natural light, metal, wire, wood 24' X 17' X 4"
Suyama Space, Seattle, WA
+++++++Exploring the sculptural aspect of drawing through site-specific installations and smaller-scale, nearly 3 dimensional works on paper.
Christine Wallers is a cross-disciplinary artist working in two-dimensional and three-dimensional forms.
I am a non-representational artist using materials ranging from glass, wire, and metal to paper, ink, and light. I maintain an artistic practice that favors the imperfect, ritualistic, and contemplative processes of hand rendering. The result is work that exudes a palpable, life-like energy that moves viewers beyond conceptual understanding into visceral recognition and empathy. I challenge the viewer’s experience by asking for presence, concentration, and consideration of the subtleties within my work as a way to comment on a culture that holds high regard for spectacles, monuments, grandiose gestures, and immediate gratification.
Christine Wallers received a BA from Columbia College Chicago and studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of New Mexico.
Her work has been shown in the U.S. and abroad in such places as the Whelan and Klaudia Marr galleries in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the Museum of Fine Arts Santa Fe, the Locker Plant Marfa, TX, Musee Denys Peuch in Rodez, France and Bellevue Saal in Wiesbaden, Germany. In Chicago her work has been shown at the Audible Gallery at Experimental Sound Studio, Roman Susan, A + D Gallery at Columbia College, and the Ralph Arnold Gallery at Loyola University.
Wallers has been a visiting artist at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington and the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas, where she completed the solo show Red Shift in 2002. She is a recipient of a Friends of Contemporary Art Monetary Award and received an Artist Trust Gap Grant for her installation Sea Level at Suyama Space in Seattle, Washington. She has also curated a number of exhibitions including Organizing the World: Sculptural Interventions at the Museum of Fine Arts Santa Fe and Broadening the Definition of Land-based Art at the Land/an Art Site in Mountainair, New Mexico. Additionally, Wallers has collaborated with choreographer Joanna Furnans to create a number of visual installations for performance.