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Chrissy Nickerson

Chrissy Nickerson graduated from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design with two degrees, a Bachelor of Fine Art and a Bachelor of Design in Environmental Planning. Nickerson is represented by Elevation Gallery in Canmore, Alberta; Gallery Merrick in Nanaimo, BC; and Gallery B in Castine, Maine, USA. 

The artist has won many awards including; the Spot Light Award at the Mayor Awards in Canmore (2015), the Award of Emerging Artist of the Year (2007), and the Best of the Bow for Best Local Artist from 2013-2015. Chrissy has participated in self-directed artist residencies as well, including a residency at The Banff Centre in 2008, the Ted Harrison Retreat in Carcross, Yukon in 2010, and at the Ou Gallery in Duncan, BC in 2020.

Nickerson's work is large, strong, painterly, bright, and interprets the Canadian landscape tradition in a fresh way. She sees studying the environment as an artist as her cultural responsibility. Her role as an artist is to seek out beauty and authenticity in our surroundings, to share it with the community at large, and to communicate the importance of our natural resources and habitats. By documenting such places through her work, she hopes to enhance our nation's prosperity, our pride in Mother Earth, in our water, and in our lives.