• size Varied
  • year
  • materials Wisteria branches, paint, and hardware
“By cutting and reassembling the natural curves in a sort of giant knot, color becomes the guide that leads you around the work in a new, unexpected way.” — Christina Watka
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About the Artist

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Christina Watka (b. 1986) is a site-specific, large-scale installation artist. Informed by large systems in nature, such as the movement of herds and flocks, Christina uses natural materials and ceramic to translate these systems into inviting and contemplative artwork. In her most recent series, 'The Lightness of Joy', Watka creates hanging brass and mica sculptures which hypnotically reflect light in a kinetic and meditative display. Christina received her BFA in Studio Art in 2008 from The New England School of Art and Design at Suffolk University.

From the Journal

From the Journal

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  • In Good Company
  • Bark & Co.
  • At Bark & Co.'s NYC Headquarters, Uprise artist Christina Watka created a site-specific installation inspired by Man's Best Friend.
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  • In Good Company
  • One Medical Group
  • A monochromatic 3-D installation at One Medical Center's NYC Headquarters.
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  • In Good Company
  • The Dylan on Fifth
  • Uprise Art warms up the lobby of a luxury residential building with a custom installation made of porcelain.
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  • In Good Company
  • Felicity House
  • Serving as a meeting place for women with autism, Felicity House's Flatiron townhouse is a soothing haven full of welcoming interiors.
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  • In Good Company
  • Situated on a busy corner in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, DKLB BKLN enlisted Uprise Art to bring elements of the 36-story building's metal facade to human scale.
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  • In Good Company
  • The Ashland
  • Take a tour of The Ashland, a new residential building located in the Brooklyn Cultural District, with artwork curated by Uprise Art.
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  • At Home
  • Penthouse views in SoHo
  • From pink velvet Knoll chairs to marbled side tables, our friends at Studio DB turn a multi-story penthouse in SoHo into a comfortable, contemporary home.
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  • In Good Company
  • Etsy
  • Installation artist Christina Watka takes us behind the scenes of her latest installation, 'Dichotomous Air' installed at Etsy's Brooklyn headquarters.
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  • Inside the Studio
  • Visit with Christina Watka
  • Tucked away in upstate New York, installation artist Christina Watka gives us an inside look at her sun soaked studio.
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  • Meet
  • Christina Watka
  • Site-specific artist and sculptor Christina Watka tells us about what she looks for in a space, how she divides her time, and the details that draw you in.
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  • In Good Company
  • Casa Madrona
  • Casa Madrona teams up with Salt + Bones to bring the ocean into their hotel and spa, complete with a site-specific installation by Christina Watka.
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  • Inside the Studio
  • Christina on 'Kaleidoscope'
  • Christina Watka takes us behind the scenes to introduce a new series featuring larger clay forms and washy glazes.
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  • In Good Company
  • Modern Citizen
  • Founded by and designed for women, Modern Citizen takes a thoughtful approach to fashion and home goods.
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  • In Good Company
  • Real Simple Idea Home
  • We teamed up with designers Kate Hamilton Gray of Hamilton Gray Studio and Rebecca Atwood to outfit a dreamy bedroom in Real Simple's annual Idea Home.
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  • Inside the Studio
  • Christina on "Light Totems"
  • Behind the scenes with Christina Watka as she explores mindfulness, joy, movement and reflection through her "Light Totems" series.
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