Artist Info

christine-brennan-in-studioOften dreamlike and enigmatic, Christine Brennan’s work features a host of symbolic and allegorical reference. Brennan’s images draw from the unconscious, leading the viewer into richly-lit narratives that evoke personal stories and associations.

As a painter and printmaker, Brennan works in oil on paper or board and hand-colored linoleum block prints. Never setting out to illustrate a specific theme or story, the artist creates each image as she goes, changing and shaping it along the way. That each untitled image may call forth different interpretations is a balance the artist strives for.

Recent Exhibitions & *Solo Shows:

  • 2012-Present Brumfield LLC Gallery, Boise, ID. Owner: Jane Brumfield
  • 2012-Present Nahcotta Gallery, Portsmouth, NH. Owner: Deb Thompson
  • 2012-Present Art and Invention Gallery, Nashville, TN. Owner: Meg MacFadyen
  • 2009-Present Santa Barbara Arts, Owner: Lynn Adams
  • 2007 Figures & Forces, Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
  • 2006-2010 Hunter-Kirkland Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM. Owner: Nancy Hunter.
  • 2006-2008 44T Artspace, Denver, CO.
  • 2005 Birds of a Feather, with Ted Gall, HumanArts Gallery, Ojai, CA. Owners: Hallie & Stan Katz.
  • 2004 Featured Artist: City of Ventura Artwalk.
  • 2002-Present Iota, Dallas, TX. Owner: Dan Dean.
  • 2002 *Recent Works by Christine Brennan, Utopia Design, Studio City, CA. Owner: Darren Frank.
  • 2001 *The Imaginary World of Christine Brennan, Utopia Design, Studio City, CA. Owner: Darren Frank.
  • 2000-2003 Every Picture Tells A Story, Santa Monica, CA. Owner: Lois Sarkisian.
  • 1999 *Imaginary Friends, Carnagie Art Museum, Oxnard, CA. Curator: Susan Bellah.
  • 1993-Present Ojai Studio Artists exhibiting member.
  • 1991-2003 Running Ridge Gallery, Santa Fe, NM. Director: Carol Sorensen.
  • HumanArts Gallery, Ojai, CA. Owners: Hallie & Stan Katz.
  • 1988-2012 John Nichols Gallery, Santa Paula, CA. Owner: John Nichols.


  • Featured Artist, Focus On The Masters, Ventura, CA.
  • Directors Choice “Master in our Midst” Award, Carnagie Art Museum, Oxnard, CA.
  • Best of Show, Ventura County Assembly of the Arts, Ventura, CA.


  • City of Ventura, CA Municipal Art Collection, City Hall, Ventura, CA.
  • Carnagie Art Museum, Oxnard, CA.
  • Drew Barrymore, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Jonathan Winters, Santa Barbara, CA.
  • Sir Anthony Hopkins, Malibu, CA.
  • Pat Richardson (of TV’s Home Improvement), Los Angeles, CA.
  • Ventura County Museum of Art and History, Ventura, CA.
  • Bank of A. Levy Collection, Ventura, CA.
  • Work Purchased for the Film “When a Man Loves a Woman”, 1994.

Reviews & Publications

  • “Christine Brennan Paintings”, Pueblo Street Press, 2008.
  • Stephanie Kinnear, “Art House”, Ventana Monthly, October 2006.
  • Nicole D’Amore, “Symbolic Still Lifes Meant to Elicit Personal Response,” Ventura County Star, March 18, 2005.
  • Psychological Perspectives: a Journal of Jungian Thought, winter 98/99.


  • 1987 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI.