Christina West received a BFA from Siena Heights University, Adrian, Michigan, and an MFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. She has also been a resident artist at the Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT; the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE; and the Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT. Exhibiting extensively, she most recently had a solo exhibition, Misfits, at the Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia, and has been the recipient of many awards including the Georgia State University Scholarly Support Grant, and the emerging artist award through the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA). Her works ask “questions about the relationship of the exterior to the interior, the limits of what we can know about other people given that we never have direct access to their interiority.”