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Crysta Gonzalez (originally Corthron) was born October

12th, 1964 and grew up in Buffalo Gap, Texas, a small
town near Abilene. Her art career began as a freelance
sign-painter in the Abilene area before her studies had
even begun. After obtaining a Bachelor of Arts Degree at
Texas Tech Universtity, she relocated to the Dallas area,
where she Joined the Deep Ellum Art Group and participated
in group shows in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex.

By 1988, she was first responsible for the visual presentation
at Rush Art Co. in Dallas and went on to apply
her skills as an interior and window designer for Nieman
– Marcus in 1989. In the fall of 1992, she moved to New
York City, eventually designing window installations for
Bergdorf Goodman.

In 1997, she crossed the Atlantic and began working in
the visual department at Quartier 206 in Berlin, Germany,
later becoming creative director. With the intention of
furthering her career as an artist, she resumed her studies
and obtained her master’s degree at the University
of the Arts in Berlin.

Since 2004, she has been self-employed

as an artist, exhibiting her work in local businesses
and galleries, as well as designing lighting on