Born: 1973, Jackson, Tennessee.
Lives and works in Memphis, TN.
Christopher Miner is a video artist whose work addresses the impact of his upbringing with regard to religion, race, family, and sexuality. He works in both documentary and performative modes, often blending autobiography with fictional elements to create a persona that is at once genuine and carefully orchestrated. In his search for “transcendence and clarity,” Miner wades through the personal conflicts of everyday life, revealing an inescapable human existence.
Christopher Miner was born in Jackson, MS, in 1973. He received a Masters of Fine Art in photography from Yale University in 2000 and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 1996. His work has been the subject of important solo and group exhibitions at galleries and museums throughout the world including Bellwether Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, Galerie Nachst St. Stephan, Vienna; Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, the New Museum for Contemporary Art, New York; and the Tate Britain, London.
All images © Christopher Miner.