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Christian Arrecis
Peoria, Illinois

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My interests lie within an exploration of collective and shared experience and the role of photography and printed media in the representation of experience. I am interested in the materiality of these forms and how experience is aestheticized. One particular motivation is the investigation of devices that hinder and obscure, and those that, unwittingly, contribute to contrivance and artifice of visual representation. This motivation keeps within my interest in the exploitation of the accidental and serendipitous as a strategy for creating artwork.



born: 1970, Chicago, Illinois


Northern Illinois University, MFA, 2008
Northern Illinois Univeristy, BFA, 2003
University of Illinois- Urbana, BA, 1994

selected awards/honors

Best in Show, Starline Gallery, 2012
1st Place, Regional Juried Exhibition VII, Freeport Arts Center, 2010
2nd Place, 32nd Annual Rock Island Fine Art Exhibition, Augustana College Art Museum, 2008
Honorable Mention, Rockford Midwestern, Rockford Art Museum, 2008

selected publications

artXposium 2.0, edited by Anni Holm and Meghan Borato. Stepsister Press, 2009
Photographer's Forum, Best of College Photography Annual, 2008
Light Leaks Magazine; Showcase Artist, 2007

selected solo or two-person exhibits

Dissolve, Greymatter Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, 2012
Intersection, Kishwaukee College Art Gallery, Malta, IL 2011
SFCC Gallery, Spokane Falls Community College, Spokane, WA, 2010
Phaenomena Naturalis, West Chicago Public Library District, West Chicago, IL 2008

selected group shows

72nd Rockford Midwestern Biennial, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL, 2012
Photography & Literature: Light Writing, New Image Gallery, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA, 2010
Visual Narrative, Olin Gallery-Washington-Jefferson College, Washington, PA, 2009
Root & Shadow, Dunham Gallery, Aurora, University, Aurora, IL, 2008



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