Crystal Rassi

Crystal Rassi is an award winning and internationally collected, fine arts painter. She has been published in various magazines since she was a teen and taught community art classes in Saskatchewan prior to moving to North Vancouver where she and her family now reside.

Crystal was born and raised in Saskatchewan and traveled through three prairie provinces for her education in fine arts and architecture. After receiving her Bachelor's degree in architecture from the University of Manitoba, she acquired a Celta certificate for ESL in Toronto. Instead of traveling abroad to teach ESL, she and her husband raised their two kids in Saskatchewan where she had been working in design while also painting, showing and selling her work, and teaching art. The transition to British Columbia has been an easy one and felt like home right away. Her current surroundings heavily influence her latest works.

STATEMENT
Crystal uses her education and passion for residential architecture to permeate her artwork that conveys unique expressions of Canadian culture and landscape. Her architectural subjects are sometimes personified, or can exist solely as objects that tell stories about climate, social idioms and nuances, or economic concerns. They are often juxtaposed in a landscape that helps tell the story. Her paintings have an ambience of nostalgia that one can get lost in and her whimsically serious style is her signature that
makes her art most relatable.