2012 – Christine Koch

Christine Koch is a painter and printmaker who has made Newfoundland and Labrador her home for the last twenty
years.  She draws her inspiration and imagery from Canada’s mountain and northern environment, being especially attracted to the rugged east coast.  Christine splits her time between St. John’s and Woody Point, a community surrounded by Gros Morne National Park.

Christine interprets the dramatic wild backdrops and geographic settings into her artwork, commemorating the various remote places she has travelled to. She has captured some iconic locations including northern Labrador, Baffin Island, the Yukon, and the Rocky Mountains in her work.

For the 2012 ArtsNL Arts Awards, Christine created seven varied-edition print-works that are a hybrid of linocut andcpainting. The seven pieces draw from her time spent in the Torngat Mountains, with geographers from Memorial University doing climate-change research.

Christine has exhibited across the country in many solo and group exhibitions. Her paintings and original prints are in major Canadian public collections including the Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador, The Canada Council Art Bank, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and the Memorial University Permanent Collection. Christine’s work can also be found in public and private collections worldwide, including Harvard Law School.

Christine has been twice-recognized with a City of St. John’s Arts Award and is the recipient of multiple national, provincial and municipal arts grants. In the winter, Christine works in her downtown St. John’s studio, which is open for public visits by appointment. Her studio-gallery in Woody Point called Tablelands Studio is open to the public in the summer months.

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