Christine Sajecki is an artist practicing in Baltimore, Maryland. She mostly works in encaustic, a malleable and sculptural paint made of beeswax, pigment, damar resin, and other materials harvested from her environment. She works the surfaces with brushes, torches, gouges and blades. Sajecki brings this excavation and accretion of surface to other media and drawings through her process.
Her paintings have been included in many juried and solo exhibitions throughout the United States and Europe. Her work appears in print in several albums, periodicals, and books of poetry and fiction. She has been a guest lecturer, teacher, or resident artist at several institutions and community centers nationally and internationally, 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 FundAHrte in Panama City, Panama.
Sajecki is currently continuing her encaustic painting studio practice and working on a series of children's books with long time collaborator, Baltimore writer Joseph Young. She is represented by Haley Fine Art in Sperryville, Virginia, and Roots Up Gallery in Savannah, GA, where she also lived and worked for years.
photograph by mark gutzmer, september 2020