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BORN:
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

EDUCATION:
1970 Bachelor of Education Degree, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
1968 Honors Degree in Art, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
1967 Bachelor of Arts Degree, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
1964 Graduated from Bedford Road Collegiate, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

SUPPLEMENTARY EDUCATION:
1992 Attended the Mashomak Artists’ Workshop, Pine Plains, New York (invitational)
1991 Attended the Tapong International Artists’ Workshop, Kanye, Botswana (guest)
1990 Attended the Triangle Artist’s Workshop, Pine Plains, New York (participant)
Attended the Emma Lake Artists’ workshops: 1988 (Multiple Guest Participants); 1985 (Harmon and Wilkin); 1984 (Scott and Tatransky); 1982 (Boxer and Wolfe); 1981 (Bannard and McLean); 1980 (Moffat and Houghto); 1979 (Elderfield and Dzubas); 1977 (Caro); 1970 (Steiner).

EMPLOYMENT:
2013 Full-time Artist.
1978-2013 Partner in a commercial art gallery, The Gallery/Art Placement, Inc., Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:
2014 Panelist, CAA conference, Chicago, USA “The Centre Will Not Hold”
1988 Resigned from the University of Saskatchewan
1986-88 Lecturer with Term, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
1986 Lecturer, Spring Session, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
1983-85 Lecturer with Term, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
1982 Taught Advanced Painting Workshop, Okanagan College, Kelowna, British Columbia
1977-82 Sessional Lecturer, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
1973-74 Art Teacher (half time), Aden Bowman Collegiate, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
1970-72 Art Teacher (half time), Aden Bowman Collegiate, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
1968-69 Education Officer, The Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

GRANTS AND AWARDS:
2003 Elected to Royal Canadian Academy of Art
1991 Saskatchewan Arts Board Grant – To establish studio in Vancouver
1980-81 Canada Council Travel Grant – Visual Arts
1979-80 Saskatchewan Arts Board Travel Grant – Visual Arts
1978-79 Saskatchewan Arts Board Grant – Individual Assistance in Painting
1973-74 Canada Council Arts Bursary – Painting
1970-71 Canada Council Arts Bursary – Painting
1970 Saskatchewan Arts Board Grant – Individual Assistance in Painting

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
2016 Peter Robertson Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta “Constructing Colour”
2015 The Gallery/Art Placement, Inc., Saskatoon, Sask., “Serious Play”
2013 The Gallery/Art Placement, Inc., Saskatoon, Sask.
2012 Peter Robertson Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
2011 The Gallery/Art Placement, Inc., Saskatoon, Sask. “Critical Grids”
2009 The Gallery/Art Placement, Inc., Saskatoon, Sask. “Off Balance”
2008 Peter Robertson Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
2005 The Gallery/Art Placement, Inc., Saskatoon, Sask.
2005 Vanderleelie Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
2002 Vanderleelie Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
2000 The Gallery/Art Placement, Inc. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
1999 Swift Current National Exhibition Centre, Swift Current, Saskatchewan
1993 Bugera/Kmet Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
1991 Gallery On Whyte, Edmonton, Alberta
1990 Frances Morrison Public Library, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
1990 Canadian Art Galleries, Calgary, Alberta
1989 Galerie Elca London, Montreal, Quebec; Gallery On Whyte, Edmonton, Alberta
1987 Canadian Art Galleries Ltd., Calgary, Alberta
1986 Wade Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia
1984 Canadian Art Galleries Ltd., Calgary, Alberta
1982 Martin Gerard Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
1982 Canadian Art Galleries Ltd., Calgary, Alberta
1982 The Mendel Art Gallery (Robert Christie – Five Years), Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (this exhibition toured to Southern Alberta, Lethbridge, Alberta)
1981 Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan
1980 Gallery One, Toronto, Ontario
1980 Saskatoon Public Library Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
1980 Red Deer College Art Gallery, Red Deer, Alberta
1980 Canadian Art Galleries Ltd., Calgary, Alberta
1978 The Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
1975 Shoestring Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
1973 Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery (Student Gallery), Regina, Saskatchewan
1972 Shoestring Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
1971 Marquis Hall Gallery, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
2014 Creative Sask Exhibition, toured to Sala Rekald Gallery in Bilbao, Spain and Blackall Studio in London, UK
2014 Lightbox Gallery, Creative Sask “Wild Thing”, NY, USA
2013 The Mendel Art Gallery, “Rewilding Modernity”, Saskatoon, Sask.
2006 Peter Robertson Gallery, “Christie/Hardy”, Edmonton, Alberta
2006 The Mendel Art Gallery, “Spell”, Saskatoon, Sask. (toured to Oshawa and Chatham, ON)
2005 APT Gallery, “Three Generations” – William Perehudoff, Robert Christie and Jonathan Forrest, London, England
2004 The Kenderdine Art Gallery, “Three Generations” – William Perehudoff, Robert Christie and Jonathan Forrest, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Sask. (colour catalogue available)
2000 Flowers East, “Artists’ Choice”, London, England
1996 Virginia Christopher Galleries, “Haynes/Christie”, Calgary, Alberta
1993-2002 Edmonton Contemporary Artists Society, Annual Members Exhibition, Edmonton, Alberta
1992 Mashomack Artists’ Workshop Exhibition, Pine Plains, New York, USA
1991 The Mendel Art Gallery, “Bentham/Christie”, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
1989 The Mendel Art Gallery, “Emma Lake: The Flat Side of the Landscape”, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
1988 The Mendel Art Gallery, “Talking Through Time”, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
1986 Gallery One, “Clarke, Keller, Reynolds and Christie”, Toronto, Ontario;
Gordon Snelgrove Art Gallery, “Buchanan and Christie”, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
1982 The Edmonton Art Gallery, “The Threshold of Color”, Edmonton, Alberta
1982 The Edmonton Art Gallery, “Selections from the Westbourne Collection”, Edmonton, Alberta
1982 Gallery One, “Christie and Keller”, Toronto, Ontario
1981 The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, “The Heritage of Jack Bush”, Oshawa, Ontario – Toured
1980 Mendel Art Gallery, “Sask. Open: A Juried Biennial”, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
1979 Gallery One, “Three Prairie Artists: Clarke, Christie, Haynes”, Toronto, Ontario
1978 Art Gallery of Ontario Extension Services and the Edmonton Art Gallery, “Seven Prairie Painters”, Edmonton, Alberta – Toured
1978 Thomas Gallery, “Six Saskatoon Artists”, Winnipeg, Manitoba
1977 The Edmonton Art Gallery, “New Abstract Art”, Edmonton, Alberta
1977 Canadian Art Galleries Ltd., “A Selection of works by Bush, Perehudoff and Christie”, Calgary, Alberta
1976 National Gallery of Canada, “Abstraction West: Emma Lake and After”, Ottawa, Ontario – Toured Canada
1975 Art Gallery of Hamilton, “9 Out of 10: A Survey of Contemporary Canadian Art”, Hamilton, Ontario, -Toured
1975 Downstairs Gallery, “Christie, Clarke, Peacock”, Edmonton, Alberta
1975 The Edmonton Art Gallery, “Abstract Works on Paper”, Edmonton, Alberta -Toured
1975 Mendel Art Gallery, “Major Saskatchewan Artists”, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan– Toured
1975 Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery, “Color Now”, Regina, Saskatchewan
1974 The Edmonton Art Gallery, “Canada X Ten”, – Toured Canada
1974 The Edmonton Art Gallery, “Prairie ’74″, Edmonton, Alberta
1974 Espace 5, “Western Artists”, Montreal, Quebec
1972 Mendel Art Gallery, “Drawings by Eight Painters”, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
1972 Regina Public Library Art Gallery, “A June Show”, Regina, Saskatchewan
1971 The Edmonton Art Gallery, “West “71″, Edmonton, Alberta
1969 Mendel Art Gallery, “Saskatoon – “The New Scene”, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
1969 Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery, “Saskatoon – Thirteen Artists”, Regina, Saskatchewan

PRINCIPAL COLLECTIONS:
Alcan Smelters and Chemicals Ltd., Montreal Quebec
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Bank of Montreal, Edmonton, Alberta
Bedford Road Collegiate, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Canada Council Art Bank Collection, Ottawa, Ontario
Canadian Commercial Bank Collection, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Canpotex Ltd., Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and Singapore
The Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
Gulf Canada Ltd., Calgary, Alberta
Leopold Industries, Montreal, Quebec
The Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Moose Jaw Art Museum, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
National Gallery of Art, Gabarone, Botswana
The Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan
Osler, Hoskin and Harcourt, Toronto, Ontario
Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan Arts Board, Regina, Saskatchewan
Shell Canada Resources Ltd., Calgary, Alberta
University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta
University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Westburne International Industries, Montreal, Quebec

SELECTED REFERENCES
Roald Nasgaard: “Abstract Painting in Canada” p.294-295, Douglas & McIntyre Ltd., 2007
Robertson, Sheila: “Similar, Yet Remarkably Distinct”, The Saskatoon Star Phoenix, June 22, 1991
McLean, John: “Robert Christie at Galerie Elca London”, Artpost, 34, Fall, 1989, Vol. 7, No. 1
Tousley, Nancy: “Robert Christie – New Work”, The Calgary Herald, Nov. 1983
Tousley, Nancy: “Robert Christie Paintings”, The Calgary Herald, 1982
Carpenter, Ken: “Robert Christie – Five Years”, Saskatoon, The Mendel Art Gallery, 1982
Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery: “Robert Christie, New Paintings”, Regina, Norman Mackenzie Gallery, 1981
Carpenter, Ken: “The Heritage of Jack Bush: A Tribute”, Oshawa, Robert McLaughlin Gallery, (1981)
Wylie, Liz: “Robert Christie at Gallery One”, May 17-June 5. ARTMAGAZINE, 12, No. 50, (1980), pp. 47-48
Wilkin, Karen: “Rugged Individuals With No Urge to Roam”, ARTnews, 78, No. 2 (1979), 84-88
Art Gallery of Ontario Extension Services and the Edmonton Art Gallery, “Seven Prairie Painters”, Toronto: Art Gallery of Ontario, 1978
Hale, Barrie: “The Edmonton Collection”. Canadian, 8, Oct. 1977, pp. 14-16
Fenton, Terry: “Abstraction West: Emma Lake and After”, Journal, No. 11, Ottawa, National Gallery of Canada, 1976
Russell, Nancy: “Accent on Art”, The Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Feb. 1975
Wilkin, Karen: “The Prairies: A Limited View”. The Canadian Forum, 54,No. 647 (1975), 37-39
ARTSCANADA, 31, Nos. 3 and 5 (1974), pp. 107-110
Nasgaard, Roald: “Prairie ’74 and Sculpture Alberta ’74″, The Edmonton Art Gallery, Summer, 1974
Richards, Jean: “Canada X Ten, the Work of Youth”, The Edmonton Journal, Edmonton, Alberta, January, 1974
The Edmonton Art Gallery: Canada X Ten. Edmonton, The Edmonton Art Gallery, 1974
Fenton, Terry: “High Culture in Prairie Canada.” ARTnews, 73, No.7 (1974), pp. 27-29

BY THE ARTIST:
Lessons From Bill” (pp. 95-100), Catalogue Essay for The Optimism of Colour: William Perehudoff, a Retrospective. The Mendel Art Gallery, 2010.
Jonathan Forrest – Recent Paintings”. Catalogue introduction for The Swift Current National Exhibition Centre, 1990
Watercolor Painting in Saskatchewan, 1905-1980”. Saskatoon. The Mendel Art Gallery, 1980
Douglas Bentham: Six Steel Sculptures, 1978”. Saskatoon. The Mendel Art Gallery, 1979
A Survey of Training Needs for Art Gallery Personnel”. For the Western Canada Art Association, 1979
Curatorial Statement”. In Prairie Suite, Exhibition catalogue by Shoestring Gallery, Saskatoon. Shoestring Gallery, 1979
An Introduction to the Paintings by Bill Perehudoff”. In William Perehudoff, Exhibition catalogue by the Glenbow-Alberta Institute, Calgary: Glenbow-Alberta Institute, 1977
Perehudoff and Knowles”. ARTSWEST, 1, No. 5 (1976), pp. 16-19
An Introduction to the Sculpture of Douglas Bentham”. In Douglas Bentham, ‘Enclosures and Opens’ 1975-76. Exhibition catalogue by the Art Gallery of York University, Toronto,Ontario: Art Gallery of York University, 1976