CelineDownen

CelineDownen

Céline knew she loved the arts from the first dip of her fingers into paint. She enjoyed experimenting with all types of media but in high school she met her mentor, the teacher who opened up the world of photography, a passion ever since.

Céline lived in Salt Lake City until she was 11, when her family moved to Evanston, Illinois. She returned to Utah for her freshman year of college, where she neglected her studies in favor of photographing for the Daily Utah Chronicle. After a year, she returned to Chicago to attend Columbia College. There she earned a BA in photography in 1996.

Work in event marketing took Céline all over the country, and she has lived in Portland, Oregon, St. Louis, Missouri, and Bozeman, Montana. But she’s always considered Utah her home.

Céline has also worked for many years with the Sundance Film Festival, beginning as a volunteer driver in 2000. Since 2007 she has been the Festival’s juror coordinator.

Céline moved back to Salt Lake City in 2006 with her husband and now divides her time between taking care of their 2 sons and her art. She never leaves home without her Holga.