Background - elizabethchristopherart

Elizabeth Christopher - Background

"Nightingale"<br />
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photography by: Scott Christopher ©2010<br />
artist / model: Elizabeth Christopher<br />
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 <a href="http://www.ScottChristopherArt.com">http://www.ScottChristopherArt.com</a>

Elizabeth Christopher is an internationally recognized artist and published writer. Elizabeth studied art history at the University of London, and art, photography and poetry at Bowdoin College, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1986. After college, she continued her artistic exploration in New York City. As part of this artistic immersion, she studied design at Parsons School of Design and The New York Botanical Garden, and creative writing at New York University. Elizabeth’s artistic mission is to encourage self-exploration, and to celebrate the beauty that surrounds us and imbues each of our personal journeys. Her creative streams are fed by personal excavation, nature, global travel, fashion and design, and shared life experiences with other cultures. Artistic assignments have taken her to over 25 countries, including China, France, Spain, India, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Chile/ Easter Island, Mexico, Ecuador/ Galapagos Islands, Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar (Burma), Greece and others. Her work is visionary, intuitive and emotional, and has been noted as, “seeming to emanate from a deep inner vibration.” Elizabeth has a studio in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

"I create passageways to self-exploration --- passageways to shadow, passageways to light, passageways to what the 'self' is yearning to share."


Elizabeth is Executive Director of Christopher Foundation for the Arts (CFFTA.org), with her husband, accomplished artist, Scott Christopher (ScottChristopherArt.com).


Accomplishments and current/upcoming projects/exhibitions include:


2018 - SPECTRUM MIAMIi, December 5 - 9, Elizabeth will be a represented artist by ART UpCLOSE, spectrum-miami.com

2018 - ART MONACO, represented artist by ART UpCLOSE, artemonaco.com

2018 - ART IN AMERICA, 2018 Guide to Museums, Galleries, Artists, highlighted artist in this publication, www.artinamericamagazine.com

2018 - FIVEMYLES GALLERY, "Vocals in the Dark" by Muriel Louveau with performances by Bodystories, this program was inspired by poems by Elizabeth Christopher, June 23-24, fivemyles.org/new-events-1/2018/6/23/vocals-in-the-dark-by-muriel-louveau-performances-by-bodystories

2018 - Artistic intensive in SPAIN (Ibiza, Formentera and Madrid), spring 2018

2018 - ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST DESIGN SHOW, New York City, March 22 - 25, represented artist by ART UpClose, addesignshow.com

2017 - SANTA FE ARTISTS' MEDICAL FUND, participating painter in December, 2017 auction, santafeartistsmedicalfund.org

2017 - ART UPCLOSE , A SURVEY OF CONTEMPORARY ART, WORLD EDITION 2017,  featured artist in this book, artupclose.com/publications/

2017 - ART IN AMERICA, 2017 Guide to Museums, Galleries, Artists , highlighted artist in this publication, www.artinamericamagazine.com

2017 - SPECTRUM MIAMI December 6 - 10, represented artist, by ART UpCLOSE, spectrum-miami.com

2017 - ART MONACO, represented artist by ART UpCLOSE, artemonaco.com

2017 - MICHEL LeBRUN, France, Elizabeth's art is featured on scarves in Michel LeBrun's autumn 2017, Milkoo Collection

2017 - FIVEMYLES GALLERY, "Vocals in the Dark" by Muriel Louveau,  this project was inspired by poems by Elizabeth Christopher, June 8 - 11, fivemyles.org/new-events-1/2017/6/8/sounds-in-the-dark

2017 - ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST DESIGN SHOW, New York City, March 16 - 19, represented artist by ART UpClose, addesignshow.com

2017 to present - SAATCHI ART -  represented artist, saatchiart.com/elizabethchristopher

2016 - Eldorado Living Magazine - Santa Fe, New Mexico - Scott and his art will be featured on the cover and in the cover story, December, 2016, eldoradoliving.org

2016 - SPECTRUM MIAMIi, November 30 - December 4, featured artist, paintings and prints exhibited by ART UpCLOSE, spectrum-miami.com

2016 - ART MONACO, October 27 - 30, represented artist by ART UpCLOSE, artemonaco.com

2016 - DEAN HOWELL STUDIOS, Santa Fe, NM, featured painter in group show, September, 2016,   deanhowellstudios.com

2016 - ART UPCLOSE , A SURVEY OF CONTEMPORARY ART, WORLD EDITION 2015,  featured artist in this book, artupclose.com/publications/

2016 - ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST DESIGN SHOW, New York City, March 17 -20, represented artist by ART UpClose, addesignshow.com

2016 - PLAZA HOTEL, New York City, exhibiting painter, February 2016

2016 - ART IN AMERICA, 2016 Guide to Museums, Galleries, Artists - highlighted artist in this publication, www.artinamericamagazine.com

2015 to 2016 - THE MAGAZINE, a poem by Elizabeth Christopher was featured in the December 2015/January 2016 issue, themagsantafe.com

2015 - ART UPCLOSE , A SURVEY OF CONTEMPORARY ART, WORLD EDITION 2015,  featured artist in this book, artupclose.com/publications/

2015, Artistic intensive in Chile including Santiago and the Atacama Desert region

2015 - WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, Elizabeth and Scott Christopher were the first two visitors to enter through the doors at the museum's grand opening, May 1, 2015, blogs.wsj.com/metropolis/2015/05/01/new-whitney-museum-makes-waves-on-social-media/

2015 - GALAVANTE / CHRISTOPHER ART EXHIBITION, Chelsea, New York City, "ART IS WINGS" , Paintings and sculptures by Elizabeth Christopher and Scott Christopher, March 2015, http://guestofaguest.com/new-york/events/inside-the-christopher-foundation-for-the-artsgalavante-art-is-wings-event , galavante.com

2015 to present - ARTUpCLOSE.com, New York City, artupclose.com/elizabeth-christopher , represented artist

2015  to present - ARTIFACT GALLERY, New York City,  artifactnyc.net , represented artist

2015 - MICHEL LeBRUN, France, Elizabeth's art will be featured on scarves in Michel LeBrun's spring 2016, Milkoo Collection

2015 - BURGIN CENTER FOR THE ARTS, Mercersburg Academy - Mercersburg, Pennsylvania - co-exhibiting artist with Scott Christopher, scottchristopherart.com, April 25 - May 14, 2015: mercersburg.edu/page/News-Detail?pk=756525&fromId=161986 

2015 - HUNGER TV, hungertv.com, Elizabeth Christopher's photographic images are featured in article about THE WATER TANK PROJECT, thewatertankproject.org

2014 - PIERRE HOTEL, taj.tajhotels.com/en-in/the-pierre-new-york/, New York City, exhibiting painter, October 2014

2014 - PALACE HOTEL, New York City, exhibiting painter, October 2014

2014 - 3M / THE WATER TANK PROJECT VIDEO - Elizabeth's images were used in the creation of a video about THE WATER TANK PROJECT, thewatertankproject.org

2014 - SLATE Magazine - Elizabeth's photographic images are featured in article: www.slate.com/blogs/the_eye/2014/09/09/nyc_water_tank_project_by_mary_jordan_raises_awareness_of_water_scarcity.html

2014 - THE WATER TANK PROJECT,  New York City, Photographic Documentarian of the Project, thewatertankproject.com

2014 to present - GALAVANTE.com, Founding Partner and Featured Artist for GALAVANTE, the members-only, travel, lifestyle and entertainment website magazine for the Working Jet Set, listing in membership details: galavante.com/travel/destination/galavante-membership

2014 - BIG SMALL WORKS SHOW, GALLERY 50, Rehoboth, Delaware, opening reception July 25, 2014, featured painter in group exhibition

2014 - INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR PHOTOGRAPHY, New York City, ICP.org, participated in academic photographic studies

2014 - PEOPLE LIKE US, 555 GALLERY, Santa Fe, New Mexico, opening reception  June 7, 2014, featured painter in group exhibition

2014 - THE HARMONY OF CONTRASTS, CLEN GALLERY, clengallery.com, Chelsea, New York City, opening reception March 2014, at ROGUE SPACE, featured painter in group exhibition

2013 - LOVE ART, GIVE A SMILE, CLEN GALLERY, clengallery.com, Chelsea, New York City, opening reception December 5, 2013 at ROGUE SPACE, featured painter in group exhibition

2013 - PARALLEL VISION, CLEN GALLERY, clengallery.com, Chelsea, New York City, opening reception October 17, 2013 at ROGUE SPACE, featured painter in group exhibition

2013 - Radio interview with Bryan Russo of COASTAL CONNECTION on WAMU 88.5 and 88.3, AMERICAN UNIVERSITY, Washington D.C., featuring Elizabeth Christopher, Scott Christopher and their art, "Married Artists Unveil Exhibits in Rehoboth, October 4 & 5, 2013, wamucoast.org/shows/2013-10/preparing-hurricane-season-married-artists-unveil-exhibits-rehoboth#.UlA31PsWJX4.facebook 

2013 - CAPE GAZETTE covering the Delaware Cape Region, article featuring Elizabeth and her art, "Couple up to Bat for Doubleheader Art Openings", by Molly MacMillan, 9/19/2013, capegazette.villagesoup.com/p/scott-and-elizabeth-hayes-christopher-up-to-bat-for-doubleheader-art-openings/1054105 

2013 to present - COLORIDA ART GALLERY, www.colorida.pt, Lisbon, Portugal represented artist

2013 - EYE OF THE BEHOLDER, GALLERY ARTS GUILD,  Lakeville, Connecticut (The Berkshires), featured painter in group exhibition

2013 to 2014 - GALLERY ARTS GUILD, Lakeville, Connecticut/ Millerton, New York, (The Berkshires), represented artist

2013 to 2014 - INCREDIBLE ARTIST GALLERY,Palm Springs/ Cathedral City, California, represented artist

2013 to present - CLEN GALLERY, clengallery.com, Chelsea, New York City, represented artist

2013 - PHILIP MORTON GALLERY, philipmortongallery.com, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, September 20, 2013 - October 20, 2013, solo show of paintings by Elizabeth Christopher

2013 - AMFM FEST, amfmfest.com, Coachella Valley (Cathedral City/Palm Springs), California, June 13, 2013 - June 17, 2013, featured painter

2013 - BLIND FAITH - A CREATIVE VISION, LA TIENDA GALLERY, Santa Fe, New Mexico, featured artist, group exhibition, June 15, 2013 - July 7, 2013

2013 - COACHELLA VALLEY WEEKLY, Indio, California, coachellavalleyweeky.com, "Elizabeth Christopher, Creating Magical Passageways Through Love and Creativity", feature article on Elizabeth, coachellavalleyweekly.com/elizabeth-christopher/ 

2013 - INDIEWIRE, highlights Elizabeth and her art in, "Inaugural AMFM Showcases Film, Music, Art (and Viggo Mortensen) In The Coachella Valley This June", indiewire.com/article/inaugural-amfm-showcases-film-music-art-and-viggo-mortensen-in-the-coachella-valley-this-june

2013 - ENERGY...ON COLORFUL WINGS - CLEN GALLERY, clengallery.com, Chelsea, New York City, opening reception May 23, 2013 at ROGUE SPACE, featured painter in group exhibition

2013 - COLORIDA ART GALLERY, Lisbon, Portugal, colorida.pt, solo show, paintings, spring/summer 2013

2013 - STYLESHOUTOUT.COM, Los Angeles, spotlights Elizabeth and her art in, "Window to the Soul"

2012 - CENTRE POMPIDOU, MUSEE NATIONAL D'ART MODERNE, Paris, France, centrepompidou.fr,  donated a collection of photographic art by the highly acclaimed Mexican photographic artist, MANUEL CARRILLO, to the CENTRE POMPIDOU, MUSEE NATIONAL D'ART MODERNE

2012 to present - GALLERY50, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, represented artist

2012 to present - PHILIP MORTON GALLERY, philipmortongallery.com, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, represented artist

2012 - Executive Producer of documentary feature film, FLOWING GRASSES: THE LIFE OF ARTIST DEAN HOWELL - film screened at the ALBUQUERQUE FILM FESTIVAL, August 2012, FlowingGrasses.com. It is currently being distributed worldwide.

2012 - multi-week ARTISTIC INTENSIVE in France ( Paris, Giverny and Normandy), creating in multiple disciplines and study, with a highlighted, focus on Claude Monet's life and art

2012 - NEW MEXICO COMMITTEE OF THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WOMEN IN THE ARTS, appointed INTERNATIONAL AMBASSADOR, nmwa.org

2012 - NEW MEXICO COMMITTEE OF THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WOMEN IN THE ARTS, appointed to the PRESIDENT'S COUNCIL, nmwa.org

2011 to present - CHRISTOPHER FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS, CFFTA.org, donated over 25,000 boxes of crayons, pencils and markers to a wide range of community organizations worldwide, in need of creative materials

2011 - GETTY IMAGES, GettyImages.com, invited to be a contributing photographer

2011 to present - PEREZ FINE ART GALLERIES, Vina del mar, Chile, represented painter

2011 - FORBES.COM, feature article highlighting Elizabeth and her art, 1/14/11, "The Photograph", by Michael S. Malone, blogs.forbes.com/mikemalone/2011/01/14/the-photograph/ 

2011- PAJAMAS MEDIA, feature article highlighting Elizabeth and her art, 1/14/11, "The Photograph", by Michael S. Malone

2009 - ENCANTADO, AN AUBERGE RESORT, Santa Fe, New Mexico, photographer and model

2008 - Executive Producer of documentary feature film, FLOWING GRASSES: THE LIFE OF ARTIST DEAN HOWELL - film screened at both the SANTA FE FILM FESTIVAL, December 2008, and the NEW MEXICO FILM EXPO, October 2008, FlowingGrasses.com. It is currently being distributed worldwide.

2008 - THE NEW MEXICAN/PASATIEMPO, article highlighting Elizabeth's Photographic Collage, "Memory Bones", 10/31/08, "All my EX. EX.s live in Santa Fe"

2008 - EX. EX. IV, EXCERPT EXHIBITION, Santa Fe, New Mexico, featured mixed media artist, group exhibition

2008 - Featured painter and sculptor, "LOST WEEKEND", group exhibition, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2008 - AVANT GARDE'S PUSHPIN ART SHOW, Museum Hill, Santa Fe, New Mexico, exhibiting photographer, group exhibition

2008 - Multi-week ARTISTIC INTENSIVE in India

2007 - EX. EX. III, EXCERPT EXHIBITION, Santa Fe, New Mexico, featured painter, group exhibition

2007 - AVANT GARDE’S PUSHPIN ART SHOW, Museum Hill, Santa Fe, New Mexico, exhibiting photographer and painter, group exhibition

2007 - GOVERNOR BILL RICHARDSON’S 2008, U.S. PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY CAMPAIGN, Official Photographer

2007 to 2011 - Photographer represented by PHOTOLIBRARY, PhotoLibrary.com, Sydney, Australia

2006 to present - Photographic work featured and sold on Art.com

2006 - EX. EX. II, EXCERPT EXHIBITION, Santa Fe, New Mexico, featured painter, group exhibition

2006 - THE NEW MEXICAN, feature article highlighting Elizabeth's art, 9/27/06, “Inspiration Everywhere", by Ana Trujillo

2006-2008 - BRUMBY’S GALLERY, Santa Fe, New Mexico, co-exhibiting painter

2006 - multi-week ARTISTIC INTENSIVE in Ireland

2005 to present - Executive Director, CHRISTOPHER FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS, 501 c3, CFFTA.org 

2005 - FROMMER'S PARIS TRAVEL GUIDE, selected photographer, travel images for publication

2005 - READ JOHNSON CONTEMPORARY ART, Santa Fe, New Mexico, HOLIDAY SMALL WORKS SHOW, featured painter, group exhibition

2005 - LOVE AND BEYOND, two person exhibit at MESA PHOTO ARTS, Santa Fe, New Mexico, featured painter

2004 - multi-week ARTISTIC INTENSIVE in Greece, Italy, Switzerland, France, Belgium and Holland

2004 - Co-brokered sale of an original WINSLOW HOMER painting, circa: 1880's, New York, New York

2004 - INSIDE RUSSIA, exhibition at PUSHKIN GALLERY, PushkinGallery.com, Canyon Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico, featured painter/sculptor (one of three Americans chosen to exhibit their works in the City of Santa Fe's - RUSSIAN SUMMER - this was a historic art exhibition), group exhibition

2004 - ONEGIN BALLET, Santa Fe Opera Theater, SantaFeOpera.org, Santa Fe, New Mexico, set designer (backdrop mural paintings), ballet photographer

2004 - ART ON THE EDGE, featured painter in group exhibition of artists, selected through a juried competition held by, FOCA, NEW MEXICO MUSEUM OF ART, exhibition was held at LEWALLEN GALLERY, LewallenContemporary.com, Santa Fe, New Mexico, (competition was juried by Lawrence Rinder, chief curator of the WHITNEY MUSEUM'S 2002 Biennial Exhibition, NYC)

2004 - Featured poet, MANZANITA QUARTERLY winter reading, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2004 - MANZANITA QUARTERLY, literary review, Volume 6, Number 2, contributing poet

2004 to present - CHRISTOPHER ART CARDS, ChristopherArtCards.com, Santa Fe, New Mexico, co-owner

2003 to 2007 - Photographer represented by INDEX STOCK IMAGERY, New York City

2003 to 2004 - SANTA FE PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY, recipient of several awards including 2nd and 3rd places in 2004 Color Slide of the Year Competition, People Category

2003 - ANIMAL ALLIANCE SHOW, Santa Fe, New Mexico, exhibiting painter, group exhibition

2003 - FRINGE MAGAZINE, Santa Fe, New Mexico, contributing travel writer and photographer

2003 - SANTA FE PEACE SHOW, Santa Fe, New Mexico, exhibiting painter, group exhibition

2003 - A TIME AND A PLACE, exhibition at PHOTO DISTRICT GALLERY, New York, contributing poet in conjunction with photographic work

2003 - CELEBRATING 27 YEARS OF THE CREATIVE HUMAN SPIRIT, CHRISTOPHER ART GALLERY exhibition, Santa Fe, New Mexico, featured painter and photographer, two-person exhibition

1998 - TIME OUT NEW YORK magazine, article featuring Elizabeth and her work with LYNDEN B. MILLER GARDEN DESIGN, 7/11/98 - 7/18/98, "Garden varieties"

1997 to 1999 - LYNDEN B. MILLER GARDEN DESIGN, publicgardendesign.com, associate

1995 - Poetry reading in Lakeville, Connecticut with poet, Joel Lewis

1994 - Featured poet, TONGUE N GROOVE poetry reading series, New York City

1986 - Bachelor of Arts degree, BOWDOIN COLLEGE, Brunswick, Maine

1983 - BOWDOIN COLLEGE PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION, Brunswick, Maine, exhibiting photographer, group exhibition