Catherine Cross Tsintzos
Catherine Cross Tsintzos is an Interdisciplinary/Multidisciplinary Artist with a focus on environmental and social issues, traditional fine craft and sustainability. She has a clear purpose in building and crossing bridges among the arts with a deep focus and balance between artistic practice, teaching, activism and invitation for participation.
Catherine has spent her life’s work developing programs and teaching in the arts in the Southeast United States for all ages and abilities. She is a NC artist from Greensboro and spends most of her time in Florida where she has been actively involved with arts education at the Orlando Museum of Art for the past 15 years. Catherine works with arts organizations, museums and universities including Frederick Book Arts Center,MD, Rollins College/FL, Duke University Continuing Studies/NC, Louise Wells Cameron Art Museum/NC, Greenville Center for Creative Art/SC and the Florence County Museum/SC currently. Her love for the element of surprise and process art have lead her to working with mediums that include clay, paper, printmaking, book and fiber arts, alternative photographic processes, natural plant dyes and earth pigments. Through her museum work she has had the privilege to work with many national and international artists and works of art that have continued to scaffold her interest in being a lifelong learner and to keep the creative process fresh and invigorated with her personal art making.
Over the past ten years Catherine’s work has had a focus on developing art and agriculture intersections for curriculum development in schools and works of art that reflect these intersections. She has been awarded Artist Residencies from the Blumenthal Foundation twice to work on her art and agriculture project at Wildacres in Little Switzerland, NC, three times from the Rensing Center, Pickens, SC and May 2021 at the Edgewood Farm, Truro Center for the Arts, Truro, MA. Catherine has participated as a Visiting Artist Resident s