Patricia Christakos is a fine-art photographer and writer from central New York and southwest Florida and currently a candidate in the MFA program at Maine Media College in Rockport, Maine. Currently a teacher of photography at The Island School in Boca Grande, Florida, Christakos is in awe of children's innate ability to be open, curious and filled with wonder and aspires to bring these elements into her own artwork. Her current work examines the domestic realm, in all manner of appearance, from the material to the imagined.

statement: I work intuitively, letting light and beauty guide me as I record the flora and flotsam of daily life. My work is autobiographical, often universal, slightly subversive, intentionally feminine, ethereal, and revealatory in a feminist-sort-of-way. My pictures continue to surprise me, offering new perspectives, insights and intrigue. I remain their student and scribe.

select exhibitions: photography
2018 Lens 2018 (juried). Perspective Gallery. Evanston, Illinois
2016 The Curated Fridge (juried). Somerville, Massachusetts
2015 Punctum: 20th Annual Exhibition (juried). Photographic Center Northwest. Seattle, Washington
2015 Posies for Emily and Other Dreamers (solo). Andrew and Carol Weller Gallery. Youngstown, Ohio
2014 Joyce Elaine Grant Exhibition (juried). School of the Arts, Texas Woman’s University. Denton, Texas
2013 IDentity (juried). Center for Fine Art Photography. Fort Collins, Colorado
2013 Finding Wonderland (with painter Ann Cross). Gallery at Cazenovia Public Library. Cazenovia, New York

select work experiences
Photography Instructor, The Island School, Boca Grande Florida [2017 - present]
Creator and Owner, Half Century Mark Hotel, an imaginary place with real pictures [2009 - present]
Exhibition Coordinator, Gallery at Cazenovia Public Library [2007 - 2011]

artist talks and publications
Photography for Dreamers, Andrew and Carol Weller Gallery, Youngstown, OH [June 2015]
Photo Adventures for Fellow Travelers, Boca Grande, FL [April 2015]
Word Dance Magazine [Spring 2011]

MFA candidate, Maine Media College in Rockport, Maine [2020]
Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, BS Magazine Journalism [1980]

[photo: Patricia Christakos, self-portrait 2013, Fishing in Boca