Nominated by The University of Illinois at Chicago Christine Harrison Frei is a visual artist whose practice focuses on stretching and pushing of photographic mediums as a means with which to explore our relationship with images. Examining the place where images exist as both objects and illusions, she constructs images that reflect the layers of mediation through technology. Attempting to decipher what is between the viewer and the image, Frei also wants the viewer to acknowledge that they are examining a technical image - one that is bound by the socio-economic stamp of the era and science that they were made with. Christine Frei is a recent graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago. Image: Sofia Luz Dorantes Closet Portrait, 30" x 40", Archival Inkjet Print, 2014.