Christine Shank earned her BFA in photography from Miami University of Ohio and a MFA from Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas. She is an assistant professor and the Director of the MFA program in Imaging Arts at Rochester Institute of Technology.

She has exhibited in both solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States since 1998. She has exhibited at LaFoto Tech, Geografica Guatemala City Guatemala; the Houston Center for Photography; International Gallery of Contemporary Art, Anchorage, AK; Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita KS; Newspace Center for Photography; Photo Center NW, Seattle WA; Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, San Antonio, TX; the Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD; and the San Bernadio County Museum, and others.

Her artwork can be found at the Harry Ransom Center and the William Benton Museum of Art as well as in several private collections. Shank has been an artist-in-residence at the MacDowell Colony, Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts and the SIM Residency in Reykjavik Iceland. A selection of her “Interiors” series was published in 2008 through Booksmart Studios in a limited edition monograph titled She Quietly Considers. Shank has received funding through The Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism, New York Foundation for the Art’s Strategic Opportunities Stipend and The Midwest Center for Photography.

Christine shared, “I have always been interested in fabrication within photography. What is most exciting for me is the seductive persuasion of an image. The ability for a photograph to sway the viewer to see something they may have never noticed or believe in something for a moment, to be convinced by an image, to share an emotion for a fleeting amount of time. When I began taking photography classes, right away I started making things to photograph and have been doing it ever since. “

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Upcoming Exhibitions:
Oct 1- 31 in the Project Space at Visual Studies Workshop
Oct 31- Dec 5, The Photo Review Exhibition, Gallery 1401 Philadelphia PA

Upcoming Lecture:
Oct 11, East Carolina University, Greenville North Carolina at the SE Regional SPE Conference If you Build it…

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