Using metal, ceramic, textiles, willow, cane and found objects, my work is a combination of functional wares, sculpture and installation pieces in a palette of neutral, white, black and grey tones. Often raw and organic, for me making art is an intuitive process and my recent work is heavily influenced by Hornby Island life …..local sourced willow, pit firing and nature finds are among some of the materials that are incorporated into my art pieces.

“ Making art is an intuitive process that often has a life of its own as the materials and the moment shape the art. When we make art we work with our hands and our kinetic response from our brain, yet we also imbue each piece of art with the emotions we are feeling in that moment. Some of these will be related to the art work we are making, but others will be related to our lived experience both past and present.

We don’t make art in isolation or separate from our lived experiences any more than we live separate from nature, and it is these interconnecting factors that shape my art making practice and process”.

 

 


 

Christine Hood:

Teaching Experience/Academic Background

 

Art Instructor

North Vancouver Rec Commission 2007-2009

Private Art Classes 2012

Art Instructor, North Vancouver Community Arts Council Fall 2014

 

Masters Degree in Art Education

University of Victoria 2007

 

Diploma in Working with Youth in Community Settings

Justice Institute of BC, 2002.

 

Elementary School Teacher

Burnaby School District 2000-2002

Bachelor of Education

Simon Fraser University 2001.

 

 

Exhibitions

‘Thesis Exhibition’, MacLaurin Gallery, University of Victoria 2008

‘Gathering’, Maltwood Museum and Art Gallery, University of Victoria 2009

Resident Artist, Art in the Garden, North Vancouver Community Arts Council 2014

Resident Artist, Art in the Garden, North Vancouver Community Arts Council 2015

Demonstrating Artist, Music in the Park, North Vancouver Community Arts Council 2015

Exhibitor, District Foyer Gallery, North Vancouver September-November 2015

Exhibitor, North Vancouver City Hall September-November 2015

Resident Artist, Art in the Garden, North Vancouver Community Arts Council 2016

‘ Journee’    joint exhibition, Ferry Building West Vancouver January 10th-29th , 2017

Resident Artist , Art in the Garden, North Vancouver Community Arts Council, 2017

Participating Artist, Mid Main Art Fair, Vancouver June, 2017

Demonstrating Artist, Music in the Park, North Vancouver Community Arts Council, 2017

 

Grants

Recipient 2017 Funding for the Arts on the North Shore

 

Committees /Community Volunteer

City of North Vancouver Artist Selection Panel for the Mosquito Creek 2nd Street Underpass