Born to a Roman Italian father and an American art historian mother, Mariotti grew up traveling back and forth between Rome, Italy and Kansas City, Missouri. She moved to Fayetteville, Arkansas in the early '90s to attend the University of Arkansas, where she received her fine arts degree in painting. Mariotti’s work is inspired by Italian and American cultures, exploring scale and form and the intersections of humanity and the built environment. Her work is owned by collectors nationwide and overseas. She was most recently featured in Studio Visit magazine and Crystal Bridges.
Christina is nostalgic for the family, friends, culture, and foods from Rome and her childhood. “I miss it, and I’m continually revisiting those feelings through my work. A good example is my painting titled ‘Twins’. It’s a painting about time travel, its central figure and subject arriving from the future to visit her past self, to reassure her that things will be okay in the future.”