Resume

Christen Mattix grew up in Thailand and now lives in Bellingham, WA.

Artist, Writer, Curator

b. 1977                           Seattle, WA

1979-1995                      Lived in Thailand

EDUCATION

2005                        M.F.A.  San Francisco Art Institute, film and painting

2001                      B.F.A.   Western Washington University, cum laude

1998                        Wheaton College

SOLOS & DUETS
2016
“Love Loves to Love,” Makeshift Gallery, Bellingham, WA

“For Longing,” Social Fabric, Bellingham, WA

2011
“Entanglements,” solo, Corridor Gallery, Seattle, WA

2009
“You Did Not Choose Me, I Chose You,” two person, Shift, Seattle, WA

2008
“You Are The Landscape,” solo, Shift, Seattle, WA

2007
“Blue Sky Paintings,” solo, SPAC Gallery, Seattle, WA

2003
“Tram Bui & Christen ‘Ru’ Mattix,” two person, Nico Gallery, Seattle, WA

GROUP SHOWS

2017

 “Drawing Practice,” Bellingham National Juried Art Exhibition, (Curator: Catharina Manchanda) Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA

“Performance of Place,” Shoreline City Hall, Shoreline, WA (Curator: Christen Mattix)

“Aftermash: Local Artists on African American Experience,” (Curators: David Francis

and Suni Tolton) Shoreline City Hall, Shoreline, WA

“Love for Sale,” Social Fabric, Bellingham, WA

2016

“Struggle and Strength,” (AIDS Show) Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
“La Mere | La Mer” St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN and St. Mary’s University,                                                 Winona, MN (Curator: Tim Lowly)
“Former Residents at James Washington Foundation,” City Hall, Seattle, WA
“Project Connect,” portraits of homeless people, Bellingham, WA (Juror: Mary Jo Maute)
“Between the Lines,” Makeshift Gallery, Bellingham, WA

2015
“Face Value,” The Lakeshore, Seattle, WA (curator: June Seikiguchi)
Allied Arts Members Show, Bellingham, WA

2014
“Healing Through Art,” St. Joseph Medical Center, Bellingham, WA (curator: Linda Gardner)
Bird Art Invitational, Edison Art Gallery, Edison WA
Snowdance Film Festival Screening, Holden Village, Chelan, WA

2013
“Petite Fours,” Allied Arts Gallery, Bellingham, WA

2012
James Washington Artists in Residency, Hedreen Gallery, Seattle, WA (curator: Jessica                                          Powers, Whitney Ford Terry, & Paula Stokes)
“Re-Art,” (juried) Allied Arts, Bellingham, WA
“Spitting Image 2012,” Rosen Gallery, Seattle, WA
“The Spirit of Prophesy,” (curator: Elizabeth Winder) St. James Cathedral,  Seattle, WA

2011
“Password,” Primo Piano LivinGallery, Lecce, Italy
Knitting Meditation Installation, (curator: Barbara Shaiman) SAM Gallery, Seattle, WA
“Merchant of Dreams,” Primo Piano LivinGallery, Lecce, Italy
“Re-Art,” (curator: Berrit Ness), Smith-Vallee Gallery, Edison, WA
“Spitting Image,” Rosen Gallery, Seattle, WA
“Department of Art Biennial Exhibit,” Western Gallery, Bellingham, WA

2010
“Collective Singular,” (curator: Sandra Ceas) – Core Annex Gallery, Denver, CO
“Genesis,” Bridge Gallery, Denver, CO

“The Super8 Challenge,” Northwest Film Forum, Seattle, WA

2009
“Sea Shift,” G Gallery, Houston, TX
“Self-Absorbed,” (juried) SPAC Gallery, Seattle, WA
“The Beautiful, Grotesque and Sublime,” Lookout Gallery,Vancouver, CA

2008
“Beyond Edge” (curator: Christen Mattix & Mary Coss) –
The Other Roadside Attraction, MountVernon, WA

“Summer Introductions,” (curated by Barbara Shaiman)-SAM Gallery, Seattle, WA

2007
“Small Works,” Shift Studio, Seattle, WA
“Shift4: New Members Show,” Seattle, WA
“Hope: Open/Closed,” (curated by Katie Kresser)-The Art Center,
Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA

2005
“Master of Fine Arts Exhibition,” San Francisco Art Institute, Herbst                                                     Pavilion, Fort Mason (catalog)
“The Postcard Show,” The Lab, San Francisco
“Haunted,” Cellspace, (curated by America Meredith)-San Francisco, CA
“Expanded Cinema,”San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

2004

“Tyrannical Norm,” (curated by Susan Tillitt), Mnemonic Gallery, Seattle, WA
“Small Works,” (juried), Swell Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, CA
“Continuing MFA Show,” Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute,
San Francisco, CA

2003
“No Lifeguard on Duty,” (curated by Linda Gardner), Lucia Douglas Gallery,                                       Bellingham, WA

2002
“Forgotten Works Challenge,” Forgotten Works Gallery, Seattle,  WA

2001
“Minding the Body,” (curated by Christen Mattix) – Lucia Douglas Gallery,                                       Bellingham, WA

2001
“See-Saw,” 734 Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

2000
“Almost Nothing,” (curated by Tim Lowly)-Dynamite Project Gallery, Grand                                      Rapids, MI

“The Second Annual Realism International Juried Art Exhibition,” Period Gallery,                       Leavenworth, NE

“Beyond Borders,” (curated by Jena Scott formerly of Greg Kucera Gallery)-                                   Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA (catalog)

 

RESIDENCIES AND AWARDS

2014
Best Picture/Best Score, Oddball film, Snowdance Film Festival, Chelan, WA

2012
Doing Good Well, Emerging Female Leaders in the Arts Recognition Award
St. Gertrude Monastery Artist in Residence, Cottonwood, ID

2010
James + Janie Washington Foundation, residency, Seattle, WA

2010-2011
Professional Artist Scholarship, Gage Academy, Seattle, WA

2008
The Vancouver Project, residency, Vancouver, Canada

2001
Outstanding Graduate Award, Art Department, Western Washington                                                 University, Bellingham, WA

LECTURES

2013
Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA

2011
Trinity Western University, Langley, B.C., Canada

2007
911 Media Center, EDGE Program, Seattle, WA

2005
Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA

1999
Rain-Tree Community School, Chiang Mai, Thailand

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2011
Adjunct, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA

2006-2009
Assistant Professor, Adjunct, Painting and Drawing, Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA,

2002-2003
Instructor, Pratt Fine Art Center, Seattle, WA

2003, 2006
Instructor, Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Stritzel-McCarthy, Cheryl. “Artist Creating Knitted Rope to Reach Bellingham Bay.” Bellingham Herald, June 11, 2012, Bellingham, WA, pg. 6-7

City Arts Magazine, January 2011, Seattle, WA, pg. 31-33

Burrit, Jenny.  “Two Birds, One Stone, One Exhibit.”  The Western Front, February 23, 2001, p. 13.

Crumpacker, Erin. “Beyond Borders Crossed Physical, Cultural Lines,”

The Western Front, February 23, 2001, p. 13.

Hackett, Regina, “First Thursday October 2009,”

http://www.seattleartblog.com/index.php?start=90, October 1, 2009

Hackett, Regina, “The Eyes Have it,”

blog.seattlepi.com/art/archives/141121.asp, Jun 13, 2008, June 13, 2008

Henry, Dusty, “Artists Showcase Newfound Identities,” The Falcon

http://www.thefalcononline.com/article.php?id=6568, October 7, 2009

Lui, Marian, “First Thursday Art Walk highlights: Howard House, Vetri and Shift,”

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/thearts/2009975935_

artwalk01.html, October 1, 2009

Millan, Courtney.  “With her own two hands.” Falcon, February 21, 2007, pg. 7.

“Response,” Spring 2008, pg. 15 and featured artist on back cover.

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