Chris Flodberg




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Chris Flodberg

Biography

Born and raised in Calgary Alberta

Studied:

  • The University of Calgary (1994-96)
  • The Alberta College of Art and Design (1996-98) BFA
  • The University of Alberta (1998-00) MFA

Awards

  • Alberta Foundation for the Arts Master of Fine Arts Scholarship (1999)
  • University of Alberta Master of Fine Arts Scholarship (1999)
  • University of Alberta Master of Fine Arts Scholarship (1998)
  • Laura Mae Stillings Scholarship (1998)
  • Alberta Foundation for the Arts Study Grant (1997-98)
  • Alberta Foundation for the Arts Study Grant (1996-97)
  • Alberta Foundation for the Arts Study Grant (1995-96)

Exhibitions

Solo

  • Matters of Denial, The Art Gallery of Calgary (January 18th-April 5th 2008)
  • Here and Nowhere, Masters Gallery (November 2005)
  • Forbidden Subjects, Mezzanine Gallery, University of Calgary (March 2004)
  • Orchard Trees and Other Myths, Masters Gallery (November 2003)
  • Chris Flodberg: Journeys and Other Allegories, The Edmonton Art Gallery (November 2001)
  • Chris Flodberg: A Year of Work, Transalta Utilities, Calgary (2000-01)
  • Chris Flodberg: A Year of Work, FAB Gallery, University of Alberta (2000)
  • Humilia, Art is Vital (1998)
  • Chris Flodberg: Recent Still-Lifes, Lebensraum Gallery (1998)

Group

  • Portrait of the Artist, The Glenbow Museum and Archives (2008-09)
  • The Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art, The Art Gallery of Alberta, The Walter Phillips Gallery (2007-08)
  • See, Three Decades of Realist Painting at the U of C, Mezzanine Gallery (2006)
  • Painting Alberta FAB Gallery , University of Alberta (2005)
  • Artrageous, Illingworth Kerr Gallery (2004)
  • All About Food, Image 54 (2004)
  • Selections from Looking West, The Works Art Festival (2001)
  • New Art in Alberta, Artspace (2001)
  • Looking West, online exhibit, University of Alberta (2001)
  • Fast Forward, FAB Gallery, University of Alberta (2001)
  • Fresh Meat, Douglas Udell Gallery (2000)
  • Exchange Show, The Little Gallery, University of Calgary (1998)
  • Graffiti, The Little Gallery, University of Calgary (1997)
  • Exchange Show, Marion Nicoll Gallery, Alberta College of Art and Design (1996)

Selected Collections

  • The Alberta Foundation for the Arts
  • The Glenbow Museum
  • Alberta Children’s Hospital
  • Canadian Pacific Railway
  • The Nickle Arts Museum, University of Calgary
  • Transalta Utilities
  • The University of Alberta
  • Edmonton General Hospital
  • The University of Calgary
  • The Leighton Foundation
  • The Ozawa Family of Japan
  • Former estate of the late Mr. Stanford Perrott
  • Private collection, Mr. John Hall
  • Pemeco Limited Oil and Gas

Commissions

  • For the University of Alberta, a painting of the Ozawa Pavilion for the Ozawa Family of Japan (2000)
  • For Art is Vital Studios, a mural for the side of the Mescaleros building in Calgary (2000)

Magazine, Newspaper, and Journal mentions/features

  • New Painting, Galleries West, (Summer 2008 pp.46-47)
  • Decadent Dinner Party, Fast Forward Weekly, (January 24, 2008)
  • Living Utopia and Disaster, 2007 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art, (Catalogue, 2007)
  • Exhibition Reviews, The2007 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art, Galleries West (Fall/Winter 2007)
  • Chef d'Excess, Bordercrossings, (Issue No.103 pp.30-31)
  • Alberta Biennial, Akimbo, Akimblog, (July 5th, 2007)
  • Artists Explore Tension Between Utopia, Disaster. The Edmonton Journal (Friday, August 17, 2007)
  • Chris Flodberg, Forbidden Subjects. Avenue Magazine (March, 2004)
  • Beauty Chaos Compete in Forest Landscapes. The Edmonton Journal (Friday, November 23, 2001)
  • Freedom to Paint. The Edmonton Journal (Friday, November 17, 2000)
  • Fresh Meat. Artichoke (Fall/Winter 2000, volume 12, number 3)
  • Flodberg Exhibit Supremely Surreal. The Touque (Wednesday, October 11, 2000, volume 1, issue 5)

Radio/Television /Features

  • Daybreak Alberta, Artist Interview, CBC Radio, (Feburary 18th, 2008)
  • Arts Alive, Artist Interview, CKUA Radio Network (January 15th, 2008)
  • Artist Feature, CityTV (aired January 18th-April 5th 2008)
  • Artist Feature, Shaw Television (aired January 21st, 2008)
  • A Cultural Cocktail. Artist Interview, CJSR Radio (October 6, 2000)
  • Tying the NOT. Paintings were featured in the set design. Lazy Susan Productions (2008)

Teaching Experience/Guest Lecturing

  • Artists, Suburbs, and Cities, panel discussion at the Art Gallery of Calgary (March 2008)
  • Alberta College of Art and Design, principal instructorship (2002-2005)
  • Red Deer College, guest speaker, visiting artist program (2003)
  • University of Alberta principal instructorship, painting (2001-02)
  • Edmonton Art Gallery, guest speaker (2001)
  • Edmonton Art Gallery, invitational workshop artist (2001)
  • University of Alberta principal instructorship, visual fundamentals (2000-01)
  • University of Alberta principal instructorship, visual fundamentals (1999-00)
  • University of Alberta instructor assistantship, painting (1998-99)