Biography/CV

Public Art Collections

Government of Manitoba Art Bank, Millennium Library, Winnipeg; University of Manitoba, Winnipeg; John Buhler Art Collection, Winnipeg; Gorden Snelgrove Gallery, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon; Ringebu folkehoyskolegalleri, Norway, Benetton Art Collection, Venice, Italy.

Exhibitions

2020
Land(E)scapes, The Quiet Gallery, St. John’s College, University of Manitoba
In Between: (S)P(L)ACES: Scenes from Norway and North Iceland, Rapson Hall, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

2019 
Iceland Up Close: Scenes from North Iceland, University of Manitoba
She Presses a Flower to her Cheek, group exhibition, ARTLab, University of Manitoba

2018
Imago Mundi: Great and North, group exhibition, Onsite Gallery, OCAD University, Toronto

2017
Great and North, group exhibition, Palazzo Loredan, Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettre ed Arti, Venice
Hurtigruten, Excerpts, Parlour Gallery, Winnipeg

2016
The Northern Line Continued, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg
The Northern Line, solo exhibition, Piano Nobile Gallery, Winnipeg

2014
Retrospektiv, solo exhibition, Fleet Gallery, Winnipeg
The Last Decade, solo exhibition, Great West Life Gallery, Winnipeg
Dis-Integration, solo exhibition, Blankstein Gallery, Winnipeg

2013                   Stemningsmaleri, solo exhibition, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg
2010                    Delineation, solo exhibition, Millennium Library, Winnipeg

2009                   
Linearis II, solo exhibition, Millennium Library, Winnipeg
Linearis, solo exhibition, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg

2008-10               MAWA Over the Top, group exhibition, Winnipeg
2007-10               Wolesley Art Festival, group exhibition, Winnipeg
2005-09               Winter Warmer, group exhibition, Ace Art, Winnipeg
2006                     Kaleidoscope, group exhibition, Multicultural Centre, Winnipeg
2005                     Synergy, solo exhibition, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg
1999-2001            Ace Art Annual Art Auction, contributed art works
1990                    Solo exhibition, Food for Thought, Kingston
1987                     Cotton Candy, solo exhibition, Unity Credit Union, Unity, SK

1986      
Group Show, Prairie Sculptors’ Gallery, Saskatoon
B.F.A. Exhibition, Gordon Snelgrove Gallery, University of Saskatchewan

Education

2003-18                Annual Artist Retreat, Clear Lake, Riding Mountain National Park
2006                     ARTstor Training Certification, New York City
2003-04                MAWA (Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art Foundation Advisory Program) Mentorship, Winnipeg
1992                      Master of Information Science, University of Western Ontario, London
1990                      Master of Fine Arts, Queen’s University, Kingston
1987-8                   Post Graduate Fine Arts Independent Study, Norway
1986                       Bachelor of Fine Arts (Studio) with Distinction, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon
1985                       Fine Arts Diploma, Ringebu Folkehøyskole, Norway
1983                       ATCL Piano (Teacher and Pedagogy), Trinity College of Music, London, England

Grants/Awards/Scholarships

2020                       Manitoba Arts Council for Visual Artists Travel Grant
2019                     St. John’s College Travel Bursary, University of Manitoba
2019                       NES Artist Residency, Skagastrond Iceland
2018                       Creative Works Grant, University of Manitoba
2016                       Samuel H. Kress Award for International Travel, Kress Foundation, New York

2015                       Artist Residency, Deep Bay, Manitoba Arts Council, alternate.
2015                       University of Manitoba Travel Award to travel to Norway for art project.
2015                       TLEF Grant to Teach with Mobile Technologies, University of Manitoba
2014                       Manitoba Heritage Grant, Province of Manitoba
2013                       Teaching and Learning with Technology Grant, University of Manitoba
2008                       Creative Works Grant, University of Manitoba
2007                      Strategic Program Development Grant for Environmental Design Information Literacy, University of Manitoba.
2004                       Winnipeg Arts Council Grant for Visual Artists
1991                       Marion Sherman Library Bursary, Saskatchewan
1987-89              Graduate Awards and Teaching Fellowship, Queen’s University
1985                       Elisabeth Anstensen Germanic Award, University of Saskatchewan
1984                       Scandinavian Cultural Centre Bursary, Saskatoon
1984                       Minnefondet 1970 Scholarship, the Government of Norway, to study at Ringebu College, Norway
1981-85                University of Saskatchewan Undergraduate Scholarships

Selected Publications

2018                       The Northern Line, art exhibition catalogue, University of Manitoba

2016                       “Making the fleeting permanent,” Art Documentation, University of Chicago Press Journals, vol.35, No.1, spring 2016.

2016                       Oh West Canada! Contemporary Artists from Western Canada, Imago Mundi, Luciano Benetton Collection, Venice, 2016.

2015                       “Applying art to an environment,” the restoration of Don Wallace’s Expo 1967  sculpture, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 2015.

2012                       “Browzine: leaf through articles,” Path to Pedagogy, (University of Manitoba Centre for the Advancement of Teaching & Learning), Volume 21, No.3, 2013, p.19.

2011                       “Q(a)R(t) Code Public Art Project: A Convergence of Media and Mobile Technology,” Art Documentation, University of Chicago Press, vol 30, Issue 2, Page 70-73, October 2011.

2010                       8 art history essays on Canadian artists for Prairie Prestige, Archives & Special Collections, University of Manitoba. http://www.umanitoba.ca/libraries/units/archives/digital/prairie_prestige/index.html

2010                       “Best Free Social Learning Web Tools for Art Educators and their Students” NAEA Journal, Vol.52, No.2, April.

2010                       Prairie Prestige: Manitoba Artists, a collection of 8 essays for Archives and Special Collections, University of Manitoba.

2010                       co-authored with Dr. Joanna Black, “Sites Worth Looking At,” NAEA (National Art Education Association Journal), vol. 52, no.1, February 2010.

2009                       Linearis, art exhibition catalogue, University of Manitoba.

2009                       “Digital Images Library for Teaching & Research,” Path to Pedagogy, University Teaching Services, vol.18, no.1, (Fall) September 2009

2009                       “Environmental Design in a Web 2.0 World, VLC,” Path to Pedagogy, University Teaching Services, vol.17, no.3, (Summer) June 2009.

2006                    “The History of the Architecture/Fine Arts Library, University of Manitoba,”  History of Art Libraries in Canada/Histoire des bibliothèques d’art au                                                        Canada, The National Gallery of Canada, 2006.

2000-4                   Re-designed and published Mentoring Artists for Womens’ Art Web Site, Winnipeg.

2001                       Designed and Published Locating Feminism Web Site, Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art Symposium, Winnipeg

2000                       Designed and Published First Person Plural Web Site, Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art Symposium, Winnipeg

1999                       “Surfing Artist-run Centers in Winnipeg, Manitoba,” Art Libraries Journal, 24/3, (Fall), pp. 31-37.

Selected Lectures/Papers

2015                       Presented “The Winnipeg Effect,” Documenting and Digitizing Artist Materials, College Art Association Conference, New York.

2014                       “Emergence of Norwegian Modernism,” lecture for Dept. of Art History, University  of Manitoba.

2013                       Conference presentation on(M) iReference: Roaming, Flashing and Embedding with Mobile Technology, ARLIS/NA 2013, Pasadena.

2012                       “QR Codes and Connecting with Architecture,” lecture, University of Winnipeg.

2011                       ACRL Arts Midwinter, San Diego, “Campus Art: iPhones and QR Codes” at Using QR codes to engage students with the arts: a practical approach.

2011                       ARLIS/NA Conference, Minneapolis, presented “Q (a)R(t) Code Project: a Convergence of Media.” This included Google Maps, Flickr, blogging, QR codes, and augmented reality with Wikitude and FourSquare.                                                

2010                       Presented “Mobile Applications for Reference Services,” Co-organised and co-chaired, Reference Community Forum, UML

2009                       “Using Technology to Access Visual Art Resources in the Community,” Manitoba Association for Art Education Annual Conference, Winnipeg Art Gallery

2009                        Disability Services for Libraries, Symposium, Co-organised and co-chaired, Reference Community Forum

2008                      Prelude to Symbolism: the Fleskum Group and Norwegian Moodpainting,” FAAH   4070, Seminar in Art History 1, Symbolism in Canadian Landscape Painting.

2004                       Researching Art Information,” MAWA First Friday Talk

1998                    Paper on “The Fleskum Group and Norwegian Moodpainting at the end of the 19th Century,” Art History Lecture Series, University of Manitoba

1995                       Paper entitled “Electronic Sources for Liaison Services with Fine Arts Departments,” Libraries, George Mason University, Fairfax

  1. Guest lecturer on the “History of Art” for Music 120 and English 385, Lakeland College, Lloydminster.

1992                      Paper on “Nationalism in 19th century Norwegian Landscape Painting,” Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies Conference, Minneapolis.

  1991                      Guest lecturer for graduate seminar on Canadian Symbolist Landscape               Painting, presented “Symbolism in Scandinavian 19th Century Landscape         Painting,” Queen’s University, Kingston.

  1990                      Lecture on Scandinavian Moodpainting and Symbolist Landscapes at the Isabella  Stewart Gardiner Art History Graduate Symposium, Boston University, Boston.

Employment       

2016 –                   Lecturer, Faculty of Architecture, University of Manitoba

1997-                     Art Librarian, Architecture/Fine Arts Library, University of Manitoba

1994-97                Systems and Program Services Librarian & Assistant Manager, Lakeland College, Lloydminster

1992-94               Reference Librarian and Assistant Manager, Lakeland College

1991-2                   Visual Art Instructor, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon

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