Christine Heusner

Photographer•Educator•Artist

Heusner’s photographic work explores the influence of the environment on the person and visa versa. She works through a combination of techniques and mediums to explore the modern environment and the body’s presence within and interactions with these surroundings. Christine received her BA in Art with a concentration in photography from Elmira College and her MFA in Imaging Arts from Rochester Institute of Technology.

Christine is currently the Graduate Director in the School of Media Sciences at Rochester Institute of Technology and teaches courses in photography, imaging workflows, retouching and typography and page design. She is an exhibiting artist and her digital and photographic work has been shown internationally in public exhibitions. Prior to RIT, she worked in photographic studios specializing in commercial and portrait photography, design, and fine-art printing.

Select Exhibitions

  • 10th Aniversary Show, Image City Photography Gallery, Rochester, NY, 2015, Invitational
  • Peter’s Picks Retrospective, Image City Photography Gallery, Rochester, NY, 2015, Juried
  • The Strange and the Familiar: Photographic Images of China, Gannett-Tripp Library, Elmira, NY, 2013, Solo Exhibition
  • Distinguishing China, Image City Photography Gallery, Rochester, NY, 2013, Solo Exhibition
  • Urban Landscapes, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO, 2012, Juried
  • NVAL International Photography Show, Carter House Gallery, Redding, CA, 2012, Juried
  • Fragments: Video Installation, Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY, 2011, Juried
  • Through Women’s Eyes, Image City Photography Gallery, Rochester, NY, 2010, Juried
  • Professional Photography Exhibit, Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, Frederick, MD, 2010, Juried
  • Digital Arts, Festival of Women in the Arts, Elmira, NY, 2009, Solo Exhibition
  • Shape and Shadow, Image City Photography Gallery, Rochester, NY, 2008, Juried
  • Chiasm, Thesis Exhibition, School of Photographic Arts and Sciences Gallery, Rochester, NY, 2008, Solo Exhibition
  • Young American Photography, Ring Gallery HDLU, Zagreb, Croatia, 2008
  • Portraiture, Palace Theatre Gallery, Corning, NY, 2008, Juried
  • Pingyao International Photography Festival, RIT SPAS Exhibition, Pingyao, China, 2007
  • Two Lenses: Metamorphosis, Image City Photography Gallery, Rochester, NY, 2006, 2-Person Exhibition
  • Monochrome, George Water’s Gallery, Elmira, NY, 2006, Juried
  • Outside the Box, Market Street Vacancy, Corning, NY, 2006, Juried
  • Red, White, Black, and Blue… Artistic Reactions to September 11th, George Water’s Gallery, Elmira, NY, 2002, Juried
  • A Photographic Journal of Italy, Gannett-Tripp Library, Elmira, NY, 2002, Solo Exhibition
  • September 11th, 2001, Gannett-Tripp Library, Elmira, NY, 2002, Solo Exhibition

Achievements

  • Presenter, Fabrica, Publication Apps: Opportunities and Challenges in Collaborative Publishing, Treviso, Italy, 2016
  • RIT Provost’s Learning Innovations Grants, Exploration of Techniques to Integrate Images into Clothing and the Environment, Co-PI, 2015-16
  • Advance RIT Connect Grant, Exploration of Techniques to Integrate Images and Functionality into Clothing through Classroom Environment, Co-PI, 2015-16
  • Presenter, Adobe Max, Driving Real-World Results with DPS, Panelist, Los Angeles, CA, 2015
  • Publication: RIT Media Sciences, iPad Publication App, created and published with summer co-op project, 2015
  • Presenter, RIT Publishing Symposium, The Digital World of Publishing, Panelist, Rochester, NY, 2015
  • Norman A. Miles Award for Academic Excellence in Teaching, 2014
  • Publication: RIT Cary, iPad Publication App, created and published by students in Magazine Publishing course 2014
  • Juror, Image City Photography Gallery, Portfolio Showcase, Rochester, NY, 2014
  • The Frank J. Romano Endowed Prize for Publishing Entrepreneurship, 2013
  • Certificate of Recognition in accommodating students with disabilities, 2013
  • Presenter, Cross Media Innovation Center Summit, Student Innovation: PawPrint, Rochester, NY, 2013
  • Juror, Image City Photography Gallery, Portfolio Showcase, Rochester, NY, 2013
  • Juror, Camera Rochester Competition, Rochester, NY, 2013
  • Instructor, School of Media Sciences Teachers’ Workshop; Digital Publishing, Image Workflow, and Color Management Best Practices for Teaching, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, 2010-13
  • Finalist, Outstanding Teaching Award for Non-Tenure-Track Faculty, 2012
  • Presenter, Reading Digital Symposium, Teaching Tablet Publishing: the leading edge, Rochester, NY, 2012
  • Presenter, Cross Media Innovation Center Summit, Student Innovation: Fonts from your Fingertips, Rochester, NY, 2012
  • Instructor, Imaging and Imaging Workflows courses, Shanghai Publishing and Printing College, University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, Shanghai, China, 2011
  • Gamma Epsilon Tau Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award, 2010
  • Presenter, Digital Arts, Invited Lecturer, Festival of Women in the Arts, Elmira, NY, 2009
  • Honorable Mention, Professional Fine Art, Abstract, International Photography Awards, 2009
  • Instructor, Digital Image Management and Workflow with Adobe Lightroom, Rochester Institute of Technology and the Printing Applications Lab, Rochester, NY, 2009
  • Instructor, Publishing and Advertising Summer Workshop, School of Media Sciences, RIT, Rochester, NY, 2008-2009
  • Publication: Chiasm, Thesis Publication, 2008
  • Panelist, Monochrome, Elmira College, Elmira, NY, 2006
  • Publication: Cleary, John P. “Creative Fallout.” Star-Gazette 8 Sept. 2002: E1-6. Two Untitled Photographs of post- September 11 New York