Friesen, Christopher

Christopher Friesen was born in Chilliwack, British Columbia. He received his BFA from the University of Lethbridge and his MFA from the University of Regina.

Friesen has been inspired by the vibrating energy of Seurat and by popular culture. His techniques have explored minimalism, representational abstraction, technology, optical blending, and society’s perception of gender and desire.

Christopher Friesen has had three solo exhibitions and has participated in group exhibitions in Western Canada. He has won a number of awards and his paintings are included in private collections in Canada and the United States. He is currently a faculty member at the University of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford, BC.

boy-in-blue

The boy in blue

36" x 36"

Acrylic on canvas

2005

2010

 

 

 

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SOLO AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2010 In Medias Res Elissa Cristall Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia
2010 Essential Information The Reach, Abbotsford, British Columbia
2008 Pulse Elissa Cristall Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia
2007 From a Distance Elissa Cristall Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia
2006 New and Recent Work Elissa Cristall Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia
2005 Opticality Elissa Cristall Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia
2004 21st Century Pointillism Elissa Cristall Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia
2003 Screens Elissa Cristall Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia
2002 Between Wo((me)n) Elissa Cristall Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia
2001 Between Wo((me)n): MFA Graduating Exhibition MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2009/10 Boundaries The Reach Gallery, Abbotsford, British Columbia
2009 Drawn Festival Elissa Cristall Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia
2008 Look Four Elissa Cristall Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia
2008 Faculty Show, UFV Gallery, Abbotsford, British Columbia
2007 First Look, Elissa Cristall Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia
2007 Faculty Show, UCFV Gallery, Abbotsford, British Columbia
2006 Faculty Show, UCFV Gallery, Abbotsford, British Columbia
2006 Group Exhibition, Elissa Cristall Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia
2005 Coupling, Maple Ridge Art Gallery, Maple Ridge, British Columbia
2005 New Contemporaries, Elissa Cristall Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia
2005 Faculty Show, UCFV Gallery, Abbotsford, British Columbia
2004 Group Exhibition, Elissa Cristall Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia
2004 Faculty Show, UCFV Gallery, Abbotsford, British Columbia
2003 Transcendent Squares, Rosemont Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan