Christa Toole’s work explores the subjects of space, energy and transformation. Using paint, thread, wax and other materials in her work, the work evokes the concept of the transmutation of energy. What can at once refer to the micro levels of biology can also represent the macro levels of space and both of their infinite complexities. The subject matter simultaneously highlights the similarities in form of the two and underscores the persistent yet intricate laws of the universe. Energy is a constant in all levels. Energy moves from one realm into another, its properties may change but the force remains invariable.

Christa Toole was chosen as a winner of the National Juried Competition curated by Tricia Yunjoo Paik, Curatorial Assistant, Museum of Modern Art at Phoenix Gallery in 2006. She has exhibited her work at many galleries and art fairs in New York City and around the world including Art Basel Miami, Cue Gallery, Artists Space, NurtureArt, Zone Chelsea, Galerie Scherer8 (Berlin, Germany), Palazzo Gotico (Piacenza, Italy) and the Phoenix Center for Contemporary Art among others.


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2015

Echo: Phoenix Gallery, 210 11th Ave, New York, NY.

2014

We Are Here Group Show: Phoenix Gallery, 210 11th Ave, New York, NY.

syn.the.sis: Phoenix Gallery, 210 11th Ave, New York, NY.

2013

Symbiosis: Phoenix Gallery, 210 11th Ave, New York, NY.

2012

September Group Show: Phoenix Gallery, 210 11th Ave, New York, NY.

2011

Anti-Matter: Phoenix Gallery, 210 11th Ave, New York, NY.

2010

Event Horizon: Phoenix Gallery, 210 11th Ave, New York, NY.

Open Ground: Fountain Art Fair, Pier 66 NYC

Governor’s Island Art Fair: Governor’s Island, New York, NY.

2009

Governor’s Island Art Fair: Governor’s Island, New York, NY.

Pool Art Fair: Wyndham Hotel, 37 West 24th St, New York, NY.

 2008

Art Basel: Fountain Art Fair, 2505 North Miami Ave, Miami, FL.

Level Zero: Phoenix Gallery, 210 11th Ave, New York, NY.

Open Ground East: Nuevo Estilo, 108 Central Ave, Brooklyn, NY.

 2007

Waste Not: Phoenix Gallery, 210 11th Ave, New York, NY.

Nurturing the New: NURTUREart, 910 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY.

Ten Artists: Phoenix Gallery, 210 11th Ave, New York, NY.

The Seed Project: Rare Gallery, 521 W 26th St, New York, NY.

2006

National Juried Exhibition: Phoenix Gallery, 210 11th Ave, New York, NY.

Friends Invite Friends: Phoenix Gallery, 210 11th Ave, New York, NY

Night of 1000 Drawings: Artists Space, 38 Greene St, New York, NY.

Nurturing the Edge: Cue Foundation, 511 w 25th St., New York, NY.

2005

Night of 1000 Drawings: Artists Space, 38 Greene St, New York, NY.

Studio LoDo/Phoenix Center for Contemporary Art, 15 East Jackson, Phoenix, AZ.

Nurturing the Edge: Spike Gallery: 547 W 20th St, New York, NY.

Williamsburg Wedding: Galerie Scherer8, Schererstraße, Berlin, Germany.

2004

Surfeit: ZONEchelsea, Center for the Arts, 601 W 26th St. New York, NY.

Liminal: Open Ground, 252 Grand St, Williamsburg, NY.

NURTUREart: 475 Keap St, Williamsburg, NY.

Open Season: Open Ground, 252 Grand St, Williamsburg, NY.

2003

Exquisite: Naked Duck Gallery, 66 Jackson St, Williamsburg, NY.

Between Waking and Sleeping: Fluxcore Artspace, 340 Grand St, Williamsburg, NY.

Wish You Were Here: A.I.R. Gallery, 511 W 25th St, New York, NY.

 2002

Generations III: A.I.R. Gallery, 40 Wooster St., NY, NY.

Reactions: Exit Art, 548 Broadway, New York, NY.

Body in Motion, Bedlam in Mind: Galapagos, 70 N 6th St. Williamsburg, NY.


EDUCATION

Vassar College BA, Studio Art 1993

Rhode Island School of Design 1990