Christine Gorbach is a painter, photographer, filmmaker and teacher. Gorbach has been actively showing art for a number of years. Most recently, her film “My Regards” won first place at Iona College New York, in the 2007 show titled, “The Female Gaze: Women Artists Interpret the World.” The National Art Education Association Women’s Caucus Carrie Nordlund Award. National citation for excellence in feminist pedagogy, PreK-12th art education was awarded to Gorbach in 2008. She accepted the award at the NAEA convention in New Orleans and shared a 40 min. autobiographical speech about her teaching and her art.
Gorbach was featured in a 1996 exhibition entitled "Two Painters" at The Contemporary Arts Project in Summit County. In 1998, she exhibited abstract conceptual paintings and installations at a one-woman show at the Wolf School of Music in Stow, Ohio. In 1999 paintings by Gorbach were featured at the Agora Gallery in New York City. At that same time, a portion of the Hierarchy series was in a group show at the Akron Art Institute.
In September 2001, Gorbach had a major show at the Kent State Stark Campus. Gorbach and Nelson's films were shown as a part of a concert given by Nelson at Kent during September. A similar presentation was made at the Ohio Art Education Association sponsored a concert and film screening at the Cleveland Great Lakes Science Center. Convention in November 2001. During the convention, OAEA.
In 2000, Gorbach started a collaboration with composer, Gary Lee Nelson. Their first film, "Hierarchy," was was based on Gorbach's paintings and premiered at Oberlin College in November of that year.
In the spring of 2001, Gorbach and Nelson were asked to discuss their collaboration process as a part of the Cleveland Institute of Art "Sight and Sound" series. Gorbach's paintings and prints were hung at CIA in association with the lecture.
In March 2001, Gorbach and Nelson's films "Hierarchy", "Charitoo" and "Death and Transfiguration" were shown in a concert of "New Works" at Oberlin College and again in April at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore.
There was a screening of the films and a concert of Nelson's electronic music at The University of Akron School of Music in April 2002 as part of the New Arts Festival. At the same festival, Gorbach's paintings and prints were hung in the Projects Gallery at the Myers School of Art. The show included Hierarchy along with other new works. Gorbach and Nelson discussed their collaborative methods during a lecture presented to students, faculty and guests.
Gorbach earned a Master of Art degree from Kent State University in 1997 and retired as the chair the Art Department at Cuyahoga Falls High School in 2007.
"Hierarchy" was presented at the Electroacoustic Music Festival at the University of Florida at the end of March 2001 and again at the University of Toronto "Subtle Technology" conference in May 2001. Later in May, "Hierarchy" was the focus of Gorbach and Nelson's lecture about harmonic forms and generative systems in visual art at the Cleveland Artists Foundation gallery at the Beck Center for the Arts in Cleveland.
In September 2001, Gorbach had a major show at the Kent State Stark Campus. Gorbach and Nelson's films were shown as a part of a concert given by Nelson at Kent during September. A similar presentation was made at the Ohio Art Education Association Convention in November 2001. During the convention, OAEA sponsored a concert and film screening at the Cleveland Great Lakes Science Center.
In October 2002, "Charitoo," was screened as part of the Akron YWCA "Take Back the Night" symposium. "Charitoo" was featured at the online video magazine wigged.net and was screened in Oberlin at the OCEAn Festival of Ohio composers.
Recent showings of Gorbach and Nelson’s collaborations include, 2004 “MMM – Multi Media Marathon” Oberlin College Oberlin Faculty Concert; 2005 Midwest Instructional Technology Center, Grinnell College, Iowa; 2006 Presentation of films and participants in a roundtable discussion during a summer workshop at CCMix in Paris, France and the New Music and Arts festival, Bowling Green University, Bowling Green, Ohio; 2007 “Timara Reunion Festival”, Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio and a Visiting Artist Concert at Willamette University, Salem, Oregon; 2008, screening at “Shared” an art and technology venue in New York City and an inaugural exhibition at The Fuse Factory Ignition: Convergence: The Fuse Factory Electronic and Digital Arts Lab, Columbus, Ohio.