About Christina Karll
CHRISTINA KARLL was born in California. She lived in Mexico City, before leaving to attend University of Texas at Austin.
She received her BFA at the University of Houston, in Houston, Texas, where she currently resides.
In 1990, as a conservationist and supporter of animal rights, she met her icon, Dr. Jane Goodall, whose pioneering research transformed scientific perceptions of the relationship between humans and animals. This encounter led Christina and her husband to create a ‘Wildlife Refuge’ in the countryside just outside of Houston, where her studio is located. The wildlife refuge takes informed and compassionate action to protect animals and to improve their habitat - a paradigm for her work.
Karll’s work is a metaphorical fusion of man and nature suggesting the interconnectedness of all living things and contemporary concerns about the environment. The work is infused with personal beliefs expressing a deep spiritual connection with nature.
Karll’s paintings and sculptures have been exhibited internationally and are included in many corporate and private collections. She is a former board member of DiverseWorks artspace and the Houston Advisory Council for the Jane Goodall Institute.