(b. 1969, Tsartlip, Coast Salish)
Chris Paul is a member of the Tsartlip First Nation and was born and resides on Vancouver Island, in British Columbia, Canada. Paul was introduced to and immersed in Coast Salish art as a child. Charles Elliott, his uncle, was one of his early mentors. Paul trained as an artist at En’owkin and at the Gitanmaax School of Northwest Coast Art in ‘Ksan. He also apprenticed with the renowned Tsimshian artist, Roy Henry Vickers. Paul works in several media, including cedar, glass, painting, and giclée prints.
Paul has created works for several institutions, including: the University of Victoria, Camosun College, Tillicum Mall, Gulf Islands Operation Centre, Victoria Conference Centre, and Sidney Pier Hotel. His work has also been shown in exhibitions at the following galleries and institutions: the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, The Reach Gallery, Nanaimo Art Gallery, Comox Valley Art Gallery, Stonington Gallery, The Path Gallery, Hill Gallery, Cambridge Art Collection, Inuit Gallery, Royal BC Museum, Douglas Reynolds Gallery, Main Street Gallery, Alcheringa Gallery, Sidney Fine Art Show, and the University of Victoria.
See Paul’s artwork in Out of the Frame here.