installation
June 6 – 30, 2023
Public artist reception: Friday, June 9, 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Artist talk and exhibition walkthrough: Thursday, June 15, 5:30pm
Live data painting performance: Tuesday, June 6, 1-4pm
Instagram Live artist talk: Tuesday, June 27, 2023 at 1:00 – 2:00PM @christinabalchstudio

 

In this multimedia process-based exhibition, artist Christina Balch sketches, paints, prototypes, and iterates on the data she collected in 2020 during her first year as a parent. The raw data illustrates the mundanity of this phase of parenting, while the multimedia artwork shows the frustration, exhaustion, highs, lows, love and humor that are part of raising a baby. This exhibition also features a special room installation specifically for parents of young children and other caretakers to rest.