A native of Poughkeepsie, NY, Christine Lafuente received an A.B. in English from Bryn Mawr College in 1991. She then moved to downtown Philadelphia to earn a Certificate in Painting and Printmaking from PAFA. There she was awarded a Louis S. Ware Memorial Scholarship for European Travel. While Artist-in-Residence at the Fleisher Art Memorial from 1997 to 2002, she began teaching and studied at the Barnes Foundation. In 2003 she moved to Brooklyn NY, where she earned a Masters in Fine Arts at Brooklyn College. Christine currently lives and works in Brooklyn throughout the year and spends summers painting in Maine.
Christine teaches Master Classes in the Continuing Education Program.