My work deals with issues of identity and place, the relationship between the two and how memory plays an important role in how we remember home and who we were while we were there.

Chris Otten was born in 1984 in Altus, Oklahoma. He received a BFA from the University of Central Oklahoma and his MFA from the University of South Florida. He has exhibited nationally, including galleries in Annapolis, Long Beach, Minneapolis, Tampa and Wichita. He is currently a full-time art and photography instructor at Yakima Valley College in Yakima, Washington.

Photo by Yannit Pozo Castillo

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