Born and raised in New York City, Christie Mamanna was first introduced to the fine arts while attending middle school. Her interests, talent and dedication placed her in Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School where she studied visual arts. She went on to continue her studies at The Fashion Institute of Technology, and she now independently continues to develop her technique in the City, enjoying a plethora of culture and the arts.
Christie's inspirations are derived from her love of music, movies and books and by the works of long-loved artists Jose Ortega, Tim Burton, Frida Kahlo, Pablo Picasso, and Keith Haring, among others. Her Argentinean and Ecuadorian heritage are also integral sources of inspiration to her.
Christie's preferred medium is acrylic paint, as well as markers, and ink. She often incorporates vibrant bold colors, and other times, simplicity in monochrome schemes with elaborate details. As a writer, she loves language and words, and often incorporates poetry and words into her work, sometimes obviously, and sometimes as playful subtleties for the viewer to discover and interpret.