christina norberg

Mixed-Media Artist. Living in Vancouver, BC. Lover of design, wool, and the big picture. Dedicated to the second-hand and the handmade. Creator of a better world, little by little.
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I did it! Thirty days of consecutive drawing. It was such a great experience that I wrote a blog post about some the highlights, like a major process revelation and the benefits of a daily drawing practice. I plan to keep on going and see where it takes me.

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Once again, myself and 100 other artists have painted custom Daruma for the

Nikkei National Museum 6th annual BLOOM Art Auction

Silent Auction + Party: Saturday, May 24, 2014
7:00pm – 9:30pm
Tickets: $20 + tax (members), $25 + tax (non-members)

Exhibit: May 10-24, 2014 admission by donation

Fundraiser Showcases Traditional Japanese Folk Art with a Contemporary Twist

Click here to buy tickets or learn more

In February, I jumped on a plane to frosty Toronto to participate in the fabulous contemporary art fair known as The Artist Project.

This show was very slick, and I was blown away by the hundreds of inspiring artists. People were buying art in a way that you just don’t see here in Vancouver. I sold some pieces and made many new connections - galleries and new friends. It was such a darn good time, that I’ve already signed up for 2015. See you there.

I’ve begun a “drawing a day” project. I decided to embark on this journey after being inspired by this interview with illustrator, Lisa Congdon

This project is about putting myself out there. About allowing myself to feel vulnerable. To face my fears and insecurities, and push through them to the other side. It’s kinda scary.

I plan to focus on subjects and ways of drawing that I don’t normally, in order to push my drawing and creativity to a new place.  Be prepared for the occasional awkward drawing intermixed with the downright lame drawing. And hopefully you may even find something kind of interesting and beautiful.

As of today, I am committing to posting thirty consecutive days of drawings. We’ll see what happens after that. 

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I have some work hanging at Vancity Credit Union in Vancouver’s West End. Denman and Robson St. Until March.

My 40 fire-alarm bells are coming along nicely for @artistprojectto next month. (at Mergatroid Building)

I will be one of the exhibiting artists at The Artist Project in Toronto, February 20-23, 2014. I have heard a lot about this event over the last few years and am very excited to be a part of it. Toronto, here I come!
http://www.theartistproject.com/

I will be one of the exhibiting artists at The Artist Project in Toronto, February 20-23, 2014. I have heard a lot about this event over the last few years and am very excited to be a part of it. Toronto, here I come!

http://www.theartistproject.com/

"Variations", Italy 2013

In November, I hopped on a plane to Bologna, Italy, for my first international art show. Since everything is more fun with friends, I brought my close friend, the always-charming Erin Cebula, to be my wing-woman and travel buddy. We were both over-the-moon excited, as neither of us had been to Italy before and had always wanted to go. My dream was coming true, as I flew to Europe to exhibit my art. I felt like an art star.

We spent our days in Bologna like giddy school girls, exploring the city, eating incredible fresh food, and drinking very good wine. A lot of very good wine.

Despite serious jet lag, and some insomnia, we did our best to soak up all of the art, architecture, and culture we could in a week, even taking a quick trip to Venice. Somewhere within that fabulous blur was also an art show. Oh, yeah, the reason that I went there in the first place! 

On November 16th, we arrived at Galleria De Marchi for the opening of the show. “Variations” is a group show of paintings, photographs and sculptures from seventy-two artists from more than thirty countries. From the abstract to the figurative to the digital, the selection provided an excellent sample of what contemporary art has to offer today. The opening was well attended, and it was a pleasure finally meeting the curator, Paola Trevisan, in person. We connected immediately and hope to work together again in the future. Paola told us that next time we visit Bologna, we must be sure to speak Italian to really hear the humour of the people.

Erin and I left Italy feeling warmed by the authenticity of Bologna. We felt touched by everyone that we met. I can’t wait to go back to explore more of this inspiring and romantic country.

Click here to see a slideshow of the opening.

Click here to see the four pieces that I exhibited in Italy.

Invite for my solo exhibition at Britannia Art Gallery. Wednesday, December 4th. 6-8pm. 

Invite for my solo exhibition at Britannia Art Gallery. Wednesday, December 4th. 6-8pm. 

Poster for my first international group exhibition in Bologna, Italy.


On November 22nd, RAW Artists presents a new multidisciplinary art event in Vancouver, in which I will be a featured artist.

Encompass will showcase independent artists in fashion, music, visual art, film, performing art, photography, hair and makeup all in one fantastic evening.

Important: This event has been produced by artists for artists, so come on out and support our local talent! Tickets are only $15. Please purchase a ticket online before Nov 19th, as ticket sales help individual artists with the cost of the show.

Friday, November 22nd 8pm - 3am

Gossip Nightclub - 750 Pacific Boulevard - Plaza of Nations, Vancouver, BC

http://www.rawartists.org/vancouver/encompass

Christina Norberg - Solo Show - New work from the "Outside Inside" series.

Britannia Art Gallery 

1661 Napier St. Vancouver, BC

December 4, 2013 - January 3, 2014 

Opening Reception: Wednesday, December 4th, 6:30 - 8:30pm. I will be in attendance, so come by and chat with me!

I’m heading to Italy!

I have been invited to participate in my first international group show this coming November 2013. The piece above is one of four that will be exhibited.

The exhibition will be held at The De Marchi Gallery in Bologna, Italy from November 16th to 28th.

http://www.galleriademarchi.com/

Wish me luck!

My studio will be open exhibiting my newest series of artwork. Come on by and check it out. 

Mergatroid Building

Studio 230

975 Vernon  Drive, Vancouver, BC

http://www.eastsideculturecrawl.com/

P.S. I will be in Italy at another exhibition during this event, but my family will be there to take care of you! 

Visit http://www.christinanorberg.com to see some of my previous work.