About the Artist
Atlanta born artist, Christie Miga, studied at Savannah College of Art and Design, Valencia Community College and UCF. Her art has been seen throughout Orlando in galleries including Marriott World Center, City Arts Factory and the Orlando Museum of Art. She has been seen creating her paintings live at Blank Space Art Lounge, The Cameo Theater, on the cover of the 2011 United Arts Annual Report and at the Orlando International Fringe Theater Festival. In addition, Christie has sold art work both nationally and internationally in the cities of Paris, Johannesburg, Brooklyn, and Los Angeles to name a few.
Christie’s style is free flow abstract expressionism. She mixes and experiments with her own paints as well as incorporates different textures, sheens and occasionally found objects. Her work is created on the floor by pouring, tilting and shaking the canvas until the compositions are balanced and harmonious. She has excelled at this technique and is now utilizing it to explore deeper themes and emotions.
Her involvement in the arts has also included spending five years as a Fringe artist, beginning in the Visual Fringe then moving to performances. In 2011, she was chosen to create a special 20th anniversary work of art for the Fringe. Additionally, she is the Production Manager and Producer for Dog Powered Robot, a local theater show. 2011 also marked Christie’s completion of her largest work to date: a 55 foot interactive mural for local internet company, Mojo Interactive. Most recently, she worked with ArtReach Orlando to create a two-wall hallway mural for the Corner Lake Middle School.