Christine Carr grew up in Virginia and received her MFA from the Tyler School of Art, her BFA from the Corcoran College of Art and Design and her AAS from the Tidewater Community College Visual Arts Center. She uses digital and film photography to explore the human existence in and impact on the environment. Her work is rooted in issues of pollution and climate change with a focus on the ephemeral nature of airborne particles and the evocative nature of light.
Carr is a recipient of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship and the Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities Grant at Iowa State University. Her work is included in the 5th edition of Exploring Color Photography, the 3rd edition of Photographic Possibilities and the 2nd edition of Light and Lens, all by Robert Hirsch. She has exhibited in solo shows in Virginia, Texas, California, Washington, DC, and in numerous group shows throughout the United States and internationally. In 2017 she participated in the Jentel artist residency in Wyoming to photograph and edit In the Air. In 2018 she undertook an artist residency at Iowa Lakeside Lab, where she photographed, shot video and took a class to learn about high quality audio recording in anticipation of a future video/sound project. She has taught photography as an Assistant Professor at both Iowa State University and Hollins University and has worked as the Membership and Program Manager at the Washington Project for the Arts\Corcoran.
In summer 2019, she participated in a two-month artist residency at North Street Collective in Willits, California where she began research and development on her Encased in a Timberbox project.