We had the good fortune of connecting with Christina Prudenti and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Christina, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
I chose to do what I do because I wanted to make art for a living. I wanted to figure out a lucrative way to make money from my art so I decided to put my art on t-shirts and other apparel and sell those.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I started printing shirts 12 years ago. I taught myself from a screen printing kit I had bought from Dick Blick in the Lower East Side of NYC.. It wasn’t something I ever learned in art college. My designs come from drawings and paintings I’ve created in addition to photographs I’ve taken. My surroundings are usually what inspires me. Its very important for me to like where I live and for there to be life and color around me. My printing techniques have gotten tighter over the years and my my styles have evolved. I screen print, stencil, and hand paint on clothing as well as tie dye and bleach. I guess I’m most proud of teaching myself most of what I do and how my methods have evolved.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
My friend actually just came to visit lol. Since I’m based in Miami now we hung out here on the beach, went to eat everywhere, looked at some art in Wynwood, and then took a spontaneous bus trip to Key Largo and Key West. It was our first time there. I like to explore new places with friends and sometimes solo.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I’d like to dedicate my shoutout to anyone who has ever liked a photo, made a nice comment, bought a shirt, given me and my stuff a ride, given me a good connection to something or someone, given me words of encouragement, and pretty much anyone who has shown that they cared in any way. I appreciate all of it.

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