provoked by questions of absence in the discourses of the Western art world - whose epistemology is unquestioned?...who is not represented?...who has power?...who does not?- and how these questions are (re)presented using constantly developing media systems.
Along with France Trépanier, he was the co-recipient of the first Audain Aboriginal Curatorial Fellowship at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. France and Chris have co-authored various articles on Indigenous art, notably the paper Understanding Aboriginal Arts in Canada Today, commissioned by the Canada Council for the Arts in 2012.
Currently, with France, he is currently working on a two year initiative, Primary Colours/Couleurs primaires, which emphasizes the centrality of Indigenous art practices and those from artists of colour in understanding a new “creation story” for this territory now known as Canada.
Chris also works as an arts policy consultant. He has worked for community arts organizations, many of Canada’s cultural institutions and various governments. His work in the area of racial equity has been internationally recognized.
Chris appreciates his audiences a lot.