About

tiny green dragon huddled under leaves on a branch in a gentle rainChristine Mitzuk is a Minneapolis based artist. She loves to create visual narratives fueled by traditions, tales, the world without and within.

Contact

If you would like to discuss a commission, a design project, licensing, or inquire about purchasing an original, please contact Christine at cmitzuk@christinemitzuk.com.

News, Events, Appearances

Events and Shows 2018
DemiCon May 4-6
I am honored and excited to be the Artist Guest of Honor for this Iowa convention. I've heard it's a lot of fun and that the people are great. I'm looking forward to experiencing it myself, meeting the other guests, and the fine folks who put it all together.
See you in a few months Iowa!
MarsCon - March 2-4, 2018 I haven't decided yet if I'll be able to attend but my art will definitely be there.
MiniCon
- March 20 - April 1, 2018
I'll have art in the art show and will also be attending. The featured artist this year is Jon Artstrom and it will be a posthumous show. He did an amazing amount of work over his long career in a variety of genre and styles. I enjoy his work and can't wait to see what his family decide to show!
CONvergence - July 5-8, 2018 This Minnesota convention is celebrating 20 years!
I'll have art in the Art Show and will also attend. For several years I have lead an Artist Meet and Greet & Art Show Tour on one of the evenings in the art show. I hope we can do it again!
Gen Con - August 2-5, 2018 This is the 5th year I've displayed my work in the Gen Con art Show! (I skipped 2016 to do WorldCon instead). Stop by and say hi! I'll be set up in the Artist Alley. I'll have prints of my personal work as well as some prints of work I did for Fantasy Flight Games. I'll also have a selection of original paintings and drawings.

About the Artist

Art has been a part Christine's life for many years in one form or another. For over seven years she worked in graphic design, creating art in her spare time. Craving to know how to make all the imagined creatures and places in her head look real, she quit her job to pursue the full-time program at The Atelier. She completed 5 years of study in May 2011 with a focus on imaginative art.

Now Christine works as a freelance artist. Her graphic design and art skills blend well together. She considers the overall design, aesthetic presence, and core story being told. Some of her clients include Fantasy Flight Games, Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD., BAEN, Great Northern Audio Publishing, Petersen Games, and Lightspeed Magazine, and private individuals.

She also teaches art classes at The Atelier Studio Program of Fine Art in Minneapolis (Gesture, Color Theory, Illustration, Portrait, and Costumed Figure Drawing & Painting), as well as The Art Academy, LLC in St. Paul.

She feeds her imagination through continued study of the figure, nature, and anything that catches her interest. When she is able, she likes to get out and practice archery or ride her Wonder Woman bicycle.

Published

  • "Water Elemental" juried into Infected by Art Volume 5
  • "Voodoo Queen" juried into Infected by Art Volume 4
  • Llewellyn's 2015 Astrological Calendar
  • "The Morrigu" juried into Spectrum 20: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art
  • On the Training of Painters: The Atelier's Past & Present, group show exhibition catalog
  • Drawing and Sketching Secrets: 200 Tips and Techniques for Drawing the Easy Way,
    by Donna Krizek, 2012. A sample of my work was used to illustrate drawing from plaster casts.

Juried Shows

  • 2018 Gen Con Art Show
  • 2017 Gen Con Art Show
  • 2015 Gen Con Art Show
  • 2014 Shadowed Visions Exhibition at The People's Gallery
  • 2009 Dragon*Con
  • 2007, 2011 Kelly Galleries Fall Small Works Show

Awards

Group Shows

  • 2017 Breathing Classical Life into Today's Art, Atelier Studio Program of Fine Art (at the MN Landscape Arboretum Cafe Gallery)
  • 2017 Natur Ball: Hidden Persona
  • 2016, 2017 The Unicorn Art Show
  • 2014 Shadowed Visions Exhibition at The People's Gallery
  • 2011 Atelier show "On the Training of Painters: The Atelier's Past and Present"
  • 2006 Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts "Dance: an exhibition of dance-based imagery"
  • 2007 - 2011 The Atelier Studio Program of Fine Art End of Year Show

Education

  • SmArtSchool with Rebecca Guay 2012, 2013
  • Illustration Master Class 2010, 2011, 2012
  • The Atelier Studio Program of Fine Art (5-year program)
  • B.S., Design Communications Major (4-year program)
    University of Minnesota: Twin Cities
  • Pre-Landscape Design
    College of Agriculture, University of Minnesota