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Christy Georg

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Tide Seeker, 2008
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Sailor's Hanky (Not Really), 2008 Tarred Nylon 12" X 12"
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Giant Becket-Brooches, 2009 Hemp And Wood 72" X 40" X 9"
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Schooner Shanty Trumpet, 2009 Brass, Mahogany, And Velvet 30" X 21" X 18" Open
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Chafe Gear for Hand and Forearm, 2008 Photograph 20" X 26"
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Monitoring the Dunes, 2005 Performance
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artist with Instruments of Calibration and Ascertainment, 2005 Mixed Media Variable
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Six Frigates (detail), 2009
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Seasick of Me, 2009
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Giant Monkey's Fist, 2009 Manila 42" X 42" X Variable
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Kernal of O'Brian, 2008 Drawing 24" X 36"
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Doser, 2005 Copper And Maple
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Super Sweepsy (Sailor's Whisk), 2009 Manila 72"X 28" X 20"
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A Most Fortunate Ship, 2010 Graphite And Carbon On Mylar 42" X 30"
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Six Frigates, 2009
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Navigational Running Lights (Port and Starboard), 2009 Tattoo
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Great Guns!, 2010 Tattoo
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Circle Of, 2009 Graphite And Carbon On Vellum In Custom Knotted Frame 11" X 14" Inc Frame
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Winged Victory, 2009 Graphite/Carbon On Vellum 8"X10"
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Circle of, 2009-2010 Graphite/Carbon On Vellum With Knotwork Frame (With Frame) 19"X16"
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History Lesson, 2015 Steel, Machine Parts, Wood, Velvet, Vintage Roller Skates, Vinyl Record “The Best Of The Last 50 Years” 52" X 48" X 44"
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Hold Your Horses, 2014 Graphite And Carbon On Vellum 17" X 11"
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Untitled (Sailor Saddle), 2016 Hemp, Cotton, Nylon, Wood, Steel, Pine Tar
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Chicago
Birth year
1975
Lives in
Santa Fe
Works in
Santa Fe
Schools
Massachusetts College of Art and Design, 2003, MFA
Kansas City Art Institute, 1997, BFA
Tags
traditional-craft mixed-media, detailed, instrument, MARITIME, nautical installation, realism, video-art, landscape, performance, traditional, photography, conceptual, sculpture, exhibition/performance
Artist/Adventurer

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.