Bio/CV

CHRISTINE DiTHOMAS is photographic artist whose work reflects her interest in the phenomenology of memory. What we choose to remember/what we choose to forget and what we cannot remember/what we cannot forget are thought processes that arise from associations we make to objects, environs, and ephemera. DiThomas hopes to experience as well as elicit memory responses from others through her work.

Selected exhibitions include University of Tennessee Downtown Gallery, Knoxville; Herron School of Art, IUPUI, Indianapolis; Hyde Park Art Center, Schopf Gallery, and Zolla-Lieberman Gallery, Chicago; G.A.S.P., Boston; and Bridge ArtFair Miami’07.

Publications include Mementos, a 6×6 Series photography book, and F-Stop, Mouth-to-Mouth, Muse, and Performance Research (UK) magazines. She was awarded two City of Chicago CAAP grants and received an MFA from Columbia College Chicago, where she also taught color darkroom as adjunct faculty.

EDUCATION
MFA, Photography 2001
Columbia College Chicago

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2016
Sequence, curated online exhibition by SnappedAway, United Kingdom
2015
Pin-up Show, SPE National, New Orleans
2014
Stella: The Nature of a Collective, Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago
Practice/Photography, curated by Stephanie Burke, Harold Washington College, Chicago
Ossuary, Herron School of Art, UIPUI, Indianapolis, Indiana
2013
Ossuary, University of Tennessee Downtown Gallery, Knoxville, Tennessee
Argus: Organic Visual Archive and Exhibition, Filter Photo/Johalla Projects, Chicago
2012
Filter: Unfiltered, Filter Photo Festival, Chicago
Boom, juried by Fereshteh Toosi, HWC President’s Gallery, Chicago
2011 and earlier
Filter: Unfiltered, Filter Photo Festival, 2011, Chicago
Stella Collective exhibition, Chicago Center for Photography
In-Sight Photography Project exhibition and auction, Brattleboro, Vermont
Red Cube Project, Art Institute of Chicago
En Route: Visions of the American Landscape, 2-person show, Christine DiThomas and Bill Sosin, St. Francis University, Joliet
200 Lincolns, Chicago Art Department, Chicago
All Photographers Now! NYPH09, New York
Transistors, Chicago
CoPA juried show, George Slade, juror, Coalition of Photographic Arts, Milwaukee
Are We There Yet? curated by Dawoud Bey, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago
Are We There Yet? curated by Dawoud Bey, at GASP! Boston (catalog)
Bridge ArtFair Miami 2007, with Standard Usage Project
In-Sight Photography DProject Exhibition and Benefit, Brattleboro, Vermont
8×8 Show, ARC Gallery, Chicago
When We Were Children, Marvin & Lucy Tate Gallery, Chicago
Size Matters: Scale in Contemporary Art (Julie Laffin exhibit), Michigan City, IN
Photo Chicago, 33 Collective, Zhou Art Center, Chicago
Me, Me, Me, Orleans Street Gallery, St. Charles, Illinois
In-Sight Photography Project, Brattleboro, Vermont
National Museum of Women in the Arts exhibit, curated by Michal Raz-Russo, Gage Gallery, Chicago
Wedding Reception, curated by Jason Lazarus, Prairie Productions
Here Comes the Bride, juried by Beate Minkowski, Woman Made Gallery (website catalog)
NOVA Art Fair Chicago, curated by Paul Klein and Ed Maldonado for the Chicago Art Project
Click Art, juried by Whitney Bradshaw, Assistant Curator, LaSalle Bank Photography Collection, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago (website catalog)
9×12 Works on Paper, Forth Worth Community Art Center, Texas
Just Good Art 2005, Hyde Park Art Center exhibition and benefit, Chicago (catalog/website)
Garfield Farewell Exhibition, A+D Gallery, Columbia College Chicago
Critical Mass, CD-ROM catalog
In-Sight Photography Project, Brattleboro, Vermont
Acquisition Exhibition, curated by Chuck Gneich, Director, Gallery 180, Illinois Institute of Art
Bird 2005 International, Natural Cultural Center, Beijing, China
Summer Love, curated by William Lieberman, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery
Visual Circumscribe, curated by Lynn Schuberth, Schopf Gallery on Lake, Chicago
Connections, curated by Theresa Parker, 4-person show, Crown Gallery, Loyola University Chicago
Theme:Love, curated by Keli Lemoi, ARC Gallery, Chicago
Miami Art Expo 2004, curated by Lynn Schuberth, Schopf Gallery on Lake
Annual OLAS Art Show, Harold Washington College, Chicago
Texas National 2003, Jerry Uelsmann and Maggie Taylor, jurors, Stephen F. Austin State University (catalog)
The Chicago Solutions Show, curated by Ed Paschke, Gallery on Lake Judith Racht, Chicago (catalog)
I See London, I See France, Gregory Knight, guest curator, ARC Gallery, Chicago
Just Good Art 2002, Hyde Park Art Center benefit, Chicago,
The Political Woman, juried by Carrie Secrist, Carrie Secrist Gallery, and Christie Hefner, Playboy Enterprises, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago
The Human Presence, curated by Dawoud Bey, Hyde Park Art Center (catalog)
Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, curated by William Lieberman, Chicago
Weisman Scholarship Exhibition, Hokin Center Gallery, Chicago
Columbian Exposition, Columbia College Chicago
Imperfect Contrition, MFA Thesis Show, Columbia College Art Gallery, Chicago
Fashion Columbia 2001, Columbia College Chicago,
Photo.Print.Media Studio, curated by Jennifer Friedrich, 2nd Annual exhibition, Hokin Annex, 2001
Winter Show, Columbia College Art Gallery, Chicago, 2001
Twelve Channels, curated by Kathleen Jenkins, Around the Coyote Gallery, 1997
Fixing Ephemera, Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago, 1997, two-person show with Julie Laffin

TEACHING/CURATING/LECTURES/WORKSHOPS
Stella Collective Lunch-In, Chicago, 2014
Copy Shop, 3-D project of Burtonwood&Holmes, Firecat Projects, 2013
Wet Collodion Process, Gayle S. Stevens, Filter Photo Festival, 2012
Photo II (color lecture), Columbia College Chicago, Fall 2004
Photo II (color darkroom), Columbia College Chicago, Spring 2004
Photo II (color darkroom), Columbia College Chicago, Fall 2003, Spring 2004
Expressly for Lynn L. Sloan (portfolio), curator, 2005
Guest Speaker, The School of the Art Institute Teacher Program,
“Through Women’s Eyes: Herstory in Art,” Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, 2002
Image, Memory and Myth: Reconstructing Camelot, Andy Warhol Museum, 2002

PUBLICATIONS/ONLINE MEDIA
Chicago Visions (title tbd) Cityscape books, 2016
Stella: The Nature of a Collective, catalog, UIMA-Chicago.org, 2014
Mementos, a Columbia College 6×6 Series photography book, 2006
A Field Guide to the North American Family (web archive)
http://www.afieldguide.com/browse/heirloom
Critical Mass, CD-ROM catalog, 2005
Concentrics, cover photo, Spring/Summer 2003, Evanston, Illinois
Mouth-to-Mouth magazine, illustration photos, Summer 2003, Chicago
Texas National 2003, exhibition catalog, 2003
The Chicago Solution Show, exhibition catalog, 2003
The Human Presence, exhibition catalog, remarks by Dawoud Bey, curator, 2002
Performance Research, cover photo, “On America” issue, Spring 1998, Routledge Publishing, U.K.
The Minstrel Show, CD cover photos, Marvin Tate & the D-Settlement, Ivy Rae Music, 1999
I am a sometimes poet, artist book, in collaboration with Marvin Tate, 1999
The Chicago Reader, July 31, 1997, illustration photo
Muse magazine, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C., June/July 1997, illustration photo
The Chicago Reader, August 22, 1996, illustration photo

REVIEWS/MEDIA/WEB LINKS
Portfolio: Are We There Yet? Demo magazine #8,
http://cms.colum.edu/demo/2008/11/portfolio_are_we_there_yet_1.php
Journeying beyond vacation, Alan G. Artner (review), Chicago Tribune,
http://www.chicagotribune.com/features/lifestyle/chi-art-0821aug21,0,6685943.story
Hello Beautiful, Sam Weller interviews Dawoud Bey, WBEZ radio http://www.chicagopublicradio.org/Content.aspx?audioID=26838
Arttistics Art Ambassadors blog (review 6/9/08), F. Lennox Campello http://blog.art-tistics.com/?p=90
Time Out Chicago reviewhttp://www.timeout.com/chicago/articles/art-design/46351/are-we-there-yet
http://www.womanmadegallery.org (Here Comes the Bride; Click Art; Political Woman)
A:List http://www.hydeparkart.org/cgi-bin/mt335/mt-search.cgi
Lisa Stein, “Chicago artists propose a grand solution,” Chicago Tribune, February 7, 2003
The Chicago Solution Show, WGN-TV Morning Show, January 2003
The Chicago Solution Show, Chicago Tonight with Phil Ponce, WTTW television, January 2003
The Chicago Solution Show, Eight-Forty-Eight, WBEZ radio, January 2003
“Art gallery draws flak from within,” Chicago Tribune, September 11, 2002
“HPAC exhibits a snapshot of humanity,” Hyde Park Herald, May 15, 2002
“Imagists find a home in Hyde Park,” Chicago Weekly News, May 9, 2002
Tip of the Week review, Michael Weinstein, reviewer, New City, January 2000
Tip of the Week review, Michael Weinstein, reviewer, New City, October 1997

COLLECTIONS
Beijing Natural Culture Center, Beijing, China
Columbia College Chicago, Presidential Collection
Columbia College Chicago, Photography Department
Private collections in Amherst, MA; Chicago, IL; Evanston, IL; Indianapolis, IN; Madison, WI; and New York, NY

MEMBERSHIP
Stella Photography Collective, Chicago
Museum Council of the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago

You may contact Christine by email at christinedithomas @ gmail.com

 

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