Christine Heindl’s paintings shimmer with the tension of interruption; various kinds of “mistakes” hover between shifting facets and discontinuous planes. Ideas of fragmentation that can be both pleasurable and a surrender to sadness, simultaneously, are a touchstone for her work. She has an intuitive studio process, honed by years of painting, which alternates between building regimented grids and giving in to forms, words and shapes that emerge on their own. An early training in weaving and piecework returns in the mastery of patterning and unique spatial makeup of her paintings, which seem to slip in and out of focus.
Christine Heindl lives and works in Queens, and received her MFA in Painting from Cornell University. She was the recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in 2001 and an individual artist grant from the Joan Mitchell Foundation in 2009. She has exhibited at White Columns, Clementine Gallery, Curt Marcus Gallery, Columbus Museum of Art, Jamaica Center for the Arts, and Gavlak Gallery, among many other places.