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Cristina Emmanuel
  Participated in the Following Exhibitions La Cruz: Spiritual Source <1988>
Evocando el Paraíso <1989>
Ex-Votos y Ofrendas /A Woman's Point of View <1991>
A Devotional Legacy: Día de los Muertos 1972-1995 <1995>
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Cristina Emmanuel

Puerto Rican artist Cristina Emmanuel creates altars and assemblage sculptures that embody Latino culture and African-Catholic religions. Her altar-like installations, which fall somewhere between sculpture and still life, often combine autobiographical materials (photographs, mementos) with romantic and religious kitsch to create evocative works that can be interpreted on many levels.

Emmanuel's art has been exhibited throughout the U.S., included in three traveling exhibitions: The Role of Paper: Affirmation and Identity in Chicano and Boricua Art sponsored by the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture and the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center of San Antonio, Texas, Objects of Personal Significance, sponsored by ExhibitsUSA, Kansas City, Missouri (organized by Dr. Janet Marquardt- Cherry, an EIU Art Professor), and Ceremony of Memory: New Expressions in Spirituality Among Contemporary Hispanic Artists sponsored by the Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico. The artist's work has also been published in the book Mixed Blessings: New Art in a Multicultural America by Lucy R. Lippard.