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 shown her mixed media pho­tog­ra­phy nation­wide, from Miami to Seat­tle and many, many places in– between. Chris has com­bined her wan­der­lust and her love of his­toric pho­to­graphic process with con­tem­po­rary tech­nol­ogy to cre­ate art­work that has won many awards, is in hun­dreds of pri­vate col­lec­tions, and is in many cor­po­rate & munic­i­pal col­lec­tions, includ­ing Win­ter Park, Florida; Pacific Uni­ver­sity; H&R Block; and Blue Cross Blue Shield.


Chris is also a facil­i­ta­tor for Artist Inc. a pro­fes­sional devel­op­ment work­shop for artists. Chris has served as a juror for national fine art fes­ti­vals, she is a Cre­ative Cap­i­tal Pro­fes­sional Devel­op­ment Work­shop Grantee, has received an Inspi­ra­tion Grant from the Arts Coun­cil of Met­ro­pol­i­tan Kansas City , and is the cofounder and for­mer owner of Locust Fac­tory LLC, a col­lab­o­ra­tive stu­dio and gallery. Chris is cur­rently rep­re­sented by Per­low Stevens Gallery in Colum­bia, MO and Leopold Gallery in Kansas City, MO.