Christine Zmuda, Artist Bio

Artist Statement and Bio

Christine Zmuda is an abstract expressionist and intuitive painter. Largely self-taught, Christine uses acrylic paint, charcoal, and oil sticks to put on canvas what she feels through music. Playing music and abstract painting are symbiotic and interdependent to her creative  process. Influences that you may see threaded through her work include abstract painters like Basquiat, Jackson Pollack, and Hiroshi Matsumoto. Equally important to the creative process is the music used for inspiration.  Christine appreciates a wide range of music to include Billie Holiday, Otis Redding, Andrea Bocelli, Chrissy Hynde, Beck, Iggy Pop,  David Byrne, Cake, Beastie Boys, The Rolling Stones,  Cardi B, Lord Huron. Courtney Barnett, Middle Kids,  My Morning Jacket, Avett Brothers, Julia Jacklin, Bahamas and Vance Joy to name just a few.  These abstract paintings are one of a kind and original works which make for a wonderful addition to any home or office.  Direct message to for purchase.

Having a last name at the end of the alphabet, quite often Christine is referred to as the nickname "Z" . It seemed appropriate to call the art side of her life Art Gallery By Z.  

Author Credits

Christine is also a recent author. You can read her book or kindle version of "The Misadventures of the Hip and Fabulous"  by purchasing on  This is a girlfriend’s guide to tried and true techniques for offbeat adventures and memorable girls nights out.  Ideal for any friend circle between the ages of 21 and 121 years old.   These make great gifts for bridal parties, college reunions or any girls outing. 


Christine has exhibited at:

SK Artspace, Brooklyn, NY

Artcho , Charlottesville, VA,

Fridge DC, Washington DC 

Yellow Barn Gallery, Glen Echo, MD

L2 @Cady's Alley, Georgetown, DC

Hill Center Gallery, Washington DC

You can follow Christine’s artwork at Instagram @artgallerybyz.