Cristina Ferrigno


Cristina Ferrigno's work deals with personal and philosophical questions of identity and the themes of preservation, memory and heritage. Using various photographic processes, mixed media collage and the archive, she explores the feeling of cultural “in between–ness” and loss.


Cristina is a Colombian adoptee, who was raised in Brooklyn and currently lives and works in Queens. She graduated from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2009 with a BFA in General Fine Arts and a concentration in Photography.


She recently exhibited the newest iteration of the Latinx show for LaBodega Gallery in Brooklyn, New York in May of 2019.

Cristina currently attends Queens College as a candidate in their MFA Studio Art program with a specialization in Social Practice. She also works part-time for Girl Scouts of Greater New York as a STEM Facilitator, teaching coding and STEM to girls.

In the past she has worked as Arts Outreach and Gallery Manager at the Adorama Corporate Gallery and as Outreach Coordinator at Artist and Craftsman Supply LIC.

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2019 - MFA in Studio Arts, Social Practice (Est. Graduation 2021) Queens College. Queens, NY

2005 - 2009 BFA Maryland Institute

College of Art. Baltimore, MD. 

2008 Studio Art Centers International.

Florence, Italy


Two Person Exhibitions

2016 - Ireland: Land Sea Air New York Irish Center, Long Island City, NY (With Spencer Moore)

Group Exhibitions 


2019 - MFA Icebreaker Show, Queens College, Queens, NY

2019 - Latinx, La Bodega Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2018 - Sentades en Silencio, New Women Space, Brooklyn, NY

2018 - Identity MICA Rosenberg Gallery, Baltimore, MD

2018 - RE: RE: Patterns La Bodega Art Space & Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2018 - Se Aculilló? | la sutura tierna, AS220 Gallery, Providence, RI

2018 - Latinx, LIC Arts Open, The Factory, Long Island City, NY

2018 - The Greatest Show on Earth, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2017 - Botanical The Local Project Art Space, Long Island City, NY

2017 - Forest No. 2 Hub 17, Staten Island, NY

2017 - Long Island City Arts Open "Micro Solo Show" Plaxall Gallery, Long Island City, NY

2017 - Animalia The Local Project Art Space, Long Island City, NY

2017 - Through The Rabbit Hole 2 Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2016 - The Queens CorrespondAnce School [did not die] Academic Gallery, Long Island City, NY

2015 - Small Works Showcase Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn NY

2011 - Black & White BWAC, Brooklyn NY

2011 - Convergence BWAC, Brooklyn NY

2010 - Nailed BWAC, Brooklyn NY

2010 - Lineage BWAC, Brooklyn NY

2009 - BFA Thesis Exhibition, MICA, Baltimore, MD

2008 - A Grain of Rice Lumenhouse Gallery, Brooklyn NY

Curatorial Projects

2019 - Latinx, La Bodega Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2018 - Latinx, LIC Arts Open, The Factory, Long Island City, NY

2016 - Ireland: Land Sea Air at  The New York Irish Center, Long Island City, NY (In collaboration with Spencer Moore)

2015 - Julio's House artist Orestes Gonzalez, The Adorama Corporate Gallery, New York, NY

2015 - New York Stories artist Jay Fine, The Adorama Corporate Gallery, New York, NY

Exhibitions Management

2015 - Human Nature artists Erica Simone & Jaci Berkopec, The Adorama Corporate Gallery, New York, NY

2015 - Gowanus Wild artist Miska Draskoczy, The Adorama Corporate Gallery, New York, NY


Other Projects

2017- Present - Breaking the Code After School and Camp Coding Instructor with the Girl Scouts of Greater New York, NY, NY

2017 - Zine Fair, Artist & Craftsman Supply LIC, Queens NY

2016 - Present - Executive Director of 7 Line Collective, Queens, NY

2015 - A Conversation with Nancy Nowacek, The Adorama Event Space, New York, NY          

2015 - Joanne McNeil Manipulated Images & the Concept of Fake, Adorama Event

Space, New York, NY

2015 - Group Discussion: The Life and Work of Vivian Maier, Adorama Gallery, New York, NY

Grants & Awards 


2005- 2009 MICA Academic Honors Scholarship. MICA NAHS Scholarship, MICA Trustee Scholarship

Press & Publications

Claire Kim “Short List Curator Claire Kim” BRIC Arts Media, March 16, 2018.

BRIC Short List Curator: Claire Kim


Nakazawa, Natalia Unarchiving Woven Histories: A Collection of Stories and Quilt Squares. Queens, NY: The American Folk Art Museum’s Self-Taught Genius Gallery, October, 2018. Print Zine

Latinos Who Lunch Podcast, produced by Dr. Emmanuel Ortega and Justin Favela. January 31, 2019 “Episode 110: Jasmine Chavez Helm” http://www.latinoswholunch.com/episodes/2019/1/31/jasmine-chavez-helm


Tea with Queen and J Podcast, produced by “a black girl named Naima and a black girl named Janicia” February 12, 2019 “#913 Blackface Black History Month”



The Art People Podcast, produced by Justin Favela. May 24, 2019


© 2020 by Cristina Ferrigno.