Christopher Squier has received artist residencies at the Headlands Center for the Arts, Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder, La Fragua Artist Residency, and Playa at Summer Lake, among others. He received an MFA in Sculpture from the San Francisco Art Institute.
Squier is a visual artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Through writing, drawing, and installation, he explores optics and the role of light in contemporary visual culture, engaging research and poetics around luminescence, transparency, and invisibility to position vision as a historically altered and politically contentious experience. In the series of colored pencil drawings titled Disturbances (2021-23), he translates the “ripple tank experiments,” photographed by Berenice Abbott in the 1940s-50s, into events on paper.