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manifest international drawing annual 2007 exhibition-in-print
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Christine Wuenschel
Tempe, AZ

Arizona State University, Graduate Student



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Historically, artists work in search for self-identity. In my search for self-identity, I have come to learn that sexuality plays a large role in how I see myself and in turn, how I present myself. My goal is to create sensual images of my body that arouse the senses and indicate desires.

However, I am not society's typical media produced form of sexual desire. Therefore, allowing the viewer access to my flesh takes a large amount of bravery. Every time I work on my drawings, I consider the amount of privacy I am letting the audience in on. Deciding to be exposed and, as a result, allowing myself to be vulnerable is empowering. I am proud to share the flesh I have carved fervently into the picture plane. Through drawing, I am owning my identity.


born: 1980, Akron, Ohio


Arizona State University, Herberger College of Fine Arts, MFA, 2008 (Sept.)
University of Akron, Myers School of Art, BFA, 2004

selected awards/honors

David Ivens Memorial Award, Arizona State University, 2005
Eirene Peggy Lamb Scholarship Award, Arizona State University, 2005
Partners In Excellence Program Award, University of Akron, 2004

selected solo or two-person exhibits

Katherine Miracle Gallery: Enviable Image: Ideal Form, Akron, OH 2004
Projects Gallery: Being, University of Akron, Akron, OH 2003
Myers School of Art: Minus One Diva, University of Akron, Akron, OH, 2001

selected group shows

Lexington Art League Loudon House Gallery: The Nude International 2007, Lexington, KY, 2007
Kellogg University Art Gallery: Ink & Clay 33, Pomona, CA 2007
Art One Gallery: Rest, Scottsdale, AZ, 2006
B.K. Smith Gallery, Lake Erie College: Engendered, Painesville, OH, 2005

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