Rich with symbolism, Christensen’s art express her visions of a past era, and are reflective of her strong environmental stance. In her use of metaphorical figures, Christensen weaves mystical tales conjured by the equilibrium of humans and nature. Each of her books is a symbolic narrative analysis of the artist’s experience and a response to the structure of the books themselves.
Irene Christensen manages to divide her time producing her work not only in her studios in New York City as well as in Oslo, Norway, but also for one month each year in Costa Rica. Irene Christensen has exhibited in both Europe and the United States since 1983. Her art has been shown in many museums such as Galeria Nacional, Costa Rica, Norsk Skogbruks Museum, Norway, Norwegische Tage, Ingelheim am Rhein, Germany, EFTA, Brussels, Belgium, Bergen Museum, NJ, USA, Paterson Museum, NJ, USA, Noyes Museum, NJ, USA, Newark Museum, NJ, USA as well as many art centers and galleries including in Brazil, Israel and Argentina.
Irene Christensen has studied at the Art Student League in New York City with Richard Pousette-Dart and Joseph Hirsch,as well as at the Voss School of Fine arts and at the Institute for Rom Kunst in Oslo, Norway.
She is a member of Norwegian Association of Professional Visual Artists, Newark Art Council, National Arts Club, NYC and Board member to Everglades Artists in Residence (AIRIE), Florida and Artists Talk on Art (ATOA), New York City. Her work is represented in many museums and personal collections in Europe and USA.