Christa Carleton resides in Missoula, Montana. She has her BFA and MFA in Printmaking and has been creating prints for over a decade. Christa works regularly in screenprint and woodcut, but letterpress is where her loyalties lie. The accumulation of antique type and rusty refurbishing projects are quickly piling up in her garage. While being a printmaker is a huge part of her identity it isn't her only love. Christa enjoys cooking vegetarian dishes, fly fishing, gardening, hiking, listening to podcasts, knitting, and pursuing the perfect cocktail.
The artwork I make communicates messages of unrest, anxiety, and frustration as a woman. I relay these themes by using my unshakeable urge to be vulnerable. Through this urge I source my private memories, experiences, mantras, unspoken thoughts, and weak moments to bring fellowship and rapport with my viewer. I am driven to create work that focuses thematically on the agency of women because we live in a society where a woman’s voice is still marginalized and mocked.
2023 Printmaking Residency (April 25-28, 2023)
I'd like to thank the great print assistants we had on this project: Jason Clark, Dagny Walton, Crystal McCallie, Orion Bos.
2019 Printmaking Residency
I'd like to thank the great print assistants we had on this project: Jason Clark, Kenzie Olson, Carrie Fields, Stella Nall and Jordan Rauk..
This project is made possible with the generous support of the following: