Booth #: LS22 & LS23C
Artist bio: Chris Dahlquist learned to use a camera and darkroom as she was learning to ride a bicycle and write in cursive. Originally from Fort Worth, she wrote her first artist statement on a Big Chief Tablet in phonetic Texan, claiming for herself a life of travel and “tacking pitchers”. She has held a camera in her hands ever since. After spending the early part of her career in commercial photography and film, Dahlquist returned to her childhood proclamation and since 1998 has exhibited extensively throughout the United States. Committed to the accessibility of art for all people, Dahlquist exhibits in a variety of traditional and non-traditional settings and creates large scale public installations. In addition to many awards in top Juried Art Festivals around the country, Dahlquist has been awarded an Inspiration Grant from the Metropolitan Kansas City Arts Council and a Development Grant from the Mid-America Art Alliance.