Christine Tarkowski is a Chicago based artist who works in a variety of mediums including sculpture, printed matter, photography, and song. Her works range in scale from the ordinary to the monumental. Equally variable is her scope of production, which incorporates the making of permanent architectural structures, cast models, textile yardage, and temporary printed ephemera. Many of her recent works point toward the flotsam of western culture relative to systems of democracy, religion, and capitalism. Her work has been exhibited at Chicago Cultural Center, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Mass MoCA, Manilow Sculpture Park, Socrates Sculpture Park, Renaissance Society, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. She is the recipient of grants from the Driehaus Foundation, Illinois Arts Council, and the Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media and is on faculty at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.