Born in Winnipeg, art-schooled in Vancouver, and currently based in Nara, Japan, Christopher Olson throws the closest media at hand (including but not limited to: sound, photography, type) against the wall to see what sticks while maintaining an ongoing critical writing practice.
He has one of those BFA’s in Photography from Emily Carr University in Vancouver, BC, has participated in numerous group shows, a pair of solo shows in Vancouver, and has worked as freelance arts and culture writer since 2003. He is a frequent contributor to Border Crossings, and has written regularly for Vancouver Review and Color magazine. He’s also written for Capilano Review, Blackflash, C Magazine, along with exhibition/publication essays for Heidi Nagtegaal, Bernadette Phan and Sally Lee. He has lectured on sound art at Centre A and the Or Gallery in Vancouver.
Visual work has also appeared in Blackflash, Front, Only, Woo, Pyramid Power and up online on TinyVices.
- Living in:
- Nara, Japan
- Emily Carr University (Vancouver, BC), BFA Photo.
School of Hard Knocks, majored in Perogies.
- Inspired by:
- Depends on the week. This week it's Sandwell District, West Norwood Cassette Library, Naomi Kawase's films, and Fudo-myoo. It'll change come Monday. If unsure, check websites below.