Christine Howard Sandoval is a multi-media artist who relies on documentary narrative methods to convey forthcoming realities within a fast-changing social and physical landscape. Her intense interest in the transformation of landscape has driven Howard Sandoval to develop interdisciplinary approaches that combine cartography, environmental science, and community outreach. Self-admittedly, her work extends from her direct experiences in landscapes –mainly the coastal region of NYC and the high desert of the south west. Her current project, for example, is focused on the pervasive issue of water resources.
Through her practice, the artist seeks long-term engagement with places and its inhabitants as a means of exploring her own self-identity that is intimately formed by land and community. Equally thought-provoking is her approach to teaching, which seeks to empower individual students with the ability to form critical questions about the world and their positions within it. Howard Sandoval is based in Brooklyn, NY and teaches at the Parsons The New School for Design, where she also received her MFA.