I am co-founder of Santa Fe Art Resource and I teach sculpture at Santa Fe University of Art and Design and Santa Fe Community College. I'm also a seasonal
exhibitions preparator for SITE Santa Fe and an Adventure Guide forSanta Fe Mountain Adventures. I take my puppy hiking, ride a classic motorcycle, and
volunteer with Atalaya Search and Rescue.

  Education:  
  Massachusetts College of Art, MFA  sculpture, 2003  
  Pacific Northwest College of Art, Glassblowing, 1999-2000  
  Kansas City Art Institute, BFA sculpture, 1997
 

  Awards:  
  Grant
Lighton International Artists Exchange Program (LIAEP) 2012
  Grant Artists Fellowship 2012
  Finalist Grant Massachusetts Cultural Council 2011
  First Prize winner for sculpture 'Super Sweepsy' in "Timmy Flynn's Hardware Store" at Foothills Art Center
  Best Sculpture Award for "Nautical Body" at the Trustman Gallery. 2009 New England Art Awards
  Grant Blanche E. Colman Award 2009
  Commission Boston Childrens Museum: Raceways Kinetic exhibit 2007
  Grant Visual Art Sea Grant, University of Rhode Island  2006
  Best in Show “Move It! Studies in Motion.”  Dairy Barn, Southeastern Ohio Cultural Arts Center.  2002
  Boston AICA (Intl Assn of Art Critics) award inclusion in “Best show  in an alternative venue.” Boombox: the Art of Sound, Boston Center for the Arts Mills Gallery  2003
  Third place winner 2002 KAO International Kinetic Art Competition.  July 2002

  Residencies:  
  Arctic Circle 2012
  Jentel 2011
  Boston Center for the Arts 2011
  Wurlitzer Foundation, Taos NM 2010
  Brigus 2010 Artist-In-Residence Program, Newfoundland 2010
  Struts Gallery, New Brunswick Canada 2010
  Art 342, Ft. Collins, CO 2010
  Virginia Center for Creative Arts 2009
  I-park 2009
  Contemporary Artists Center at Woodside 2009
  Sculpture Space 2009
  Pouch Cove, Newfoundland (invited, unable to attend 2008)
  Ross Creek Art Center , Nova Scotia 2008
  Fine Arts Work Center residency 2007-2008
  MacDowell Colony 2006
  Roswell, NM AIR Program.  2005 – 2006
  Berwick Research Institute, Boston.  Sept.- Dec. 2003
  Vermont Studio Center.  July 2003

    Solo & Two person Exhibitions: (* indicates catalog or brochure)  
  2014 Kansas City Artists Coalition (upcoming)  
  2010 Khyber Institute of Contemporary Art, Halifax "Nautical Body"  
  2009 Trustman Gallery, Simmons College, Boston "Nautical Body"  
  2008   Walker Gallery, Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA “Nautical Body: Part 1”  
  2007  Boston Childrens Museum Artist Window Installation “Ahoy, Voyager!  
    University of Massachusetts, Lowell, “Aural Revelations: Apparatuses and Machines  
  2006    Gettysburg College, Schmucker Gallery, “Instruments of Calibration and Ascertainment”  
  2005  *Roswell Museum and Art Center, “Instruments of Calibration and Ascertainment”  
  2004  *Contemporary Artists Center, North Adams.  “The Complete Taxonomy of the Communication Series & Duel/Duet”  
  2003 *Berwick Research Institute, Boston  “Christy Georg”  
  2002  Tower Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston.  “Trace Evidence” (two-person show)  
  1996  Kansas City Art Institute “Cyclical Nature”  

    Select Group Exhibitions: (* indicates catalog)  
  2013 University of Rhode Island, 25th Anniversary of the Sea Grant exhibition  
    Santa Fe Community College Visual Arts Gallery Art+Design Faculty Exhibition  
    Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, "Collect 10/Lucky 13"
 
  2012 Lightwell Gallery, School of Art & Art History, University of Oklahoma, “Fish”  
    Volo Gallery, Santa Fe, “Inaugural Exhibition”  
  2011 Boston Center for the Arts Mills Gallery, "22nd Drawing Show: Residue"  
  2010 Maine Maritime Museum "Cross Currents"  
    What If?, New Media New Music New England collaborative project by Ken Steen and Gene Gort  
    Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO "Tim Flynn's Hardware Store" *won first prize  
   

Gallery 51, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, North Adams"The Amazing Acoustaphotophonogrammatron"

 
    Grimshaw-Gudewicz Art Gallery, Fall River MA "Experiments, Memories, and Devices" three-person show  
  2009 *Curious Matter, Jersey City, "Poison"  
    Machines With Magnets, Providence RI, "The Sight of Sound"  
  2008 Walker Gallery, Fine Arts Work Center, "All- Town Invitational"  
    Dam, Stuhltrager Gallery, Brooklyn, "Au Courant"  
    Provincetown Art Association and Museum, 2007- 2008 Fine Arts Work Center Fellows  
  2007   Walker Gallery, Fine Arts Work Center, “Objecthood”…Curated by Janelle Iglesias  
    *Roswell Museum and Art Center, "Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program 40th Anniversary  
      368 Congress St, Boston, “Soundscape”…Produced by Savvas Spyridopoulos  
  2006 *Untitled Space, Boston, “PURE”… Curated by Lisa Lunskaya Gordon  
    SOFA Gallery, Indiana University, “Robotic & Emergent Systems Arts Exhibition  
  2005 Boston Center for the Arts Mills Gallery, “BRI:AIR, Projects from the Berwick Research Institute’s Artist in Research Program” …Curated by Meg Rotzel  
  2004 Green Street Gallery, Boston.  “150 x 150”  
    The Lab, San Francisco.  “Postcard Show”  
    Smith College, Northampton  “Project:AIR” …Curated by Meg Rotzel  
  2003  *Bakalar Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art.  “MFA Thesis Exhibition”  
    Doran Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art, “George Nick Prize Finalists”  
    Gallery @ Green Street, Boston.  “Cyber Lounge” …Curated by James Hull  
    New Art Center, Newton, Mass.  “The Ballad of Wires and Hands” …Curated by Dana Moser  
    *Boston Center for the Arts Mills Gallery, “Boombox- The Art of Sound” …Curated by Roland Smart  
  2002 Tower Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston.  “Emergence”  
    The Dairy Barn, Southeastern Ohio Cultural Arts Center.  Athens, Ohio.  “Move It! Studies in Motion…Juried by Rob Fisher  
    Huntington Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston.  “Midway”  
    Hera Gallery, Wakefield, R.I. “The Mark”…Juried by Anne Rocheleau  
    *Boston Center for the Arts, “17th Drawing Show” …Juried by Bill Arning  
  2001 Brandt Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston.  “FallStart” …Juried by Raphaela Platow   
  2000  Portland Institute for Contemporary Art.  Portland, Oregon.  “Open Walls”  

    Performance:  
2008   Tide Seeker on the shores of the Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia  
2005   Serenade for Bob Goddard at the Roswell Museum and Art Center  
    Monitoring the Dunes at White Sands National Monument  
2003   The Communication Series Volume 2 at Massachusetts College of Art  
   
  “Erect a monument to moment”
  “Instrument for time passing/ Activity for passing time”
  “A Song”
  “Wait/Hate Activity for Time: Escape”
 
2002   The Communication Series Volume 1 at Massachusetts College of Art  
   
  “Essay”
  “Focus,” or “I have nothing to say/Nothing never sounded so good”
  “…”
  “Experiencing the Experience”
 

  Visiting Artist/Lectures:
  Kansas City Artists Coalition (upcoming)
  Maine Maritime Museum
  Boston Center for the Arts
  Kansas City Art Institute
  Charles River Museum of Science and Industry, for Dorkbot Boston
  Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies, Provincetown, MA
  University of Massachusetts, Lowell
  ALIFE X: 10th International Conference on the Simulation and Synthesis of Living Systems, Bloomington, IN
  MacDowell Colony,  Peterborough, NH
  Roswell Museum,  Roswell, NM
  Massachusetts College of Art,  Boston, MA

    Select Bibliography:
  2010 Mar. Reverse Direction, "Profile: Christy Georg" by John Seven
    Feb. 17 Providence Phoenix, "Purposeful Randomness" Greg Cook
  2009 Sept. 9 Boston Globe, “The Ties That Bind” by Cate McQuaid
    Mar. 18 Providence Phoenix, “Seeing Sound” by Greg Cook
  2008 Mar. 13 Provincetown Banner, "A Texan's Take on the Lure of the Sea"
  2007 Dec. Roswell AIR 40th Anniversary Exhibition Catalog
    Sept. Weekly Dig, “Soundscape” by Michael Brodeur
    Feb. 8 Boston Globe Arts Calendar “Pick of the Week” by Cate McQuaid
  2006  Nov. 1 Gettysburg Times.  “Sculpture Exhibition” feature
  2004 Fall  BRI*air Volume 1, “Punctuation” by M. M. Anderson
    Sept. 11 The Berkshire Eagle, “Puzzles Within Puzzles…” by Chris Marcisz
    Mar. 4  The Republican, “Perspective of Society Offered by Art Project” by  Holly Angelo
  2003  Dec. 17  The Weekly Dig, “Bizarre Artists…” by Andrea Toochin
    Aug./Sept. Art New England, “The Ballad of Wires and Hands” by Luke Jaeger
    Spring  Aspect Magazine, “Artists of the Boston Cyberarts Festival”
    Feb. 16 Boston Globe“Mills Gallery is Alive With the Ambitious Sounds of ‘Boom Box’” by  Cate McQuaid
    Jan. Boston Magazine,  [Art] “Soundscape”
    Jan. 10 The Boston Phoenix,  “Boom boxing” by Nina MacLaughlin
  2002 Dec. 20 The Boston Phoenix, “Sounds of Tomorrow”
    Oct. 2 The Athens Post, “Art in Motion at Dairy Barn” by Yvonne Teems
    May 9 The Narragansett Times, “Bold new exhibit makes The Mark at Hera Gallery” by  Kate Williamson
    May 22 The Providence Phoenix, “Marksmanship” by Bill Rodriguez
    Jan. 4, 2002, Boston Herald, “Drawing Attention” by Joanne Silver
  2001 Dec. 2001, NY Arts Magazine, “17th Biennial Drawing Show” by H. L. Resnikoff

Image Registries :

Drawing Center's curated Viewing Program
Irving Sandler Artist File
 
  Artist Statement:
   
 

I make sculptural instruments and devices which function either actually, or metaphorically.  Often created for use in a specific location or inspired by a particular historical account, their meticulous craftsmanship lends them authority as functional objects, but upon inspection may seem quite absurd, fetishistic, alchemical, or otherwise uncanny. Their elusive, esoteric function tickles curiosity and speculation. 

The collaboration between user and tool results in an experience/experiment; the duo act as a machine.  The objects may be seen without their user; their obfuscated intentions exist as mere possibilities, in the mind.  Is it any different than viewing 17th century devices, inventions and innovations far removed from our digital world in the 21st?  The ‘present moment’ has always evinced a fascinating, modern world at the height of technology.  It is an uncanny thing viewed with the benefit of hindsight.

My current “Nautical Body” of sculpture, performance, and drawings has required me to physically become one.  I exhaustively researched maritime history and culture to actualize a modern relationship to stories, lore, and tricks and trades of explorers, pirates, fishermen, ‘old salts,’ and sea-steading sailors. It forced me to live the life of my subject -living and working on an 83’ sailing schooner, and later my own 23’ sailboat.  This training instilled a rare insight into the “dying art” of maritime culture, practical techniques, and crafts, which inspire the work.  The local environment of the Atlantic coast and its rich maritime history inspires and influences the work.  Subjects like sailor's "marlinespike seamanship" decorative knotting, carvings, scrimshaw, tatttoos, horns, signals, lanterns, as well as physical endurance are moved into startling, humorous, and ironic frames of reference.  I make a contemporary reflection on history and the importance of the sea to culture… with the benefit of hindsight.