Christa David
Lives & Works in Atlanta, GA, USA
Christa David is a visual artist, writer and researcher. Inspired by the artistic works of Romare Bearden, Wangechi Mutu, Alma Woodsey Thomas and the literary works of James Baldwin, David fuses the mediums of painting, collage and assemblage to create stories about home, belonging, faith, and identity. She writes, “Using materials sourced from historical archives, vintage and contemporary magazines and newspapers, I cut and compose mostly intimate-sized narrative collages that describe my thoughts about the stories I’ve heard and told about myself and others… I am deeply curious about the origins of these stories, the actors in these stories, and the circulation of power in these stories.”

Her work is held in personal and public collections throughout the United States including the prominent David C. Driskell Center and has been most recently exhibited at Longwood Gallery at Hostos College in Bronx and PRIZM Art Fair, Miami Beach, and in 193 Gallery, Paris. With a Bachelor of Arts and Masters degrees, David is a proud two-time Columbia University alumna.

Christa David will be presented by 193 Gallery.
Christa David, My country my country, she wailed, 2021, Collage on paper, 142.2 x 193.0 cm. Courtesy of Christa David and 193 Gallery.