Christina McPhee's photography, video, drawings and multimedia explore trauma and memory in landscapes.
La Conchita mon amour, a new video installation with digital large format photography on the mudslide-torn beach town of La Conchita, California, will open at Sara Tecchia Roma New York in October 2006.
Carrizoprime, a new HD video, premiered at Cinemascope, curated by GH Hovagimyan for a screen installation at the SCOPE|Hamptons Art Fair, July 2006
Her video installations have shown in 2006 at the Cartes Centre for Art and Technology, Espoo (Helsinki), Finland, and Bildmuseet, Umea, Sweden; and in screening at the Pacific Film Archive for the centennial of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. She has recently created the theatrical video installation for Pamela Z’sWunderkabinet, a multimedia opera based on stories from the Museum of Jurassic Technology (Los Angeles) in debut at the LAB, San Francisco(2005). Her digital prints won a James A Phelan Award from the San Francisco Foundation in 2003. Her writings on media theory and practice are published with CTheory,Neural, drunkenboat, and for the -empyre- soft-skinned space collaboration with the Documenta 12 Magazine Project (2006-2007). She works with Terry Hargrave and his architectural design studio at California Polytechnic State University.
She was a student of Philip Guston at Boston University for the MFA in painting, following Kansas City Art Institute (BFA, painting and printmaking) and Scripps College, Claremont. During the eighties and nineties, she worked independently at field locations on the Great Plains and intermountain west, making large scale multimedia drawings on site and time. She returned to California in 2001.
Art in Context digital chromogenic print archive
christina (at) christinamcphee.net