Christen Mattix

Painting Instructor
Christen Mattix grew up in Thailand and moved to Bellingham, WA. Her work was included in the national juried exhibit “Drawing Practice” at the Whatcom Museum in Bellingham, WA. She curated “The Performance of Place,” a group show exploring intersections of place and performance, at Shoreline City Hall. Christen is the author of Skein, a book about the transformation of a Bellingham neighborhood through a three-year art performance.  Christen illustrated Whimsy Park by local poet John Green. She founded “The Poem Booth Project,” remodeling a derelict phone booth into a community poetry gallery. Mattix received a BFA from Western Washington University and an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. She completed several artist residencies including The James and Janie Washington Residency (Seattle, WA) and the Grünewald Guild Art Residency (Planes, WA). She has taught fine art throughout the Pacific Northwest including at Western Washington University, Seattle Pacific University, the Pratt Fine Art Center, the Frye Art Museum, and in private lessons.

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