Born to an Italian father and an American mother who also happened to be an art historian, Christina Mariotti grew up exposed to great works of fine art and timeless design. During her childhood she often traveled back and forth between her two hometowns of Rome, Italy and Kansas City, Missouri, acquiring artistic influences from both cultures — from classical and modern architecture to vintage fashions and interiors — all of which play large roles in her painting today. Her work explores scale and form, and the intersections of humanity and the built environment.
Christina moved to Fayetteville, Arkansas in the early '90s to attend the University of Arkansas, where she received her fine arts degree in painting. During this time Christina began visiting Italy again, including a semester abroad at the American University of Rome. She explains that these valuable visits were like a cathartic rebirth; she could feel her dormant knowledge of the language coming back, and her love of Italian design once more began to blossom within. These influences can be clearly seen in her art, whether in her landscapes or figural works. Her work has been featured in numerous gallery exhibitions and in the press, and is owned by collectors nationwide and overseas.