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.
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.