A native of Poughkeepsie NY, Christine received an A.B. in English from Bryn Mawr College in 1991.
She then moved to downtown Philadelphia to earn a Certificate in Painting and Printmaking from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. There she was awarded a Louis S. Ware Memorial Scholarship for European Travel.
While Artist-in-Residence at the Fleisher Art Memorial from 1997 to 2002, she began teaching and studied at the Barnes Foundation.
In 2003 she moved to Brooklyn NY, where she earned a Masters in Fine Arts at Brooklyn College.
With the exception of 2020 when she sheltered-in-place in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, Christine lives and works in Brooklyn throughout the year and spends summers painting in Maine.