IC-02: The Christine Osinski Photograph Collection
Scope and Contents
This collection contains nine photographs of Staten Island scenes by Christine Osinski.
- 1984 - 2002
Biographical / Historical
Photographer Christine Osinski was educated at the Art Institute of Chicago, and received a M.F.A. degree from Yale. She presently works as an Associate Professor of Art, as well as the Director of Academic Advisement, at Cooper Union. She has lectured at Yale, Rutgers, Pratt, and Parsons, and her works have been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, the Bronx Council of the Arts, the Light Gallery, and at Jinhshan Tushuguan in China. She has received grants from the Staten Island Council of the Arts and New York State Council of the Arts. In addition, she has had works at the Museum of the City of New York, the Smithsonian, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. She has been published in Newsday, American Photographer, The Village Voice, and Doubletake. Osinski creates series of images based on a particular topics or themes. While living on Staten Island for 14 years, she worked on several projects. The photographs in this collection are part of her New York Photographs project, which began in 1997 as an attempt to catalogue the various islands in the New York City area. Although this collection shows many landscapes, it is not necessarily an environmentalist work. She also worked on other projects while on Staten Island, including Birth of Venus, which included images of synchronized swimmers.
9 Photographic Prints
Language of Materials
This collection contains photographs by Christine Osinski. Because dates are not always provided, it is unclear when they were produced, but it was most likely between 1984 and 2002. Most of the images depict the harbor islands with a few images of historic buildings.
The items in this collection are arranged alphabetically. The photographs are housed in folders within a flat container. There are no series.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was donated to the College of Staten Island by Christine Osinski on November 12th, 2004.
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