Competition: US & Canada
Christina Seely’s multidisciplinary practice stretches into the fields of science, design, installation and sound. Often bearing first-hand witness alongside scientists in the field as the climate crisis has evolved and established, her work pushes the limits of photographic media to investigate and translate the complexities of our entanglement with built and natural systems. The arc of her research-based practice continuously suggests new ways of sensing the self inside of rapidly shifting realities mapping our increasingly tenuous relationship to the natural world. She has a broad national and international exhibition record and is featured in many public and private collections. She is a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellow (2014), her monograph Lux (2015) was published by Radius Books and the Museum of Contemporary Photography, and she is a recipient of the John Gutmann Photography Fellowship (2017). Her exhibition Next of Kin: Seeing Extinction Through An Artist’s Lens (2017) at the Harvard Museum of Natural History led to an Environmental Humanities Fellowship (2020) at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and the pursuit of a master’s degree from Harvard Divinity School (2023). She received a BA from Carleton College, (1998) and a MFA in Photography from Rhode Island School of Design (2003).