Artists

Koren Christofides

Narrative artist, Koren Christofides, was born in Kansas and grew up in Seattle, Washington. An extensive traveler throughout Western Europe, Greece, Egypt, Turkey, Morocco, Iran, Columbia, and Mexico, she has always been drawn to the forms of ancient cultures and has used the world of mythologies to inform her work. Beyond working on the Fables of La Fontaine, Christofides has also drawn from the Contes (erotic tales) of La Fontaine, specifically ‘The King of Africa’s Bride’. She has recently been focusing on proverbs in her work, specifically those about women from all around the world.

Christofides received her BA in Art History, BFA in Painting, and MFA in Printmaking from the University of Washington where she studied with well-known artist, Jacob Lawrence. Upon moving to France in 1997, she organized an international, traveling exhibition of 100 artists from the United States, Europe and Asia on the Fables of La Fontaine. A selection of fables and images from this exhibition resulted in a new edition of Fables of La Fontaine Illustrated, published by the University of Washington Press Seattle/London in 2006. This book was awarded the Certificate of Excellence for book design and images by Bookbuilders West, San Francisco in the 36th Annual Book Show. Christofides has been included in a number of publications including Whitehot Magazine, the Seattle Times, and Ceramics Monthly. She is currently living in New York, and continues to exhibit her work worldwide.

Chicken Little
Mixed Clays
20.5 by 13 by 8 inches
2014

Jardin des Plantes
Mixed Clays
16 by 12 by 10 inches
2014

Lost Island
Mixed Clays
18 by 10 by 8 inches
2014

Harpy and Dog
Stoneware
15.5 by 11 by 9.5 inches
2015

Animals in the Moon
Earthenware
21 by 12 by 9 inches
2014

Ant and Glasshopper
Watercolor on Clayboard
12 by 12 inches
2014

A Woman Can Turn a Man into Anything She Wants
Stoneware
18 by 11 by 11 inches
2012

My Head in the Sea for a Year
Ceramic, Glaze
14 by 13 by 11 inches

Women and Sardines
Ceramic, Glaze
13 by 13 by 13.5 inches
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The Cray Fish
Mixed Media
22 by 28 inches
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7 Proverbs on Spinning
Hand Knotted Tibetan Wool
36 by 60 inches
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