STATEMENT / BIO
Christina Seely’s multidisciplinary photographic practice stretches into the fields of science, design, installation and sound and culminates in a range of visual and collaborative translations. Her photographic work pushes the limits of the medium to investigate and translate the complexities of our entanglement with both built and natural global systems. Often bearing first-hand witness alongside scientists in the field as the climate crisis has evolved and established, the arc of her research-based practice over more than a decade maps our increasingly tenuous relationship to the natural world while suggesting new ways of sensing the self inside the realities the climate crisis.
She has a broad national and international exhibition record and is featured in many public and private collections including; The Museum of Contemporary Photography, The West Collection and The Walker Art Center. She has been an Artist in Residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts in California, and Lightwork in Syracuse, NY, a Fellow at the MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire, a participant on the Arctic Circle Program (Svalbard Territory), as well as a recipient of a year long Public Arts Commission from the city of San Francisco. She received a 2014 Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship, her first monograph Lux, was co-published in 2015 by Radius Books and the Museum of Contemporary Photography and she was a 2017 recipient of the John Gutmann Photography Fellowship. Her exhibition Next of Kin: Seeing Extinction Through An Artist’s Lens opened at the Harvard Museum of Natural History in 2017 which led with related research to a 2020 Environmental Humanities Fellowship at University of Edinburgh in Scotland. Her solo exhibition Dissonance and Disturbance is up now at the Anchorage Museum in Alaska.
She received a BA from Carleton College, an MFA in Photography from Rhode Island School of Design, and is an Associate Professor in the Studio Art Department at Dartmouth College in Hanover NH. She is currently represented by Euqinom Gallery in San Francisco, CA and is working towards a self-designed master’s in Theological Studies at Harvard Divinity School.