Photography Council Lunchtime Talk: Teresa Christiansen

May 17, 2023 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Miller Room, Mark Building

For the first artist talk as the Portland Art Museum’s Photography Council resumes its popular lunchtime free public talk series, Teresa Christiansen will share her contemplation of landscape through photographic practice. Trained as both a painter and a photographer, Christiansen will look at the ways photography can engage in dialogue with other media, and how the collision of two crises—that of the photographic image, and of the climate—manifests in her work. 

Teresa Christiansen was born and raised in New York City and currently lives in Portland, Oregon, where she is Head of the Photography Department at Pacific Northwest College of Art. Teresa received her MFA in photographic studies from ICP-Bard in 2008, and worked as an Assistant Photographer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for nine years. She has exhibited her work nationally, including New York, Philadelphia, Seattle and Portland. She has shown work at Aperture Gallery and chashama in NYC, the Photographic Center Northwest in Seattle, Melanie Flood Projects in Portland and the Portland Art Museum. She was a 2007 winner of PDN Photo Annual, a 2013 Regional Arts & Culture Council grant recipient and a summer 2014 Wassaic Artist Resident. Her work is in the collection of the Portland Art Museum.

Lunchtime Photography Talks are sponsored by the Portland Art Museum’s Photography Council. The Lunchtime Photography Talks series is free and open to the public.


The Portland Art Museum is pleased to offer accommodations to ensure that our programs are accessible and inclusive. All spaces for this program are accessible by wheelchair. Assistive listening devices are also available for lectures. All restrooms have accessible stalls but no power doors. There are single-stall all-gender bathrooms available. Please ask staff for directions.

We will do our best to accommodate your needs when you arrive, however, we need 2-3 weeks advance notice for some specific requests. Please email requests to, or call 503-226-2811.

Stratum, 2018, archival inkjet print
Teresa Christiansen, Stratum, 2018, archival inkjet print