Christine Golden is a ceramic sculptor and arts educator who earned her BFA at the University of Utah in 2010 and her MFA in ceramics at Indiana University, where she also became an associate professor. She has taught workshops throughout the United States for such organizations as Coconino Community College, Santa Fe Clay, and the Armory Art Center. Over the course of her career Golden has received a number of awards, fellowships, and residencies and has exhibited her work in both solo and group shows throughout the West, including one at the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction at Indiana University. Among the exhibitions she has curated is “The Realm of the Feminine: Interior Edge” at the 2012 NCECA (National Council on Education for the Arts) conference. Images of her work have appeared in various publications including Ceramics Monthly, Direct Art, Ceramic Sculpture: Making Faces, and 500 Figures in Clay: Vol. 2. She is represented by Gebert Contemporary in Scottsdale, Santa Fe Clay, ARC Gallery in Sedona, and Eutectic in Portland.
Golden has worked in many media, including painting, pottery, metal and woodworking, but her primary focus has long been the human form sculpted in clay. In an artist’s statement she once wrote:
“… Because my inspiration lies within nature and human nature, environmental and specific social concerns are often visible throughout my work. My sculptures are visual diaries wherein each figure becomes a psychological portrait. I am investigating that fertile ground where the historical and allegorical, and the tragedy and comedy of life intersect.”
For more information on Christine Golden, visit http://www.christinegolden.com/.