Christi Birchfield was born in 1983 in Cleveland, Ohio, where she currently lives and works. She received her BFA in printmaking from The Cleveland Institute of Art and her MFA in visual art from Columbia University. Christi has participated in residencies at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture , the Ohio/Dresden Exchange at the Grafikwerkstatt in Dresden, Germany and SPACES World Artist Program (SWAP) residency at SPACES Gallery. Christi is the recipient of a 2016 Creative Workforce Fellowship as well as the 2017 Cleveland Arts Prize in the emerging artist category. Her work is part of the permanent collections at the Cleveland Museum of Art. She has exhibited her work both nationally and internationally in cities such as New York, San Antonio, Dresden, Germany and Qijiang, China. Notable recent exhibitions include Women to Watch Ohio as well as How to Remain Human at MOCA Cleveland.