"The symbol of water represents our subconscious, that which lies beneath the surface, our limitless divine nature. Our subconscious sea is where creativity exists and from where, through the seed of thought, ideas manifest in the physical realm."

Christine Matthäi was born in Germany. She lives and works between Shelter Island, New York, Germany and the Bahamas.

Her LIGHT and SEA series, and all other water related series, are inspired by the extraordinary light conditions of sea and sky on the East End of Long Island and the waters of the Bahamas.

During her extended travels to different places and countries she captured her surroundings, which resulted in different photographic series. Her favored subject on her journeys has always been the water.

Her work has been exhibited and collected internationally.

Exhibition History

Folio East, Barn Exhibition, Easthampton, 4 person show, September 2017

Folio East, Malia Mills Gallery, Easthampton, 4 person show, February 2017

Folio East, Kathryn Markel Gallery, Bridgehampton, group show, January 2017

Folio East, Ashawagh Hall, East Hampton, group show, October 2016

Monika Olko Gallery, Sag Harbor, 5 artist show, August 2016

Alex Ferrone Gallery, Cutchogue, 3 artist show, July 2016

Alex Ferrone Gallery, Cutchogue, 2 artist show, August 2015

Water Mill Museum, group exhibition, June 2015

Grand Gallery Freeport Grand Bahama, group exhibition, March 2015

Coldwell Banker James Sarles Grand Bahama office gallery, solo show with permanent installation of 13 art works, January 2015

Monika Olko Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY, 2 artist show, August 2014

Art Hamptons Fine Art Fair, Bridgehampton, NY, July 2014

Represented by Monika Olko Gallery

Monika Olko Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY, solo show, October 2013

Handwerklab Shelter Island, NY, solo show, July 2012

Majestic Hotel Dubai, 2 person show, Mai 2012

Private Bank Wealth Management, solo show in Bologna, Italy, April 2011

Clive T Restaurant in Bologna, Italy, solo show March 2011

Amarillo Gallery Bologna, Italy, 2011

Falcone Arts Munich, Germany, solo show, December 2010

Art Gallery Abaco, Bahamas, 2010

ARC Fine Art, group show, May, 2010

Galerie Melior, Straubing, Germany, 2-person show, Dec 2009

Tulla Booth Gallery Sag Harbor NY, group show, April 2009

Lumas Gallery, 2008


Created and produced coffee table book on Artist Tables "KUNST IST ESSEN IST KUNST" 2004

Created DVD series: FLORAL, WATER, with her photographic images and music produced by PDI Inc./Canada, 2006

Photographed and wrote children’s book "The Adventures of Puppy Schatzi" 2010