Christa Kreeger Bowden Professor of Art

Christa Kreeger Bowden

Wilson Hall 1008


Master of Fine Arts in Photography, with Honors & Distinction, 2000
Lamar Dodd School of Art
The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia

Bachelor of Arts, with honors, 1996
Newcomb College
Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana


Darkroom and digitally-based photography as well as alternative and 19th-century processes.


Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions:

  • 2015 Maternal Instincts, Williams School of Economics and Commerce, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA
  • 2014 Roots & Nests, The Cleo Driver Miller Gallery, Bridgewater College, VA
  • 2013 Roots & Nests, The Kiernan Gallery, Lexington, VA
  • 2012 Roots & Nests, Staniar Gallery, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA
  • 2010 Recent Work, WorkSpace Gallery, Lincoln, NE
  • 2010 Recent Work, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA
  • 2010 Still Flight, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
  • 2010 Christa Bowden & Robert Sulkin, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Pauley Center, Richmond, VA
  • 2010 Christa Bowden & Robert Sulkin, VMFA at Richmond International Airport, Richmond, VA
  • 2009 Still Flight, Emory & Henry College, Emory, VA
  • 2008 Still Flight, Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, VA

Selected Group Exhibitions:

  • 2016 The Artist's Hand, Tilt Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
  • 2015 SPE Combined Caucus Exhibition, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA
  • 2014 Without Glass: Contemporary Lensless Photography, Curated by Christa Bowden and Kat Kiernan, The Kiernan Gallery, Lexington, VA
  • 2013 The Fixed Shadow, Robert & Elain Stein Galleries, Wright State University, Dayton, OH
  • 2013 Photo Craft 2, LightBox Photographic Gallery, Astoria, OR
  • 2013 Antiquarian and the New Alchemy, Serenbe Photography Center, Chattahoochee Hills, GA
  • 2012 Encaustics and Photography, Galerie BMG, Woodstock, NY
  • 2012 Shift: Contemporary Photography, Parlkand College, Champaign, IL
  • 2012 Center Forward 2012, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO
  • 2012 Contemporary Photography, Biggin Hall Gallery, Auburn University, Auburn AL
  • 2011 Transfixed: The Artist's Hand in Photographic Processes, Tuska Center for Contemporary Art, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
  • 2011 Seventh Photographic Image Biennial Exhibition, Wellington B. Gray Gallery, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
  • 2010 Grounded, 621 Tallahassee, FL
  • 2010 Picturing Home, Visual Arts Gallery, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
  • 2009 Crossroads, Museum of Contemporary Art, Atlanta, GA
  • 2009 Signs & Revelations - Ultimate Eye Foundation, Peninsula Museum of Art, Belmont, CA
  • 2009 New Directions 2009, WallSpace Gallery, Seattle, WA
  • 2008 Pictures of Things: Contemporary Still Life, 340 High Street, Portsmouth, VA
  • 2008 Mixed Images: Photography & Encaustics, Center for Photography at Woodstock, Kingston, NY
  • 2006 Scanner as Camera, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
  • 2006 Friends of the Gallery Emerging Artist Exhibition, Verve Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM
  • 2005 Binary Articulations, George A. Spiva Center for the Arts, Joplin, MO
  • 2003 Women in the New Millennium, Seton Hall University, S. Orange, NJ
  • 2002 DPI Digitally Propelled Ideas, California State University, Pomona, CA
  • 2002 Deus Ex Machina, Bradley University, Peoria, IL
  • 2002 Women?s National Art Invitational, Clemson University, Clemson, SC
  • 2001 Master of Fine Arts Exhibition, Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA

Selected Honors and Awards

  • 2014 Lens Culture Editor's Pick
  • 2009-10 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship Recipient
  • 2006 "Scanner as Camera" Panel Chair - Society for Photography Education National Conference
  • 2005 Nominated for the Santa Fe Prize for Photography
  • 2005 Qualex Award Winner, 4th Photography Image Biennial, East Carolina University
  • 2003 Honorable Mention, Ultimate Eye Foundation Grants