Reflections

Core classes helped Christina Sadowski find a passion for photography while a business degree helped her open a gallery.

BW grad celebrates Cleveland in first solo photography exhibition

April 3, 2018

Reflections by Christina Sadowski Native Clevelander and BW grad Christina Sadowski celebrated her birthplace in her first solo exhibition at the E11even 2 gallery, a contemporary art gallery Sadowski helped to open.

Juxtaposing skyline with reflections, Sadowski's exhibit, "Reflections of Cleveland," focuses on combining her newfound love for kayaking, interactions with water and her love for Cleveland.

In her review of Sadowski's exhibit, Cleveland Scene's Dott von Schneider said, "Sadowski's first exhibition is unique in its storyline and viewpoint. The pieces are much like film stills, portraits of a peaceful hour that furthers our affection for our beautiful city."

The Power of BW's Core Classes

Christina SadowskiThough Sadowski had always explored and experimented with art, it wasn't until her time at Baldwin Wallace that she solidified her passion in photography. Though pursuing a non-arts degree in human resource management and business administration, Sadowski's exploration of core classes led her to discover her passion photography. 

Through the mentorship and support of her BW professors, Sadowski's portfolio was entered into the Photoshop World Conference scholarship contest, in which Sadowski was one of 25 U.S. students selected for the scholarship. She additionally took home "Best in Show" and the "Academic Dean’s Award" at the BW Student Art Exhibition that year.

Cleveland Passion in Work

In addition to her photography business, Sadowski co-owns and operates the E11even 2 gallery, which is located in 78th Street Studios in Cleveland. She also operates an Etsy shop, selling Cleveland-centered products. Additionally, Sadowski applies her undergraduate degree as a senior human resource generalist for a family-owned manufacturing company.