Christine Marie

Christine Marie.

Christine Marie

Christine Marie

Research Topics

Live Animation; Stereoscopy; Cinematic Shadow Theater; Contemporary Puppetry; Emerging Media; Virtual Reality


MFA, California Institute of the Arts, Integrated Media and Theater
BFA, San Francisco State University, Cinema Studies


Interdisciplinary media artist Christine Marie creates artworks, installations, performances, XR, and immersive cinematic spectacles.

While working at the intersection of art and science, Marie is intrinsically tied to ancient forms and the metaphysical exploration of light. She has pioneered large-scale, live 3D stereo-images for performance with her reinvention of the shadow-stereoscope. The device projects the largest known real-time 40’ 3D images into cubic space. Marie uses the term (antiquated) Augmented Reality to describe the analog, anaglyph effect, which is comparable to modern-day augmented reality and can only be experienced live or through a virtual reality headset.

Marie seamlessly integrates performers, objects, and special effects to elicit connections between and among concepts, phenomenology, and history in emotional and visually stimulating hybrid-media experiences. In her work, she reflects upon industrialization, oppositional forces, and the media’s gaze within sensory narratives that examine the role of the feminine in maintaining integrity, beauty, and the preservation of the natural world.

A Sundance director and a TED fellow, Marie’s original work has appeared at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Sundance Film Festival New Frontier, REDCAT, TED, McEvoy Foundation for the Arts, LACMA, The Exploratorium, Pop-Up Magazine, Z Space gallery, and other institutions. The Geffen Playhouse, Southcoast Repertory, and Disney Hall have featured her cinematic scenic designs. She has worked with and consulted for The Residents, artist Jordan Wolfsen, Pee Wee Herman, Skinny Puppy, and others. 

Christine Marie received an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts in Integrated Media and Theater. As an educator, Marie was awarded the Andrew Mellon Arts and Technology Professor of Practice grant for her work at Occidental College. She has taught shadow animation at Pixar and DreamWorks Studios and has lectured at CalArts and Stanford University. She has taught professional development workshops at Crystal Bridges (in conjunction with the University of Arkansas), the Skirball Cultural Center, Columbia Teachers College, and other institutions. Marie studied wayang kulit in Bali with dalang Pak Nartha. She currently serves on the board of directors for Nusantara Arts in Buffalo and plays in the Balinese gamelan.