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Christina McPhee, American Artist. Recipient B.H. King award MOAK 4 State Regional Exhibition, Springfield Art Museum, 1996; Vermont Studio Center Residency fellow, 1994, fellow Boston University School for Arts, 1978-1979; Scripps College academic scholar, 1972-1973. Member Society Fellows Nelson Gallery Foundation, Kemper Museum Contemporary Artand Design (charter).


McPhee, Christina was born on January 16, 1954 in Pomona, California, United States. Daughter of Frederick Carl and Norma Marie (Wukasch) Luebke.


McPhee attended Scripps College in Claremont, California and obtained a Bachelor of Fine s (BFA) in painting and printmaking at the Kansas City Institute in Kansas City, Missouri.


She currently lives on California's central coast and San Francisco, CA. \r\nChristina McPhee works in drawing as a core practice, developing layered works that move from the paper into video and photomontage. Her work is concerned with psychogenerative landscapes and bioassemblage. In media arts, she moves scientific visualization into alternative maps based around site-specific observation.

Her drawings involve linear, fugue-like structures that become topologic fields. She obtained a Master of Fine s degree (MFA) in painting from Boston University College of Fine s, where she was a student of Philip Guston. Solo museum exhibitions include those at the American University Museum located in the Katzen s Center in Washington, D.C. in 2007, the Bildmuseet in Umea, Sweden in 2005, and the Cartes Center for and Technology in Espoo, Finland in 2006.

She was a participating artist and writer at Documenta 12 in Kassel, Germany in 2007, and at the Bucharest Biennale, a contemporary art festival held every two years in Bucharest, Romania in 2008. Video and multimedia work shown at international festivals include VIDEOFORMES in Clermont-Ferrand, France in 2009, and Open Space in Cologne, Germany in 2010. McPhee’s works of art are included in numerous public and private collections around the world, including the Kemper Museum of Contemporary in Kansas City, Missouri.

The New Museum of Contemporary art/Rhizome Base. The Experimental Television Center in Owego, New York. The Spencer Museum of of the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas.

The Sheldon Museum of at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, Nebraska. The Taylor Museum for Southwestern Studies and the Colorado Springs Fine s Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The Thresholds New Media Collection in Perth, Scotland, United Kingdom, among others.


  • Other Work

    • One-person shows include Dorry Gates Gallery, 1986, 88, 92, Haydon Gallery, Nebraska Art Association, Lincoln, 1989, College Santa Fe, 1991, Wichita State University Clayton Staples Gallery, 1992, Cottey College, Nevada and Missouri, 1994, La Galerie Pascal Vanhoecke, Paris, 1997. Exhibited in group shows Boston University Gallery, 1979, Dorry Gates Gallery, 1983-1984, 91, 93-94, Montana Institute of Arts Juried Exhibition, 1987, Arizona Commission for Arts traveling exhibition, 1989-1990, Gallery 44, Boulder, 1991, Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, St. Joseph, Missouri, 1993-1994, SCP Gallery Kansas City, Missouri, 1995, Springfield (Missouri) Art Museum, 1996. Represented in public collections United Missouri Bank, Kansas City, Peruvian Connection, Tonganoxie/Crested Butte, Great Plains Art Collection, University Nebraska, Lincoln, Borg-Warner Corporation, Chicago, Beach Museum Art, Kansas State University, American Embassy, Nicosia, Cyprus, Amdahl Corporation, Chicago.

      Featured in numerous publications including City Arts Digest, Kansas City Star, Albuquerque Journal, Forum Magazine, AT: The Art Collection.


Member Society Fellows Nelson Gallery Foundation, Kemper Museum Contemporary Art and Design (charter).


Married Mark Steven McPhee, July 13, 1974. Children: Molly Amanda, Ian Andrew.

Frederick Carl Luebke

Norma Marie (Wukasch) Luebke

Mark Steven McPhee

Ian Andrew McPhee

Molly Amanda McPhee