Board of governors

Chris Cran

External Governor

Chris received an honorary Master of Fine Art (2021) from Alberta University of the Arts and is also an alum (1979) and emeritus faculty member (1990-1993)

He is delighted to be able to give back to his alumna mater. Cran’s work is widely exhibited across Canada and internationally recognized, Cran has become known for turning nothing into something, with the slightest push. Cran’s paintings, included in numerous Canadian collections, have to do with visual tricks, images that appear one way but have been made another way." Chris was inducted into the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 2002 and elected a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society in 2015.