Christine Shank is an artist that works predominantly in photography and is interested in exploring the narrative quality in a single image and through relating images in a series. Her work is concerned with ideas of loss, isolation, intimacy, storytelling and the implication of place. She has exhibited in both solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States since 1998. Her work has received funding through NYFA, The Midwest Center for Photography and The Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism. Shank has participated in the Booksmart Residency in 2007 as well as the Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts Residency in Ithaca NY 2012. Her artwork is housed at the Harry Ransom Center and the William Benton Museum of Art as well as several private collections.
Shank has a BFA from Miami University, Oxford Ohio and a MFA from Texas Woman’s University. She currently lives in Rochester NY where she is an Assistant Professor of Photography at Rochester Institute of Technology.