Christina Angelina also known as “Starfighter,” is a Venice based visual artist, photographer and gallerist. Angelina is internationally renowned for her public art and large-scale figurative murals. Growing up in the Venice neighborhood of Los Angeles, Angelina was surrounded by performers on the boardwalk, caricaturists creating sketches and muralists painting on walls in alleyways. Inspired by the creativity of the community, she began painting when she was a teenager, selling prints to friends and local art collectors. Angelina received a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Art from UCLA in addition to studying animation at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and photography at the Art Center College of Design. After graduating college, Angelina worked in a variety of media including drawing, painting and graphic design before homing in on street art and adopting the public persona “Starfighter”.
While in Dubuque she created two pieces with Voices Productions. “Young David” and “Justice” both located at 345 Main St.