Christine Fitzgerald is a photo-based artist from Ottawa, Canada. Christine has always been captivated with the nature. Her fascination began in her childhood growing-up in the Eastern Townships of Quebec and has never abated. Her work is inspired by hidden histories and often deals with the relationship between humans and the natural environment, and the tension that this relationship inevitably creates.
Christine recognizes the value of historical continuity in the creation of a photograph as an object. This has greatly influenced her artistic practice, as she has increasingly moved to photographic printmaking using obsolete historical processes merged with modern technology. Her university science background coupled with her understanding of the relationship between printmaking and photographic observation, allow her to experiment with chemistry and technology to develop innovative approaches to creating her unique aesthetic to her work.
Christine has degrees from Acadia and Dalhousie Universities, and completed the diploma program at the School of the Photographic Arts: Ottawa. She completed an artist residency at the Ottawa School of Art and was an invited artist in residence in print media, at York University’s School of Arts, Media, Performance and Design. Christine has won numerous awards including the 2016 International Fine Art Photographer of the Year in the International Photography Awards in New York City and was a winner of the 2017 International Julia Margaret Cameron Award for women photographers. She was one of 15 visual artists selected for the historic Canada C3 Expedition on the occasion of Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation. Her work is held in public and private collections, has been showcased in exhibits around the world including Ottawa, Toronto, New York, Los Angeles, Barcelona and London, and has been featured by The Washington Post, National Geographic, Feature Shoot, the CBC, Post Media newspapers, Black+White Photography Magazine UK, Artsfile and PhotoEd Magazine.
Christine wishes to acknowledge the generous support of the following funders: