Kriss Boggild - Artist
Painting and mixed media art


(posted on 8 Feb 2011)

Hello all -- I have been a volunteer at the Richmond Art Gallery for a couple of years, helping in the Schools Program. I just wanted to encourage people to go see the current exhibit, which I think is thought provoking and beautiful and truly "world class" art - it was at the most recent Venice Biennale - and it can be seen right here in the Lower Mainland! Here is some information about it:

AES+F,Last Riot, (detail), video still, 2005-07.

February 4 – April 3, 2011
Opening Reception: Thursday February 3, 7–9 pm

Last Riot

Last Riot

, the most celebrated presentation at the 2007

Venice Biennale

, is a three-channel video work based on the aesthetic of computer gaming, where violence is stylized and glamorized, presented in a digital landscape.



Please visit Lois Klassen's website - - to order the beautiful little chapbook she made for the "Serious Women Artists Don't Do Flowers" exhibition held at the Seymour Art Gallery in Deep Cove in April and May 2008. I wrote an essay about the work of Cindy Anderson, Lois Klassen, Elizabeth Mancini, Elaine Mari, Bettina Matzkuhn, Alice Philips, Katherine Polgrain, Amona Ra, Famous Empty Sky, Kathy Tycholis, Mia Weinberg and Madeleine Wood, as well as a piece contributed by me ( you can view that in the image gallery).

(posted on 1 Jun 2008)

Hi, thank you to those of you who attended the opening of my art show at the first Thursday event of the Trincomali Arts Council in the Mayne Island, BC library. The show featured a lot of fabric work, started during studies at Capilano College (hey, now a unversity, congratulations!) and completed after the term ended. I have added some of the installation views to Fabric Gallery here. And thank you for your continuing comments in the Guestbook -- I appreciate the feedback. Artists may often work in isolation, but I for one really like to communicate through my art so it is wonderful to have a chance to show it ,and talk about it, both in person and on the web! If you are on Mayne Island this summer, don't miss the Group Show in the library during July, and the MOM Show in August sounds like it will be spectacular!

(posted on 25 Feb 2008)

Serious Women Artists InviteSerious Women Artists Invite 2

Serious W omen Don't Do Flowers
Group show will run from
15 April - 11 May, 2008
opening reception:
7:00 pm Tuesday, 15 April, 2008
Seymour Art Gallery (in Deep Cove)
4360 Gallant Ave, N. Vancouver, BC

There is irony in the title, but not in the work. Join the 13 invited artists who seriously look at, paint, garden, make videos, indeed "do" flowers!

(posted on 7 Nov 2007)

Mirror, Mirror 2007: little landscapes & miniature worlds

From November 10th to 24th, there will be a Members Group Exhibition and Silent Auction at the Richmond Art Gallery. On the evening of the 24th, get ready to boogie until 1am, with a live DJ and dancing. Draws for prizes and a 50/50 Draw will also take place. I am proud to say that I am one of the over 100 artists whose work will be on the auction block to benefit the RAG. See for the complete list of artists, and hope to see you at the gala closing party!

Check back into this website after the 10th November, and look in the landscape gallery for an image of what I have submitted to the RAG (I don't want to spoil the surprise!)

(posted on 10 May 2007)
Thank you to all the visitors who came by the studio during the weekend of April 27 t0 29. It was a pleasure to meet with and talk to you all about art, mine and others! Please feel free to contact me through this website if any of the images here appeal to you and you want to know about prices. This spring, I am continuing to work on the series of mixed media pieces featuring the artist's mannequins, some of which were on view during the open studio, and starting another landscape based- series of fabric collages/embroideries. I did a fair amount of travelling in the past year -- across Canada with a fellow painter, down to the Redwoods and up the coast of Oregon with my husband and son, from Florida to central Ontario with my dad, and down to Central Washington with my daughter, as well as regular sojourns on Mayne Island, BC -- and all of those landscapes sent their own particular colour messages my way. I feel compelled to translate those messages into new work which I will document on this site as they progress.
(posted on 26 Mar 2007)
Once again this year, I am participating in "Artists in Our Midst", an open-studio, community event held in Vancouver over three weekends in April. The Kitsilano weekend open studios will be on April 28 and 29, with an opening reception at the Vancouver Planetarium on the evening of April 27. I look forward to seeing some of you there! Check out the website of Artists in our Midst, for maps to all the studios and for images of all the artists' work:
(posted on 26 Mar 2007)
Hello all, I just wanted to spread the word about the "WORK,WORK, WORK " call for handmade postcards, curated by Ed Varney at the Oceanside Community Arts Council gallery in Parksville, British Columbia. Create a handmade postcard (5" x 7" )exploring the theme of "work", and send it to:
Oceanside Community Arts Council
PO Box 1662
Parksville, BC, Canada V9P 2H5
Attention: Ed Varney, Curator.

The deadline for submissions is April 15, 2007.

I have sent in my postcard, and once the show goes up on May 1 (International Workers' Day), I will post an image on the site.
(posted on 26 Dec 2006)
I want to wish you all the very best of the holiday season and a happy,creative new year. I also just wanted to point out that the industry standard for measurements of art work is height x width(xdepth if applicable, i.e. a 3D object)!

Hello all, I am so excited about a web site I discovered today that I just had to tell you all to have a look! The site is the Vancouver Art Galleries on line publication site and the special features is the 75 years of Collecting site. I think it is just spectacular, but why don't you have a look and decide for yourself:

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