Pittsburgh Artist Registry

Christine Holtz

Christine Holtz

Artistic Category artist
Career Level Mid-career
Experienced With Collaboration, Commissions, For-hire services, Leading workshops, Lectures, Speaking engagements, Teaching engagements, Public art

I walk along the wrack line’s linear piles of natural and manmade objects, examining what washes ashore. Drift lines left behind, stranded on the beach by a previous high tide are awaiting the possibilities of transformation. Using my camera I organize the chaos of this unpredictable debris applying form and structure to create large-scale diptychs and triptychs.

Christine Holtz is a Pittsburgh based artist, photographer and educator. She earned her BFA in photography from the Rhode Island School of Design and her MFA in imaging arts from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Her photography has been exhibited and collected nationally. Select exhibitions include Carnegie Musuem of Art (Pittsburgh, PA), George Eastman Museum (Rochester, NY), The Fence at Photoville (Brooklyn, NY), Boston Center for the Arts (Boston, MA), Photographic Resource Center (Boston, MA), James Watrous Gallery (Madison, WI), Los Angeles Center for Digital Art (Los Angeles, CA), CEPA Gallery (Buffalo, NY), Houston Center for Photography (Houston, TX) and Silver Eye Center for Photography (Pittsburgh, PA)

She is a Professor of Media Arts at Robert Morris University. At RMU Professor Holtz was instrumental in the development of the photography concentration.

Christine is the co-curator of the Sewickley Arts Initiative and serves as the president of the Board of Directors of Pittsburgh Center for Arts & Media  


Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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  • Photography
  • Installation
  • Mixed-media


  • Abstract
  • Conceptual
  • Land/earth
  • Landscape
  • Digital