Chris Flodberg, MFA


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

-The People’s Portrait Prize.  First Place Jury Prize. (2018)
-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)


-Chris Flodberg: In Review, 1990 to 2014  Whyte Museum of the Rockies (April 2-June 12 2016)
-Re-Constructed Warships, The Founder's Gallery, Military Museums of Alberta (May 2, 2014 - July 1, 2014)
-Imagining the Landscape, Masters Gallery (Summer/Fall 2012)
-Postcript, Eight New Landscapes, Masters Gallery (March 2012)
-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)

-The People’s Portrait Prize (March 17-March 24, 2018)
-Bodies of Work, Leighton Art Centre (March 10 - March 16, 2018)
-Neon and Cream, St. Louis Hotel (December 1 - December 2, 2017)
-Made in Calgary, The 2000’s  Glenbow Museum (September 20- December 14, 2014)
- Brainstorms: U of Alberta Creates University of Alberta  Enterprise Square Galleries  (September – January 2015)
-Water, The Whyte Museum of the Rockies  (June 14, 2015)
-Portraits, The Whyte Museum of the Rockies (April 5 - June 8, 2014)
-Made in the 2000's, The Glenbow Museum and Archives (Septermber 20, 2014 - January 4, 2015)
-Portraiture, The Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies (April 5-June 8 2014)
-Inscapes, The Glenbow Museum and Archives (Jan 21–April 9 2012)
-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)

Selected Collections

- The City of Calgary, Civic Collection
-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


-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, Major Publications,Newspaper, and Journal mentions/features

-Chris Flodberg, The Contemporary pre-Renaissance Painter, The Calgary Journal (March, 2018)
-The Many Faces of Art in Calgary, Essential Calgary, (Annual 2018)
-Ground Control:  Chris Flodberg’s Paintings Focus on the Gritty Urban Aspects of Calgary.  Swerve Magazine (February 17, 2017)
-Chris Flodberg, Paintings  Published by Douglas and McIntyre, Monique Westra, Author (2016)
-Made in Calgary, An Exploration of Art from the 1960’s to 2000’s Published by the Glenbow Museum, various contributors (2016)
-Chris Flodberg: Masters Gallery,Calgary, Sept. 22 to Oct. 1)  Galleries West (September 2016)
-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

-Grande Prairie Regional College, guest speaker (September 2015)
-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)