CHRIS CRAN RCA

Curriculum Vitae


Born 1949, Ocean Falls, British Columbia
Lives and works in Calgary, Alberta, Canada


EDUCATION

1979 Alberta College of Art and Design, Graduate with Honours, Calgary, Alberta
1976 Kootenay School of Art, Nelson, British Columbia

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2013 Candidates and Civilians, Trepanier Baer Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
2011 Reading Room, Trepanier Baer Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
2010 “if something appears to be photographic, it is” Trepanier Baer Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
2009 Bright Spiral Standard, Clint Roenisch Gallery, Toronto Ontario
Chris Cran: Diversions, Trépanier Baer Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
2008 The Secret Ecstasy of the Whole World, 809 Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
2006 Novel, TrépanierBaer, Calgary, Alberta
Chris Cran: The Return of the Beautiful Hayseed, Clint Roenisch Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2005 Camera Obscura, Theatre, One Yellow Rabbit’s High Performance Rodeo, Calgary, Alberta
Chris Cran: Camera Obscura Theatre, Calgary Science Centre, Calgary, Alberta
2004 Inspirational Themes and Sublime Sales, TrépanierBaer, Calgary, Alberta
Camera Obscura Theatre, One Yellow Rabbit’s High Performance Rodeo, Calgary, Alberta
2003 Big Opening!!!, Sable-Castelli Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
And Now It’s Personal, Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, New Brunswick
Camera Obscura Theatre, One Yellow Rabbit’s High Performance Rodeo, Calgary
2001 Fully Visible, Harcourt House, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
2000 The Second Hundred Years, TrépanierBaer, Calgary, Alberta
Surveying the Damage, 1977-1997, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, Ontario; Art Gallery of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, (catalogue)
Chris Cran, Sable-Castelli Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1999 The First One Hundred Years, TrépanierBaer, Calgary, Alberta
Surveying the Damage, 1977 - 1997, Kenderdine Art Gallery, Saskatchewanatoon, Saskatchewanatchewan, Tom Thompson Memorial Art Gallery, Owen Sound, Ontario, Art Gallery of North York, North York, Ontario, Gallery of the Saidye Bronfman Centre des Arts, Montreal, Quebec (catalogue)
1998 Surveying the Damage, 1977 - 1997, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, British Columbia (catalogue)
1997 Chris Cran: Paintings, 1993-1996, University of Waterloo, Artspace Gallery, Waterloo, Ontario
1996 Chris Cran: New Screen Paintings, In the Viewing Room, TrépanierBaer, Calgary, Alberta
Chris Cran: Paintings, 1993-1996, Art Gallery of Peel, Brampton, Ontario, traveling, (catalogue)
No Photography Allowed, Edmonton Art Gallery, Project Room, Edmonton, Alberta
Chris Cran, Sable-Castelli Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1995 New Works, TrépanierBaer, Calgary, Alberta
1994 Heads, The Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec
1993 Heads, The Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredricton, New Brunswick; Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, New Brunswick; Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, Alberta College of Art, Calgary; University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta
New Works, TrépanierBaer, Calgary, Alberta
1992 Chris Cran, 49th Parallel Gallery, New York, New York
Chris Cran, New Work, Paul Kuhn Fine Arts, Calgary, Alberta
1991 Heads, Memorial University, Cornerbrook, Newfoundland traveling, (catalogue)
Chris Cran, Robert Rauschenberg, Equinox Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia
Studio Watch, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
1990 Chris Cran - New Work, Whyte Museum of The Canadian Rockies, Banff, Alberta
1989 Loved By Millions, Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, (catalogue)
Deluxe, Paul Kuhn Fine Arts, Calgary, Alberta
1987 Inherent Vice, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, (catalogue)
1986 Chris Cran - Paintings, Stride Gallery, Calgary, Alberta

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014 Made in Calgary: 1990’s, Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta
Exposure: Photography Festival 2014, Trepanier Baer Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
2013 The News From Here: 2013 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta (catalogue)
Great Moments In Pop, MOCA, Calgary, Alberta
Made in Calgary, Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta
Olympian Heights, MOCA, Calgary, Alberta
Made in Calgary: 1980’s – Part 2, MOCA, Calgary, Alberta
2012 Builders: Canadian Biennial 2012, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario (catalogue)
Venerator: Contemporary Art from the AGA Collection, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
Round Up, Trepanier Baer Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
Street Life, Museum of Contemporary Art, Calgary, Alberta
ACAD Faculty Exhibition, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, Alberta
We Tell Ourselves Stories, Nickle Arts Museum, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta
2011 If the Sun Had A Sound It Would Sound Like This, Clint Roenisch Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
Calgary Modern, Contemporary Art From Calgary Collections, MOCA, Calgary
Calgary Collects, Art Gallery of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta (catalogue)
Print Portfolio Fundraiser, Triangle Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
2010 Hot Plate: International Printmaking Exhibition, Phoenix Brighton Gallery, Brighton, England
Celebrity Icons: Pop Art From The University Of Lethbridge Collection, Okotoks Art Gallery, Okotoks, Alberta
ACAD Faculty Exhibition, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, ACAD, Calgary, Alberta
2009 Pop Is Everything, Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario
Early Work, Trianon Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta
Part One Is About Time, Part Two Is About Space, Clint Roenisch Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
Facts and Figures, Museum London, London, Ontario
Tails From the Vault, University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta
Gallery Without Walls, Art Gallery of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta
RCA: A Celebration of Art, Architecture and Design, Trepanier Baer Gallery Calgary, Alberta
Times Up Jackal, Point To My Eyes, Clint Roenisch Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
Pause, Clint Roenisch Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
Back to Black and Light, Clint Roenisch Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2008 Dots, Pulses and Loops, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario
The Big Gift, Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta
The Big Gift, Nickle Arts Museum, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta
Let Me Be Your Mirror, Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewanatchewan (catalogue)
Mixed Messages, Drake Hotel, Toronto, Ontario
We Share Our Blanket With The Owl, Clint Roenisch Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
Bird Island (A Week On), Clint Roenisch Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
Feedback in the Field, Clint Roenisch Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
The ACADemy Show 2008, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, ACAD, Calgary, Alberta
Understanding Contemporary Art, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta
Facts and Figures: Works From the Permanent Collection, Museum London, London, Ontario
Salt Flats, Clint Roenisch Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
Carte Blanche v.2 Painting MOCCA, Toronto, Ontario (catalogue)
Vanish: Art and Illusion, Art Gallery of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewanatchewan
Abstract Painting in Canada, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS (catalogue)
2007 The Biennale de Montréal 2007: Crack the Sky, Montréal, Quebec (catalogue)
Chorus (After Montreal), Trepanier Baer Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
White Noise, Clint Roenisch Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
Art Toronto 2007, Clint Roenisch Gallery, Toronto Art Fair, Toronto, Ontario
2006 Artist's Artists, University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta
The McIntyre Ranch Project, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
Heavy, Hi-Fi Club, Calgary, Alberta
Many Shades Of The Departed, Clint Roenisch Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
Art Toronto 2006, Clint Roenisch Gallery, Toronto Art Fair, Toronto, Ontario
The Perm Show, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, Ontario
About Time, Nickle Arts Museum, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta
2005 The McIntyre Ranch Project, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta
Beyond Emma Lake: Contemporary Art of Alberta and Saskatchewanatchewan, Triangle Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
The ACAD Faculty Exhibition, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, ACAD, Calgary, Alberta
20th Anniversary Survey Show, Stride Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
Collection Selection, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
Alberta Artists Seen – on the Mezzanine, National Arts Centre, Ottawa
Faculty Exhibition, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, ACAD, Calgary, Alberta
20th Anniversary RETROSPECTIVE SHOW Part 2, Stride Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
Toronto International Art Fair, Trepanier Baer Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2004 Still Life: Untranquillized, Kitchener Waterloo Gallery, Kitchener Waterloo, Ontario
faceLIFT: Portraits Rejuvenated, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener Waterloo, Ontario
Cold and Lonely, Lovely Works of Art, Selections from the Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery Permanent Collection, Kitchener Waterloo, Ontario
Faculty Exhibition, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Alberta College of Art And Design
Faces and Figures of the Nickle, Nickle Arts Museum, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta
The Old Man Show, Sugar Estate, Calgary, Alberta
Toronto International Art Fair, TrépanierBaer, Toronto, Ontario
2003 Faculty Exhibition, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, Alberta
Feigned Memories, University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta
Summer Group Exhibition, TrépanierBaer, Calgary, Alberta
Techni colour, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
Locations: Space, Culture, Identity, Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary, Alberta
FIASCO, Annual Fesitval of Wrongheadedness, Sugar Estate Art Salon, Calgary, Alberta
Summer Group Exhibition, TrépanierBAer Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
Windowlicker, Clint Roenisch Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2002 Show & Tell, Trepanier Baer Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
Toronto International Art Fair (Trépanier Baer) Toronto, Ontario
ALBUM: ACAD @ 75, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, Alberta
Faculty Exhibition, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, Alberta
2001 Toronto International Art Fair (TrépanierBaer)Toronto, Ontario
Summer Group Show, TrépanierBaer, Calgary, Alberta
Art In Bloom, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewanatchewan
These Eyes, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewanatchewan
Faculty Exhibition, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, ACAD, Calgary, Alberta
AlbertaC's of Pop Art: America, Britain and Canada, Major Artists and Their Legacy, Art Gallery of Stratford, Stratford, Ontario (catalogue)
2000 Pleasures of Sight, Appleton Museum of Art, Ocala, Florida (catalogue)
Art of Our Century: Modern Art at Millennium's End, Appleton Museum of Art, Ocala, Florida
Toronto Art Fair, Metro Toronto Convention Centre (TrépanierBaer), Toronto, Ontario
Silver Exhibition, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, ACAD, Calgary, Alberta
AlbertaC's of Pop Art: America, Britain and Canada, Major Artists and Their Legacy, Florida State University, Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, Florida, Appleton Museum of Art, Ocala, Florida (catalogue), traveling.
Faculty Exhibition, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, Alberta
1999 Patterns of Disappearance, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario
Faculty Exhibition, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, Alberta
1998 Beauty and the Banal, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
Art Week Installation, the Banke, Calgary, Alberta
Six Degrees of Separation, The Prairie Art Gallery, Grand Prairie, Alberta
Prairie Album II, University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta
The Aitkens Collect, The Nickle Art Museum, Calgary, Alberta
ARCO, Trépanier Baer Gallery, Madrid, Spain
1997 Cran, Nix and Mennie, Shuswap Art Gallery, Salmon Arm, British Columbia
New Modern, TrépanierBaer, Calgary, Alberta
Tradition Transformed, Triangle Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
Concealing Revealing: Voices From the Canadian Foothills, Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
Bang! The Gun As Image, Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida (catalogue)
This Mortal Coil: Images of Death, Mourning and Loss, Art Gallery of Peel, Brampton, Ontario
Patterned After, Triangle Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
1996 L'Oeil du collectionneur, Musée d'art contemporain de Montreal, (catalogue)
Dialogue Between Idea and Action, Triangle Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
From the Collection, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario
Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
Group Show, Sable-Castelli Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
Big Attack Abstraction, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
Suncor Collects, Muttart Public Art Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
Show and Tell, TrépanierBaer, Calgary, Alberta
1995 Last Chance for Eden: The Contemporary Sublime, Part 1, TrépanierBaer, Calgary, Alberta
Stride Benefit Auction & Exhibition, Stride Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
City Exhibition, Curated by Nancy Townsend, City Hall, Calgary, Alberta
Saving Face, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Mississauga, Ontario
Mysteries of the Flesh, ArtWeek, Home Oil Tower, curated by Jeffrey Spalding, Calgary, Alberta
1994 IV Bienal Internacional de Pintura, Cuenca, Ecuador
Return to Paradise, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
Transposition: Optical Producers in Collaboration, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta
Hidden Values, West, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta (catalogue)
Hidden Values, Ontario, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, Ontario (catalogue)
Passion for Art, Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta
Graff Selects, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
Contemporary Canadian Works, The North York Performing Arts Centre, North York, Ontario
Abstraction: Which Way From Here, ArtWeek, Home Oil Tower, curated by Jeffrey Spalding, Calgary, Alberta
1993 New Acquisitions, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario
Infest, High River, Alberta
Group Exhibition, TrépanierBaer, Calgary, Alberta
Reflecting Paradise, Taejon Expo 93, South Korea, selections from the University of Lethbridge Collection, curated by Jeffrey Spalding
1992 From Soup to Nuts, ArtWeek, selections from the University of Lethbridge Collection, Banker's Hall, curated by Jeffrey Spalding, Calgary, Alberta
Pop Art Plus, Equinox Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia
New Acquisitions, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario
1992 Faculty Exhibition, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Alberta College of Art, Calgary, Alberta
1991 Tell-Tale: Restructuring Narratives in Contemporary Canadian Art, Gordon Snelgrove Art
Gallery, University of Saskatchewanatchewan, Saskatchewanatoon, Saskatchewanatchewan
Moppett, Cran , Renpenning, Johnston, Paul Kuhn Fine Arts, Calgary, Alberta
Top Notch, Harcourt House Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
'Round The Outside, 'Round The Inside, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge. Alberta Faculty Exhibition, Alberta College of Art, Calgary, Alberta
1990 LA/90, Los Angeles Art Fair, Paul Kuhn Fine Arts, Los Angeles, California
Summer Group Show, Paul Kuhn Fine Arts, Calgary, Alberta
Permanent Collections, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
Collecting in Depth, Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary, Alberta
Faculty Exhibition, Alberta College of Art, Calgary, Alberta
Works From the Permanent Collection, Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary, Alberta
1989 First Impressions, Recent Acquisitions of the Alberta Art Foundation, Edmonton, Alberta
Bridge, From the Collection of the University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta
Recent Acquisitions, Nova Corporation, Calgary, Alberta
A Selection from the University of Calgary at the Nickle Arts Museum, Petro-Canada Centre Exhibition Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
1988 Contemporary 88: Calgary, Paul Kuhn Fine Arts, Calgary, Alberta, (catalogue)
Survey Alberta 88, Alberta College of Art, Calgary, Alberta, (catalogue)
Works from The Permanent Collection, Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario
Drawings From The Permanent Collection, Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary, Alberta
Drawings, Paul Kuhn Fine Arts, Calgary, Alberta
Works, Manulife Building, Edmonton, Alberta
Works From the Collection of Canada Council Art Bank, Sir Wilfred Grenfell College
Art Gallery, Memorial University, Cornerbrook, Newfoundland
Permanent Collection: Nickle Arts Museum, Red Deer College, University of Lethbridge Art Gallery
1987 Aspects of Contemporary Painting in Alberta, Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta
Transference, Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, Charles H. Scott Gallery, Emily Carr College of Art, Vancouver, British Columbia, (catalogue)
Painting the Figure, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
Art Bank at Work, Petro Canada Centre Exhibition Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
1986 Paintings from the Permanent Collection, Nickle Arts Museum, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta
Summer Group Show #2, Paul Kuhn Fine Arts, Calgary, Alberta
Looking at Myself, Off Centre Centre, Calgary, Alberta
1985 Contemporary Realists, Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta
A Measure of Success, Alberta College of Art Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, (catalogue)
5+5, Off Centre Centre, Calgary, Alberta
Points North, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta
1980 Mostly Smaller Works, Off Centre Centre, Calgary, Alberta
Some Drawings by Some Albertans, Alberta College of Art Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, (catalogue)

AWARDS

2014 Doug and Lois Mitchell Outstanding Calgary Artist Award
2012 Alberta Foundation for the Arts
2011 ACAD Alumni Award of Excellence
2010 Canada Council Grant
2005 Sonia de Grandmaison Scholarship (Banff Centre)
In Memory of Keith Evans Scholarship (Banff Centre)
The Alice and Harold Soper Scholarship (Banff Centre)
2003 Fleck Fellowship (Banff Centre)
2002 Induction - Royal Academy of Arts
1999 Canada Council A Grant
1998 Canada Council A Grant
1995 Canada Council A Grant
1993 Canada Council B Grant
1990 Canada Council B Grant
1989 Alberta Culture Project Grant
1988 Canada Council B Grant
1987 Alberta Culture Project Grant
1986 Canada Council B Grant
1982 Marie Manson Memorial Award
1979 Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant
Alberta Culture Project Grant


COLLECTIONS

Alberta Foundation for the Arts
Alberta College of Art and Design Collection
Alberta Heritage Project
The John Aitken Collection
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
Art Gallery of Peel
Art Gallery of Windsor
Banff Centre for the Arts
Brownlee LLP
Burnet Duckworth & Palmer
William S. Burroughs Collection
Caber Production Company
CanFund Energy Capital Limited
Canada Council Art Bank
Dunlop Art Gallery
Edmonton Art Gallery
Elbow River Resources
First City Savings and Trust Company
Fletcher Challenge
Aileen Getty Collection
Glenbow Museum
Kenderdine Gallery
Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery
Landfall Press, New York, New York
MacKenzie Art Gallery
McCarthy & Tetrault
Mendel Art Gallery
Musee de Beaux Arts, Montreal
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
Nickle Arts Museum
Norcen Energy Resources
North York Art Gallery
Nova: An Alberta Corporation
Osler Hoskin Harcourt
Petro Canada
Suncor Inc. Resources Group
Elizabeth Taylor Collection
Teatro
TD Bank
Tom Baker Centre, Foothills Hospital
Trizec Corporation
University of Lethbridge Art Gallery
Private Collections

VISITING ARTIST

University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario
University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewanatchewan
University of Saskatchewanatchewan, Saskatchewanatoon, Saskatchewanatchewan
University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta
The Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta
Emily Carr College of Art, Vancouver, BC
Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, Memorial University, Cornerbrook, Newfoundland
University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta
Grant MacEwan College, Edmonton, Alberta
Caribou College, Kamloops, BC
Red Deer College, Red Deer, Alberta
University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta
Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, Alberta
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
University of Victoria, Victoria, BC
University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario
Nova Scotia School of Art and Design, Halifax, Nova Scotia
St. Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Washington State University, Pullman, Washington
Ontario College of Art & Design, Toronto, Ontario
Brock University, St. Catherines, Ontario
McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario
Dundas Valley School of Art, Dundas, Ontario
Keyano College, Fort McMurray, Alberta
Kootenay School of the Arts, Nelson, BC
Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario

RELATED PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITES

President Stride Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
Jury Member Alberta Culture Project Grants - 1988 Canada Council For the Arts Governor General Awards 2007
Guest Curator (with Patricia Ainslie) The Vibrant Art of Gladys Johnston, Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta
The Leftovers of John Will, 2001, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, ACAD, Calgary, Alberta
Hit or Miss, Jan/Feb 2007, Triangle Art Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
Film Subject Loved By Millions, a video by John Will, Dennis Hrubizna and Chris Cran, 1989
John Wall Lecture/Performance on the work of John Will, Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta
Keynote Speaker 1994 Graduation Ceremonies, Alberta College of Art, Calgary, Alberta
1997 Canadian Artists Representation Conference, Saskatchewanatoon, Saskatchewanatchewan
Guest Speaker Canadian Museum Association Conference, 2002, Calgary, Alberta
Panelist the Sculpture of Evan Penny, Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta 2004
Banff Centre Banff Centre: Photography Program participant, 1994
Quintessence: The Clumpy Matter of Art, Math and Science Visualisation, 2002
Fleck Fellow Residency, Banff Centre, 2003
Studio Fellow – Optic Nerve Residency, Banff Centre – 2005
Set Design Breeder, A One Yellow Rabbit Production, 1994
Permission, A One Yellow Rabbit Production, 1995/1997
Radioheadead, Denise Clarke, One Yellow Rabbit High Performance Rodeo 2000
Dream Machine, A One Yellow Rabbit Production, 2002 – 2003
Heavens To Murgatroid, A One Yellow Rabbit Production, 2004
The Zappa Project, A Shiny Beast Collective Production, 2003
Guest Artist Emma Lake Workshop Summer 2001
Mountain Island Arts, Wells, B.C. Summer 2007
I Finally Found Someone Who Really Cares, Symposium of Art, Owens Art Gallery,Sackville, New Brunswick, 2003
Faculty Emma Lake Workshop Summer 2001
Alberta College of Art, Calgary, Alberta, 1990 – 1993, 1999 - present
One Yellow Rabbit Summer Lab Intensive – 1998 - present
Honors Induction Into the Royal Academy of Arts, 2002
Recipient of the 2011 Board of Governor’s ACAD Alumni Award for Excellence
Residency McIntyre Ranch Residency, 2004
Jury Member Sculpture Selection, Calgary Zoo, 2009
“The Joseph Plaskett Emerging Artist Award” Royal Canadian Academy, Calgary, Alberta, 2009
Member of the Selection Advisory Committee, Architectural Selection, National Music Centre of Canada,Cantos Music Foundation Calgary, Alberta, 2009
St. Patrick's Island Bridge Design Competition - Advisory Committee, Calgary, Alberta, 2009
Board Member Contemporary Calgary
Nuit Blanche Calgary

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2013 Tousley, Nancy. The News From Here, 2013 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art, Art Gallery of Alberta publication
2012 Reid, Dennis. A Concise History of Canadian Painting, Third Edition, Oxford Press, 2012
Shaughnessy, Jonathan. Builders: Canadian Biennial 2012, National Gallery of Canada, 2012
2009 Tousley, Nancy. Chris Cran succeeds veering off course, Calgary Herald, April 20, 2009
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Sandals, Leah. A Painting’s Worth a Thousand Pixels, National Post, March 26, 2009
Dault, Gary Michael. What one artist just felt like doing one day, The Globe and Mail, May 9, 2009
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1996 Garneau, David. "Post-Ironic Re-enchantments", Border Crossings, Volume 15, Number 4, Fall 1996, pp. 65-66
Kissick, John. "Bobby Oliver/Chris Cran, A Tale of Two Painters", Canadian Art, Volume 13, Number 3, Fall 1996, pp. 102-103
L'Oeil du collectionneur, (catalogue), Musée d'art contemporain de Montreal, image only, p. 27
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Tousley, Nancy. "New Cran Paintings Have Hidden Appeal", The Calgary Herald, September 27, 1989, p.C9
1988 Beauchamp, Elizabeth. "Sam in Orange: hole in one", The Edmonton Journal, July 3, 1988
Gartley, Vera. Inherent Vice, (catalogue), Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta, 1988
Godfrey, Stephen. "Art Beyond the Galleries", The Globe and Mail, February, 20, 1988, p.C4
Tousley, Nancy. "City Artist Likes To Work The Gap", The Calgary Herald, January 13, 1988, p. F2
------------."Inherent Vice: Chris Cran", Canadian Art, Volume 5, Number 2, Summer 1988, pp. 84,85
Western Living. "Gallery - Chris Cran", Volume 12, Number 6, June 1988, p.70.
1987 Augaitis, Daina. Transference, (catalogue), Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, Alberta, pp. 14, 15, 29, 30.
Elton, Heather. "Appropriation", Last Issue, Volume 5, Number 1, Autumn, 1987, p. 22.
Fee, Colleen. "Transference - Charles H. Scott Gallery", Vanguard, Volume 16, Number 5, November 1987, pp. 32, 33.
Godley, Elizabeth. "Our Media Saturated Culture Gets Dissected with A Dash of Bedevilment",
Last Issue. "Encore", Volume 4, Number 2, Issue 16, Winter 1987, Illustration, pp.24, 25
The Vancouver Sun, July, 15, 1987, p. D12
Perry, Art. " Artfully on Guard", The Province, July 21, 1987, p. 27
1986 Last Issue. "Cover - Chris Cran", Volume 4, Number 1, Issue 15 Autumn, 1986, Illustration, pp. 4, 5
Stebbins, Joan. "Introduction", Points North, (catalogue), Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta, 1986, pp. 2, 10, 11
Tousley, Nancy."Painter Offers More Than The Eye Can See", The Calgary Herald, April 18, 1986, p. F8.
------------. "Roots, Rejections and Rewards in Calgary", Canadian Art, Volume 3, Number 3, Fall/September, 1986, pp. 72 -79
------------."Local Artist Look To Selves In Amusing Show", The Calgary Herald, September 6, 1986, P. F4.
Tousley, Nancy. "Chris Cran - Stride Gallery", Vanguard, Volume 15, Number 4, September 1986, p. 37, 1987, p. B3.
Varga Vince. Aspects of Contemporay Painting In Alberta, (catalogue), Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta, 1987, pp. 10, 30, 31, 65.
1985 Greenfield, Val. Measure of Success, (catalogue), Alberta College of Art Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, 1985, p. 19
Laviolette, Mary-Beth. " Points North", Vanguard, Volume 15, Number 2, April/May 1986, p. 62
Tousley, Nancy. "Art College Exhibit a Show of Strength", The Calgary Herald, Jan. 18, 1985, p.C8
------------." 5 Plus 5 Worth A Stop on Sunday's Art Walk", The Calgary Herald, September 27, 1985, p. C7