In my work I am drawn to the processes of birth, death, and renewal. What lies below the surface fascinates me and I try to capture the qualities of the "unseen" that express the sense of wonder that I feel in my daily existence. I am attracted to glass because it can do everything that other sculptural media can; in addition, it offers an inner space and transmits light.

My subject matter includes babies, animals, and children as they embody the essence of vulnerability that is the underlying theme in my work. Currently I am exploring metamorphosis as a topic, and have been incorporating figures within figures in my pieces. Within each glass figure there is a smaller figure seen through the surface of the glass.

I think of these pieces as souls, each being pregnant with their own potential, giving birth to new, improved versions of themselves.

Christina Bothwell lives and works in the USA.
Bothwell has won numerous scholarships and grants including a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant and a Virginia A. Groot Foundation award for excellence in sculpture. Her work is held in permanent public collections such as the Corning Museum of Glass, Corning NY; Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI; Shanghai Museum of Glass Art, Shanghai, China; Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL; Palm Springs Museum, Palm Springs, CA and the Alexander Tutsek - Stiftung foundation, Munich, Germany.



2015 - Christina Bothwell, "Spirit into Matter", Fort Wayne Museum, Fort Wayne, Indiana
2014 - Christina Bothwell, Toy Chronicles, Heller Gallery, New York, NY
2014 - Christina Bothwell, Austin Art Projects & Studio, Palm Desert, California
2012 - Christina Bothwell, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM
2011 - Power in Each Step, Obsolete Gallery, Venice, CA
2010 - Solo exhibition, Echt Gallery Chicago, Chicago, Il
2009 - Transitory Presence, E. Avery Draper Showcase, DCCA Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE
2008 - The Dream Well, Echt Gallery Chicago, Chicago, Il
- Invisible Realities, Heller Gallery, New York, NY
2007 - Invisible Realities, Southern Ohio Museum, Portsmouth, Oa, And Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, OH
2005 - Between Fascination and Fear, Heller Gallery, New York, NY
- Below the Surface, Echt Gallery Chicago, Chicago, Il
2004 - Below the Surface, E'clat Du Verre Gallery, Paris, France
2003 - Lucid Dreaming, Echt Gallery, Chicago, Il
2002 - Lucid Dreaming, John Elder Gallery, New York, NY


2014 -“Create + Collect =Connect.", Liberty Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Figure It, Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, Ohio
- Contemporary Glass Sculpture, Palm Desert Museum, Palm Desert, California
- Narrative Sculpture, Blue Spiral Gallery, Asheville, North Carolina
- Shattered, Contemporary Sculpture in Glass, Frederick Meijer Garden Exhibition, Grand Rapids, MI
2013 - 10 Years, Gallery Sklo's 10th Anniversary Exhibition, Gallery Sklo, Korea
- Ocean, A Look at Marine Life Through Glass, Glasmuseet Ebeltoft, Denmark, *full color catalogue
- 41st International Glass Award Winners Exhibition, Fort Wayne Museum, Fort Wayne, Indiana
- Visions, 41st Annual International Glass Invitational, Habatat Michigan Gallery, Royal Oak, Michigan, *full color catalogue
- Ocean, A Look at Marine Life Through the Medium of Glass, Glasmuseum, Ebeltoft, Denmark
- The Philadelphia Story, Asheville Museum of Contemporary Art, Asheville, NC
2012 - 40th Annual International Glass Invitational Awards Exhibition, International Glass Festival, Sofia, Bulgaria
- The Female Gaze, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Art, Philadelphia, PA
- Fire and Sand, Mesa Museum of Contemporary Art, AZ
2011 - The Uncommon Image, Portsmouth Museum of Art, Portsmouth, NH
2010 - See Through, Islip Art Museum, Long Island, NY
- Regards Complices, Musee Languedocien, Montpelier, France
- Anything But Clear, Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, TN
- Glass Uprising, Swanson Reed Gallery, Zephyr Gallery, Louisville, KY
- Matters of Size, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA
2009 - Rising Stars for the 21st Century, Museum of Glass, Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center, Millville, NJ
- Short Stories, Narratives from the Kiln, Columbia Art League, Columbia, MO
- Visages, The Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL
2008 - The Narratives in Contemporary Glass, Art Gallery, Highland Park, IL
2007 - The Art of Glass from Galle to Chihuly, Newark Museum, Newark, NJ
2006 - Poetic Expressions of Mortality; Figurative Ceramics from the Porter Price, Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL and Montgomery Museum of Art, Montgomery, AL
- Life Insight. The Human Experience, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville, KY
2005 - Outside the Centers/On the Edge, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA; Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA; Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, Lancaster, PA; Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA; Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto, PA
- Figurative Art, Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY
2004 - La Puissance Du Verre dans L'art Contemporain, Mus´e de l'Outil et de la Pensée Ouvriére, Troyes, France and Hsinchu International Glass Art Exhibition; Hsinchu Museum, Hsinchu, Taiwan


Cincinatti Museum of Art, Cincinatti, Ohio
Glasmuseet Ebeltoft, Museum of International Contemporary Glass, Denmark
SMOG (Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Glass Art), Shanghai, China
Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA
Tutsek-Stitfung Foundation, Munich Germany
The Smithsonian Museum of Art's Archives of American Art, Oral History Collection
Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL
Racine Museum, Racine, WI
Corning Glass Museum, NY
Palm Springs Museum, CA
Lowe Art Museum, FL
Candace Groot Collection, IL


2008 - The Virginia Groot Foundation, Evanston, Il - grant, first place award for excellence in sculpture
2003 - Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, Baltimore, MD - grant
2002 - Greenshields Foundation, Quebec, Canada - grant
2001 - Pilchuk Glass School, Seattle, WA - full scholarship
1997 - Ruth Chenven Foundation, New York, NY - grant
1996 - Elizabeth Foundation, New York, NY - grant
1994 - Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York, NY - grant
1985 - Greenshields Foundation, Quebec, Canada - grant


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Corning Museum of Glass, New Glass Review, Recent Acquisition 25, 2015 John Drury, Review, Christina Bothwell Toy Chronicles at Heller Gallery, Glass Quarterly, December, 2014
Carlos Ortega, Vidrio Glass Magazine, Spain, November, 2014
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Corning Museum of Glass, New Glass Review 34, Corning, NY 2014
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