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Christina Vogel

Assistant Professor, Painting and Drawing

MFA, Painting, Massachusetts College of Art, 2005
Christina Vogel joined the faculty at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 2013. Prior to UTC, she taught at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and worked in development at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts. She has exhibited nationally and has been an artist-in-residence at the Vermont Studio Center and the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts. Christina is a recipient of awards including a 2014-15 UTC Research and Creativity Activity Grant, a Nebraska Arts Council Independent Artist Fellowship and a grant from the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation.
As a visual artist and educator, I am inspired by painting’s rich history and energized by the expansive possibilities of contemporary painting. My practice is rooted in human interaction and my role as an observer, on the outside looking in. I’m interested in the relationships between figures, the proximity of their bodies, and the spaces in between. In my paintings and drawings, I explore the familiar and the unremarkable through the specificity of portraiture or by presenting more ambiguous situations that encourage an interpretation. In my work, I seek to communicate a sense of isolation or interaction, longing or discomfort.

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