“Through the language of color, my artwork draws attention to life’s moments. Whether a particular instance is captured and translated in a representational sense or only alluded to through non-representational abstraction, each piece is inspired. Contrasts between hues, values, and textures are purposefully placed, to provide opportunity for visual interaction. Through my art, viewers are presented with an opportunity to reflect on their own personal existence, moments, and memories.” ~Christy Phelps

 

Christy has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Arts degree from the University of Oklahoma, but her training in art began when she was a little girl with private drawing lessons and oil painting lessons throughout her childhood. She acquired an Associate of Art in Visual Arts from Oklahoma City Community College and completed her BFA at OU with a with a focus on Ceramics and Figure Sculpture. She views artistic ability, knowledge, and experience as subjects which continually evolve, grow, and strengthen, so she is always eager to explore and learn new techniques.

 

Christy began teaching small drawing, calligraphy, and cake decorating classes in the 1990’s, followed by years of teaching private fine art and painting lessons. Eventually, she started teaching oil painting lessons to students in sixth through twelfth grades, and she was an art teacher for grades pre-kindergarten through eighth grade at a local classical education school for three years, before starting her own art business, in Spring 2017.

 

Christy also creates oil paintings, ceramics, pottery, sculpture, and glass art, which she sells through the online store on this website, consignment at local shops, commissions, and through art galleries and shows. For more information, you may visit the Shop option above or contact christyphelpsart@gmail.com

Printed Articles

May 2022, Aster Review

University of Oklahoma publication of student literary and artistic works; Photos of Christy Phelps Art sculptures featured on pages 12, 13, 15, and 74.

Group Shows/Exhibits

2022                       MERAKI, BFA Senior Capstone Exhibition, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

2022                       ONE: Celebration of Rhythm, Love, & Art, Norman Arts Council, MAINSITE Contemporary Art, Norman OK

2021                       BFA Pop Up Exhibition 2021, Resonator, Norman, OK

2021                       BFA Studio I Exhibition, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

2021                       Clara Luper Exhibition, Oklahoma History Center, Oklahoma City, OK

2021                       May Norman 2nd Friday Artwalk, Studio Ink, Norman, OK

2021                       ONE: Avant-Garde, Norman Arts Council, MAINSITE Contemporary Art, Norman, OK

2020                       ONEderland, Norman Arts Council, MAINSITE Contemporary Art, Norman, OK

2019                       ONE: The Roaring Twenties, Norman Arts Council, MAINSITE Contemporary Art, Norman, OK

Juried Shows/Exhibits

2022                       University of Oklahoma 108th Annual School of Visual Arts Student Exhibition, Fred Jones Jr. Museum of art, Norman, OK

2021                       Small Art Show, The Paseo Art Association, Oklahoma City, OK

2021                       University of Oklahoma 107th Annual School of Visual Arts Student Exhibition, Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, Norman, OK

2020                       University of Oklahoma 106th Annual School of Visual Arts Student Exhibition, Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, Norman, OK

                                (curated by Holly Wilson)

2019                       2019 Foil Sculpture Juried Exhibition, Firehouse Art Center, Norman, OK (curated by Hans Butzer and Paul Moore)

2019                       University of Oklahoma 105th Annual School of Visual Arts Student Exhibition, Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, Norman, OK

                                (curated by Gerald Clarke)

2018                       University of Oklahoma 104th Annual School of Visual Arts Student Exhibition, Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, Norman, OK

                                (curated by Douglas Shaw Elder)

Awards

2022                       Norman Arts Council Award, University of Oklahoma 108th Annual School of Visual Arts Student Exhibition,

                                Fred Jones Jr. Museum of art, Norman, OK

2021                       John R. Potts Jr. Sculpture Award, University of Oklahoma 107th Annual School of Visual Arts Student Exhibition,

                                Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, Norman, OK

2019                       Honorable Mention, Firehouse Art Center’s 2019 Foil Sculpture Juried Exhibition, Norman, OK

2019                       Ben Whitney Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art Docent Award, University of Oklahoma 105th Annual School of Visual Arts 

                                Student Exhibition