Dr. Christopher Willard

Associate Professor, Painting

Christopher Willard is a visual artist and writer. His areas of expertise include artistic research, contemporary art, colour theory, literary novels, and elliptical poetry.



PhD University of Calgary, MFA Hunter College, City University of New York, NY, USA., BFA Maine College of Art, Portland, ME, USA.

Selected Professional Activity

Christopher Willard continues to undertake artistic and literary projects internationally, with and without forms of public dissemination. 

Selected Publications

Sundre, Vehicule Press, Montreal, QC, 2009

Garbage Head, Vehicule Press, Montreal, QC, 2005

Decamaron: An Anthology of Quite Short Fiction, “Gnomon,” Pen & Anvil Press, Boston, MA, 2014.

Imaginarium: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing, “What a Picture Doesn’t Show,” ChiZine Publications, Toronto, 2013.

Poet to Poet: Poems Written to Poets and the Stories that Inspired Them. “The Point of Relinquishment: To Dean Young.” Ed. Julie Roorda and Elana Wolff. Guernica Editions, Oakville, ON 2012.

Selected Awards

Numerous awards including Sabbatical Leave, Tuition Assistant Initiatives, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Canada Council, Expozine, Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humor (longlist), ReLit Award (longlist), Hunter Travel Grant, E.D. Foundation Grant, Manhattan Graphics Center Grant.