cristina clarimon

Born in Madrid, Spain

Lives & works in Williston, VT


Cristina Clarimon attended the Escuela de Bellas Artes at the Universidad Complutense in Madrid, and briefly The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She holds a Bachelor in Fine Arts and a Masters in Art Education from the University of New Mexico.


Her work has been exhibited in galleries in the Southwest, Florida, Oregon, Vermont and California. She was selected to show in the Santa Fe Museum of Fine Arts, the Harwood Museum of Art in Taos, the Arts Center in St. Petersburg (Florida) and in the Las Cruces Museum of Art. Her mixed media collages are in collections around the world in Spain, the Netherlands, Japan, Scotland, Canada, the United States and Mexico. 

Her pieces are deeply personal both in content and style. She employs a variety of transfer and drawing techniques, and particularly enjoys creating traditional handmade collages.


She prefers to work in a traditional way, avoiding the digitalization of the original work, while always in search of rich surfaces and unexpected effects. Her pieces are built up layer by layer with patience, skill and tolerance, to allow the image to develop on its own terms.  

If all artwork is self portrait, as the great Oscar Wilde said, her collages inevitably depict her health struggles, wit and resilience. Despite living with several chronic conditions and daily pain, her collages are peaceful and thoughtful. They have a quiet and even pulse that allows the mind to wander, to imagine beyond what is visible. She immerses herself in her work and finds comfort in the process of making each piece.


M. Ed. in Art Education, Graduated with distinction 2002
University of New Mexico Albuquerque, NM

B.A. in Fine Arts/Spanish 1997 

University of New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM

Guest Artist/Student. Art Institute of Chicago 1988

Professional Activities

Access CVU

Creative collage instructor

Hinesburg, VT 2018 - present 

Stuck on You: Creative Collage instructor

Williston Parks & Recreation

Williston, VT 2017 - present


Murze Magazine - Conscious

Issue 11, April 2020

Flyway Journal of Writing and Environment Iowa State University, Spring 2020

Masters of Collage: Major Works by Leading Artists

Lark Books 2010


Woman on the Move 2005 YWCA NM

Watercolor Society Award 2007

Encantada RGAA

Albuquerque, NM

do they think of me at home? mixed media collage


III Mini Print Cantabria
Faro Cabo Mayor Art Center
Santander, Cantabria, Spain. August 2020


Juried Group Show - ART IN ISOLATION, Envision Arts Online Gallery. April 2020

Group Show - ANEW @ Amy E. Tarrant Gallery. Burlington, VT. February 2020

Group show - Small Works. SPACE Gallery @ The Soda Plant. Burlington, VT. January 2020

Collage Garden Cartagena - Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia 2019

Cut & Paste - Edinburgh Collage Collective, Scotland 2019

Metamorphosis Art - Gallery Atelier Casa Mexicana​, Bari, Italy 2019

Group Show - Rokeby Museum Contemporary Art Show, Ferrisburgh, VT 2019

Group Show - Small Works The Space Gallery Burlington, VT 2019 

Growing Food, Growing Community VCGN, New Moon Café

Burlington, VT 2017

Selected Works ArtHaus66 Gallery

Albuquerque, NM  2009

Piedra, Papel, Lienzo y Tijeras: Contemporary Spanish Artists II 

ArtHaus66 Gallery

Albuquerque, NM 2008

Lane Community College School of Art & Applied Design  

Eugene, Oregon 2008


Travesia Poetica: Contemporary Spanish Artists

ArtHaus66 Gallery

Albuquerque, NM  2008

Project Creo: Bytes & Pieces

The Arts Center

St. Petersburg FL  2007


Originals 2007

The Harwood Museum of Art

Taos, NM 2007



Flying Star Downtown

Albuquerque, NM  2007

Family Ties

Galerie Gang

Ijmuiden, Holland

April 2007

Desert Blooms

ArtHaus66 Gallery

Albuquerque, NM 2007


N4th Gallery

Albuquerque, NM 2007

Small is More

Harwood Art Center

Albuquerque, NM 2006

Choice Art

Downtown Contemporary Art Center

Albuquerque, NM 2006

Paper Trail

ArtHaus66 Gallery

Albuquerque, NM 2006

Life and Liberty after 9/11

Las Cruces Museum of Art

Las Cruces, NM 2006

Small Treasures

ArtHaus66 Gallery

Albuquerque, NM 2006

Encantada RGAA


Albuquerque, NM May 2006

Art & Spirit

Ushasti Gallery

Albuquerque, NM 2006

Small is More

Harwood Art Center

Albuquerque, NM  2005

Originals 2005

Museum of Fine Arts

Santa Fe, NM  2005


Harwood Art Center

Albuquerque, NM  2005


Arte Loca Gallery

Bernalillo, NM 2004


Harwood Art Center

Albuquerque, NM 2003 

My Wicked Valentine

Harwood Art Center

Albuquerque, NM  2000

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