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Christine Chin is an artist based in Ithaca, NY who identifies as female, multi-ethnic, and a mother. She is a Professor of Art who teaches Photography in the Department of Art and Architecture at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY and is a member of State of the Art Gallery in Ithaca, NY. 


Chin counts herself as fortunate to have had wonderful influences on her artistic path. She was introduced to photography by Emmet Gowin at Princeton University, where received her BA in 1997, and she studied with Patrick Nagatani and Jim Stone at the University of New Mexico, where she received her MFA in 2008.


While her art is always evolving, she most frequently builds ephemeral sculptural objects in the studio that she incorporates into her photographic storytelling. Her art often makes humorous and ironic commentary on contemporary issues of technology and the environment. Recent projects have focused on a changing climate and explore the interactions between invasive and native species using traditional and alternative darkroom techniques. 

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