Irene Christensen

Irene Christensen

  • accordion_books

    Detail of Installation of Concertina Books. Each book is 24 pages. Colored inks. Each of the Concertina books is a symbolic narrative analysis of the artist's experience and a response to the structure of the accordion books themselves.

  • will_be

    You will be T, colored inks, 24 pages 77 x 5 inches

  • serpintine

    Serpentine Installation of Concertina Books, colored inks, 24 pages 77 x 5 inches

  • serpintine4

    Installation of Black & White Concertina Books , colored inks, 24 pages 77 x 5 inches

  • noho_soho

    From NOHO to SOHO (detail) Concertina Book, colored inks, 24 pages 96 x 6 inches

  • installation

    Anhinga and the Golden Egg, acrylic on paper, 26.5 x 46 inches

  • instillation

    Installation of oil and mixed media paintings on canvas, 12 x 12 inches

  • spoonbillflying

    Spoonbill Flying, acrylic on paper, 22 x 30 inches

  • tomorrow

    Tomorrow, oil on canvas, 36 x 18 inches

  • paradise

    Paradise, oil on canvas, 36 x 18 inches

Irene Christensen

Irene Christensen has exhibited in both Europe and the United States since 1983. Her art has been shown in many museums, such as Galeria Nacional, Costa Rica, Norsk Skogbruks Museum, Norway, Norwegische Tage, Ingelheim am Rhein, Germany, EFTA, Brussels, Belgium, Bergen Museum, NJ, USA, Paterson Museum, NJ, USA, Newark Museum, NJ, USA as well as many art centers and galleries including in Brazil, Israel and Argentina..

“Irene Christensen’s art is about painting as a magical act. Her images repeat and are transformed, as words and images in poems. She likes to maintain a sense of wonder in her art. That life is strange and quirky, and contradictory, that tragedy and comedy are not played out in separate theaters, but co-exist, side by side.”

- Excerpt from art critic John Zeaman
Schaffer Gate 5