Christie Blizard merges painting, poetry, and television into interventionist performances that explore the boundaries of freedom of speech in America. In 2015, her project on the Today show and Good Morning America was featured in Hyperallergic and Art News. in 2016, she was invited to collaborate with Lawrence Weiner at the Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum in San Antonio. Residencies include MacDowell, Centraltrak Artist Residency through the University of Texas at Dallas, and SIM Residency in Reykjavik, Iceland. In 2013, she was featured in Art in America, NY Arts Magazine, and Blouin Artinfo. In 2017, she will be the Texas artist in resident at the Artpace International Residency selected by Yoshua Okóon. She has been in exhibitions curated by Carter Foster, Mel Chin, Michael Duncan, Veronica Roberts, Virginia Rutledge, and Franklin Sirmins. She currently is an assistant professor of painting and drawing and the University of Texas at San Antonio.
Christie Blizard worked in the Alexander studio.
Originally designed to be a visual art gallery, this facility was built in memory of the late John White Alexander and funded by Elizabeth Alexander and their son James. John White Alexander is highly regarded as a portrait painter and, in the early part of the 20th century, served on…