Christina Saj holds a BA from Sarah Lawrence and an MFA from Bard College. She studied Byzantine Art History at Oxford University early in her career, while working to master the traditional techniques of Byzantine Icon painting while working with noted iconographer Petro Cholodny, the Younger. This influence was balanced by simultaneous work with contemporary artists in New York while at University. Saj's work bridges the disparate aspects of ancient and modern in order to create a new interpretation of traditional themes and subjects. Her contemporary paintings have been widely exhibited including such venues as the Museum of Biblical Art, The National Cathedral, The Cathedral of St. John the Divine in NYC, Union Theological Seminary, The Ukrainian Museum in New York, The Museum of Cultural Heritage, Kiev Ukraine, the American Embassy in Qatar as well as at the White House. Her works reside in private and museum collections in the US and abroad. She has had over 20 one woman shows in as many years and maintains an active studio where she welcomes commissions.
Her style reflects both aspects of her training a use of abstract colour which draws from the heritage of early twentieth century modern art, and a use of some of the forms, conventions and themes of icon painting with a contemporary approach
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