GLAMFA

CHRISTEN SPERRY-GARCIA

www.christensperrygarcia.com
chicagaria5@gmail.com


Mascot Making Its Rounds at the San Diego Museum of Art,
from Nationwide Museum Mascot Project,
in collaboration with Brian Dick, 2008, Digital Print, 4” x 6”.



One Free Corn Dog for the Price of Admission at San Diego Museum of Art,
from Nationwide Museum Mascot Project,
in collaboration with Brian Dick, 2008, Digital Print, 4” x 6”.

 


Lay Down and Listen, from Bedtime Memories Interview Project, 2008,
Installation: audio, miniature beds, pillows, sheets.

 


Adults Need To Be Tucked-In Too, from Bed-Tuck Project, 2008,
Installation: video, monitors, sheets.


ARTIST STATMENT
Influenced by her background as an educator and mentor program manager, Christen’s work involves interacting and connecting with people (friends, family, and strangers), and coordinating of events. She inserts herself into others’ experiences and spaces. This happens in her investigation of childhood bedtime memories, and creating mascots for art museums across the country.  The Nationwide Museum Mascot Project’s venues include Chicago, San Diego, and Jefferson City.

RESUME

Education

MFA 2006-Present              
Studio Art- Currently Enrolled at California State University, Long Beach, Pursuing a MFA    
B.S.  2000  Studio Art  University of Wisconsin-Madison

Grants / Awards

2008 Merit Award, California State University, Long Beach
2008 Scholarship, Art and Social Action in Cambodia, California State University, Long Beach       
2007State of California University Education Grant               
2007 Outstanding Service to the Department of Art Award, California State University, Long Beach       

 Selected Exhibitions
        
2008 Inside the Wave, in collaboration with Brian Dick, San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA
Bed-Tuck Project, Merlino Gallery, Long Beach, CA
2007 Small Wonders, Pharmaka Gallery, Los Angeles,CA
Art Inside the Park, Jefferson City State Capitol, Jefferson City, MO
Let’s Roll in the Hay, Angel’s Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA
Open Call LA 2007, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
         I Just Can’t Get Enough, Angel’s Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA
         Video Screening, University Theatre, Long Beach, CA
         New Insights, University Art Museum, Long Beach, CA
         Sculpture to Prints, Werby Gallery, Long Beach, CA
         Minotaur, Gatov East Gallery, Long Beach, CA
2006 New Sculpture, Werby Gallery, Long Beach, CA
2005 Art on Adams- Fall and Spring, Adams Avenue, San Diego, CA     
2000 Orange You Glad, Red Gym Gallery, Madison, WI 
1999 Night of Performance, Atwood Community Center, Madison, WI
1996 Art Satellite Exhibition, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI

Selected Bibliography

         Fine Arts Roundtable, GLAMFA Exhibition Catalog, 2007.
         Fine Arts Roundtable, CSULB MFA Open Studios Catalog, 2007, 40-41.

Artist Residency

          2001         Centro Guadalupano, Madison, WI

 

Curatorial Experience

          2007         Greater LA MFA Exhibition, CSULB, Long Beach, CA

Professional Experience

Spring 2008                
Instructor of Record, 3-D Design, CSULB, Long Beach, CA
        
Spring 2007                
Teaching Assistant, 3-D Design, CSULB, Long Beach, CA

Present, from 2006     
Assistant to the Graduate Advisor, CSULB, Long Beach CA
        
Present, from 2006     
President, Fine Arts Roundtable, CSULB, Long Beach, CA

2005-2006                  
Co-President, San Diego Mentor Coalition, San Diego, CA

2003-2006                  
Director of AMIGOS Mentor Program, Nativity Prep Academy, San Diego, CA