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As an artist, Christina Mesiti employs every-day materials in her sculpture and installation pieces that might otherwise go unrecognized – things such as security envelopes, ventilation blocks and gift wrap. When she teaches, she also likes to get students to look at art in a diversified manner.

“Every student needs, or wants, to study art in a different way and being able to facilitate that is very gratifying,” she explained.

Mesiti teaches Intro to Art, Advanced Art and Honors Studio Art at Webb. Her own work explores issues surrounding the human relationship to place and landscape and in her teaching, she often encourages students to get outside and see what can inspire them to create; in addition to traditional forms, her students also study street art and land art (an art movement in which landscape and the work of art are inextricably linked).

Mesiti graduated from Arizona State University with degrees in painting and art history. After receiving her BFA, she enjoyed a year of teaching abroad on a Fulbright Fellowship to Querétaro, Mexico. She also holds an MFA in Visual Art from Claremont Graduate University.

In addition to her work at Webb, Mesiti teaches drawing and painting at Pitzer College and also curates shows for CGU; she has also taught at Pomona College and various art programs including 826LA. Her work has been exhibited at the Phoenix Art Museum and Eye Lounge Contemporary Art Collective in Phoenix. Last summer her “Port,” a site-specific installation covered the walls of Locust Projects in Miami, Florida. The project covered the gallery’s walls in geometric cut-outs from security envelopes, along with various sculptures covered in the same envelopes.

In her time away from art, Mesiti enjoys salsa dancing and backpacking in the mountains.

Her students’ efforts this year will culminate in a public art walk for Art Café (the annual on-campus art event) with installations both inside and outside of the classroom.

“I’m excited to be teaching all students,” she explained. “Not just the ones who are going to be artists. I want each student to realize that they can have something in art that helps them understand themselves in an authentic way."
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