Cristina Córdova (Born in 1976), is an American-born, Puerto Rican sculptor who works and lives in Penland, North Carolina.
Córdova was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1976. Her parents were Puerto Ricans completing their studies in Medicine at Harvard University. They returned to Puerto Rico when she was 6 months old. She grew up taking in the rich and layered imagery of the Catholic church. The powerful iconography would come to inspire her work and her view of the world.
After graduating in 2002 she was selected to serve as a resident artist at Penland School of Crafts. Córdova moved to Penland, North Carolina to participate in the residency in 2002. After completing her residency she and her family made their home and studio on the Penland campus. She works across from the Penland Gallery where she shares a studio with her husband, Pablo Soto, who is a glass artist.