Skype interview between Joey aka Jane Public and Christie Blizard using SKYPE intergalactic technology. Skype call made from Texas to New York City.
May 4th, 2019.
Christie Blizard was born in Indiana and currently lives in San Antonio. Her work deals with the intersections of the event, failure, painting, noise, celebrity, and EDM culture. She performed in 2019 at NYC's experimental DIY film/performance series, 'HIJACK!' and her recent project on the Today show and Good Morning America was featured in Hyperallergic and Art News. In 2016, she was invited to collaborate with Lawrence Weiner. Residencies include Skowhegan, the MacDowell Artist Colony, Anderson Ranch, Centraltrak, and SIM Residency in Reykjavik, Iceland. She has also been featured in Art in America, NY Arts Magazine, and Blouin Artinfo. She has been in exhibitions curated by Carter Foster, Mel Chin, Michael Duncan, Veronica Roberts, Virginia Rutledge, and Franklin Sirmans. She recently finished a residency at Artpace, curated by Yoshua Okón and is currently an Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing at the University of Texas at San Antonio.
M.F.A., Painting and Drawing. Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA. 2005
B.F.A., Painting, Highest Distinction, (summa cum laude) Herron School of Art and Design. Indiana University—Purdue University, Indianapolis, IN. 2001