The Sights and Sounds of Abstraction by Christine Zmuda | Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

The Sights and Sounds of Abstraction by Christine Zmuda

Openshaw Balcony Gallery, 3rd floor

Reception on Thursday, Sept. 19 from 5:30 - 7 pm.

Artist Talk on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 2 pm - 2:30 pm.

In this talk, Christine Zmuda will share how the power of music influences the creative process and outcomes of abstract painting.  You will also learn about how humans at a very early age are hard wired to respond to music and how that impacts the response to art. See how jazz, Motown, rock and indie music surface on the canvas.


(left) When Love Walks in the Room, (right) Splish Splash, Acrylic on Canvas

Driven by a soul deep connection to music, Abstract artist Christine Zmuda leverages sounds and music lyrics to produce a visual abstract language. Explore with your sight and sound how music has an impact on the artist’s creativity process and resulting work. See how jazz, Motown, rock and indie music surface on the canvas.

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.



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.