Exploring cultural identity the human spirit and socio-political themes such as climate change, displacement, war, immigration, urban dislocation, and capital punishment, artist Maria Cristina “Cristy” Jadick incorporates photography, video, printmaking and performance in what results in compelling, conceptually based projects. Incorporating found objects and bricolage into her work, Jadick further connects her viewers to a sense of place. Her projects range from large, mixed media, photo-lithographic prints on paper and canvas to sizable, performative, interactive tableau that integrate photographs, video and sewn, painted, baked and printed elements.
Jadick earned her B.A. from Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, PA and pursued Art & Social Sciences studies at the Transart Foundation-Houston, TX (with Surpik Angelini and Abdel Hernandez,) The Glassell School-MFA Houston, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX, and The Johns Hopkins University- Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, DC.
Her artistic career spans over 25 years, with exhibitions at the Fotofest Biennial, Bronx Latino Art Biennial, Museums in the USA, Mexico, Peru, and Brazil, at numerous galleries, alternative spaces, public spaces and corporations.
Jadick has received several prestigious artist development grants from Creative Capital (NYC) and DiverseWorks where she served on the Artist Board from 2013- 2014. Jadick lives in Houston, TX with her husband and 2 sons.