Krista Steinke-Finch

Instructional Assistant Professor


Department of Visualization


M.F.A. Photography and Digital Imaging, Maryland Institute College of Art, 2000 B.F.A. Studio Art, The School of Art Institute of Chicago, 1993; B.A. Art and Advanced Humanities, Valparaiso University, 1990.


Krista Steinke is a lens-based artist who works in photography, video, and installation. Her work explores the boundaries of visual perception and its intersection with memory, the natural world, a sense of place, and the enigmatic spaces in-between. At the root of her practice is the medium of photography itself — its history as a tool for both scientific inquiry and artistic expression, its inherent ability to both imply and subvert reality, and its unique relationship to the artist and viewer in interpreting experience.


Krista Steinke has exhibited widely in the US, as well as internationally. She has received several awards for her work, including a Pennsylvania Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Photography, an Artist Residency at Light Work, an Image Award from CENTER, Santa Fe, and recently, a 2012 Promise Award from the Sustainable Arts Foundation. Her works are represented in major public and private collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Woodmere Museum, Brauer Museum of Art, Johnson & Johnson Corporation, and Fidelity Investments. Her photographs have been featured in The Photo Review, Contact Sheet, EXIT (Spain), Monthly Photography (South Korea), and Le Journal de la Photographie (France), among others. Krista's work is represented by the Schmidt Dean Gallery in Philadelphia.