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curriculum vitae


 
 

 

Brenda Kim Christiansen is being represented by the Peter Robertson Gallery in Edmonton.

brendakiimchristiansen@gmail.com
780.238.2686

EDUCATION

MFA Painting, University of Alberta, 2008
BFA Fine Arts, Nova Scotia College of Art & Design University, 2004
Diploma, Fine Art Program, Grant MacEwan College, 2002

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2013
group, The Travellers: Facing North, Visual Arts Alberta Gallery, Edmonton AB

2012
solo, The Premise of Nature, Peter Robertson Gallery, Edmonton, AB
solo, Twice Removed, Multicultural Centre Public Art Gallery, Stony Plain, AB
group, The Travellers: Facing North, Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, Yellowknife, NT

2011
group, Artificial, Art Gallery of St. Albert, St. Albert, AB
group, Code, University of Alberta Museums Gallery, Timms Centre, Edmonton, AB
group, Recharged, Harcourt Gallery, Edmonton, AB
group, Vernissage, Evanescence Gallery & Art Studio, High River, AB

2010
group, Staff Infection, Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts, Edmonton, AB
group, Artist as Teacher, Teacher as Artist, TD Education Centre Gallery, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
group, Earthscapes, Artshab Studio Gallery, Edmonton, AB

2009
solo, Emma Lake Encounters, Lando Gallery, Edmonton, AB
group, Edmonton Contemporary Artists Society 17th Annual Exhibition, Peter Robertson Gallery, Edmonton, AB
group, Diversity, VAAA Gallery, Edmonton, AB

2008
group, Edmonton Contemporary Artists Society 16th Annual Exhibition, Common Sense Gallery, Edmonton, AB
group, Twenty:20, Harcourt House, Edmonton, AB
group, Worse Things Have Happened to Better People, Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts, Edmonton, AB
solo, Inaugural Exhibition, Lando Gallery, Edmonton AB.
solo, Resonant Landscape, Graduate Thesis Show, FAB Gallery, University of Alberta, Edmonton AB.
juried, Re-drawing the Line, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, AB.

2007
trio, Roots, Profiles Public Art Gallery, St. Albert, AB.
juried, Visual Thinking, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, AB.

2006
group, Fast Forward, FAB Gallery, Edmonton, AB.
juried, Diversity III, VAAA Gallery, Edmonton, AB.

2005
juried, Here and Now: Current Drawings, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, AB.
solo, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Neptune Theatre, Halifax, NS.

2004
solo, Presence, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS.
solo, Presence II, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS.
juried, NSCAD Emerging Artists, Argyle Fine Arts, Halifax, NS.
group, Graduation Exhibition 2004, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS.
group, Annual SSFA Exhibition, Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax, NS.

2003
group, Annual SSFA Exhibition, Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax, NS.
group, Figure Painting Workshop, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS.

2002
group, To the Walls, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS.
group, Underground Underglass, Graduate Show, Grant MacEwan College, Edmonton, AB.

Permanent Collections
University of Alberta
Grant MacEwan College, Edmonton AB
City of Albert, AB

AWARDS AND GRANTS

2009 - Alberta Foundation for the Arts Grant
2007 - Alberta Foundation for the Arts Grant
2007 - Mary Louise Imrie Graduate Student Award
2007 - GSA Professional Development Grant
2006 - Alberta Graduate Student Scholarship
2006 - Humanities and Social Sciences Research Grant
2006 - Walter H. Johns Graduate Fellowship
2006 - Alberta Advanced Education Graduate Student Scholarship
2005 - University of Alberta Master’s Scholarship
2003 - Alberta Foundation for the Arts Grant

RELATED TEACHING & WORK EXPERIENCE

2008, current - Lead Artist, Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts
2010 -2012 - Contract Instructor, Continuing Education, Grant MacEwan University
2006 - 2011 - Contract Instructor, University of Alberta, Department of Art & Design 
2010 - Mentor/Facilitator, VASA, Visual Arts Studio Association, Critique workshops, St. Albert, Alberta
2007 - 2010 - Art Educator, Art Gallery of Alberta
2008 - Assistant Artist, ESAS, Edmonton Student Art Society, Summer Landscape workshop
2004 - 2005 – Dalhousie Art Gallery, Dalhousie University, Halifax NS: Education, outreach and membership coordinator

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

2009, 2011 - Emma Lake Artists Workshop, Saskatchewan – participant
2011, current - Board of Directors, Visual Arts Alberta Association
2008 - 2010 - Board of Directors, Latitude 53, Edmonton, Alberta
2006 - 2008 - Board of Directors, Visual Arts Alberta Association
2004 - 2005 - Board of Directors, Eyelevel Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia

PRESENTATIONS

  • 2010 – Unwrap the Research Conference, City-Region Studies Centre. Visual representation: "Traces," an exhibition of paintings reflecting the changing face of the landscape within the community of Ft. McMurray
  • 2010 – Visiting Artist, Keyano College, Ft. McMurray, Alberta
  • 2010 – Oil and the Arts, classroom presenter, University of Alberta

REVIEWS

Avenue Magazine, January, 2010
Edmonton Journal,
November 27, 2009
SEE Magazine
, Edmonton, February 21, 2008. Polaroids in a strange land by Mandy Espezel and Jill Stanton. Review of MFA thesis exhibition.
VUE Weekly, Edmonton, February 14, 2008. Christiansen’s scarred landscapes comfort by Agnieszka Matejko. Review of MFA thesis exhibition.
Edmonton Journal, Arts Section, February 8, 2008. Expanding the Vocabulary of landscape by Gilbert Bouchard. Review of MFA thesis exhibition.
Saint City News, St. Albert AB, August 3, 2007. Getting back to their roots. Review of Roots exhibition at Profiles Gallery.
Edmonton Journal, June 9, 2006. Cutting-edge art flows from students’ research by Gilbert Bouchard, review of the Fast Forward exhibition at FAB Gallery.
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax NS. March 13, 2004. A Garden of Delights, article on select NSCAD graduates exhibiting at Argyle Gallery.

PUBLISHED WORKS

  • Redrawing the Line. Exhibition catalogue for the 2007 show at the AGA gallery included reproductions of work and excerpt from artist’s statement.
  • EnRoute, Air Canada’s in-flight magazine, August, 2004. Works chosen to accompany award-winning poetry for the feature article, CBC Literary Awards.
  • 20th Century Prints. Works from Permanent Collection. Authored the section, Glossary of Print Techniques. Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 2004

GALLERY REPRESENTATION

Peter Robertson Gallery
12304 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton AB T5N 3K5
T 780.455.7479 | Toll-free 1.877.826.3375
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