Christine A. Banna is an internationally showing, multidisciplinary visual artist and educator. She works in both modern and traditional methods with a focus on experimental animation and projection design.
Her animations and projections have been shown at the CICA Museum in South Korea and in film festivals in San Francisco and Boston. Some of her former credits and clients for projection design include the National Young Arts Foundation, Greater Boston Stage Company, MassOpera, Lowell Chamber Orchestra, and Keene State College.
Born in Providence, RI, Banna grew up with a deep love of ancient history and science which has been a driving force for her since she was a young girl. This dichotomy between ancient and modern is reflected in both Banna’s subject matter and medium choices in her work. Christine A. Banna received her MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She received her BFA in Painting with a minor in Art History from Boston University’s College of Fine Art.
In the News
January 24, 2024
New exhibition guides visitors through RIT's stop motion history
"40 Years in Motion" holds RIT student-made stop motion animations dating back to the 1970s, paired with a display of the original puppets and props used to make the films.
August 30, 2023
New School of Design director, faculty hires ready for 2023-24 academic year
The College of Art and Design welcomes new hires to its faculty roster while longtime faculty Alex Lobos assumes a role as director of the School of Design.
April 21, 2022
Production student exhibits video installation at Ann Arbor Film Festival
Alexandra McDonald ’22 showcased her experimental film, "Amalgamate," at the Academy Award-qualifying festival, and is set to also display it at Imagine RIT: Creativity and Innovation Festival April 23.
Direct on Film Workshop
students in the Direct on Film workshop Fall 2023
Documentation from a weekend, pop-up workshop focused on experimental techniques of direct-on-film animation. Over the course of 3 hours, students learned to scratch, manipulate, draw, and collage...
Drawing for Animation - Gannett Walkthrough Exercise
students of "Drawing for Animation" Spring 2022
A collaborative animation exercise that utilized wearable viewfinders to help us crop the environment as we drew. Every student was tasked with drawing 10 frames, taking a step after each drawing...
Animation Demo Reel
A quick reel of a selection of animation work crafted over the last few years