Christie Blizard is an Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She is a nationally and internationally exhibiting artist, working in a variety of media merging painting and drawing with social engagement practices. Since 2006, she has been featured in over 70 national and international art exhibitions including those curated by several renowned art figures such as: internationally known artists Mel Chin and Pradip Malde; Dr Charissa Terranova, Assistant Professor of Aesthetic Studies and Director of Centraltrak Artist Residency at UT Dallas; Rene Barilleaux, Chief Curator at the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, Carter Foster, Curator of Drawings at the Whitney Museum of American Art; Heather Pesanti, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the Carnegie Museum of Art, and Antoine Guerrero, Director of Exhibitions at PS1. Recent exhibitions include an invitation to the Texas Biennial 2011 and 2013 curated by Virginia Rutledge held in Austin, New American Paintings 96 and 108 West Editions, and solo exhibitions at Lawndale Center for Art in Houston and Women and Their Work in Austin. Other recent residencies and fellowships include the MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, NH and Centraltrak Artist in residence program through the University of Texas at Dallas, and the SIM Artist Residency in Reykjavik, Iceland. A recent performance project of hers was featured in Art in America, September 2013.