Christina Cornier makes work that centers around her family and her experience in motherhood. She comes from a family of creatives and decided at a young age that she wanted to be an artist. She received her BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has exhibited her work internationally in spaces including Ground Floor Gallery in Brooklyn, New York, Art Medellin in Medellin Colombia, Susan Mains Gallery in Grenada, West Indies and Northern Trust Art Gallery in Chicago. She currently lives with her husband and daughter in Chicago.
Through intimate portraits of myself, my family and captured moments from everyday life, my current work explores ideas around identity and gender within the realm of caregiving, domesticity and familial roles. I'm interested in how we negotiate the tug and pull between joy and overwhelm while parenting without losing or sense of self. I source from my experience in motherhood, childhood memories and old photographs. My art is both personal documentation and political statement. The work of caregiving continues to be overlooked and undervalued, yet is universal and important.