Using photography, video, digital and analog collage, installations and projections, I create slightly subversive, multi-sensory excavations of domesticity and other gendered tales. Material objects, films and fairytales, myths and historical texts serve as malleable portals pointing me toward untold stories and unlikely heroines. Elements of empowerment, ritual, and seduction make frequent appearances in my non-linear, often autobiographical, narratives. As a domestic bricoleur, I honor and collect the undiscovered and unexpected: kitchen sinks and sleepovers, 18th-century explorers and flying slips. Discovering personal and universal connections with seemingly disparate content, from the past and present, fuels my art-making and my life.
Patricia Christakos is an interdisciplinary artist who lives in central New York state and southwest Florida. An advocate for the empowerment of women and girls, her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and appears in numerous private and public not-for-profit agencies dedicated to the lives of women and girls.
photo: Fishing, 2014. Self-portrait by Patricia Christakos