About

Artist Statement

I am a multimedia artist interested in the way people define themselves through imagery, especially through the use of mobile technology and self-documentation. The act of repetition is prevalent in my work, especially in the form of mobile photography, such as in Awake, where I turn the camera on myself to create portraits to explore and redefine the various constructs and standards of visual language, especially as how they relate to women. In my drawing and painting work I continue this investigation of portraiture and the representation of human form often with the use of hard, strong lines and silhouettes that explore the relationship between strength and vulnerability.

Bio

Christina Balch is a multi-media artist interested in the way people define themselves through imagery, especially through the use of mobile technology and self-documentation. Her work has been exhibited in the Boston area and in Los Angeles. In 2014, the Awake photo project was installed at Gallery 263 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and at TED@StateStreet in London. As an artist resident at the Morija Arts Centre in Lesotho, Southern Africa, Christina experimented with stop-motion animation. Her work as a digital producer influences her art making – she focuses on mobile applications and new technology. Christina is based in Boston and a Southern California native, where her artistic roots formed in response to WACK! Art and Feminist Revolution at LACMA in 2006.

Artist and Producer CV in PDF format

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Photo by Patrick Gray

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