Author, video and performance artist Christine Tamblyn began making electronic art and writing cultural criticism in 1974. Her writings have been published in many art magazines and academic journals including Art News, Afterimage, Leonardo and High Performance. Her articles on feminist performance and video have been anthologized in Illuminating Video (Aperture Press) and Resolutions 2 (University of Minnesota Press). Tamblyn received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1980 and stayed on as a part-time instructor until 1983, where she taught in the video and performance departments. Subsequently, she went on to complete an MFA at UCSD before moving to New York. Before accepting her post as professor at UC Irvine, she taught part-time at UC Berkeley, San Francisco State, Mills College and UC Santa Cruz. At Irvine, she was asked to establish a computer-based intermedia program. She was the recipient of the John McCarron Art Writing Award from Artspace in San Francisco in 1987 and 1990.
Christine Tamblyn passed away on New Year’s Day of 1998. Her life was her artistic medium in performance, writing and electronic media.