Artist

Christine Negus

Christine Negus is a multidisciplinary artist and writer employing humour and irony to investigate nostalgia and loss. Her works range from ephemeral objects, including glittery party banners, neon signs and artificially-flowered memorial wreaths, to single-channel animations and videos that are all steeped in an amusingly sweet sadness. 

Christine received the National Film Board of Canada’s Best Emerging Canadian Video/Filmmaker award through the Images Festival in 2008 and she won one of two jury prizes at the Milwaukee Underground Film Festival in 2012. Her creative writing has been included in the in the anthology Blast/Counterblast, edited by Anthony Elms and Steve Reinke. Additionally, her works have been reviewed in The Globe and Mail and Modern Painters.

Christine received her MFA in 2010 from Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois and her BFA from Western University in London, Ontario in 2008. Some of her notable exhibitions and screenings include: Dalhousie Art Gallery, Montreal Underground Film Festival, Cambridge Galleries, Art Gallery of York University, Xpace Cultural Centre, Artists’ Television Access in San Francisco, California and Microscope Gallery in Brooklyn, New York. She has had solo exhibitions at Gallery TPW, gallerywest and Julius Caesar in Chicago, Illinois.

Videography

better than awful

2015, 01:51 minutes, colour, No language

host or ghost

2013, 01:06 minutes, colour, English

our home

2013, 03:08 minutes, colour, English

FROZEN GIANTS

2013, 02:25 minutes, colour, English

SLIT ME A RIVER

2013, 04:55 minutes, colour, English

bloodbath

2012, 01:36 minutes, colour, English

for, like ever

2010, 06:58 minutes, colour, English

forget.

2010, 02:52 minutes, colour, silent

hope/alone

2010, 01:33 minutes, colour, English

the only light

2010, 02:45 minutes, colour, English

stillborns

2010, 01:55 minutes, colour, English

wild horses couldn’t drag me away

2009, 03:39 minutes, colour, English

secret galaxy

2009, 03:00 minutes, colour, English

BLUEWATER

2007, 17:05 minutes, colour, English

Critical Writing

Traumatic Landscape
by James MacSwain and Mireille Bourgeois. Traumatic Landscape, 2007. Halifax: The Centre for Art Tapes, 2007.