Cristen Leifheit is currently a Visual Arts Teaching Fellow at the University of Chicago, where she recently completed her MFA (2019). Cristen is a recipient of the Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship in addition to UChicago Humanities and UChicago Arts Student Summer Fellowships. She has screened and exhibited work in galleries, theatres, museums, parks, and gardens including Landmark Century Centre Cinema (Chicago, IL), Kalamazoo Institute of Arts (Kalamazoo, MI), Brooklyn Bridge Park (NYC), and Millennium Park (Chicago, IL). Cristen’s work traveled with the INNER NATURE Exhibition to Temple University (Philadelphia, PA), Marnay-sur-Seine Botanical Garden (France), and Institut Valencia d’Art Modern (Spain).