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“I express myself through paint strokes that blur the lines between reality and  abstraction. I’m interested in the unique character of each medium, how it behaves and how far it can be manipulated.”—Christina Akerson

Christina Akerson is a Huntington Beach, California based artist and 4th generation Asian American.  Her studies began in High School when she won awards from the Monterey County Young Artist League.  She continued with a photography business in New York City.


Recently, Christina has won Best in Show at the 54th Annual Sunset Beach Art Festival for 2 years in a row. She exhibits in Laguna Beach, CA and cherishes every minute of living in SoCal with her husband and kids.


She holds a BA in Music from UCLA, and a Master of Music from The Manhattan School of Music and has performed internationally and nationally in Broadway shows and Opera, appearing also on Disney, FOX, and NBC for tv and film. 


Her latest news will appear on Instagram: @xtinakerson

Juried Exhibitions & Gallery Representation


2024  The Other Art Fair, Los Angeles Spring

2023  The Other Art Fair, Los Angeles

2023  Artspace Warehouse, Los Angeles 

2023  Quorum Gallery, Laguna Beach

2022  Laguna Art Gallery Mission Viejo, CA

2022  City of Laguna Beach Exhibition Environmental Awareness at City Hall

2022  Art-A-Fair, Laguna Beach CA

2022  Sunset Beach Firehouse Gallery, Sunset Beach CA

2021 to Present: Solo Exhibition at Shanghai Salon, Costa Mesa CA

2020 "Women's Work 2020" Ghostwolf Gallery, Albuquerque NM

2020  "Women's Visions and Ventures", The Gallery ABQ

2020  Group Show "Albuquerque Artists" Seasons Old Town Albuquerque​

Grants & Awards 

2023  Best In Show, Sunset Beach Art Festival

2022  2nd Place, Art-A-Fair Artists' Choice Award

2022  Best In Show, Sunset Beach Art Festival

2022  1st Place in Acrylic, Sunset Beach Art Festival

2022  1st Place in Mixed Media, Sunset Beach Art Festival

1st Place, Monterey County Art Association for Youth

1st Place, Home Savings Bank Young Artist Award


UCLA, Bachelor of Arts

Manhattan School of Music, Master of Music


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