Christine Bourdette is a multidisciplinary visual artist maintaining studio and public art practices. Her studio work includes sculpture, drawing, prints, and installation. Utilizing a wide repertoire of materials, her work addresses social and environmental predicaments, and is informed by geologic features and fracturing earth, by the “impermanence of the enduring world” (Barry Lopez). She has completed public art commissions in Oregon, Washington, Arizona, and Florida, and has collaborated on visual design for performance, dance, and film. Bourdette received her BA from Lewis & Clark College and has exhibited in the United States and France, including solo exhibitions at Elizabeth Leach Gallery (Portland, OR), The Art Gym at Marylhurst University (Marylhurst, OR), The Tyler Museum of Art (Tyler, TX), Kittredge Gallery, University of Puget Sound (Tacoma, WA), Klein Art Works (Chicago, IL), The Alexandria Museum, (Alexandria, LA), and Galerie L’Aire du Verseau (Paris, France).  Her art has been featured in Sculpture magazine and reviewed in Art in America, Artweek, and Visions Quarterly. Bourdette was the first recipient of the Bonnie Bronson Fellowship Award (1992) and has received a Visual Artist Fellowship from the Regional Arts & Culture Council (2000). In addition to Playa, she has been awarded residencies at Caldera, Jentel, Ucross, and at Tamarind Institute in Albuquerque, NM. She is represented by the Elizabeth Leach Gallery.