I am a NY based illustrator who studied at the School of Visual Arts in NYC. Welcome to my art blog.

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  Cristina Bencina is a freelance illustrator living on Long Island, New York. She studied illustration and received her BFA at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Cristina specializes in various mediums; She typically works in acrylic, ink, and digital. Her passion for art is heavily influenced by her curiousity of anything dark, fantastic, supernatural, animalistic, or odd. These curiosities manifest themselves throughout her work.
In her spare time, Cristina enjoys gaming, photography, and swimming.

She is available for illustrative work.

Want to work together? Have any questions or comments? Please see my contact page.

Exhibitions and Publications
2009 Exhibition Show, SVA Gallery, NYC
2011 Poisoned Apples and Smoking Lamps, Visual Arts Gallery, NYC
2013 Portfolio No. 33, School of Visual Arts, NYC
2013 2012 Cartooning Portfolio Magazine, School of Visual Arts, NYC
2014 Animystics: Our Spirit Animals, Totems, and Familiars, Light Grey Art Lab, Minneapolis
2014 Spectrum 21, Flesk Publications
2014 Concept Art World, Featured Artist
2014 Creative Quarterly 35, Online Gallery




cristinabencina:

Print Sale!
https://www.etsy.com/shop/blazinwolfFor the whole month of October (October 1st thru October 31st), use code “OCTOBERSALE" to get free shipping on any print in my shop! 
Enjoy!

cristinabencina:

Print Sale!

https://www.etsy.com/shop/blazinwolf

For the whole month of October (October 1st thru October 31st), use code “OCTOBERSALE" to get free shipping on any print in my shop!

Enjoy!

Print Sale!
https://www.etsy.com/shop/blazinwolfFor the whole month of October (October 1st thru October 31st), use code “OCTOBERSALE" to get free shipping on any print in my shop! 
Enjoy!

Print Sale!

https://www.etsy.com/shop/blazinwolf

For the whole month of October (October 1st thru October 31st), use code “OCTOBERSALE" to get free shipping on any print in my shop!

Enjoy!

Little doodle inspired by my recent outing to see Guardians of the Galaxy. Done with mixed media.

Little doodle inspired by my recent outing to see Guardians of the Galaxy. Done with mixed media.

Horus. Acrylic, ink, graphite, & digital. Prints available at my shop!

Horus. Acrylic, ink, graphite, & digital.

Prints available at my shop!

My studio space is complete! It took a couple of weeks but finally have my own space to create.

My studio space is complete! It took a couple of weeks but finally have my own space to create.

My studio space is complete! It took a couple of weeks but finally have my own space to create.

My studio space is complete! It took a couple of weeks but finally have my own space to create.

The past few months have been a bit of a frenzy - I apologize for the amount of inactivity. Some life changes & recovering from a back injury has put a damper on my productivity as of late. Things are finally starting to settle down at last.In the meantime I’m currently transitioning from my old “studio” into an actual room (!) I’m excited with how nicely it’s coming along and cannot wait to turn it into an inspiring space.
Some work I have done lately has been private work that I agreed not to show at an earlier time- so that I will show that soon when I get settled into the new studio.
Thanks for the patience!

The past few months have been a bit of a frenzy - I apologize for the amount of inactivity. Some life changes & recovering from a back injury has put a damper on my productivity as of late. Things are finally starting to settle down at last.

In the meantime I’m currently transitioning from my old “studio” into an actual room (!) I’m excited with how nicely it’s coming along and cannot wait to turn it into an inspiring space.

Some work I have done lately has been private work that I agreed not to show at an earlier time- so that I will show that soon when I get settled into the new studio.

Thanks for the patience!

FAQ

Hey everyone. Lately I’ve been getting asked some repetitive questions via email; I thought I’d whip up a little FAQ for anyone interested in my work and methods.

http://www.cristinabencina.com/faq.html

Finally, I’m able to share my Animystics piece with you all! Animystics is an upcoming art exhibition in Light Grey Art Lab in Minneapolis. The show will feature over 100 participating artists who will be sharing pieces based on their connections and inspiration of animals. The opening reception for the show will be Friday, April 25th at 7:00pm.
If you are in the Minneapolis area - please come check out my painting and everyone’s work in person! A limited edition of (5) 12” x 16” giclee prints will be sold at the show. Each print is printed on beautiful Hahnemühle paper and is personally signed and numbered by me. One print is shadow mat/custom framed & personally stamped in the back - this will also be available for purchase at the show. For detail shots of the frame, please see here. If you’re interested in purchasing, please click here.
A portion of the proceeds will be going to the Homeward Bound Dog Rescue.
I’ll also be attending the opening reception in person - come say hello!

Finally, I’m able to share my Animystics piece with you all! Animystics is an upcoming art exhibition in Light Grey Art Lab in Minneapolis. The show will feature over 100 participating artists who will be sharing pieces based on their connections and inspiration of animals. The opening reception for the show will be Friday, April 25th at 7:00pm.

If you are in the Minneapolis area - please come check out my painting and everyone’s work in person! A limited edition of (5) 12” x 16” giclee prints will be sold at the show. Each print is printed on beautiful Hahnemühle paper and is personally signed and numbered by me. One print is shadow mat/custom framed & personally stamped in the back - this will also be available for purchase at the show. For detail shots of the frame, please see here. If you’re interested in purchasing, please click here.

A portion of the proceeds will be going to the Homeward Bound Dog Rescue.

I’ll also be attending the opening reception in person - come say hello!

Done with my animystics piece, Solar. Really had fun with it. This piece will part of an upcoming exhibition show later this month - I cannot reveal the full image quite yet. Here’s a sneak preview though!

Done with my animystics piece, Solar. Really had fun with it. This piece will part of an upcoming exhibition show later this month - I cannot reveal the full image quite yet. Here’s a sneak preview though!

Let’s connect!

Hey everyone! I wanted to share some of the social media platforms I’m on - maybe connect with some other artists out there.

Twitter: @blazinwolf
Instagram: cristinabencina
deviantART: cristinabencina
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/cristinabencina/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/artofcristinabencina

Woke up to some awesome news this morning! I’m so very honored to say that I was accepted into the upcoming Spectrum 21 book! I’m not exactly sure which piece(s) got accepted at this point, but my names on the list! It’s my first time in the book & I’m really humbled to be listed along side with some of my favorite artists. Check out the full list here. 

Woke up to some awesome news this morning! I’m so very honored to say that I was accepted into the upcoming Spectrum 21 book! I’m not exactly sure which piece(s) got accepted at this point, but my names on the list! It’s my first time in the book & I’m really humbled to be listed along side with some of my favorite artists. Check out the full list here

Some speed doodles of hyenas to get inspired. I chose this animal for the upcoming Animystics show.

Some speed doodles of hyenas to get inspired. I chose this animal for the upcoming Animystics show.

Hello everyone! I realized I posted this pretty much everywhere except on my blog. I’m very happy to say that I’ll be part of the upcoming Animystics show with Light Grey Art Lab in Minneapolis! The opening reception will be on April 25th. If you live near the area, stop on by! Some of the proceeds will be going to various rescues and animal humane societies. I’ll be exhibiting alongside some really talented folks.

Hello everyone! I realized I posted this pretty much everywhere except on my blog. I’m very happy to say that I’ll be part of the upcoming Animystics show with Light Grey Art Lab in Minneapolis! The opening reception will be on April 25th. If you live near the area, stop on by! Some of the proceeds will be going to various rescues and animal humane societies. I’ll be exhibiting alongside some really talented folks.

Art Commissions! Illustrations/Spot Illustrations!

blazinwolf:

I’m happy to say that I’m open for commissions!

If you have any ideas that you’d like me to illustrate for you, drop me an email! You can contact me here.

I’m interested in illustrations & spot illustrations - so if you’d like anything done, hit me up!

Contact me with your ideas and I’ll quote a price!

Got starfox64 for the 3ds last christmas - was my favorite game as a kid. a bit of a spur of the moment fanart. acrylics on bristol.

Got starfox64 for the 3ds last christmas - was my favorite game as a kid. a bit of a spur of the moment fanart. acrylics on bristol.

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