In 'Volcanix' aspects of volcanism are considered and celebrated in an extended-format portrait of Popocateptl- both actual and metaphoric, an immanent stolid presence, yet alive, unpredictable and ever-changing, evincing many aspects of the human condition. Over the course of three years painter Christin Couture has observed the Mexican volcano on a web camera administered by CENAPRED*. The artist, through the physical act of rendering this image in various mediums, deepens her connection through familiarity.
*Centro Nacional de Prevención de Desastres
Christin Couture was born and raised in Western Massachusetts.
She has a BFA in Painting from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, studied at the Brooklyn Museum Art School, the Art Students' League of New York, and in Bologna, Italy, and has received Fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, the Millay Colony, and Fondation Karolyi, Vence, France.
She has exhibited at the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center; the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park; University Museum of Contemporary Art, UMass, Amherst; Boston University Gallery; Art in Odd a Places, NYC; Dabora Gallery, Brooklyn; Monique Knowlton Gallery, NYC; Galeria Arvil, Museo Leon Trotsky, and El Rojo de Tacubaya, Mexico City. She lives in Western Massachusetts and New York City with her husband, sculptor William Hosie.