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Cristina Bencina is an 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. 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.

Email: [email protected]
Phone: +88 (0) 101 0000 000
Fax: +88 (0) 202 0000 001

About Me

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 other authors. 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 Stephen and two dogs – a cattledog mix named Freya and a tweenie dachshund named Corvo.

In her spare time, Cristina enjoys reading & gaming.

Have a project in mind?

I’m currently unavailable for work until after February ’24. If you have a project in mind for after that date, feel free to reach out!

Note: No work started without a mutually signed contract. Deposit required OR no delivery until full payment received. Project dates are only guaranteed with a deposit on a first come, first to sign basis.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Please refer to LinkedIn for an expanded view of the resume below.

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
2024     Illustrators 66 Exhibition, Society of Illustrators, NYC
2024     Illustrators 66 Annual, Society of Illustrators, Publication

 

Client List

Scientific American, Tor Books, Hodder & Stoughton, SOHO Press, Recorded Books, Centipede Press, The Big Fig, The Colorado Gardener, Breathe Magazine

Education
2008 – 2012     School of Visual Arts, NYC
Bachelor’s of Fine Arts, Illustration
Dean’s List
Graduated with Honors