Image courtesy of Roberto Herrera
"The show is trenchant, intelligent and funny."
-Mary Ann Johnson
"With Cats, Criminals & Comedians, Christine Ferrera Says Goodbye to Baltimore with a Ferociously Funny Journey Through Art History."
"Ferrera’s rigorous with her crafted style (delivering each line as if about to fall asleep during her own powerpoint presentation), but presents humor of greater nuance and bite."
The granddaughter of Sicilian immigrants who ran Cave of the Winds,
the legendary Chicago supper club that hosted touring vaudeville acts, Christine Ferrera creates work in performance, video and painting that explores the intersection of art and comedy. Occupying a unique place in the span of feminist art, her intimate stories begin with a familiar experience and gradually veer into liminal and unpredictable terrain, revealing their emotional core.
Christine Ferrera's work has appeared on NPR’s The Story, WYPR’s The Signal and the podcast You/Me/Them/Everybody. She was a featured solo performer in the 2014 Amsterdam Fringe Festival, a 2013 Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award recipient and a 2007 Resident Artist at the Sanskriti Foundation in New Delhi. She has performed at galleries, museums, hotel conference rooms and crawl spaces, internationally. She lives and works and eats and prays and loves in Baltimore, USA.