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

BORN            USA, 1967




2011                Birds at the Museum, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO.

2008-current:    Birds in the Park: traveling public art project landing in over 60 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.


 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,



SELECTED PUBLIC WORK and public collections

2008/2009        “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 projectin 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



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.




“Top Talent”,  Santa Fean,  6/08.

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, 9/7/07.

Carver,  Jon,  “Christy Hengst: Sealed in Wax”, THE Magazine,  5/06.

Indyke,  Dottie , “Waxing Artistic”, The Journal North,  (Santa Fe, NM) 4/14/06.

“Christy Hengst, de lo público a lo íntimo” El Tiempo (Cuenca, Ecuador) 10/22/05.

“Un arte material y efímero”El Mercurio (Cuenca, Ecuador) 10/06/05.

“Burghaus im Zeichen von Altägypten” Kölnische Rundschau (Cologne, Germany) 6/07/04.

“Art in Transit" The Santa Fe New Mexican, 1/25/03.

"Kunstgenuss Beim Warten auf den Bus" Hephaistos (Germany), 6/01.

"Art and Function" The Santa Fe New Mexican, 1/21/01.

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,  5/98.

Astudillo, Lucia, and Kennedy, Alexandra, "The Vulcan of Cuenca", Anvil Magazine, 9/97.

"Es Un Espacio Differente", Hoy (Cuenca, Ecuador), 4/18/97.






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