Kansas City Art Institute, 1997, BFA
Christy Georg is an Artist / Adventurer. She has worked as a deckhand aboard sailing schooners, thru-hiked the 2,650 mile Pacific Crest Trail and 500 mile Colorado trail, and cruised the Arctic. Endurance, achievement, and the impossible Sisyphean attempt to capture the ‘present moment’ drive underlying themes in her work.
She has been called “...a sculptor of wit and ingenuity, clearly in the tradition of Jean Tinguely and Bruce Nauman, but brilliantly original in her use of existential humor to invigorate the works” by Rob Fisher.
She has been awarded twenty artist residencies worldwide including MacDowell, Roswell AiR Program, Fine Arts Work Center, Kohler Arts/Industry Program and The Arctic Circle. She has received grants and awards for her sculpture from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Artists Fellowship, University of Rhode Island Sea Grant, the Mellon Foundation’s Blanche E. Colman Award, New England Art Award, and the Leighton International Artists Exchange Program.
She has exhibited widely, having solo exhibitions at the Contemporary Artists Center in North Adams, the Roswell Museum, Gettysburg College, University of Massachusetts at Lowell, the Trustman Gallery at Simmons College in Boston, the Khyber Institute of Contemporary Art in Halifax and most recently her retrospective “20 Years” at the Gardiner Gallery at Oklahoma State University and in the “Alcoves” series at the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe.
Christy currently teaches sculpture at Santa Fe Community College, has previously taught at Santa Fe University of Art and Design and Massachusetts College of Art and will be Visiting Assistant Professor of sculpture and foundations at Maine College of Art the 2017-2018 academic year.