Middle Tennessee Visiting Artist Program / Artist Residency / Christa Carleton

Middle Tennessee Visiting Artist Program / Artist Residency / Christa Carleton

Christa Carleton 2019 Middle Tennessee Visiting Artist

Artist-in-Residence Events:

  • Lecture on Monday, May 20th, 1pm, Todd 354.  All welcome
  • Public workshop on Saturday May 25th, 1-3pm, Todd 355, limit 15 participants

Public Workshop:

For this free and open to all ages workshop Ms. Carleton willl demonstrate simple textile block printing using Speedball’s Fabric Block Printing inks and a soft linoleum. Participants will learn how to draw and carve their own designs which they will then print on a t-shirt (provided) or other items which they may bring.  

Younger students will need assistance from a parent/guardian/workshop assistant to use the provided carving gouges.  

The workshop will also include the creation of a large community textile that is worked up over theduration of the class with everyone’s unique design.  The goal of this communal print is to share, explore, and participate in a spirit of sharing which is unique to printmaking.  To register: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0a4eaba62fa4fe3-middle

Christa Carleton Bio:

I have lived in Montana since 2008 and moved to Missoula, Montana in the summer of 2018. I have my BFA and MFA in Printmaking and have been creating prints for over a decade. As a self-proclaimed analog artist, my practice relies heavily on physicality and the ability to work without an electronic interface. The majority of my work focuses thematically on the agency of women and my feelings of unrest due to a gender's expected social norms. The content of my work is pulled from my private memories, experiences, mantras, unspoken thoughts, and weak moments. Turning my vulnerabilities into publicly consumable images brings fellowship, rapport, and insights intimate conversations. While being a printmaker is a huge part of my identity it isn’t the only thing I love. I enjoy cooking vegetarian dishes, fly fishing, gardening, hiking, listening to podcasts, knitting, and pursuing the perfect cocktail.