Christie Spillane is a contemporary photographer who creates surreal, dream-like tableaus that investigate memory, violence, imagination, and how they intersect, influence, and overpower each other. Her photographs embody a surreal and psychological visualization about the impact of patriarchal oppression. Her photographs are characterized by their quiet intensity, luscious textures, and uncanny compositions.
Christie is the recipient of the James B. Pendleton Finishing Grant for Photography in both 2006 and 2007. She has exhibited her artwork in group and solo exhibitions in New York, Oregon, and California. A selection of her photographs have been published in Proud Queer Monthly along with an interview of the artist. She received her BFA in Film, Photography, and Visual Arts from Ithaca College. She is currently an MFA Studio Art candidate at SFAI.