Chris Kowal is a 3D illustrator, post-secondary instructor, and artist based in Vancouver. His photographs, sculptures and videos incorporate and interrogate strategies from architecture and design, often exploring notions of romanticism, nostalgia and progress.
Education: Architectural Technologist Diploma (2005) from Northern Alberta Institute of Technology; Bachelor of Fine Arts (2002) from Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design (now Emily Carr University), with semesters at Ontario College of Art & Design and Alberta College of Art & Design
Exhibitions: D3:Sketch Center Gallery (New York 2013) Gallery Fukai (Vancouver 2011) Chernoff Fine Art (Vancouver, 2011), Every Letter in the Alphabet (Vancouver, 2010), the Works Gallery (Edmonton, 2005), the Western Front (Vancouver, 2002), SFU Fine Art Studio (Vancouver, 2002); collaborations featured as part of New Forms Festival (Vancouver, 2003), Contact (Toronto, 2003) and SWARM (Vancouver, 2002)
Teaching: Instructor in Continuing Studies at Emily Carr University (Explorations in 3D Design and 3D Rendering for Design) and Brighton College (Introduction to 3DS Max)