Study art at Moravian College!

- Programs in Graphic Design, Studio Art, Art Education, and Art History
– Courses in Painting, Drawing, Photography, Digital Video, Graphic Design, Digital Imaging, Web Design, Animation, Printmaking, and much more!

Krista Steinke

Associate Professor of Art, Art Department Chair, resuming Spring 2013


Digital Photography and Imaging
Traditional Photography

History of Photography


and other New Media and Studio Classes


B.A., Valparaiso University
B.F.A., School of the Art Institute of Chicago
M.F.A (Photography and Digital Imaging), The Maryland Institute College of Art


Krista Steinke is a Philadelphia-based artist working in photography, video, and mixed media. She was born in Richmond, Virginia but spent most of her childhood growing up in Texas. She received a BA in the Advanced Humanities from Valparaiso University, a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and her MFA in Photography and Digital Imaging from The Maryland Institute, College of Art.


Her work has been included in exhibitions from New York to LA and her time-based work has been featured in several film and video festivals around the globe. She has been the recipient of many awards and fellowships including 2009 Pennsylvania Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Photography, a 2008 Finalist for the Photolucida Book Award, First Place for the 2007 Singular Image at CENTER, Santa Fe, a United University Professional’s grant in 2003, and The Henry Walter’s Traveling Fellowship in 2000. Her work is in numerous public and private collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Woodmere Museum in Philadelphia, Brauer Museum of Art, Bethlehem Fine Arts Council, Johnson & Johnson Collection, Fidelity Investments, and Engine Performance Space in Baltimore. Her photographs have been featured in PLOS Medicine, The Photo Review, SPOT Magazine, Photographer’s Forum, SHOTS Magazine, Contact Sheet Annual, and EXIT Magazine. Krista’s work is represented by the Schmidt Dean Gallery in Philadelphia.


She has also taught at the Maryland Institute, College of Art, Goucher College, Baltimore School of the Arts, State University of New York in Brockport, Mansfield University, and Ursinus College.

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Artist Statement:

"We live in a media driven society, saturated with images, information, and rapidly evolving technology. As an artist, one of my interests is exploring the way our accelerating culture effects who we are and challenges our notion of what is real. Through the use of photography, video and digital media, I aim to draw connections between the physical world of surface and space and our inner world of personal experience. My work both participates in and reacts to the chaotic, fragmented, and sometimes obsessive-compulsive nature that seems to be inherent in the many different aspects of our lives."