social constructs of identity

In my works, I explore themes around the social constructs of identity and trace how race, class and gender factors into one’s perception of the “self”. “To be seen through my own eyes,” is an idea that I regularly explore as an African American Female Artist. Working across photography, film, mixed media and performance arts, I wrestle with internalized life experiences to challenge the socio-political systems that shape our psychological self and perceptive modes. It is especially important for me to create counter narratives which examines the pedagogy of resistance, subjectivity and identity amongst historically marginalized female bodies of color.  In these narratives, I am able to forgo the lens of the “other” and do away with cultural biases that limit and define my blackness.

Christie Neptune received her B.A. in Visual Arts from Fordham University and has been featured in publications including Les Femmes Folles, HYSTERIA: What Was Taken, Psychology Today, JUXTAPOZ, AFROPUNK, The Washington Post and VICE. Recent shows include a solo exhibition at the Hamiltonian Gallery, Washington, DC (2016); and Five Myles Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (2015). She has been included in group exhibitions at the Queens Museum of Art, Queens NY (2016); A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (2016); Yeelen Gallery, Miami Fl (2015); The Hamiltonian Gallery, Washington, DC (2015); UnionDocs, Brooklyn, NY (2015); the Momentum Technology Film Fest at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ (2014); and 440 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (2011).