Cristina Gamón 1987, Valencia (Spain). MFA in Fine Arts. Faculty of San Carlos. UPV
During academic years her personal style on experimental
painting promptly attracts the jury’s attention at National Painting
Competitions with numerous distinctions and prizes such as the Royal Academy
of Fine Arts Prize or the Senyera Arts Prize, both from the City of
At the age of 24 she is awarded by H. M.
Queen Sofía with the Gold Medal at the BMW National Painting Award -First Prize-.
She is to date the youngest artist to receive this recognition. A year later
she moved to Madrid as an Artist in Residence Member of Casa Velázquez Académie de France à Madrid for two
Her work is regularly present in solo shows
with galleries in Madrid, Valencia, Paris and Manila. She has participated in
International Art Fairs such as Estampa Madrid ES, ArtMadrid ES, Pinta, MI
(USA), Context, MI (USA), Kiaf (KR), Art New York, NYC (USA), or ArtPhilippines, (PH).
From among her institutional exhibitions, they outstand Figura Paisaje, Marina solo show at the Valencia Palace Music Hall,
groups such as Itinérance at Espace
Cardin Paris, Art Nexus London or Cartographies traveling through Latin
America, as well as the installation Aura made in collaboration with the opera composer C.E. Cella performed at the MNCARS
She currently lives and works in Madrid
combining residency stays in Manila (by invitation), the
Norwegian Arctic territory or the College d'Espagne in Paris (granted by the
Spanish Ministry of Culture). These last two experiences deeply influenced her
current art practice. Among her most recent recognitions they highlight the acquisitions by
JJCC and Makma Foundations at Abierto Valencia Edition IX, the Grant for the Creation of the Visual Arts the Community of Madrid thanks to which, Sinik A Pillow Book has been made and was shown at ARCO's 40+1 Edition, the
Valdepeñas Arts Acquisition Prize or the First Prize at the Reina Sofía Painting and Sculpture Award.