About Christi

 

Reviews & Interviews 

507 Magazine  Molseed, John. “Crazy Like a Fox,”  July 3, 2019

 

Minnesota Public Radio  Davis, Angela. “Recognizing the complexity of schizophrenia is crucial to its treatment,” May 22, 2019

 

MinnPost Steiner, Andy. “Graphic novel takes readers on real-life Adventures in Schizophrenia,” September 27, 2017

 

Advocate Magazine “Forty Under 40,”  May 2012

 

Bitch Media Hecht, Morgan. “Sm{art} Q&A Blog,”  May 2, 2012

 

Lectures (selected)

2016        Reading and artist talk with Christi Furnas and Caitlin Skaalrud Soo Visual Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN.

 

Scholarships, Grants and Awards (selected)

2021        Creative Support for Individuals Grant, Minnesota State Arts Board 

2016        Artist Initiative Grant, Minnesota State Arts Board

2014        VSA Emerging Artist Grant, Jerome Foundation

2011        Creative Community Leadership Institute Fellowship, Intermedia Arts/Bush Foundation.

1991        Aaron Bernsen Memorial Scholarship

 

Exhibitions (selected)

Solo

2018        Not as They Seem. Sweeney Todd’s Salon, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

2015        Close to You. Regla De Oro Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, USA.               

2007        Crazy in Love. The Warren, An Artist Habitat, Minneapolis, MN, USA.        

2006        Station 47. MoXie Salon and Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, USA.                

2000        I’ll Show You Mine. Olive Salon, Minneapolis, MN, USA.                    

 

Group

Current     Yulemart. Fresh Eye Gallery, Minneapolis, MN. USA.

Current     Put it in the Chat. Soo Visual Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN. USA.

2021       Get Lucky. Soo Visual Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN. USA.

2020       Get Lucky.  Soo Visual Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN. USA.

2019       Making It Okay: Art, Bravery and Mental Health. Rochester Art Center, Rochester, MN. USA.

2018       Exphrastic 3.0. Soo Visual Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN. USA.

2017       To Really See. Hennepin County Central Library, Minneapolis, MN. USA.

2017       Flying Foxes. Undercurrent Projects, New York, NY. USA.

2016       The Big Picture. Solar Arts Building, Minneapolis, MN. USA.

2016       Conversations. Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN. USA.

2016       I AM. Altered Esthetics, Southern Theater, Minneapolis, MN. USA.

2015       Intersections: MadeHere MN, Hennepin Theater Trust, Minneapolis, MN. USA.

2015       Impossible Things. The Nicollet Cafe, Minneapolis, MN. USA.

2015       VSA Emerging Artist Exhibit. Soo Visual Arts Center. USA.

2014       Fall Fine Arts Show. Northeast Minneapolis Art Association, Minneapolis, MN. USA.

2014       Rapture.  Nimbus Theater, Minneapolis, MN. USA.

2013       An Introspective. Regla De Oro Gallery, Minneapolis, MN. USA.

2012       Grand Opening. Regla De Oro Gallery, Minneapolis, MN. USA.

2012       Open Door Seven. Rosalux Gallery, Minneapolis, MN. USA.

2012       For the Love of... Soo Visual Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN. USA.

2011       One in Four. Rochester Civic Center, Rochester, MN. USA.

2010       Gratitude. Central Lakes College Gallery, Brainerd, MN. USA.

2009       This Woman’s Work. Alliance Bank Center, St. Paul, MN. USA.

2009       Out of the Blue. Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN. USA.

2007       Art Perchance. Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN. USA.

2007       Mind Fields. Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis, MN. USA.

2006       Stevens Square Center For the Arts, Minneapolis, MN. USA.

2006       Barbette, Minneapolis, MN. USA.

2006       3+2=5isms. The Art Major Gallery, Minneapolis, MN. USA.

2005       Humor. Outsiders and Others, Minneapolis, MN. USA.

2005       Mental Health Awareness. Outsiders and Others, Minneapolis, MN. USA.

2003       Nomadic Art Collective. Duce City Styles Gallery. Minneapolis, MN. USA.

2002       Tri-Becca Boutique, Minneapolis, MN. USA.

2001       Priority Mail. DiStilo Art Gallery, Minneapolis, MN. USA.

1999       Cafe Wyrd, Minneapolis, MN. USA.

1995       Cafe Zev, Minneapolis, MN. USA. 

 

Professional Affiliations (selected)

2020–2021    Accessibility Committee Member, Springboard for the Arts, Minneapolis, MN, USA.
2011–2020    ArtWorks Peer Support Specialist, Avivo, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

2016             Workshop Facilitator, Soo Visual Arts Center and Walker Methodist Health Center, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

2013             Disability Mural Project Teaching Artist/Organizer, VSA Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA.