Christine Buth-Furness Biography

Christine Buth-Furness



Christine Buth-Furness was born July 1, 1953 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her introduction to printmaking came in 1969-71 from art teacher James Wachholz at Nicolet High School, Glendale, Wisconsin. After high school, she continued her formal studies and in 1976 received her B.F.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) with a concentration in printmaking. She studied lithography with Anthony Stoeveken, serigraphy with Robert Randall Burkert, etching with John Ernest, and painting with Laurence Rathsack and Joseph Friebert.

Buth-Furness then received a Fellowship and Research Assistantship from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) for her graduate studies. Her she studied intaglio with Michael Miller, lithography with Ray Martin and painting with Richard Loving and in 1981 received her M.F.A., again with a focus on printmaking.

Christine Buth-Furness currently maintains studios in both Brookfield, WI and Santa Rosa, California.  Always working on a paper surface, she paints, draws or prints “abstracted portraits of places experienced, spaces navigated and those imagined”.

She has exhibited both nationally and internationally in over 200 juried, invitational and solo exhibitions. She is a lifetime member of Wisconsin Visual Artists (WVA), a Wisconsin Academy Artist and is currently serving as the Newsletter Editor of Watercolor USA Honor Society, a national artist organization working with the annual Watercolor USA national juried exhibition at the Springfield Art Museum in Springfield, MO.