Christine Koch received a BFA from the University of Alberta and an MA from the University of Toronto. She is a painter and printmaker who draws her inspiration and imagery from Canada’s mountain and northern environments. For the past twenty years she has made her home in Newfoundland. There, she divides her time between St. John’s, and Woody Point, an enclave community in Gros Morne National Park. She has also travelled and worked in other remote and beautiful environments, as a Visiting Artist with a number of scientific research teams. Her work comes out of those experiences, and offers her interpretation of, particularly, the dramatic geology and geomorphology of some of Canada’s most iconic wild places, such as Gros Morne National Park, northern Labrador, Baffin Island, the Yukon, and the Rocky Mountains.
The Art Gallery of Alberta respectfully acknowledges that we are located in Treaty 6 Territory and Region 4 of the Metis Nation of Alberta. We respect this as the traditional and contemporary land of diverse Indigenous Peoples including the Plains Cree, Woodland Cree, Beaver Cree, Nitsitapi/Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Anishinaabe/Saulteaux/Ojibwe and Dene Peoples. We also acknowledge the many Indigenous, Inuit and Métis people who make Alberta their home today.