Cristina Bencina is an award winning artist & illustrator living in Aurora, Colorado. Born on Long Island, New York, she studied illustration and received her BFA at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.
Cristina has worked on a wide range of projects including wrap-around dust jackets, book covers, interior narrative book illustrations, portraiture, album covers, advertising illustrations, conceptual artwork, and more.
She has worked on illustrations for books written by Stephen King, Orson Scott Card, and more. Her artwork has been selected and featured in various annuals and exhibitions such as Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, American Illustration, and The Society of Illustrators in New York City.
Cristina currently spends her days with her husband and two dogs. She is a proud owner of a full of life Australian Cattledog mix named Freya and an oblivious & chill miniature Dachshund named Corvo.
In her spare time, Cristina enjoys reading & gaming.
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Exhibitions, Awards & Publications
2009 Exhibition Show, SVA Gallery, NYC
2011 Poisoned Apples & Smoking Lamps, Visual Arts Gallery, NYC
2013 Portfolio No. 33, School of Visual Arts, NYC
2013 2012 Cartooning Portfolio Magazine, SVA, NYC
2014 Animystics Exhibition Light Grey Art Lab, Minneapolis, MN
2014 Spectrum 21, Flesk Publications
2014 Concept Art World, Featured Artist
2014 Creative Quarterly 35, Online Gallery
2015 Creative Quarterly 38, Online Gallery
2015 INSPIRED, ArtOrder Publication
2016 ImagineFX, Issue 135: Featured Artist in FXPose
2016 The Journal, Art Order Invitational Art Book: Salon Exhibition
2017 HTHS: Annual Alumni Exhibiton, Long Island, NY
2017 Spectrum 24, Flesk Publications
2017 Creative Quarterly 47, Publication
2017 American Illustration 36, Angel Orensanz Foundation, NYC
2018 Illustrators 60 Exhibition, Society of Illustrators, NYC
2018 Illustrators 60 Annual, Society of Illustrators, Publication
2021 Outwit the Monster Exhibition, WOWxWOW Gallery
2021 SALUT! 6, Gallery Nucleus Portland, Portland OR
2021 Microdose 3, Gallery Nucleus Portland, Portland OR
2021 , WOWxWOW Gallery
2021 Power in Numbers 6, Gallery Nucleus, Alhambra, CA
2022 Cosmic Elixir, WOWxWOW Gallery
2022 Within The Static , WOWxWOW Gallery
2022 Familiar Strangers, WOWxWOW Gallery
2022 MicroVisions 5, WOWxWOW Gallery
2023 WINNER, Folio Society’s Book Illustration Award 2023
Scientific American, Tor Books, Hodder & Stoughton, SOHO Press, Recorded Books, Centipede Press, The Big Fig, The Colorado Gardener, Breathe Magazine
2008 – 2012 School of Visual Arts, NYC
Bachelor’s of Fine Arts, Illustration
Graduated with Honors