Christian Holstad, born 1972 in Anaheim, California, is an American artist based in Brooklyn, New York City. He received his BFA at the Kansas City Art Institute in 1994. In his installations, performances, collages, and drawings, Christian Holstad mixes high and low culture to explore issues of gay identity. He is known for his labor-intensive collages (which often depict erotic couplings of men whose bodies are cut out of decorative patterns in magazines) and his use of craft techniques like quilting, knitting, and sewing.