Born in 1969, Christianne Msall joined Arts of Life in 2008. Her work is a colorful mixture of spontaneous shapes and symbols, inspired by her faith, family and community.
“My home, L’Arche, inspires me. My job at Arts of Life and prayer inspire me. Being in the band and singing inspires me. Work within my community and community night give me ideas.”
With her diligent technique and strong use of color, Msall creates pieces that radiate vibrancy, passion and energy. Peace signs, rainbows, flowers and hearts are common themes across her portfolio.
“I like to make art because I want to show how I think. Going forward, not back-wack-wards! To show emotions, how important they are.”
Msall’s work is incredibly precious to her and she treats her subjects as sacred, deserving of careful effort. The pride and care she takes with each step is evident in her final product.
“When I look at my work, I see how happy I am, my positivity. When others look, they see how wonderful I am, that I have good ideas and good techniques. I’m very proud of myself.”
In February of 2017, Msall was recognized as the Chicago studio’s “Artist of the Month.”
2017 Chicago Studio Award Show
Circle Contemporary - 2017