Christina XU
Chinese American Artist



Born and raised on the Western Pacific island of Guam, Christina Xu moved in 2005 to San Francisco at age seventeen. Despite her strong interest in the sciences, which still persists, and in accordance with cultural expectations for pursuing a prestigious medical career, she has always felt the strong undertow of painting tugging at her heart.  It is perhaps not surprising that Xu’s paintings center on the human form, enhanced within a conflict of raw colors from vermillion reds to acid greens, unexplainable combinations at once cool, passionate and always sensual.