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University of Wyoming Art Museum

Katie Christensen

Curator of Education and Statewide Engagement

Phone:(307) 766-3496 • Office: Centennial Complex

Northwest College (AA); University of Wyoming (BFA); Bowling Green State University (MFA)


Katie Christensen is currently the Curator of Education and Statewide Engagement at the University of Wyoming Art Museum where she oversees the Education Department; together they implement all aspects of education and public programs.

Christensen was born and raised in the wide-open spaces of rural Wyoming in a town of 500 people: Encampment. After receiving her BFA from UW, she spent time making art in Argentina and at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology in Oregon, where art and science were seamlessly integrated. Katie studied art and culture at Vijnana Kala Vedi in India, learning an integration of spiritual and creative life. After earning her MFA from Bowling Green State University, she was founding director at Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts, an artist in residence program for writers, artists and musicians. She was the Arts Education Specialist for the Wyoming Arts Council, which was chosen as one of the 10 states to participate in Americans for the Arts State Policy Pilot Program.

Katie’s own artwork has been exhibited regionally, nationally and internationally through juried exhibitions and portfolio exchanges. Current works include abstract, large- and small-scale prints and artist books that are inspired by Western space and personal experiences. Recently Christensen was invited to teach mindfulness courses to imprisoned women and art therapy to US Veterans, two life changing experiences of giving and receiving.

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Art Museum

Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Closed Sunday & Monday

Admission: Free

Centennial Complex

2111 East Willett Drive

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-6622


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