Christine Baczek

Christine Baczek

Salt Lake City, UT, United States

About Christine Baczek

I am a photographer and artist based in Salt Lake City, Utah. I have lived and studied in Chile, Italy, Chicago, and Santa Fe, returning in 2005 to Utah where I find the most inspiration for my work. My research and practice focus on analog and alternative photographic processes like cyanotype, platinum/palladium, chromoskedasic Sabbatier, film, etc. I use this expertise in historical photographic processes to address ideas of time, influences on perception, the realities of documentation, and the process of observation. Drawing from all aspects of my life, my artwork utilizes Utah's landscape and history, my museum experience and the surrounding community. I have exhibited widely, including the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Nox Contemporary, Finch Lane, the Kimball Art Center and the online gallery PhotoBistro. I have humbly received a Samuel H. Kress Foundation Scholarship, a Utah Arts Council Traveling Grant and am the Rio Mesa Center Artist in Residence. My work is in the Salt Lake County Collection as well as important private collections in Utah.

In addition to my artistic endeavors, I am also a photographer and cataloger of fine art. I have photographed numerous private collections, advised clients on best practices for cataloguing and archiving their digital assets, designed and managed relational databases, and contributed to a variety of prestigious art publications. I am currently the Collections Photographer and Digital Media Producer for the Utah Museum of Fine Arts.

Education

SEI Visual Resources and Image Management, University of Michigan, 2012
BFA, Photography, University of Utah, 2000-04
Apprenticeship Bostick and Sullivan, historical photographic processes, 2003
Italian Renaissance Intensive Study, New York University, 2002