Do you love art and live in the Cincinnati area?
Want to learn more about the art community near you?
Join me, local artist Christen Collins in exploring and discovering new ways to experience art in the world around you! I’m teaming up with Everything Cincy as an Art Influencer to share creative practices and places!
Last year I moved back to Cincinnati to accept a teaching position in the Community Education Department at the Art Academy of Cincinnati where I obtained my BFA in Print Media. You can find me at the AAC most days working in a variety of different departments that the school has to offer! While studying at the Art Academy my work had a strong influence in my connection to the natural world and continues to be inspired by archaeology, science, nature, and spirituality.
During my time in Ohio I worked in the Learning Labs Department at The Natural History Museum where I taught about indigenous plants, animals, and people of the Ohio River Valley.
Then I worked as a Professional Screenprinter for a few years in Northern Kentucky, while traveling to Arizona where I did volunteer work in the Archives Department at an Ecology and Architecture Community called Arcosanti.
After, I moved to Colorado to pursue Permaculture Design and embraced the design elements of indigenous practices. While living in this rich in native culture landscape I began to create Earthworks, Contemporary Installations/Sculptors and Gardens motivated by the ways of the ancient people of America.
Once my Artist in Residence Program ended in Southern Colorado I moved to New Mexico where I began an Internship at Taos Clay Studio and Gallery were, I studied ceramics and native pottery making.
I’m inspired by the world around me and try to interpret my perspective of it through my art! Living in Cincinnati and traveling across the country has been a major influence on my work that is constantly changing! I’ve always been interested in street art, graffiti, public art, installations, photography, architecture and printmaking!
And now I’m excited to share all of it with you! One of my favorite places to check out Public Art, Murals, and Graffiti is Bolivar Alley located in Pendleton between 12th and 13th street! Walk down this alley to discover endless artwork that can be seen from the ground to the tops of the buildings!
For more info about me and to see some of my work visit my site! https://christencollinsarts.wixsite.com/mysite or follow my journey on Instagram @christencc