Paul Cristina was born in the metropolitan area of Cleveland, OH. in August of 1983. He is self-taught in the fields of painting and drawing. His creative sensibilities have continued to develop through the study of books, film, music, people and conversation. These sources of education continue to inform his work through the experimentation of various style and media.

Cristina had worked several years as a paramedic, which allowed for a stark insight and investigation into the often disturbing aspects of society and human behavior. This experience involuntarily contributes an emotional undercurrent to Cristina's work and provides with an insight toward the underbelly of life as we know it. 

His work has been primarily exhibited throughout the north/southeastern United States and is currently held in private collections internationally. He currently lives and works in Charleston, South Carolina.



2018 Down Into Folds, Beresford Gallery, Charleston, SC

2018: Born from Tomorrow, TRAX Visual Arts Center, Lake City, SC

2018: Through Birth & Burial, Booth Gallery, New York, NY

2017: We Were Never Told the Truth..(2nd Install), Redux Contemporary Art Center, Charleston, SC

2017: We Were Never Told the Truth About the Dying of the Sun, Beresford Gallery, Charleston, SC

2016: Observations of Death in the Daylight, Tua Lingua Gallery, N. Charleston, SC


selected Group exhibitions

2018: INTRO Pop-Up, 535 King St., Charleston, SC

2017: Anonymous, York College. York, PA

2017: The 13th Hour, Booth Gallery, New York, NY

2017: ArtFields Juried Exhibition, Lake City, SC

2017: Two Person Exhibition, Beyond Flesh, Last Rites Gallery, New York, NY

2017: Paintguide, Booth Gallery, New York, NY

2016: The 13th Hour, Last Rites Gallery, New York, NY

2016: The Waiting Room Pt. 4, Pulp Gallery, Charleston, SC

2015: My Language, Circular Meeting Space, Charleston, SC

North Charleston Arts Festival Juried Exhibition, N. Charleston, SC

2014: In Dreams, Tua Lingua Gallery, N. Charleston, SC

2012: Reconstruct/Deconstruct, LOCAL Art Gallery, Charleston, SC

Kulture Klash VII, 10 Storehouse Row Gallery, N. Charleston, SC


2017: Artist Talk on the Current Body of Work, Beresford Gallery, Charleston, SC


2015: The First Place Prize for Fine Art and Drawing, North Charleston Fine Arts Festival Juried Exhibition