Christopher Healey (b1971) was a Canadian contemporary artist last situated in Dawson City, Yukon. As a photographer and filmmaker, Healey’s lens-based work was informed by documentary methodologies within a research-creation process. His painting practice eventually focused on questions of the notions of archives and memory through abstracted textual narratives.
His artistic identity was undoubtedly shaped by a life plagued by various maladies, disabilities and injuries. These conditions produced other evolving barriers to the act of painting. This eventually led him to pick up a camera in 2011—the beginning of a more documentarian approach to Healey’s work, which itself became more concerned with climate change, contested spaces and institutional critique.
Healey has been exhibited throughout Canada and internationally. As per his wishes, all institutional affiliations have been removed from his biography.