Through her use of geometric shapes, Christine Vaillancourt is able to convey a feeling of “randomness and order, permanence and flux, primitive and industrial, analytical and visceral.” This inescapable duality pulls the viewer’s attention into the multiple layers of the painting, one by one, revealing its complexity. The shapes in Vaillancourt’s work appear to be in constant transition, as if moving slowly through time. The acrylic paint that Vaillancourt uses has an encaustic look to it, adding another dimension to her work.
The artist received an MA from the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI. Since then, she has shown extensively in galleries across the United States, including the Creiger-Dane Gallery, Boston, MA, Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI, Arnold Gallery, Newport, MA, and the Annex Gallery, San Diego, CA. She has been an art instructor at Newton Public Schools and has been involved in ARTSTART, which provides art workshops for homeless children at the Boston Center for the Arts.