About leonachristie

Biography: Leona Christie’s drawings, animations, and prints have been exhibited at the Drawing Center; Pierogi; Boston University’s Sherman Art Gallery; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, G-Module (Paris); jennjoy gallery (San Francisco); the New York Video Festival at Lincoln Center, and Incident Report (Hudson, New York), and have been reviewed or reproduced in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Village Voice, New Art Examiner, Modern Painters, and Art-Land (Copenhagen), among other publications. Christie has been awarded artist residencies at Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, and the Frans Masereel Center for Graphic Arts (Belgium), and she received a Fellowship at the Kala Printmaking Institute in Berkeley, California. In 2005, she received a New York Foundation for the Arts Special Opportunity Grant, and in 2000, she received the Bay Area Visual Artist Award from New Langton Arts, San Francisco. Christie's work may be found in the public collection of the New York Public Library and the Achenbach Collection of Graphic Arts in the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco. Christie is currently an Associate Professor of Printmaking, Drawing, and Digital Media at SUNY-Albany, where she heads the Printmaking area. Her work is included in the Drawing Center Artist Registry Viewing Program.

“How to Make a Print with your Autistic Savant Brother” video, 2012

“How to Make a Print with your Autistic Savant Brother” was screened at the Southern Graphics Council International (SGCI) Conference, March 15, 2012, in New Orleans, as part of an audio-visual presentation.

Catalogue essay by Dr. Darrold A Treffert for “Hiding Places” Exhibition at the Kohler Arts Center

CATALOGUE ESSAY by Dr. Darrold A Treffert (autistic savant expert) and Leslie Umberger, curator, for the “Hiding Places: Memory & the Arts” exhibition at the Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI.

“Hiding Places: From Memory,” Kohler Art Center, WI, June – Oct 2011

MORE INFO: “Hiding Places: From Memory,” Kohler Art Center, WI

CATALOGUE ESSAY by Dr. Darrold A Treffert (autistic savant expert) and Leslie Umberger, Kohler Arts Center curator.

The Rumpus wrote about it here

Below: Images and video from art opening
09_Gavin_with_catalog_+Prints_sm Taking notes on the hors d’oeurves.

Transcribed by Gavin from the wall text, and translated into his cadence and form.

Gavin photographing his original writings that Leona saved, archived, and installed in the vitrine. 

Lists and photographs at the chocolate store in Sheboygan

Gavin informs the young women who work at the Chocolate Shoppe on what day of the week they were born, and then requests that they pose with him for a group picture with “thumbs up,” taken with his camera.

         On left, Gavin’s photograph, re-photographed from his camera’s LCD viewfinder.