• graduated from St. Clair College in Windsor, Ontario with a diploma in Journalism and New Media
  • completed a French language certificate from the University of Quebec in Chicoutimi, Quebec
  • graduated from Algoma University in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario with an Honours degree in Fine Arts with a minor study in English literature


  • exhibition assistance grant from the Ontario Arts Council in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011(2), 2012(2), 2013, 2014(2), 2015, 2016 and 2018
  • Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation Scholarship for 2007-08
  • John Deakin Buckley Walton Scholarship in 2009
  • Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation Scholarship for 2009-10
  • Algoma University President's Award in 2010
  • Rising Star Award from the Canadian International Independent Film Festival in Vancouver, British Columbia in 2013
  • Northern Arts Project Grant from the Ontario Art Council in 2016
  • deaf and disability materials assistance grant from the Ontario Arts Council in 2016
  • deaf and disability arts project grant from the Ontario Arts Council in 2018


  • ArtToronto.ca – Gallery 1313 show review, by Phil Anderson, July 2011
  • ShawTV Red Deer - interview for exhibition at Harris-Warke Gallery by Patricia Smith, Jan. 2012
  • Sootoday.com - "Local artists expose themselves" by Rob Majury, June 29, 2012
  • Artailer.ca - "Room Without A View" by staff, summer 2012
  • The Sault Star – “Films ‘packed with intensity’” by Brian Kelly, October 23, 2012
  • Widsor Life Magazine - "Author finds therapy in book centered in Windsor" by Dick Hildebrand, May/June 2014
  • Sootoday.com - "Local artists get SMAC-ed" by Donna Hopper, Jan. 18, 2015
  • "360 SMAC is where art and technology collide." by ulrich de balbian, July 16, 2015
  • Sickness: The Work of Christopher Shoust (catalogue) - "Side (a)ffects" by Miranda Bouchard, 2015
  • SaultOnline.com - "Darkness. A Journey with Christopher Shoust" by Lynne Brown, March 8, 2016
  • Sootoday.com - "Local artist's work appear in multi-million dollar Hollywood film" byJeff Klassen, June 8, 2017
  • Sootoday.com - "'Gritty, blue-collar feel' to artwork of library competition winner Christopher Shoust" by staff, Jan. 27, 2020
  • Timmins Daily Press - "Shedding Light on a dark corner in the treatment of mental health" by Richa Bhosale, March 9, 2020
  • MyTimminsNow - "Looking Forward/Back deals with mental health treatment and restraints for patients" by Bob McIntyre, March 9, 2020

Solo Exhibits

  • “Motion and Degradation” in Windsor, Ontario at Kush Lounge - Nov. to Dec., 2003
  • “X” in Victoria, B.C. at the 50/50 Arts Collective - Dec. to Jan., 2004
  • “Broken Eggs” in Victoria, B.C. at a private gallery in 2005
  • “Recent Work” in S.S.M., Ont. at Whitespace - July 20 to Aug 2, 2007
  • “Ecriture” in Barrie, Ont. at Awkward Gallery - May 30 to June 27, 2009
  • “The Sickness” in Windsor, Ont. at Common Ground Gallery – June 23 to July 21, 2010
  • “Communicating the Incommunicable” in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. at The Algoma Art Gallery – Sept. 16 to Nov. 28, 2010
  • “Communicating With The Mentally Ill” in Toronto, Ontario at Gallery 1313 –July 2011
  • “Pictures From A Sick Mind” in Red Deer, Alberta at The Harris-Warke Gallery – January 9 to February 11, 2012
  • “Reworking The Past” in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. at NASA Gallery – July 28 to Aug. 11, 2012
  • "Paintings on film" in Sault She. Marie, Ontario at Camera Craft Gallery - Feb.3 to March1, 2014
  • “The Revolution is Now” in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario at 180 Projects – Summer 2015
  • “Broke and Hungry” in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario at Gallery 46 – Nov. 15 to Jan. 15, 2017
  • "In Mourning" at inmourningx.com - Aug. 30, 2018 to Jan. 31, 2019
  • "Looking Forward/Back" in Timmins, Ont. at The Timmins National Museum and Exhibition Centre - March 2020

Public Art Commissions

  • Algoma University - 2010
  • Sault Ste. Marie Public Library - 2020

Group Exhibits

  • “The Work & Play” in Victoria, B.C. at Fan Tan Studios - Nov. to Dec., 2005
  • “Paintings From Film” in Victoria, B.C. at the Greater Victoria Arts Council - Jan. to Feb., 2005
  • “60/F.6” in S.S.M., Ont. at Whitespace - Aug 10 – 16, 2007
  • “Prototypes” in S.S.M., Ont. at Whitespace -Nov 8 – 23, 2007
  • “Fresh Ink” in S.S.M., Ont. at Whitespace in February, 2009
  • "Ecriture" in Ottawa, Ontario at La Petite Mort - August 2009
  • "10" in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. at the Algoma Art Gallery in May 2010
  • "The Medicine Factory" in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario at The Art Gallery of Algoma - Summer 2011
  • "Art In The Part Preview" in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario at The Circle Of Creative Arts - July 2011
  • "The Unseen Exchange" in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario at The Circle of Creative Arts - Oct 29 - Nov 30, 2011
  • “The Hamilton Bienalle” in Hamilton, Ontario at the hundreddollar gallery – Dec 22 – Jan 11, 2011

Split Exhibits

  • “Nunquam Dormio” w/ Aaron Marshall in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. at the Bushplane Heritage Centre Artist Studios from March 24-31, 2012

Charity Exhibitions/Donations

  • “Smogfest” 2003 and 2004 for the Citizen’s Environmental Alliance in Windsor, Ontario
  • "Livin' in a cardboard box" 2005 for The Ministry of Casual Living in Victoria, B.C.
  • “Small Treasures” 2007, 2008 and 2011 to raise funds for the Fine Arts program at Algoma University
  • submitted work for a 25th anniversary fundraiser for Common Ground Gallery in Windsor, Ontario in 2011
  • “Bollywood at the Gallery” in 2011 to raise funds for the Art Gallery of Algoma

Art Administration

  • managed Whitespace Gallery in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
  • assisted in art education at Alexander Henry High School in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
  • formed a group of artists that travel around Northern Ontario on retreats to get back to nature. Formed in 2008, with Shelly Fletcher, others attend at their convenience to be inspired by nature around them. The mediums that the work translates into range from drawing, painting, sculpture and printmaking. Inspired by the Group of Seven, this group does not discriminate to only drawing or painting
  • past member of the 360 Media Arts Collective and taught several classes video editing and producing short super-8 film as well as lectures on film theory and history. Other duties included cataloguing donated equipment and other daily administrative duties
  • teaches art courses for the Canadian Mental Health Association in Sault Ste. Marie, Onario and started the Hope House School of Art
  • organized monthly trade shows for artists from the Sault and area
  • printed and designed a catalogue of close to 50 students from Algoma University fine arts classes, of all grade levels and experience, funded by the student’s union in 2008
  • designed and manufactured 2 catalogues for Michael Burtch entitled “Dasein”
  • designed, organized and wrote five issues of Solemn Land out of L&D's Art and Framing Gallery
  • organized a monthly rental program and exhibitions through L&D's Art and Framing Gallery between local artists and the gallery

Other Art Experience

  • currently part of the art rental program at The Art Gallery of Sudbury
  • published in Ecology and Action Magazine in Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • had 6 paintings selected for use in the film Split (2016)
  • had two paintings purchased for use in season two of the TV Series Castle Rock (2019)
  • had one painting featured in the film Bloody Hell (2022)
  • created three hockey card series using drawings of hockey greats from past and present that have been sold all over North America, called C.Shoust Hockey Cards
  • designed signage and logos for several businesses
  • designed the cover art and created the album artwork for the Dynowaves 2020 album 'Big Sun'
  • designed window dressings for Vortex (Victoria, B.C.), Ministry of Casual Living (Victoria, B.C.) and The Circle of Creative Arts (Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.)
  • featured in live exhibitions at Whitespace Gallery (Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.), 50/50 Arts Collective (Victoria, B.C.) and during the Carnival of Arts (Victoria, B.C.)

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