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Artist: Christine Bunz

Title: Gossip
Media: Mixed Media
Size: 36 x 48 x 12
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2019  Showings

wheelchair accessible

May 18 - 19 , Site: 186
Alameda Art Works

1068 The Alameda
San Jose, CA 95126-3183


About Christine Bunz

I love using recycled materials, such as newspapers, toilet rolls, anything that’s round and paper. Or square and paper. Or wood. Or the broken belt of my belt-sander. The possibilities are endless. Does that make me cheap? Perhaps. But it allows me to expand into using non-traditional materials with different tools... and save some money on art supplies.

I like to have fun. Having worked in commercial art for a lifetime, I now enjoy doing what I like, not what I have to pretend to like.

I never make the same thing twice. I may explore similar subjects many times, but always with a fresh eye and preferably in a different medium.

Chris Bunz started as an Art Director in NYC and worked for ad agencies like Oglivy, Scali McCabe Slove, BBDO and Benton & Bowles among others. During this time she taught at the School of Visual Arts and Parsons School of Design one day a week as an adjunct instructor. She also made ceramic sculpture in her spare time.

When the first Mac came along she morphed into a Motion Graphics Designer and Animator, through the magic of computers. She created the graphics for the Adam Smith show on PBS Channel 13, in NYC.

In 1997 she moved across the country to the West Coast to Hollywoodland. Here, she made lots of Quantel Paintbox graphics for TV News like KCAL9, KCBS2 and KTLA5. She put in a year at Entertainment Tonight creating animated graphics and flying titles on the Mac and still graphics on the Paintbox. She also worked for many documentary film makers and broadcast television.

Now she paints and sculpts in her studio at The Alameda ArtWorks in San Jose, using all kinds of interesting recycled materials. She teaches the STUFF Program at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library in San Jose to children of all ages. STUFF is Chris’ brainchild. It only uses recycled materials to do arts & crafts and the children love it. Chris still keeps her hand in motion graphics and animation for a few old clients on the East Coast.