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Christina Rodes is an Appalachian eco-artist from the wild, wonderful state of West Virginia. Rodes graduated with a BFA in Visual Arts: Photography from Marshall University (MU) in 2017, shortly after being awarded membership to the Professional Photographers of West Virginia (PPWV). During her time at Marshall, Rodes received a research grant from the university for her project proposal titled, "Ending Endless Waste," and was heavily involved with both galleries on Marshall's campus. After graduating, Rodes remained very active with the university and local artists in her community, working with the local park district and coordinating events that promoted and accelerated artist activity in her hometown and surrounding areas. Rodes is now based in Austin, Texas.
Rodes' photographic work has been featured in international publication including Photographer's Forum Annual Best of College and High School Photography as well as local digital and print . Much of Rodes' painting/collage works are often seen across the Appalachian region in galleries, universities, retail spaces and law offices. Not limited to a single medium, Rodes' 2D+ works are inspired by the culture within her home state/community (where resources are limited and recycling practices are devastatingly not the norm). She uses recycled and found materials in her works in hopes to help viewers try to understand the extremity of the impact humans have on our planet which we all share.
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Rodes' creative spaces are open to all.