Teresa Christiansen

Lead Faculty and Assistant Professor in Photography and Liberal Arts (Art History); Director of Academic Technology


MFA 2008 Bard College – International Center of Photography (Advanced Photographic Studies)
BA 2001 Bates College (Studio Art, Psychology)

Teresa Christiansen is a visual artist born and raised in New York City. She studied psychology and painting as an undergraduate in Maine at Bates College, and in 2008 completed her MFA in photographic studies through the Bard College – International Center of Photography program in NYC. She was an Assistant Photographer in the Photography Studio at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and taught at the International Center of Photography before moving to Portland to teach at PNCA. She has exhibited her work widely, including New York, Philadelphia, Seattle and Portland. Most recently she has shown work at Melanie Flood Projects in Portland, the Photographic Center Northwest in Seattle and the Portland Art Museum. She was a 2007 winner of PDN Photo Annual, a 2013 Regional Arts & Culture Council grant recipient and a summer 2014 Wassaic Artist Resident. Her work is in the collection of the Portland Art Museum.