EDUCATION

2016

MFA, Ceramics Emphasis, Northern Illinois University (NIU)

Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies, NIU   

2012

BA, Fine Arts – Ceramics; Minors in Business Management and Spanish, 

Loyola University Chicago (LUC)

2010

Fall Semester, John Felice Rome Center, Italy, affiliated with LUC

SELECTED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2015-Present    

Gallery Manager (2016-Present) and Gallery Intern (2015),

Roots & Culture Contemporary Art Center, Chicago, IL

2016-2018    

Gallery Director, Rockford University Art Gallery, Rockford, IL

2016  

Collections Intern, Windgate Museum Internship Program,

Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft (KMAC), Louisville, KY

2013-2016    

Exhibition/Collection Preparator & Curatorial Research Graduate Assistant, 

NIU Art Museum, DeKalb, IL

2015-2016    

Museum Mount Maker, Pick Museum of Anthropology, NIU, DeKalb, IL

2015

Contemporary Art Department Intern, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

2014

Graduate Research Assistant, Summer Practicum, Rare Books & Collections, NIU, DeKalb, IL

2013-2014

Gallery Graduate Assistant, Jack Olson Gallery, NIU, DeKalb, IL

RESIDENCIES

2017

Touchstone Center for Crafts, Farmington, PA

Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, ME

SELECTED RECENT EXHIBITIONS

2019

Upcoming: 

Let’s Keep in Touch, CUE Foundation, in partnership with Social Practice Queens,

Queens College and the Queens Museum, New York, NY

Invitational Exhibition; Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago, IL

2018

Upcoming: 15th Annual Regional Juried Exhibition; Freeport Art Museum, Freeport, IL

SWEET, Golden and Delicious; Invitational, NIU Art Museum, DeKalb, IL

2017

ONE: Juried Emerging Artist Exhibit, Cleve Clarney Art Gallery, Glen Ellyn, IL

Taking Shape, Juried, Studio Oh!, Chicago, IL

SPACE, Juried, Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center, Cincinnati, OH

Abstract Aesthetic, Juried, Oak Park Art League, Oak Park, IL

2016

Let’s Keep in Touch, Invitational, Gallery X, Hite Art Institute, University of Louisville, KY

The Opposite of SATT, Group collaboration with Barbara Hashimoto and Christine LoFaso,

Gallery UNO, Berlin, Germany

Midwestern Biennial, Juror’s Choice Award, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL

Emerging Illinois Artists, Juried, McLean County Arts Center, Bloomington, IL

ARS NOVA Annual Juried Blick Exhibition, Jack Olson Gallery, DeKalb, IL

5th Central Time Ceramics Exhibition, Honorable Mention, 

Bradley University Galleries, Peoria, IL

Denouement, NIU MFA Group Exhibition, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL

Crease, MFA Solo Thesis Exhibition, Gallery 214, DeKalb, IL

2015

DF+2: A Year in the Digital Fabrication Studio, Gallery 214, DeKalb, IL

Norris Cultural Arts Center Vicinity Show, Norris Cultural Arts Center, St. Charles, IL

Inclusion, Group collaboration with Barbara Hashimoto and Christine LoFaso, included in

Embarrassment of Riches, NIU Art Museum, DeKalb, IL

National Student Juried Exhibition, 2nd Place Graduate Student Award, 

“Lively Experiments,” 49th Annual NCECA Conference, Providence, RI

2014

Juried Graduate Show, Juror’s Choice Award, Jack Olson Gallery, DeKalb, IL

a la cART, Gallery 215, DeKalb, IL

Nomadic Convergence, Residence of the NIU President, Annual Student Show, DeKalb, IL

Composing Dimension, Solo Show, Gallery 214, DeKalb, IL

ARS NOVA Annual Juried Blick Exhibition, Jack Olson Gallery, DeKalb, IL

Spring Show, Annual Juried Show, Water Street Studios, Batavia, IL

Cup Show, Clay Arts Vegas, Las Vegas, NV

A Home for Joe, Invitational, Fawick Gallery, Baldwin Wallace University, Ohio

2013-2014 Outdoor Installation, Algonquin Village’s Annual Public Art Program, IL

2013

slow burn, Juried Graduate Show, Jack Olson Gallery, DeKalb, IL

Prelude, First Year MFA Student Group Exhibition, Gallery 215, DeKalb, IL

Lines, Juried Group Exhibition, 3 Pillars Gallery, Benton Harbor, MI

AWARDS AND MEMBERSHIPS

2017

Partial scholarship for a two week residency at Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts

2016        

Windgate Museum Summer Internship and Grant, KMAC, Louisville, KY

Windgate Foundation partial scholarship to attend Penland School of Crafts, NC

2015-2016    

Northern Illinois University Fellowship, School of Art & Design Division

One of six competitive University Fellowships given, includes stipend and full tuition waiver

Member of the NIU Art Museum Exhibition Committee

Representative on the Graduate Committee in the School of Art & Design, NIU

2014-2015    

Lester Smith Endowment Scholarship, NIU

2014-Present    

Member of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA)

Member of the American Alliance of Museums (AAM)

2013-2016    

Full Tuition Waiver and Graduate Research Assistantship, NIU

Member and President (2014-2015) of the Graduate Arts Association, NIU

2012-2016    

Member and President (2014-2016) of the Ceramic Art Organization, NIU

2008-2012     

Loyola University Chicago’s Damen academic scholarship


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

2018

Upcoming: CrossCurrents: Clay and Culture, 52nd NCECA Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA

2016        

International Woodfire Conference, Waubonsee Community College, Sugar Grove, IL

Volumetric Image Transfer Workshop with Forrest Lesch-Middelton, 

Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC

Mount Making Workshop with Ruth E. Norton, Pick Museum of Anthropology, DeKalb, IL

Makers, Mentors, and Milestones, 50th NCECA Annual Conference, Kansas City, MO    

2015        

Professional Development Workshop with Max Van Balgooy, IAM and the

Ellwood House Museum, DeKalb, IL

2014        

Museums Transform Communities, IAM Annual Conference, Rockford, IL

Museums, Collectors, and Cultural Heritage: 21st Century Dilemmas, IAM and the

Ellwood House Museum, Professional Development Workshop, DeKalb, IL

Material World, 48th NCECA Annual Conference, Milwaukee, WI    

Wood-fired Train Kiln Building Workshop led by Robert Sanderson & Coll Minogue, hosted by

Doug Jeppesen at Waubonsee Community College, Sugar Grove, IL
 

VIRTUAL REPRESENTATION

Art Axis, http://artaxis.org/christina-warzecha/

PUBLICATIONS

  • “2015 NCECA National Student Juried Exhibition Review.” Heidi McKenzie.

Ceramics Monthly. September 2015 Volume 63, Issue 7.

  • “The 2015 National Student Juried Exhibition (The NSJE).” Cindy Bracker.

NCECA Blog. http://blog.nceca.net/nsje2015