Teresa Christiansen was born and raised in New York City by an art teacher and a curator of European paintings. Much of her childhood was spent sitting on museum benches with colored pencils. She studied psychology and painting as an undergraduate in Maine at Bates College, and moved back to NYC to work as an Assistant Photographer in the Photograph Studio of the Metropolitan Museum of Art for nine years, where she photographed art objects ranging from Walker Evans’ postcard collection to Andy Goldsworthy’s roof garden installation. While working at the Met, she completed her MFA in photographic studies at ICP-Bard in 2008 and went on to teach at the International Center of Photography. Teresa now lives in Portland, Oregon where she is an Assistant Professor in Photography at Pacific Northwest College of Art. She has exhibited her work widely, including New York, Philadelphia, Portland, and LA. Most recently she has shown work at Aperture Gallery, Newspace Center for Photography, in the Philadelphia Photo Art Center’s Annual Exhibition, and through Blue Sky Gallery’s 2013 Northwest Photography Viewing Drawers. She was a 2007 winner of PDN Photo Annul, a 2013 Regional Arts & Culture Council grant recipient and a summer 2014 Wassaic Artist Resident.