Artist Statement and CV
Patricia Christakos is a visual artist and writer who uses photography and moving image to explore domesticity, girlhood, mythology, and other gendered tales. She received her MFA in Media Arts from Maine Media College, Rockport, Maine in 2020 and lives in central New York and southwest Florida. Her work has been exhibited nationally and is held in several private collections.
I covet overlooked physical and emotional evidence—traces, memories, and assumptions—of lived experiences. Using found and original footage, my work honors and embraces time as a malleable and receptive container for my decidedly feminine, slightly subversive, personal yet universal excavations. Elements of discovery, empowerment, and seduction make frequent appearances. As a bricoleur, I collect the unexpected.
photo: Patricia Christakos, Fishing, 2013.
MFA in Media Arts, Maine Media College, Rockport, Maine [May 2020]
BS Magazine Journalism, Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University [May 1980]
Group and Solo Exhibitions: Video Projections and Installations
2021 Fresh Perspectives. Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona State College, Daytona Beach, Florida. The Sleepover, dual-channel HD video projections and installation. September 28- December 16, 2021. Group show.
2021 Art after Dark. Boca Grande, Florida. The Story of the Slips, video projections, found and original footage. March 2021. Solo exhibition.
Group and Solo Exhibitions: Photography
Upcoming 2022, On Clothing. The Visible Self, LoosenArt Collection. Rome Italy. March. Group exhibition.
2021 Dreamland, Arts to Hearts, group exhibition. October - November. Virtual exhibition.
2021 Emerge. Midwest Center for Photography. Wichita, Kansas. April. Group exhibition.
2021 The 2021 Politics of the Kitchen, Lenscratch. April. Virtual group exhibition.
2020 Nostalgia. Midwest Center for Photography. Wichita, Kansas. Gallery exhibition/ with outdoor projections, November. Group exhibition.
2019 The Shape of Things. Praxis Gallery. Minneapolis, Minnesota. Group exhibition.
2019 Women's Stories. Midwest Center for Photography. Wichita, Kansas. Group exhibition.
2019 Color. The SE Center for Photography. Greenville, North Carolina. Group exhibition.
2018 Lens 2018. Perspective Gallery. Evanston, Illinois. Group exhibition.
2016 The Curated Fridge. Somerville, Massachusetts. Group exhibition.
2015 Punctum: 20th Annual Exhibition. Photographic Center Northwest. Seattle, Washington. Group exhibition.
2015 Posies for Emily and Other Dreamers. Weller Gallery, Youngstown, Ohio. Solo exhibition.
2014 Joyce Elaine Grant Exhibition. School of the Arts, Texas Woman’s University. Denton, Texas. Group exhibition.
2013 IDentity. Center for Fine Art Photography. Fort Collins, Colorado. Group exhibition.
Publications and Artist Talks
Fresh Perspectives, Artist Talk, Southeast Museum of Photography [October 2021].
Shadow and Light Magazine Color It Red [March/April 2020].
Photography for Dreamers, Andrew and Carol Weller Gallery, Youngstown, OH [June 2015].
Photo Adventures for Fellow Travelers, Boca Grande, FL [April 2015].
Awards: Videos and Film
Sleepover Secrets, 06:38 min. HD video, color, sound. experimental short.
Official Selection, LA Independent Women Film Awards, July 2021.
Finalist, Austin International Art Festival, April 2021.
Snow Job, experimental micro-short. 01:00 min, HD video, color, sound.
Official Selection, MicroMania Film Festival, September 2021
Winner, Best Experimental Short, South Florida International Film
Festival, April 2021.
Midwest Center of Photography, Wichita, Kansas. Emerge 2021 Award.
A Smith Gallery. Johnson City, Texas. Director's Award. Portals, 2019.
Praxis Gallery. Minneapolis, Minnesota. Honorable Mention. The Shape of Things, 2019.
Sleepover Secrets was adapted for Sister Freehold's virtual theater production of The Sleepover, Baltimore, Maryland. November - December 2021.