Larry Sommers Fellowship Recipients
Christina Reed is a multidisciplinary artist, immersed in printmaking, sculpture and site-specific installation, my conceptually driven work explores systemic social and cultural issues. Organized as a narrative, projects consist of multiple works in a range of media, grouped around specific concepts.
- My current body of work, WhiteWash, is a response to issues of race in our culture. It focuses on the social construct of race and our country’s historical contradiction of promoting liberty, freedom and equality for all on the one hand while maintaining a system of discrimination and exploitation of people who are non-white on the other. I aim to make visible conditioned assumptions and behaviors that keep our country’s race construct of inequity and injustice in place. And engage the viewer in reflection and conversation that creates sustainable pathways to racial equity.
An artist activist, I believe art can be the bridge between conversation and action; the catalyst for empathy, engagement and change; that through reflection and conversation we all can do something to combat the continued suffering of racism and its impact which harms us all.