Christina TeruelPart-time Instructor Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design
Christina Teruel was born and raised in Myrtle Beach, SC. She is currently pursuing her Studio Art M.F.A with a concentration in Sculpture at Georgia State University. During her undergrad at Coastal Carolina University, she graduated with a dual degree in Studio Art and Graphic Design. She began to develop her studio education in metalsmithing and eventually evolved into working with contemporary and performance art. Brass, copper, found objects and video are general mediums she works in. Her pieces are inspired by social issues and first-hand experiences.
Her past work explores communication and how that can slowly dissipate through repetitive hollow gestures. It also examines the evolution of identity that is caused by an uncertain and unsettling realization of the absence of cultural heritage. Currently, Christina is investigating the themes of time and place through the concepts of reality and illusion. Growing up in a tourist community affected her perceptions of truth and emphasized that nothing lasts forever. She is utilizing ephemeral materials such as ice cream and cotton candy to expand upon these ideas of existence and authenticity.