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Maria Cristina Jadick

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Birthplace
USA

Lives in
Houston

Works in
Houston

Website

Schools
Gettysburg College, 1975, B.A.
The Johns Hopkins University-The Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, 1979, 1\2 MA
The Glassell School-Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 1993
Sam Houston State University, 1992

Representing galleries
Ggallery

Tags
exhibition/performance, photography, conceptual, performance, video-art, installation, mixed-media, sculpture, figurative

Statement


BIO:

Maria Cristina Jadick is an American Artist of Spanish, Cuban and Puerto Rican descent. She has exhibited works in prestigious venues such as the Bluestar Contemporary Art Center (USA. 2013, 2012, 2011) DiverseWorks (USA 2013, 2012 ) U.N.E.S.C.O. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, ( Paris, France, 2011,) The Art Car Museum ( USA 2011, 2008.)  The Museum of Modern Art, (Trujillo, Peru, 2010,) Museo de las Artes, Universidad de Guadalajara, (Mexico, 2000,) Museu de Arte Do Espirito Santo Vitoria, ES – (Brasil, 2000,) Fotofest Biennial, (USA, 2000,) the Floyd County Museum, Carnegie Center For Art & History (USA  1999,)  as well as in galleries, alternative spaces,  and corporations in Asia, Europe, Latin America and the USA.  

She has received several esteemed artist development grants from Creative Capital, (NYC ) and DiverseWorks  (Houston,)  and served on the Artist Board at DiverseWorks  (2012-2014.)

Maria Cristina received her B.A. from Gettysburg College, pursued interdisciplinary studies (Art & Social Sciences) at the Transart Foundation-Houston, with Surpik Angelini and Abdel Hernandez, The Glassell School of the Museum of Fine Arts-Houston, Sam Houston State University, and also completed graduate level course work at The Johns Hopkins University -Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Studies- Washington, DC. 

ARTIST STATEMENT:

Fundamentally, humankind has a need for social cohesion; we long to be useful, desired and connected to each other.  Oftentimes these social needs are unmet, especially during times of transition. Our technology dependent world of global interconnectedness has unfortunate side effects of isolation and disconnection. This inadequacy concerns me and occupies my thoughts as I make art.
 
Compassion, empathy, love and truth are among the best qualities of human experience; yet paradoxically they often accompany conditions of unimaginable human suffering. My conceptually based art, addresses suffering and redemption through the lens of warurban dislocation, homelessness, and global climate change.  It is multi-disciplinary; combining mixed media, photography, Video, Printmaking, found materials, performance and installation.   As an Artist I feel obligated to build bridges, to create space for dialogue and to connect people by promoting understanding and broad-mindedness.
 

Aesthetically, my art conveys an appreciation for the authentic, as opposed to a traditional beauty aesthetic. In a society where the cult of youth is exalted, where the worn while still functional is discarded, and where aging is often seen as anathema instead of as a normal progression of life, my acclaim of the “real” over the “idealized” is a statement of acceptance and grace. 
 

My praise of the tattered and of the much handled is a metaphoric appreciation of age and experience, of silver-hair, wrinkle-lined faces, stiff bearings, paunchy bodies and forgetful memories. It is defiant approval of the value of imperfection and a tribute to the wisdom of experience.  It is a hopeful expression of regard for everyone, because beautiful imperfection is the space we all inhabit.
 
I am an American Artist of Spanish, Cuban and Puerto Rican descent. I have exhibited works in galleries, alternative spaces, corporations and museums in Asia, Europe, Latin America and the USA.    I pursued interdisciplinary studies (Art & Social Sciences) at the Transart Foundation-Houston, with Surpik Angelini and Abdel Hernandez, The Glassell School of the Museum of Fine Arts-Houston, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX, The Johns Hopkins University -Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Studies- Washington, DC and Gettysburg College in Gettysburg,PA.

RESUME:

SELECTED SOLO OR FEATURED EXHIBITIONS:

Coming Home Leaving, Solo Exhibition, Gspot Contemporary Art Space,  Houston, TX, 2016

Intervals 2013, Maria Cristina Jadick with Takiguchi Masaru, Nicola Parente and Tudor Mitroi  at KC Gallery,  Lonestar College-Kingwood, TX 2013 (catalog)

Ready to Rumble? Solo Exhibition, Ggallery, Houston, TX, 2010

Home to Homeland Exhibition, Two Person Show with Co-Artist: Maria Guzman, 
The College of the Mainland-Art Gallery, Texas City, TX, Curator: Janet Hassinger, 2008
 

Cultural Bodies. Solo Exhibition, Introductions, Sicardi-Sanders Gallery, Houston, TX, (catalog,) 1998


GRANTS & AWARDS:

DW(2) Diverse Works & Creative Capital Master Class Development Workshops, Houston, TX  2012       Honorarium
DW(2) Diverse Works & Creative Capital Development Workshops, Diverse Works, Houston, TX  2011
The Big Show, Lawndale Art and Performance Center, Houston, TX, 2009  Jurors Award
FotoFest Biennial, Eighth International Month of Photography, Houston Artists Projects, Houston, TX, 2000  Honorarium
American Fotolatina, La Fotografia en el Arte Contemporaneo, Museo de las Artes, Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico, 2000  Honorarium
Annual Membership Exhibition, Visual Arts Alliance, Houston, TX, Honorable Mention, 1997

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

The Texas Sculpture Group Members- In Space Exhibition,  Julia C. Butridge Gallery, Dougherty Art Center, Austin, TX 2014 

"L'Esprit de L'Escalier," Artist Board Member Group Exhibition, Diverse Works, Houston, TX June-Aug 2013

"Ilium," Group Exhibition With University of Houston Honors Programat Ggallery, May 2013
 

Texas Sculpture Group Interior Exhibition, ( in conjunction with international conference 'Scale: A Gathering of Sculptors,') at Blue Star Contemporary Art CenterSan Antonio, TX,  2012, Juror and Curator: Phillip King, Sculptor
 

Wonderland , Group Print Exhibition, M2 Gallery, Houston, TX 2012
 

Rockin' Rollin'  Prints Exhibition, Print  Houston 2012, St. Arnold Brewery, Houston, TX 2012

Texas Uprising: A Selection From the Texas Sculpture Group, Curated by Lilly Wei,     Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, San Antonio, TX 2011

Go West: France Texas Dialogue of Contemporary Art,  32 French and 32 Texan Group Artist Exhibition,Williams Tower, Houston, TX, Curators:    Jim Edwards, Toby Kamps, Gus Kopriva and Karine Parker-Lemoyne, (catalog,) 2011 

Go West: France Texas Dialogue of Contemporary Art, U.N.E.S.C.O. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, 32 French and 32 Texan Group Artist Exhibition, Paris, France, 
Curators: Jim Edwards, Toby Kamps, Gus Kopriva and Karine Parker-Lemoyne,       (catalog,) 2011

FOURTEEN, Group Exhibition, Art Car Museum, Houston, TX, Curator, Jim Hatchett, (catalog,) 2011

Steamrolled, Prints and Carved Blocks from Rockin' Rollin' Prints, Group Exhibition, Gallery M Squared, Houston, TX
 

Texas Drops By, Group Artist trunk Exhibition, Mad is Mad Gallery, Madrid, Spain, Curator: Wayne Gilbert, 2011 
 

H2H Houston to Hyderabad, Group Artist Trunk Exhibition, Muse The Art Gallery, Hyderabad, India, 
Curators: Wayne Gilbert, Rahul Mitra and Brian Rod, 2011
 

Reveal the Lies, Group Exhibition, The Audley Society, Houston, TX, Curator: Janet Hassinger, 2010
 

Texas Drops Off Some Cloth, Group Invitational Exhibition, The Museum of Modern Art, Trujillo, Peru, Curator: Wayne Gilbert, 2010
 

The Empty Box, Group Exhibition, Box 13 Artspace, Houston, TX, 2010
 

Irrevocable,” mixed media installation, Prognosis of Death Exhibition, The Coburn Art Gallery, Ashland, OH, Curator: Cynthia C. Petry, 2008

As American As Mom and Apple Pie,” Performance Photo Essay Installation, War Exhibition, The Art Car Museum, Houston, TX, Open Call, 2008

Audible Silence,” mixed media installation. American Fotolatina: La Fotografia en el Arte Contemporaneo, Invitational Group Exhibition, Museo de las Artes, Universidad de Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.  Curators: Wendy Watriss Director-Fotofest, 
Roberto Tejado, Critic, Curator & Editor of Mandorla,Gerardo Mosquera, Critic and Curator, New Museum, NY, 
Rejane Lessandro Cintrao, Curator of Museum of Modern Art, Sao Paolo, Brazil, 
Daniel J. Martinez, Curator/Artist, University of   California, Irvine (catalog,) 2000  Honorarium
 

Urban Girls Group Exhibition, El Museo Francisco Oller y Diego Rivera, Buffalo, NY Curators:  Sara Kellner of Diverse Works, Houston, TX,                                                     Craig Centrie of El Museo Gallery, Buffalo, NY, 2000

FotoFest 2000 Biennial, Eighth International Month of Photography,“Connection Disconnection,”  Foleys-Downtown, Houston Artists Projects, Houston, TX,              Curators: Wendy Watriss & Fred Baldwin (catalog,) 2000  Honorarium

Group Exhibition-January 2000, Gallery Artists, Sicardi Gallery, Houston, TX, 2000
A View From The Garden. Invitational Group Exhibition, Floyd County Museum,      Carnegie Center For Art & History, New Albany, IN, 1999

Annual Membership Group Exhibition, Visual Arts Alliance 1998, Houston, TX  Sally Sprout, Juror, 1998
 

Group Print Exhibition, Yukiko Lunday Gallery, Houston, TX, 1998

 

Art Cornucopia. Group Exhibition, Takara Gallery, Houston, TX, 1997
 

Dia de Los Muertos Retablo Exhibition, Lawndale Art and Performance Center, Houston, TX, 1997

Sicardi-Sanders Gallery, Houston, TX, 1997

SELECTED JURIED EXHIBITIONS

Texas Sculpture Group Interior Exhibition, ( in conjunction with 'Scale, a gathering of sculptors,') Blue Star Contemporary Art CenterSan Antonio, TX,                                      Juror and Curator: Phillip King, Sculptor, 2012

Texas Uprising: Selections from The Texas Sculpture Group, Group Artist Exhibition,  Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, San Antonio, TX , Curator: Lily Wei, 2011

Play Ball,” mixed-media, performance installation,  The Big Show,  Lawndale Art and Performance Center, Houston, TX, Jurors Award. Juror:  Laura Fried, Assistant Curator, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, MO, 2009

Making Pie,” Artist book, Group Exhibition, The Glassell School, Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, Jurors: Janet Hassinger, Francesca Fuchs and Arthur Turner, 2008

As American As Mom and Apple Pie,” Performance Photo-Essay Installation,                The Big Show, Lawndale Art and Performance Center, Houston, TX, Juror:  Rita Gonzalez, Asst. Curator Special Exhibitions, L.A. County Museum of Art, California, 2007

Justice For All? Artists Reflect on the Death Penalty, M2 Gallery, Houston, TX,          Jurors:  Annette Carlozzi, Curator: Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, Lora Reynolds, Owner, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Malaquias Montoya, Artist & Professor, University of California, Davis, CA, 2007

Justice for All? Artists Reflect On the Death Penalty Exhibition, Gallery Lombardi, Austin, TX, Jurors: Annette     Carlozzi, Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, Lora Reynolds, Owner, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Malaquias Montoya, Artist & Professor, UC, Davis, 2006
 

Everybody Art:  Show Us Your Feminism, University of Houston Women’s Studies Program, Vine Street Studios, Houston, TX, Jurors:  Michelle Barnes, Lynn Randolph and              Terrie Sultan, 2005

Coexistence: Views of Houston Artists, Competition and Exhibition, Cultural Arts Council of Houston/Harris County, Space 125, Houston, TX , Juror: Bill Davenport, 2005
 

First Mini-Print International Show-Vitoria 2000, Museu de Arte Do Espirito Santo Vitoria, ES – Brasil, Jurors: Natalia Branco, Maria das Gracas Rangel and Jose Gomes (catalog,) 1999


Annual National Print Exhibition, Florida Printmakers Society, Florida Community College at Jacksonville, FL , Juror: Jane Craven (catalog,) 1998


Positive/Negative 13, East Tennessee State University, Slocumb Galleries, Johnson City, TN, Juror: Annette DiMeo Carlozzi (catalog,)1998

 
Annual Membership Exhibition, Visual Arts Alliance, Houston, TX, Juror, Harvey Bott, Honorable Mention, 1997


Dakotas 100/ International Exhibition of Artwork On or Of Paper, University Art Gallery, University of South Dakota,Vermillion, SD, Jurors: Lawrence P. Anderson, Lloyd Menard and Deborah Mae Broad (catalog,) 1997
 

Studio School Juried Exhibition (Spring), Glassell School of Art - Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, 1997

CHARITABLE & FUNDRAISER EVENTS:

Luck of the Draw X, XI, XII, XIII Diverse Works, Houston, TX, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

5 X 7, The Jones Center, Austin TX, 2012, 2011 

Art Saving History, The Fodice Foundation, Benefit Auction & Exhibition, Colton & Farb Gallery, Houston, TX, 2011 

Brazarre, Benefit Exhibition and Auction, Ggallery, Houston, TX, 20115 X 7, Arthouse, Austin, TX, 2010
 

5 X 7 On The Road, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, TX, 2010

5 X 7 On The Road, The Grace Museum, Abilene, TX, 2010

Mi  Santica Balserita,” mixed media retablo, 22nd Annual Dia de Los Muertos Retablo Exhibition, The Lawndale Center, Houston, TX, 2009, 2007, 2005

CATALOGS:                                                                                                                              

Go West: France Texas Dialogue of Contemporary Art, Group Artist Exhibition, Williams Tower, Houston, TX, (catalog,) October, 2011

Go West: France Texas Dialogue of Contemporary Art

U.N.E.S.C.O. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, 
Paris, France, (catalog,) 2011

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Texas Drops Off Some Cloth, Group Invitational Exhibition, The Museum of Modern Art, Trujillo, Peru, Curator: Wayne Gilbert,(catalog,) 2010


FOURTEEN, Group Exhibition, Art Car Museum, Houston, TX  (catalog,) 2011
American Fotolatina: La Fotografia en el Arte Contemporaneo, Museo de las Artes, Universidad de Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, (catalog,) 2000


FotoFest 2000 Biennial, Eighth International Month of Photography,“Connection Disconnection,” Foleys-Downtown, Houston Artists Projects  Houston, TX,  Curators: Wendy Watriss & Fred Baldwin (catalog,) 2000


First Mini-Print International Show-Vitoria 2000, Museu de Arte Do Espirito Santo Vitoria, ES – Brasil, Jurors: Natalia Branco, Maria das Gracas Rangel and  Jose Gomes (catalog,) 1999

Annual National Print Exhibition, Florida Printmakers Society, Florida Community College at Jacksonville, FL , Juror: Jane Craven (catalog,) 1998


Positive/Negative 13, East Tennessee State University, Slocumb Galleries, Johnson City, TN, Juror: Annette DiMeo Carlozzi (catalog,) 1998


Annual Membership Exhibition, Visual Arts Alliance, Houston, TX, Harvey Bott, Juror, Honorable Mention, 1997


Dakotas 100/ International Exhibition of Artwork On or Of Paper, University Art Gallery, University of South Dakota,Vermillion, SD, Jurors: Lawrence P. Anderson, Lloyd Menard and Deborah Mae Broad (catalog,) 1997
 

Studio School Juried Exhibition (Spring), Glassell School of Art - Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, 1997


PUBLICATIONS /RADIO:

"Texas Sculpture Group Interior Exhibition Curated by Phillip King," posted by Haydee Munoz de la Rocha, ART Magazine, San Antonio, TX June 12, 2012

"LivingArt Show," with Michael Woodson, interview with Maria Cristina Jadick, re: "Fourteen" Exhibition, Pacifica Radio KPFT, Friday, Oct. 7, 2011

"Artslink," KPFT 6:00am   Jim Hatchett interview, Maria Cristina Jadick Highlighted,                                                   
All About Audley,” by Catherine Anspon, Paper City Magazine, February 18, 2011

Colores de Texas Que Cautivan en la Cuidad/ Colors of  Texas that Captivate in the City,” article by Luis Fernando Quintanilla, LaIndustria/The Industry October 31, 2010,       Trujillo, Peru.

Las Imagines de Texas Llegan a Nuestra Cuidad/Texas Images Reach Our City,” article  by Luis Fernandez Quintanilla, La Industria/The IndustryOctober 2010, Trujillo, Peru.
 

Entrevista con el Maestro Gerardo Chavez/Interview with the Master  Gerardo Chavez,” article by Fernando Aguilar, Friday, Correo/Mail,  October 29, 2010, page 17, Trujillo, Peru.

 “Party Goers were Ready to Rumble at Ggallery,” by Douglas Britt, Houston Chronicle, July 11, 2010.

Tailgate Party Kicks Off Art Exhibit, July 4th weekend,” by Douglas Britt, Houston Chronicle, July 5, 2010.

Rumbling at Ggallery this weekend,” by Martin Hajovsky, Houston Chronicle Home In The Heights, June 28, 2010.

 Exploring the Houston Art Community This Summer,” ART NOTES, by Catherine D. Anspon, Paper City Magazine, June 23, 2010.

 Aficionados Turn Out In Droves to Lawndale Art Center,” Houston Chronicle, 2007.

Fotofest 2000,” Catalog, FotoFest at Foley’s Downtown, Houston Artists Projects, 2000.

Una identidad cultural y una pintura, la artista del olvido,” SEMANA, Houston, TX, 1999.

Carnegie Center Garden Exhibit Blooms With Inspiration, Paintings,” The Courier-Journal, 1999.                                    

EDUCATION:
1993-1998  Glassell School of Art - Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
1997   Artists in Trance - Seminar, Rice University, Houston, TX, 
                                Transart Foundation: Surpik Angelini /Abdel Hernandez
1992-1994  Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX
1979-1980  The Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies, Washington, D.C.
1975-1979  Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA (B.A.)
  
Website:  
www.mariacristinajadick.com   

Recent Exhibits

Maria Cristina Jadick participated in these exhibits:

Aug, 2014 Texas Sculpture Group 2014: A Panoramic View
Lawndale Art Center
 
Jun, 2013 L’esprit de l’escalier
DiverseWorks
 
May, 2013 Backdrop
G Gallery
 
May, 2013 Ilium
G Gallery
 
May, 2012 Texas Sculpture Group Interior Exhibition
Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum
 
Jul, 2009 The Big Show
Lawndale Art Center
 
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