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Christine DeFazio

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Christine DeFazio Arts

Urban Surreal Pop Art

Christine DeFazio is an art educator and artist working in the Bronx focusing on Urban Arts. She has degrees in Art History and was the Director of Michael Hall Fine Arts, where she wrote several catalogs on 19th Century and Renaissance Sculpture. She is a licensed appraiser and has worked with Sotheby's. 

Her Pop Art artwork focuses on capturing the psyche of her sitters, often caught in a dilemma expressed through allegory or myth with a touch of Surrealism. She aims to convey stories of love, longing and despair, through her  imagery of the female form. She just recently participated in a Conceptual Art performance based group exhibition at the School of Visual Arts, creating a series based on the theme of Black Hearts and Rotten Apples. 


Fire and Wind, Vanderplas Gallery, New York, NY, 2021

Art at the Vineyard, Absinthe Gallery, Pennington, NJ 2021

Urban Portraits, Brooklyn Art Cave, Brooklyn, NY, 2021

Alchemy of Emotions, Art Mansion, Montclair, NJ, 2021

Art Against Human Trafficking, Empty Set Gallery, New York, NY, 2021

NFiniTe Art Show, One Art Space, New York, NY 2022

Yonkers Artist Showcase, Yonkers, NY, 2022

Whose Body Do You Think It Is?, AIR Gallery, Exhibition and Benefit Auction, Brooklyn, NY 2022

Studio Montclair, Montclair, NJ, 2022

Giving Light: An Arts for Social Justice Exhibit, BronxArtSpace, 2022

The Color of Nature, Stabile Gallery, Ridgefield Park, NJ, 2022

Femturistic, The Future of Women in Art, Blue Gallery, December, 2022



Yonkers Arts, 2022



Black Hearts and Rotten Apples, SVA, 2021

Art Battle Live Painting, sponsored by Up Magazine, Sour Mouse, NY, 2022

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Professional History

My Qualifications

Visual Arts Teacher, NYC Dept. of Education

Visual Arts teacher at all levels, preK-grade 12 

Lincoln Center, Arts in the Middle, Coordinator

Astor Fellowship, The Metropolitan Museum of Art


Appraisal Coordinator, Sotheby's 

USPAP licensed appraiser, Degree New York University

Appraiser of Fine Arts and Antiques for insurance, fair market value and estate purposes


Director, Michael Hall Fine Arts, Inc.

Collection management and cataloging

Sales and marketing of artworks

Represented gallery at exhibitions in the US and internationally

Author of exhibition catalogs

Client relations


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BA, SUNY Stony Brook

Art History, Art Criticism, Studio Art, Philosophy, French


MA, Hunter College

Art History



Art Education


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