Searching for environmental and emotional tranquility, my art is a result of looking for visual solutions. It is a way to escape the technological realm, contemplate modern living, nature and communicate how each domain influences another. Working in a variety of mediums to offset impulsive tendencies and contrived notions a simultaneous harmony exists in my process involving upcycling materials, planning and producing sculpture or jewelry and painting without restraint. Searching for new combinations by infusing modern and organic themes, my work is crafted in a unified manner with respect to design regardless of medium. The art I create art fills a void with something beautiful, improves emotional and environmental disposition and evokes a sense of balance in the modern world.
Christie Fleuridas Owen is an artist and graphic designer living in Oklahoma. Her art work consists of wood, steel and copper sculptures, collages, installations, paintings, drawings, and jewelry. Her art uses a diverse range of mediums to reflect a fusion of minimalist and organic themes. She was born and raised in upsate New York and raised by a talented family of artists, photographers, jewelers and carpenters.
As a child she encountered a profound affinity for visual art. After graduating from State University of New York College at Buffalo with a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree she moved to Oklahoma in 1997 where she began her professional career as a graphic designer. Computers became her creative outlet for over a decade as she became an Advertising & Marketing Director of Hoffman Bikes and Sidewall Distribution,
Today Christie is the Vice President and Marketing Director for FRINGE (Oklahoma Women’s Art Organization.) She owns a freelance graphic design service and create fine art as CO Art & Design. Christie also apprenticed under internationally renowned sculptor, David Phelps and teaches at Edmond Public Schools and Special Care. Christie is currently showing in the Oklahoma Science Museum. She is also organizing and curating the first Wings of Art fundraiser to benefit Special Care, a non-profit special needs school in Oklahoma City, in collaboration with Chesapeake Energy.
Christie creates art to escape from the fast pace of the digitally engineered world. With themes ranging from texture and light to nature and seasons, her art is an eclectic fusion of ideas and images blending modernism and minimalism. Christie enjoys the opportunity creating art gives her not only to slow down and pause an experience, but also to capture and preserve it. With a playful and organic feel, her paintings, sculptures and jewelry utilize a variety of techniques and applications to create a sense of enduring tranquility and beauty.
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