Christine Benjamin is a painter, illustrator and doll artist who creates her own universe filled with robots, Tiki gods, sock monkeys, skeletons, aliens, monsters, funky people and animals. She loves watching weird, old science fiction and monster movies and reading obscure books and underground comics. She received a degree in illustration and graphic design from San Jose State University and after graduating went to work for companies such as Yahoo!, Hitachi, Apple and Hasbro. She teaches art to elementary students in an enrichment program. She also curates many art shows in the bay area and creates custom commissioned pieces and murals. Christine's work is shown in galleries in the San Francisco Bay area, Southern California, Mid West, East Coast, Canada and Hawaii. She lives in San Jose, CA with her husband, teenage son and her little dog Mr. Bon Bon.