Christine Koch is a Canadian visual artist based in the country’s easternmost province, Newfoundland and Labrador. She holds a (BA, MA) in literature and art history, and a BFA in painting, drawing and sculpture. Koch moved to St. John’s from Edmonton, Alberta, in 1987 for a one-year curatorial contract with Memorial University Art Gallery. That job lasted four years and, almost thirty years later, Newfoundland and Labrador remains as her home.
She has participated in many Canadian art residency programs, including at the Banff Centre (Alberta) and the Emma Lake Artist Colony (Saskatchewan), several times at St. Michael’s Printshop (St. John’s), and once at Memorial University of Newfoundland in a unique partnership with the Department of Geography, Faculty of Arts. Internationally, she has completed residencies at the Vermont Studio Center (in Johnson, Vermont) and the Experimental Etching Studio in Boston. In 1998 she was one of three artists invited to be part of the pilot project of the now long-standing and internationally acclaimed Gros Morne Artist in Residence Program.
Koch also travelled as a visiting Artist with several scientific research teams in the Canadian North—in Nunavut, Nunatsiavut (northern Labrador), and the Yukon. Much of her work interprets the dramatic geology and geomorphology of these awe-inspiring landscapes.
Christine Koch’s work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions across Canada.