Christina P. Day's studio practice shifts between drawing, drafting and building and is inspired by the poetry of time captured in found material. She frequently returns to ‘match finding’ - both literally, in how repeat patterns link into one another or how two walls join in a corner, and artistically when two objects of the same make are found in different places at different times by chance.
Day’s installations are influenced by the study of both garment construction and architecture- situations that are both measured and understood by an individual alone. Her background in Fiber keeps her thinking about how to communicate with material. She uses good craft as a language to convincingly mediate unlikely surfaces. Though her work shifts in scale from the hand held to life size, her pursuit of a fragment of place remains.
Day is an alumna of the University of the Arts (BFA Crafts/Fibers ’99) and Cranbrook Academy of Art (MFA Fiber ’06) and has won fellowships at Sculpture Space, the Vermont Studio Center, the Haystack Open Studio Residency at the Haystack Mountain School of Craft and RAIR in Philadelphia, PA. In 2016 she participated as a finalist for the Open Call at Cue Art Foundation, New York, NY. She is a former member of the NAPOLEON artist collective (2012-2016) and has served as a consultant for both the Crafts Now festival and Just Sole! Street Dance Theater, both in Philadelphia, PA. She has written on her own work and in critique of others for Architecture and Ideas, from Carleton University (Ottowa, Ontario) and Textile: Journal of Cloth and Culture (Oxford, UK).