Christine Dean is an artist, teacher and writer who started exhibiting in 1988.
Christine currently teaches Art History and Theory at the National Art School and Design Theory at UTS. In 2010 she completed a PhD titled ‘The Pink Monochrome Project’ at the College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales. As a writer she has focussed on Australian art of the 1960s and has written essays on David Aspden, Martin Sharp, Vivienne Binns, Peter Upward and Vernon Treweeke. Dean has also pursued an interest in the impact gender theory on contemporary developments in LGBT art.
Her exhibition history includes: ‘Spirit + Place’, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 1996; ‘Juice’, Art Gallery of NSW, 1997; ‘Monochromes’, University of Queensland Art Gallery, 2000; ‘Points of Departure’, Toby Fine Arts, New York, 2007; ’Bent Western’, Blacktown Arts Centre, 2008; ‘Avoiding Myth & Message’, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 2009; ‘Sealed Section’, Artbank, 2014 and ‘From Straight to Gay and back again’ 2015, Alaska Projects, Sydney.
In 2000 she was awarded a Pollock Krasner Fellowship and in 2001 the Australia Council Los Angeles Studio.