Using photography, video, digital and analog collage, installations and projections, I create multi-sensory excavations of domesticity and other gendered tales. Material objects, films and fairytales, myths and historical texts serve as my malleable portals pointing me toward untold stories and unlikely heroines. Elements of empowerment, ritual, and seduction make frequent appearances in my non-linear, semi-autobiographical narratives. As a domestic bricoleur, I honor, collect, and subvert the unexplored and unexpected from kitchen sinks and sleepovers to 18th-century women explorers and wind-blown slips. Discovering personal and universal connections with seemingly disparate content, from the past and present, fuels my artmaking and my life.
Patricia Christakos--an interdisciplinary artist working in photography, experimental video, installation, and collage--uses found and original materials to create layered semi-autobiographical domestic narratives. 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 organizations. Her current research-based project, "My Jean/ne", about Jeanne Barret Dubernat, an 18th-century botanist and world explorer, was recently featured in Center Forward 2023, a juried exhibition at The Center for Fine Art Photography in Colorado. Christakos lives in central New York state and southwest Florida. She received her MFA in Media Arts from Maine Media College in 2020.
photo: Fishing by Patricia Christakos