Christie Stockstill

Christie Stockstill

Austin, TX, United States

About Christie Stockstill

I am a photographer from the American South, working in experimental portraiture and fine art photography. When I am not working with other humans creating art with intention, I find myself drawn to finding art in the ordinary, noticing more than making art as I see it unfold right in front of me.

My images are often organic or earthy but may also be raw or quirky. Whatever the subject, I want my art to provoke a visceral reaction - to cause the viewer to smile, laugh, swear, tear up, gasp, or forget to breathe.

As I have begun to play with other art forms, creating art without my camera, I see that desire to inspire a feeling from the viewer manifest itself even more. The works I have made with brush strokes rather than shutter clicks are attempts to express and share some moment of overwhelming emotion. When I am making these pieces, I am like a child playing. Whether it be a feeling of calm or joy, a recent experience or a memory, my hope is that the movement and color in the image resonates in a similar way for the viewer.

Education


St. Mary’s University; San Antonio, TX – BA Classic American Literature and BA Philosophy,1997















Events

2016 Selected as a finalist for Click Magazine's VOICE collection.

2013 One of only 16 artists to be a recipient of the 4th edition of The Julia Margaret Cameron Award for women photographers

Works held in private collections in the United States, Canada and Australia.

Exhibitions

2020 Solo Show - The Architecture of Women

2016 Women and Children River Rose New Braunfels, Texas Solo Exhibit

2014 PhotoFest Digital Exhibit Ljubljana, Slovenia

2014 BeHuman Gallery, Houston, Texas Group Exhibit