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Christine Cannon is an artist and educator. A child of the early eighties, her first artistic influences were those of Saturday morning cartoons and comic books. These influences still carry through her work. She grew up loving pop culture, science fiction, and fantasy books and films.


She was born and raised in Lagrange, GA. She works in both traditional and digital media. She shows her work regionally through the southeast. A graduate of Columbus State University, she earned a BFA in Studio Art and continued to the University of South Carolina School of Visual Art and Design where she earned an MFA in Studio Art with an emphasis in Painting.


She is a professor at Chattahoochee Valley Community College where she has taught art and graphic design for the last decade.



 My work explores a range of themes related to environmental and behavioral toxicity. Through my art, I aim to shed light on the ways in which external and environmental factors can impact our growth and development. 

Like many artists, I use my work as a vehicle for my own concerns and experiences. Most of these are not unique. We all share many common experiences, and we are affected by those experiences and the environment we exist in.


In my Garbaggio series, I use houseplants as a metaphor for the individual. I explore the ways in which external factors such as toxic environments and harmful behaviors can prevent us from reaching our full potential. 


In addition to exploring societal and interpersonal themes of toxicity, I also center my work around environmental themes. My work considers the delicate balance that exists between humans and the natural world and the impact that our actions have on the planet's water resources. Through my art, I aim to bring attention to the value of this precious resource and encourage others to become more environmentally invested and consider the damaging effects of capitalism on our social health and the environment. 


My practice combines historical painting methods with nostalgic elements of pop culture. I draw inspiration from artists such as Artemisia Gentileschi, Caravaggio, Goya, and perhaps a bit of Lisa Frank. My work while serious in theme is ultimately also intended to be engaging and playful. 


As an artist and educator, I believe that art has the power to bring people together, create meaningful dialogue, and inspire change.

Thanks for visiting,

Christine Cannon


Curriculum Vitae




Master’s Degree in Fine Arts, Painting. The University of South Carolina, May 2012

Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts, Studio Arts Columbus State University, May 2007


Software Skills:

Adobe Creative Suite: InDesign, Illustrator, Lightroom, Photoshop, PremierPro, Express

Procreate, Shapr3D, Cura, Vetric V-Carve


Traditional Skills:

Drawing, Painting, and Illustration methods and practices married with modern design practices.

Maker Skills:

3D modeling with Shapr3D and Autodesk Fusion 360

3D printing and maintenance with FDM and Resin 3D Printers

Designing for subtractive manufacturing, machine maintenance, operation of X-Carve CNC router and Glowforge Laser Cutter

Mold making and casting using urethane, silicon, and polyester resins




2015 to Current

Fulltime Instructor of Art and Graphic Design, Chattahoochee Valley Community College

Sponsor CVCC Art Club, Co-Sponsor CVCC Pride Club

2018 to 2021

Fulltime Instructor and Chair of Fine Arts and Social Science Division, Chattahoochee Valley Community College

2013 - 2014

Adjunct Instructor, Chattahoochee Valley Community College:

Lead Faculty Coordinator for Visual Communication Media Department, Chattahoochee Valley Community College

Freelance Designer and Illustrator



Instructor for the 701 Center for Contemporary Art, Youth Comic Workshop
Instructor of Record, Introduction to Painting 210 
University of South Carolina Painting Department
Graduate Teaching Assistant for the University of South Carolina Painting Department

Graduate Student Assistant for the University of South Carolina Painting Department



Instructor for the 701 Center for Contemporary Art, Youth Comic Workshop

Assistant for Pam Bowers International School of Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture, Montecastello di Vibio Umbria, Italy

Graduate Student Assistant For Pam Bowers Fall Semester 2011
University of South Carolina Painting Department

Graduate Student Assistant For Pam Bowers Spring Semester 2011
University of South Carolina Painting Department



Instructor for the 701 Center for Contemporary Art Youth Comic Workshop

Graduate Student Assistant for Kathleen Robbins Head lab monitor, University of South Carolina Photography Department



Collation and Bindery Technician, Columbus State University Printing Services




*denotes solo exhibitions


Afterglow, Cochran Gallery, LaGrange, GA*


Epilogue, Bo Bartlett Gallery, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA

Visibility, Rankin Gallery, Columbus State University, Columbus GA

In Bloom, Heritage Art Gallery, Columbus, GA


Electroweak Epoch, Heritage Art Gallery, Columbus, GA*


Foyer display for Dracula, New Horizon Theater, West Point, GA

Black Gallery, Columbus, GA 


Spare Parts, Arts Around the Square, Cuthbert, GA* 




Dragon Con Pop & Surrealist Juried Art Show, Atlanta Georgia



Dragon Con Pop & Surrealist Juried Art Show, Atlanta Georgia

Indie Bits Video Game Design Juried Exhibition. Nickelodeon Theater. Columbia, South Carolina

Graphic Fiction Container Art Show. Columbus State University and Columbus Art Beat Festival. Columbus, Georgia.


Alabama Community College Chancellor’s Exhibition, Juried Show. Second Place, Faculty, Drawing.

2013 Faculty Alumni Exhibition, Columbus State University Illges Gallery. Columbus, Georgia.

4 Artists: Go Your Own Way. Cochran Collection Gallery. LaGrange, Georgia

Artist Collective, Panoply Gallery. Newnan Georgia.

Visual Artist Alliance of Lagrange Collective show, Lagrange Art Museum. Lagrange, Georgia.

Jouissance Sombre, at S & S Art Supply, Columbia, South Carolina*



Consumerism: A Feminist Art Show curated by Pretty Girls: An Artist Collective. Tapp’s Arts Center

Robos, Mythos, Pathos, MFA Thesis Exhibit. McMaster Student Gallery, University of South Carolina*

Something Something Fun, Video Game Exhibition, University of South Carolina Media Arts, McMaster College of Art



Bang Pop Pow-Wow! at S & S Art Supply*

Untitled Group Show, Curated by Lucas Sams, Tapp’s Art Center


2010 Student Exhibition, Curated by David Voros Masaccio Galleria, e International School of Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture - Montecastello di Vibio Umbria, Italy 


The University of South Carolina, McMaster School of Art Juried Student Art Show



Senior Exhibition 2007 Illges Gallery, Columbus State University Corn Center for Visual Arts

Columbus State University Juried Student Art Exhibition

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