The Contemporary Artist of Faith

by Christina Valentine

From On the Strange Place of Religion in Contemporary Art

Christina Valentine responds to James Elkins' book, On the Strange Place of Religion in Contemporary Art. She questions whether a delineation of "religious art" is accurate or necessary.

Christina Valentine, former Professor of Art History in Biola’s Department of Art, received her M.A. degree in Criticism & Theory at Art Center in Pasadena, California. She has worked for UCLA Live, one of the leading performing arts series' in the United States, as well as the Armand Hammer Museum of Art in Westwood, CA. Some of the memorable exhibitions that occurred at the Armand Hammer during her tenure there were Sexual Politics, Black Male & Too Jewish. She has written for many art publications including Art/Text, Flash Art, & Image Journal. She has written catalog essays & exhibition reviews for Lynn Aldrich, Nicole Cohen, Noble & Webster at Gagosian, and Matt Byloos. Currently, Ms. Valentine is the Director of Curatorial Projects with ZG Press.


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