Christina Norberg began her visual arts foundation in the fine art program at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. After receiving a fine arts diploma, she continued to study drawing, painting, and sculpture at the School of Contemporary Art at Simon Fraser University.
Norberg’s work can now be found in both private and corporate collections across North America, and overseas. In November 2013, she had her first international exhibition in Bologna, Italy.
Actively involved in the Vancouver arts community, she is a regular participant of the Eastside Culture Crawl, Vancouver's annual visual arts festival. In 2012, Norberg volunteered as Public Art Coordinator for Vancouver Mini Maker Faire. In 2014, she volunteered for the Vancouver Biennale's International Artist Residency Program, assisting artists from around the world.
Vancity, Original artwork for a new LEED certified branch
Art Gallery Of Hamilton, Original artwork for Ron Joyce Children's Health Centre
Strathcona BIA, Mural
BLU Realty, Original Artwork
Adhesif Clothing, Fabric design
City of Burnaby, Street Banner design
Rivierart Magazine from Switzerland. Pg. 38.
Upcycle That, Blog Feature
Novella Magazine, Hot List, Spring 2015
Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art, Artists for Kids Program, North Vancouver, 2016
Living in a place such as Vancouver, I feel deeply connected to both the city and the wilderness. I am inspired by our place as humans in both the digital, modern world and within the world of nature. I feel like I have each foot in two different places, feeling the tug of both at once.
Influenced by street art, architecture, technology, and also by life in the forest, garden, and ocean floor, I am interested in exploring places where everything intersects. Where everything feels right. Using surreal, nature-inspired imagery, my work speaks of our connection with nature and ourselves, as we move further into the technological future.
In my mixed media practice, I use sustainable, ethically-made materials. Found objects and post-consumer materials, such as fire-alarm bells, cardboard packaging, newspaper, magazines, and clothing make their way into my work. Natural materials such as wood and wool are also incorporated. My pieces are painted with acrylic paint made locally.
I believe that where we choose to spend our money is crucial. It reveals our values and principles. I am passionate about ethical spending. When buying one of my artworks, not only are you supporting the arts, you are allowing me to support local communities, organic farmers, and ethical businesses.