C h r i s t y H e n g s t

BORN USA, 1967




2013/14 Birds in the Garden, Santa Fe Botanical Garden, Santa Fe, NM.
2013 Santa Fe Mugs, Counter Culture, Santa Fe, NM.
2011 Birds at the Museum, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO.
2008-2013: Birds in the Park: traveling public art project landing in over75 locations internationally.
2007 Relationships, IX Bienal de Cuenca,Casa de los Arcos, Cuenca, ECUADOR.
2006 Running on Full, Museum of Fine Arts, Las Cruces, NM.
Sealed in Wax, Box Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.
2005 Selado en Cera, Museo de Arte Moderno, Cuenca, ECUADOR.
Versiegelt in Wachs, BBK-Galerie, Aachen, GERMANY.
2003 Cave, Box Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.
New Work from Christy Hengst, Basiste Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.


2015 Axle Indoors at Peters Projects, Santa Fe, NM
2014 Armory Show, Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM.
SITE Unseen, SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM.
2013 Wendover Landing, 516 Arts, Albuquerque, NM.
2010 100 Künstler-100 Kacheln, Couven Museum. Aachen,GERMANY.
Heart This!, Jay Etkin Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.
2009 Waning and Waxing, Zane Bennett Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.
Metamorphisis, Haydon Art Center, Lincoln, NE.
Encaustic Works ’09, R&F and The Castle Gallery, New Rochelle, NY.
2008 Site Unseen, SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM.
2007 Creamy Goodness, Salon Mar Graff, Tesuque, NM.
Sticks and Stones, Lauryn Taylor Fine Art, Carmel, CA.
Seed Catalog, Bridge Art Fair, Chicago, IL.
2006 Site Unseen, SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM.
Gallery Artists, Julie Baker Fine Art, Nevada City, CA.
2004 Ausstellende Künstlerin, Galerie Stricker, Aachen, GERMANY.
Selections, Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM.
2003 Box Gallery Group Show, Box Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.
2002 True Colors, Meridian International. Washington D.C. (on tour with stops chronologically in New York, NY; Palm Beach, FL; Atlanta,GA; Ankara, TURKEY; Istanbul, TURKEY; Berlin, GERMANY; Portadown, IRELAND; Belfast, IRELAND; Tirania, ALBANIA; Bratislava, SLOVAKIA; Dallas, TX, and Biloxi, MS.
2001 Sculpture Show, College of Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM.
1998 International Ceramics Public Art Exhibition, Taipei Cultural Center, Taipei, TAIWAN.


SELECTED PUBLIC WORK and public collections

2008-2013 “Birds in the Park”, traveling sculpture project Santa Fe, NM.
2007 Museum of Fine Arts collection, Las Cruces, NM.
2005 Museo de Arte Moderno collection, Cuenca, ECUADOR.
2004 Mead Art Musuem collection. Amherst, MA.
2003 Kathryn St. Bus Stop project in collaboration with Helmut Hillenkamp, Santa Fe, NM.
2001 Railyard Bus Stop project in collaboration with Helmut Hillenkamp,Santa Fe, NM. Commissioned by the city of Santa Fe.
1998 Two Rivers Meet Seating area project, New Mexico State Hospital. Las Vegas, NM. Commissioned by New Mexico Arts – an Art in Public Places Project.
The Passage of Time mural project El Camino Real Middle School. Las Cruces, NM. Commissioned by New Mexico Arts – an Art in Public Places Project.
1997 Monumento al Herrero (Monument to the Blacksmiths) sculpture project in collaboration with Helmut Hillenkamp and Fausto Cardoso, ,Plaza of the Blacksmiths, Cuenca, ECUADOR. Commissioned by the City of Cuenca, ECUADOR.
1995 Symbolic Gateway Bus Stop project at Santa Fe Community College. Santa Fe, NM.


1996 Antioch University, MA / Fine Arts, Individualized Master of Arts Program. Santa Fe, NM
1990 Amherst College, BA / Fine Arts. Amherst, MA


2016 Instructor, Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA.
2015 Conference presenter: Building Creative Communities, La Fonda, Santa Fe, NM.
2014 Conference organizer: Evolving Intentions in Public Art, Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM.
2007 Instructor, Ludwig Museum, Aachen, GERMANY.
2005/2006 Instructor, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM
Instructor, Ludwig Museum. Aachen, GERMANY.
2004 Instructor, Burg Sahr, GERMANY.
2001 Instructor, Esalen Institute. Big Sur, CA.
1999 Instructor, Santa Fe Community College. Santa Fe, NM.
1998 Artist in Residence, Esalen Institute. Big Sur, CA.
1997 Instructor, Artist in Residence, Fundacion Paul Rivet. Cuenca, ECUADOR.


Duke, Katherine, "The Landing", Amherst Magazine Spring 2010.
Russell, Genevieve, "Birds in the Park, a Reflection on Art", http://blog.storyportraitmedia.com/?p=445, 3/26/2010.
Hecht, Esther, https://estherhecht.wordpress.com/2010/09/26/migrating-birds-return-to-santa-fe/
Monti, Olivia, Ceramic Vision http://www.ceramicvision.net/search/label/christy%20hengst
Fisher, Zane, "Building for the Birds", Santa Fe Reporter, 4/1/2009
Dempsey, Dale, "Birds in the Park art installation Visits SB" The Santa Barbara Independent 7/21/2009
“Top Talent”, Santa Fean, 6/2008.
Rankin, Lissa , Encaustic and Beyond. Sterling, 2008.
Bell, Robert, 100 Santa Fe Etchers. Bell Tower Editions, 2008.
Romero, Elizabeth, “Friends and Lovers with Baggage”,Pasatiempo, The Santa Fe New Mexican, 9/7/2007.
Carver, Jon, “Christy Hengst: Sealed in Wax”, THE Magazine, 5/2006.
Indyke, Dottie , “Waxing Artistic”, The Journal North, (Santa Fe, NM) 4/14/2006.
“Christy Hengst, de lo público a lo íntimo” El Tiempo (Cuenca, Ecuador) 10/22/2005.
“Un arte material y efímero”El Mercurio (Cuenca, Ecuador) 10/06/2005.
“Burghaus im Zeichen von Altägypten” Kölnische Rundschau (Cologne, Germany) 6/07/2004.
“Art in Transit" The Santa Fe New Mexican, 1/25/2003.
"Kunstgenuss Beim Warten auf den Bus" Hephaistos (Germany), 6/2001.
"Art and Function" The Santa Fe New Mexican, 1/21/2001.
King, Peter, Architectural Ceramics. Lark Books, 1999.
International Ceramics Public Art Exhibition Catalogue , (Taipei, Taiwan), 1998.
Hengst, Christy, “The Hill That Spits Fire", Ceramics Monthly, 5/1998.
Astudillo, Lucia, and Kennedy, Alexandra, "The Vulcan of Cuenca", Anvil Magazine, 9/1997.
"Es Un Espacio Differente", Hoy (Cuenca, Ecuador), 4/18/1997.