Christine Sajecki is an artist living between Baltimore, Maryland, and Savannah, Georgia, and is native of Connecticut. Sajecki’s encaustic paintings are dreamy and sometimes allegorical explorations of her surroundings, and informed by history and storytelling, social engagement, urban foot paths, and the body and behavior of the materials she uses.
Her paintings have been included in many juried and solo exhibitions throughout the United States and Europe. She has been a guest lecturer, teacher, or resident artist at several institutions and community centers, including the American Visionary Art Museum, Armstrong Atlantic State University, Clayton State University, the Creative Alliance at the Patterson, The Providence Center for Adults with Disabilities, Maryland Institute College of Art, Savannah College of Art and Design, and School 33 Baltimore.
She frequently collaborates with artists and fellows in other disciplines, such as writing, performing, curating, public spectacles and parades, marsh wracking, campaigns and protests.
Outside of working in the studio, moving work, and gathering stories, Sajecki believes in and practices the role of the artist as an active citizen, with an interest in and a responsibility to their environment. The artist today is engaged constantly and intentionally in a micro-economy and community dialogue, moving behind and between boundaries, connecting resources and ideas.
Christine currently serves as the board president of the Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home Foundation in Savannah, a house museum working to preserve and promote O’Connor’s history, creative legacy, and work. She belongs to two artist collectives: Creative Forces in Savannah, and EyeSplice internationally. She lives with her husband, Algar Thagne, principal of Arabeit Studio.