Christina Gednalske is an artist from Sioux Falls, South Dakota (USA), living and working in Phoenix, Arizona (USA). Her work uses various mediums – video, writing, photography, painting, and performance – to examine presence through body, memory, and place. She is a 2019 Phoenix Art Museum Artists' Grant Recipient, and was selected as a finalist in the video category for Premio Combat Prize (2018 and 2019 editions) and the video & animation category for the Celeste Prize 2017 and Premio Celeste 2014. Christina has shown in the United States, Italy, England, Portugal, Venezuela, South Korea, and Spain, and her work has been included in contemporary art exhibitions in renowned institutions such as the Museum of Anthropology and the Museum of Natural History “La Specola” in Florence and the Etruscan Academy Museum (MAEC) in Cortona, Italy.

 

In both the United States and Italy, she has worked professionally in creative and administrative roles in museums, galleries, and higher-education art and traditional institutions. Christina received her BA in Art from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa (USA), and her MFA in Studio Art from Studio Arts College International (SACI) in Florence, Italy.

Artist CV

 

Education

2015 — MFA in Studio Art, Studio Arts College International, Florence, Italy

2012 — BA in Art, Business Minor, Luther College, Decorah, IA

 

Awards/Honors

2019 — Friends of Contemporary Art Artists' Grant Recipient, Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona

2019 — Premio Combat 2019 Finalist, Video Category, Livorno, Italy

2018 — Premio Combat 2018 Finalist, Video Category, Livorno, Italy

2017 — Celeste Prize 2017 Finalist, Video and Animation Category, London, England

2014 — Premio Celeste 2014 Finalist, Video Category, Milan, Italy

Solo Exhibitions

2016 — Nearly There, Studio Arts College International, Florence, Italy, Oct. 11-Nov. 11

2016 — Come Se Fosse, Museum of Visual Materials, Sioux Falls, SD, May-June, 2016

Selected Group Exhibitions

2021 — Scult Award and FOCA Artists' Grant Exhibition, Phoenix Art Museum, AZ, March 10-September 5, 2021

2020 — Fences, XVIIX, Online Program Beginning Oct. 1

2020 — 5 Minute Film Fest, Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson (virtual), Tucson, AZ, July 23

2019 — B/W, New City Studio, Phoenix, AZ, August 2-31

2019 — Premio Combat, Museo Civico G. Fattori ex Granai di Villa Mimbelli, Livorno, Italy, June 22-July 13

2019 — 5 Minute Film Fest, Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson, Tucson, AZ, May 24

2019 — Art | Banchel, Pigmento Studio, Madrid, Spain, May 11-12

2018 — BINNAR Video Festival, Vila Nova de Famalicão, Portugal, November 12-14

2018 — IV FESTIVAL VIDEO, nodoCCs, Caracas, Venezuela, November 1-4

2018 — Experimental Video Screening, Exchange Art Gallery, Bloomsburg, PA, September 29 

2018 — Premio Combat, Museo Civico G. Fattori ex Granai di Villa Mimbelli, Livorno, Italy, June 23-July 14

2018 — Artrooms Fair, The Old Diorama Arts Centre, London, England, Jan. 19-22

2017 — Celeste Prize 2017, Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, London, England, October 6-8

2017 — Experimental Film and Video 2017, CICA Museum, South Korea, September 1-17

2017 — Lieu/Non Lieu, Sicily, Italy, June 17

2017 — Lacuna, Elzay Gallery of Art, Ohio Northern University, Ada, Ohio, Jan. 17–Feb. 11

2015 — Candid Perspectives on Race, Icon Lounge, Sioux Falls, SD, August 7, 2015

2015 — Long Distance, SACI MFA in Studio Art Final Exhibition, Le Murate, Florence, Italy, April 9-25, 2015

2015 — Body Archives 2, Museo di Storia Naturale (Museum of Zoology and Natural History) “La Specola,” Florence, Italy, April 14-15

2014 — Body Archives, Museo di Antropologia (Museum of Anthropology), Florence, Italy, December 16-19, 2014

2014 — Premio Celeste 2014, Assab One, Milan, Italy, November 15-23, 2014

2014 — Within Alterity: Encounters With a Population, a Collection, A Territory, Museo dell’Accademia Etrusca in Cortona (MAEC), Cortona, Italy, April 27-July 31, 2014

2014 — Body of Our Time, La Corte Arte Contemporanea Gallery, Florence, Italy, April 24, 2014

2013 — Deck the Walls, Studio Art Centers International, Florence, Italy (Co-curator and artist)

2013 — Diritto Dell’Uomo, Robert F. Kennedy Center for Human Rights, Florence Italy

2013 — Self | Portrait, Robert F. Kennedy Center for Human Rights, Florence, Italy (Co-curator and artist)

2013 — EXPOSURE Sioux Falls Art Show, EXPOSURE Gallery, Sioux Falls, SD

2013 — Artists Against Hunger 8, Sioux Falls, SD

2012 — Senior Exhibition, Kristin Wigley-Fleming Fine Arts Gallery, Center for the Arts, Luther College, Decorah, Iowa

2011 — Junior Exhibition, Dahl Centennial Union Gallery, Luther College, Decorah, Iowa

 

Institutional Projects

 

2014 — Research/Independent Study and Participation in the archive process at the Photographic Archive, Museum of Anthropology, Florence, Italy (November 2014 – April 2015)

 

Curatorial Projects

 

2014 — Glimpses, Late-Spring Photography Exhibition, Studio Art Centers International, Florence, Italy

2013 — Deck the Walls, Studio Art Centers International, Florence, Italy, (Co-curator)

2013 — Self | Portrait, Robert F. Kennedy Center for Human Rights, Florence, Italy, (Co-curator)

2013 — [FRAMED] Living Art, Washington Pavilion of Arts and Sciences, Sioux Falls, SD, (Developer and curator)

 

Exhibitions Juried

 

2013 — Healing Power of Art Artist Exhibition, Judging Panel, Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center, Sioux Falls, SD

 

Teaching/Work Experience

 

2016present — Alumni & Media Coordinator, Studio Arts College International, Florence, Italy

2018present — Event & Exhibitions Volunteer, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona

2015 — Teaching Assistant, Studio Arts College International, Florence, Italy (Advanced Painting, Spring Semester)

2014 — Teaching Assistant, Studio Arts College International, Florence, Italy (Photography, Late Spring Term)

2014 — Photography Workshop Assistant, Studio Art Centers International, Florence, Italy

2013 – 14 — Volunteer, Robert F. Kennedy Center for Human Rights Gallery, Florence, Italy

2013 — Visual Arts Center Assistant, Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science, Sioux Falls, SD

2013 — Art Instructor, Action Arts and Science Program, Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science, Sioux Falls, SD

2012 – 13 — Visual Arts Center Intern, Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science, Sioux Falls, South Dakota​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​