Chris Cran

About Chris Cran


Artist’s Statement

Reflection takes place now.
Play that has already begun, begins.
It is always Now.


Statement of Hope

Together, our shared hope for the future of the Land and Education is when education is balanced, with play, creativity and freedom, we are wisely aware and life is good.



Chris Cran graduated in 1979 from the Alberta College of Art + Design, Calgary. In addition to his professional activities as a painter and teacher (ACAD), Cran has been actively involved with Calgary’s internationally recognized One Yellow Rabbit Performance Theatre. His work may be found in many public, corporate, and private collections both nationally and internationally including the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton; Glenbow Museum, Calgary; Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary; The University of Lethbridge Collection, and the Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina. Cran is represented by Trépanier Baer Gallery in Calgary, Clint Roenisch Gallery in Toronto, and Wilding Cran Gallery in Los Angeles.