BIOGRAPHY

Born in Abuja, Nigeria, Christie immigrated to the United States with her family in 1999.  She grew up  in Kansas City, Missouri. During her sophomore year of high school she moved to Lincoln, Nebraska. After graduating from high school, she enrolled into the Bachelor of Fine Arts program at the University of  Nebraska.

 

Since coming to the U.S she had not had the opportunity to go overseas until the summer of 2017 when she studied abroad in Florence, Italy through a program offered by her college. The classical sculptures and contemporary art she saw while on her study abroad later inspired her figurative sculptures, such as The Black Angel, which derives its form from famous classical works such as The Venus de Milo and The Winged Victory of Samothrace. 

In 2019, her sculpture The Prodigal Sun was accepted into the 33rd Annual Juried Undergraduate Exhibition hosted by her college. The same sculpture, won first prize in The Sheldon Art Museum's The Convo Project, a competition calling for sculptures inspired by the color black.