Christine Hiebert is an adjunct associate professor and teaches drawing in the Graphic Design department. She received a BFA in Graphic Design from the Philadelphia College of Art (now the University of the Arts) and an MFA in Painting from Brooklyn College, City University of New York. She has lived and worked in New York City since 1986, traveling and working periodically in Europe and in the American West.
As a fine artist, she has maintained an active studio in New York City since 1989 and has shown her work extensively in the United States and in Europe. Hiebert has taught in the Foundation program at Parsons/The New School and Tyler School of Art, and has been guest critic at Cooper Union School of Architecture and at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art. She has also worked as staff graphic designer for the Metropolitan Museum of Art and as freelance designer for publishing and non-profit clients.
I have focused on drawing for the last two decades. My works on paper and wall installations investigate the nature and language of line, and a personal psychology of space. I am moved by the fundamental human need to construct not only a physical habitat for oneself, but a psychological one — one that gives protection and free passage to the imagination. I think of the white paper as the arena of the mind. The mark pushes through that space, embodying a mental probing, but also creating structure. As architect of my own psychic habitat, I search for a loose structure that can open up into the space freely.
Exhibitions and Installations
Hiebert's drawings have been on view at the Museum of Modern Art, he Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Drawing Center in New York. Installation sites for wall drawings in blue tape and other media include the Davis Museum and Cultural Center at Wellesley College, the Addison Gallery of American Art in Massachusetts, and the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich, Germany. She has had solo exhibitions of her drawings at Victoria Munroe Fine Art in Boston, at Margarete Roeder Gallery in New York City and at Gallery Joe in Philadelphia.
Public Collections and Residencies
Collections include: the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the Museum of Modern Art; the Philadelphia Museum of Art; Whitney Museum of American Art; Yale University Art Gallery; Addison Gallery of American Art; Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Art Museums; and the Hammer Museum. Residencies include: the MacDowell Colony; Blue Mountain Center; Ucross Foundation; and Fundación Valparais.
Class Schedule, Fall 2014
|M||01:00PM - 05:20PM||Word & Image in Visual Cultur|
|T||01:00PM - 06:50PM||Design Studio|