I'm Christina Ivelisse Morris, a new media and installation artist from Chicago. You can call me Stina for short. I love to use color, lights, digital media and occasionally sound to shift environments and create moody atmospheres.
As a fine artist originally working with light-based installations, I find myself creating a bridge between CGI/virtual art, and physical art that exists in the real world. Both mediums have intersecting themes and visuals in my work.
As one of very few women of color in the CG art world, I'm proud to be a self-taught 3D artist. I use CGI to create any miniature world I can imagine, and through it I give life to pleasant memories in my mind.
Nostalgia and color are two important elements in what I create. I realize that in our youth, we felt everything so intensely. I still want to feel connected to those feelings, so I use color to bring back the heightened feelings of awareness and intensity that childhood so completely embodies.
My work has been shown and I have given artist talks in Chicago, New York and South Korea. I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Art, Media and Design from DePaul University in Chicago.
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2015 DePaul University Chicago IL, USA 2011 – 2015
Bachelors of Arts in Art Media and Design, Cum Laude
2018 This Is Not A Drill CICA Museum, Gimpo, South Korea
2023 Artlink Market Artlink Gallery, Fort Wayne IN, USA
2023 Moonage Maydream Studi07, Fort Wayne IN, USA
2020 Locus: IV The Martin, Chicago IL, USA
2020 Cuffing Jackson Junge Gallery, Chicago IL, USA
2019 Art Teleported CICA Museum, Brooklyn NY, USA
2016 Second Friday Black Couch Studio & Gallery, Chicago IL, USA
2015 Ascension Performing Arts Fall Benefit Segundo Ruiz Belvis
Cultural Center, Chicago IL, USA
2015 Senior Capstone Thesis Exhibition DePaul Art Museum, Chicago IL, USA
2015 I Am I Showcase DePaul University Chicago IL, USA
2009 Slightly Off Science Harold Washington College, Chicago IL, USA
DePaul Art Museum Chicago IL, USA
2015 Donald & Christine Casey Juried Exhibition Award
DePaul Art Museum, Chicago IL, USA
2019 Guest Lecturer, “IRL: Ta-Ta For Now,” CICA Museum,
Art Teleported 2019, Brooklyn NY, USA, January 5th.
2018 Guest Lecturer, “This Is Not A Drill,” CICA Museum,
New Media Arts Conference 2018, Gimpo, South Korea, June 1st.
2020 Post Human: New Media Art 2020. 3rd ed. Gimpo,
South Korea: CICA Press, 2020. Print.
2019 New Texture: New Media Art 2019. 2nd ed. Gimpo,
South Korea: CICA Press, 2019. Print.
2015 Creating Knowledge. 8th ed. Chicago: DePaul U, 2015. Print.
2015 Crook & Folly. 35th ed. Chicago: DePaul U, 2015. Print.
2015 Spirit Magazine. 16th ed. Vol. 2. Chicago: Catholic Charities
of the Archdiocese of Chicago, 2015. Web.
2016 Morris, Stina. Interview by Brother Mark Elder. Buffalo Bro.
Half Hour. Radio DePaul. DEPA-FL, Chicago, IL, 17 January.
2015 Morris, Stina. Interview by Brother Mark Elder. Buffalo Bro.
Half Hour. Radio DePaul. DEPA-FL, Chicago, IL, 27 Apr.
2018 The Friendship Center, Mural, Solo Muralist.
Lincoln Square Friendship Center, Chicago IL, USA
2015 Sky’s The Limit, Mural, Solo Muralist. Marillac House Social Center, Chicago IL, USA
2014 Welcome, Mural, Solo Muralist. North Park Friendship Center,
Chicago IL, USA
2013 Phillip Chen Interview, Interview with Chinese-American artist
Phillip Chen. Published in the Asian American Oral Art History
Project, Chicago IL, USA
2009 After School Matters, Studio Art Internship, Chicago IL, USA
2009 After School Matters, Photography Apprenticeship, Chicago IL, USA
2008 After School Matters, Photography Apprenticeship, Chicago IL, USA