Christine Destrempes


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Born in Fall River, Massachusetts • June 20, 1952

During a brief encounter with higher education I majored in fine arts, then worked for many years in the graphic design, marketing, and publishing industries as a designer, consultant, and illustrator. In 1995 I began working as a freelance designer and illustrator, and shortly thereafter started to paint, then to make monotypes. In June of 2009, I completed my first installation, 13,699, and started Art for Water, an initiative to raise awareness of the shrinking availability of clean water through public-participation art. In 2015, Art for Water became Art & Dialogue, a non-profit organization that used the process of art-making to generate conversation about today’s issues and how they often intersect. Now I am continuing this work as a freelance artist.

selected solo exhibitions

2015     10,000 STEPS, Silver Center for the Arts, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH
2014     Transparency & Substance, Hargate Art Center, St. Paul’s School, Concord, NH
2012     Stream of Conscience, Montshire Museum of Science, Norwich, VT
2011     River of Words Stream of Conscience, Sharon Arts Downtown Gallery, Peterborough, NH
2010     13,699, Pingree School, South Hamilton, MA
2010     13,699, D:2:E Conference, Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA
2006 & 2004     Anderson-Soule Gallery, Concord, NH

selected group exhibitions & installations

2014     Oltre la Fenestra, L’Associazione Cultruale Irtus, Sutri, Italy
2013     Printivale, Translations Gallery, Canton, OH
2012     New England Biennial, Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro, VT
2012     A-maze-ing Water, New York Aquarium, Brooklyn, NY
2012     Uncommon River, Pritchard Art Gallery, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
2011     The Value of Water, Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, New York, NY
2011     Watermark, Woolen Mill Gallery, Reedsburg, WI
2011     Ripple Effect, The Art of H2O, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA
2010     Green Too, Annmarie Garden Sculpture Park & Art Center, Solomons, MD
2009     Downstream, Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery, Keene State College, Keene, NH, curated
2009     Water: Mystery & Plight, Sharon Arts Exhibition Gallery, Peterborough, NH, curated
2008     Blanche Ames National Art Exhibition, North Easton, MA
2008     The Secret Knowledge of Water, Nave Gallery, Somerville, MA
2008     GALEX 42, National Juried Competition, Galesburg Civic Art Center, Galesburg, IL
2007     Essex Art Center, Annual Juried Show, Lawrence, MA
2007     Alexandria Museum of Art 20th September Competition, Alexandria, LA
2007, 2002 & 1998     Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery Biennial Competition, Keene, NH
2006     Two Rivers Printmaking Studio: Momenta II, White River Junction, VT
2005     NH Institute of Art Biennial, Manchester, NH
2004     NH Printmaking, Sharon Arts Exhibition Gallery, Peterborough, NH
2002     The Assignment: Self-Portrait, Jaffrey Civic Center, Jaffrey, NH
2003 & 1998     Fitchburg Art Museum Regional Exhibition of Art & Craft, Fitchburg, MA


Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, fall semester 2015 • Franklin Pierce University, Rindge, NH, fall semester 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013  •  Lamprey River Advisory Committee, Durham, NH, October, 2013  •  Prichard Art Gallery, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, February 2012  •  New York Aquarium, Brooklyn, NY, June 2012  •  Montshire Museum of Science, Norwich, VT, June-September, 2012  •  Pingree School, South Hamilton, MA, October, 2010

corporate collections:

Sulloway & Hollis, Concord, NH  •  Concord Hospital, Concord, NH  •  Nixon, Peabody, LLP, Boston, MA  •  Florida Cancer Specialists, Bonita Springs, FL  •  North Run Capital, Boston, MA


Amos Fortune Foundation Fellow, Jaffrey, NH 2017 • Art as a Deliberative Process Exchange Fellow, Kettering Foundation, Kettering, Ohio 2016 • Ewing Arts Award, Keene, NH 2016 • Anne Slade Frey Charitable Trust Grant, 2009 & 2010  •  NH Allstate Art Festival Mentor, Currier Art Museum, Manchester, NH 2008 & 2009 • Artists Professional Toolbox Fellow, Boston, MA 2007 • Clowes Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT 2003