Christine Sajecki primarily 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. She recently moved to Lexington, Virginia from Baltimore, and now maintains her studio practice at Thunder BRidge, an arts and cultural community deep in the Blue Ridge mountains.
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.
She is represented by Haley Fine Art in Sperryville, Virginia.
photograph by brinn willis, natural bridge station, virginia, september 2023