Cristina Coro (American b. Austin, TX 1969, lives Austin) received her MFA in Sculpture and her BFA in Visual Arts, both from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid in Spain. In 2003, Coro returned to her native city of Austin and obtained her art education certification with the University of Texas at Austin and currently teaches Visual Arts at an urban public high school. Coro is the recipient of the 2018 Bill Griffith Art Educator Fellowship from Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, TN. In April 2018, she was part of the exhibit, “Diagonal”, at Big Medium Gallery in Austin, TX.
“My work is about the manipulation of charcoal in order to achieve the perfect balance of lights and darks. Whether I’m creating a portrait or exploring abstraction, I work the charcoal so that the outcome offers a powerful visual experience. My love of drawing comes from a very early age. Realism has always been something I’ve been drawn to, yet recently I’ve discovered that the simplicity of mark making is also quite intriguing. The process of putting drawing mediums onto a surface, the rigorous concentration necessary to arrive at perfection, stimulates me and satisfies my need to inspect and observe.”
April Big Medium - "Dimensions” - Group Show - ATX
October The Gallery - “Saturday Series” - Group Pop Up Exhibit - ATX
June Fine Arts Gallery of the University of Spain - Senior Group Exhibit
2018 “Bill Griffith Art Educator Fellowship”, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
2018 . “Artist Career Training”, The City of Austin Small Business Program, Fellow
2018 . “Art and Life With Cristina Coro”, Voyage Houston Magazine