Artist Spotlight: Christie Blizard

Where are you from?
I’m from Columbus, Indiana. It’s a small town in central Indiana. It is pretty rural and the public education was pretty good.

How would you describe your process?
It is experimental and chaotic. I have to do a lot of editing and experimenting to figure out what is working. I have to struggle to find new ideas and tend to work in bursts of excitement that alternate with lots of questions.

What inspires you as an artist?
I am interested in other realities within American culture and how artists can survive. I am currently excited by EDM events and where science fiction overlaps with philosophy.

What is your favorite breakfast taco?
Anything with potatoes and lots of hot sauce

What kind of music do you listen to in the studio?
I don’t really listen to music while working.

Christie Blizard is an artist living and working in San Antonio, Texas. Her work falls within the margins between painting and performance where she confronts personal and collective boundaries. These boundaries exploit the thin gap between the public and the private while trying to undermine the habitual in public spaces through various actions while simultaneously attempting to extend the dialog of contemporary painting. Her work provokes questions about the nature of art objects while camouflaging personal discourse to create new events for aesthetic experiences. Catch Christie’s work at the Summer 2017 IAIR exhibition opening on July 13th from 6-9pm.