Christine Marie is a visual artist and director creating original lo-fi spectacles of large-scale cinematic shadow theater and installation. She seamlessly integrates performers, objects and hand made special effects to elicit connections with concepts, phenomenology and history in emotional and visually stimulating experiences.


Christine Marie strives to break new ground within her form while being intrinsically tied to ancient art forms and the metaphysical exploration of light. She is pioneering the use of 3D/stereoscopic shadow theater by inventing lights that project 30’ shadows that move into cubic space.


She studied Wayang Kulit traditional shadow puppetry in Bali and is a former member of ShadowLight theater. Christine Marie received an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts in Integrated Media , Puppetry and Theater.  She lectures and conducts workshops for theater companies, film studios, universities and schools.  She has taught shadow animation at Pixar and consulted for the film, Me and My Shadow for DreamWorks studios. Christine Marie is a TED Fellow.  She also directs, designs and edits for film and video design. She has worked with shadows for over fifteen years and has a life long commitment to the form.  She has taught shadow theater for over a decade and is passionate about arts education.


Her latest original work 4TRAINS will premiere at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts December 2014.