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Chrissy Nickerson: Introduction | CV


My name is Chrissy Nickerson.  I have been painting my whole life.   I was fortunate to have an early year abroad to study at Lorenzo de Medici Institute in Florence, Italy, then returned to Canada to earn two degrees from NASCAD; Bachelor of Design in Environmental Planning and a Bachelor of Fine Arts.

Primarily a landscape painter of Canada, I am also American with a summer studio in Maine where I rekindle my relationship with plein-air and enjoy a seasonal vacation-like studio practice.  In Ontario I have a pop-up studio my childhood home, where I like to paint quick interpretations of my most recent sojourns into the wilderness.  My home studio is Canmore, Alberta where I paint the Rocky Mountains.  In 2006, after a long term residency at the Banff Centre, I launched my commercial career in Alberta.  My professional representation has grown from one regional gallery to 4 galleries including one in Maine.  

As an artist, I try to make relevant comments through my work;  Issues of habitat, natural resources and environmental planning arise in every series on which I embark. I will not say “do not develop this land”, but am saying take notice.  I draw attention, through my work, to how our towns are sold, planned, and developed. Keep our footprint tight. Plan for habitat. Glorify our urban forest.  And for goodness sake, protect our parks!  I am a Canadian Landscape Painter.  I document our world through optimistic eyes. I search for beauty while drawing attention to issues relevant to the way we live.

I am honoured to be continuing the Canadian tradition of landscape painting.  The Group of Seven paved the way of exploration and commentary on contemporary landscape work in Canada.  I am proud that as a Canadian artist myself,  I continually strive to establish my unique style, to paint in their wake.



2004 Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, Nova Scotia,  Bachelor of Fine Art

2003 Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, Nova Scotia 

Bachelor of Design, Major in Environmental Planning 

1999 Lorenzo D’Medici Institute, Florence, Italy

1998    Canadian College Italy,  High school Diploma 


Selection of Solo Exhibitions 

Sept 2021  Chrissy Nickerson, Butter Gallery, Collingwood, Ontario 

June 2021 The Long Road; a visual journal of southern Alberta,  Mortar and Brick, Lethbridge, Alberta

Dec 2020.  The Home Straight,  Elevation Gallery, Canmore, Alberta

Sept 2020.  Out of the Woods, Butter Gallery, Collingwood, Ontario

July 2020.  Cape Scott,  Gallery Merrick, Nanaimo, BC

May 2020 Yellow Jacket, Elevation Gallery, Canmore Alberta

Dec 2017   Up For Development, Elevation Gallery, Canmore, Alberta

June 2016 Pure,  Elevation Gallery, Canmore, Alberta

Jan 2015   I Am, Chrissy Nickerson, Elevation Gallery, Canmore, Alberta

Dec 2013   Until We Come To Water, Elevation Gallery, Canmore, Alberta

2013- 15    Tour of Maine, Cape Rosier, A summers work by Chrissy Nickerson

Sept 2012  Chrissy Nickerson  Splashing Horizon Gallery, Elizabeth Rummel School, Canmore, AL

June 2010  Yukon Spring Series Ted Harrison Artists Retreat, Carcross, Yukon 

Oct  2009   The Beautiful Side of a Recession Elevation Gallery, Main St. Canmore, Alberta

April 2008  Pushed Horizons The Niagara Arts Centre, St. Paul Street, St. Catharines, Ontario 

May 2006  The Spring Series, Banff 2006 The Other Gallery, The Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta 

Feb   2006  Eastern Shore Oil Paintings The Mermaid Café, Hwy 207, Grand Desert, Nova Scotia 

Dec   2005  Eastern Shore Series Maples Décor Gallery, Bedford Hwy, Bedford, Nova Scotia 

Oct.  2004  Oil Painting by Chrissy Nickerson MOeD Gallery, Agricola St. HFX, NS 

April 2004 Dwell On Art,  Tribeca, Granville St. HFX, NS. 

Aug.  2001 Local Artist Chrissy Nickerson, Niagara Region The Tea Room, Port Dalhousie, St. Catharines, ON 


Selected Group Exhibitions 

March 2020 Transitions, Global Water Futures, Artsplace, Canmore, Alberta

June 2019 Bridging the Form, with Wanda Ellerbeck, Mortar and Brick, Lethbridge. Alberta

Feb 2017  Organic Matters, (Coming out Divorced) Elevation Gallery, Canmore Alberta

Oct 2015 First Biennial Contemporary in the Bow Valley, Alberta, Currated by Mary-            Beth Laviolette, at the Whyte Museum, Banff Alberta

July 2015 15 Year Anniversary for Elevation Gallery, Top Ten. Canmore, Alberta

2015-2018  Juried Castine Plein~Air,  Castine, Maine, USA

Feb  2014   Art for Life,  Banff Hospital, Banff National Park, Alberta

Nov 2013   I am We, Curated by Bigoudi, Elevation Gallery, Canmore Alberta

June 2012.  Transmissions between Lines, Elevation Gallery, Canmore Alberta

May 2011.  Wet Paint, Recent works by Chrissy Nickerson and Lucie  Bause.  Elevation Gallery, Canmore Alberta.

Mar. 2011.  Masterpiece Contemporary, Investing in Today's Art, Art Auction, Heffel,

The Art Gallery of Calgary, 117 - 8 Ave. SW, Calgary, Alberta

June 2008  First Annual Trail Juried Exhibition Loft Gallery, 183 Mash St. Allenford, Ontario, 

Apr. 2008 Relating to the Masters Elevation Gallery, Canmore, Alberta 

Dec 2007 Through the Looking Glass, Miniatures Elevation Gallery, 729 Main St. Canmore, 

Nov 2007 Shoot the Turkey Corridor Collective. Bow Meadows Crescent, Canmore, Alberta 

Dec 2006  Place Your Bets Corridor Collective, Bow Meadows Crescent, Canmore, Alberta 

Oct 2006  Abstractions Elevation Gallery, Main St. Canmore Alberta 

June 2006 First Look Corridor Collective Artists Studio and Gallery, Main St. Canmore, 

Aug. 2005 Annual Surf Show Laughleton Gallery, Shore Road, West Chezzetcook, Nova Scotia

June 2005 Mid Summer Night Dream, Auction to raise money for Epilepsy Fred, Barrington  Halifax, Nova Scotia 

June 2005 Skateboard Art, Auction to raise money for more development in park, Argyle Fine Art Gallery, Lower Water St. HFX, NS

Oct. 2004 Chrissy Nickerson, Jamie Amoffsi and Peter McCarron Pete’s Frootique, Birmingham St. HFX, NS. 

2002- 2008 Paint the Town, 2 Day Painting Festival and Show-, Action to raise money for local arts centre, Annapolis Royal, NS. 

2003-2004 Art on Spring Garden, Spring Garden Rd. HFX. NS 

July 2002 South Shore, Group Show Fairview Inn Gallery, Bridgewater, NS 

2000 Harvest Barn Winery Paintings, Harvest Barn Winery, St. Catharines, Ontario 

2000 Group Landscape Show Anna Leonowens Gallery,NSCAD, HFX, NS 


2006 Banff Centre, two month self directed

2010 Ted Harrison Retreat, Carcross, Yukon, 2 month self directed.

2018 The Annex, Castine, Maine, USA,  2 weeks self directed

2021 Gushul Studio, University of Lethbridge, Blairmore, Alberta, 2 week self directed


2018 Second Place at Castine Plein-Air Festival

Sep 2015 Spot Light on the Arts, Mayors Award Chrissy Nickerson.  Canmore, Alberta.

2015  Art Combat , first place, ArtsPlace, Canmore, Alberta.

July 2015 2nd Place, Castine Plein~Air Festival , Castine, Maine, USA

2013-2015 Voted BEST LOCAL ARTIST in the Bow Valley by readers of The Outlook Weekly, Canmore, Alberta

July 2014 Honorary Mention, Juried Castine Plein~ Air Festival

Feb 2008 Gallery’s West, Magazine,  Written article regarding new and exciting Corridor Collective and noted its members, Alberta 

Dec 2007 Canmore Mayor’s Award for Emerging Artist of the year. 

Feb 2007 Air Canada, Magazine: Noted the Corridor Collective and Artist Chrissy Nickerson as “a potent artist”. 

June 2006 The Leader, Canmore News Paper Reviewed show, and compared Nickerson to accomplished professional artists, Alberta 

June 2005 The Coast, Halifax News Paper Quoted CN's comments concerning the role of culture and sport.

October 2004 Tribeca signed and completed “Rent to Own” contract with Chrissy Nickerson, signed a 2.5 year contract to purchase 6 large paintings for a permanent collection. Tribeca, HFX, NS