Kirsten Abrahamson

Born: Cleveland Ohio

Lives: Kitchener, Ontario

 

Currently teaching Visual Art at Sheridan College, Oakville Ontario

 

contact: katzen.abrahamson@gmail.com

 

 

 

Work represented by

Jonathon Bancroft-Snell Gallery

258 Dundas Street,

London, Ontario

N6A 1H3

Canada

(519) 434-5443

www.jonathons.ca

jonathon@jonathons.ca

 

 

 

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ACADEMIC HISTORY

 

1988 - 90                                             MFA, (Sculpture), The University of Calgary,

                                                            Calgary, Alberta

 

1984 – 87                                            BFA, (Ceramics), The University of Calgary

                                                            Calgary, Alberta

 

1984 & 85                                           Summer sessions, (Ceramics) The Banff School of

                                                            Fine Arts, Banff, Alberta

 

1979 – 85                                            Diplomas (Ceramics and Glassblowing)

                                                            The Alberta College of Art and Design,

                                                            Calgary, Alberta

 

Exhibitions (selected)

Solo Exhibitions

2015 -                 Queue, Jonathon Bancroft-Snell Gallery, London, Ontario

2004 – 2005  Diary: of a River, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary , Alberta

  traveling to London Regional Museum and Art Gallery, London, and, The     University Gallery, Waterloo, Ontario

2002 -              Feature, Harbinger Gallery, Waterloo, Ontario

1994 -              Revival, Muttart Gallery, Calgary, Alberta

1990 -              Personal Mythologies, The Nickle Arts Museum at the University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta

         -              The Personal Mythologies of Dee Dee Alteridem, U. of C. Little    

            Gallery, Calgary, Alberta

1989 -              Accidental Solo, Canadian Art Galleries, Calgary, Alberta

1985 -              I Love A Parade, Muttart Gallery, Calgary, Alberta

 

 

Group Exhibitions

2015 -              Summer Fun and Games, Jonathon Bancroft-Snell Gallery, London, On

2013 -              Canada Collects, Jonathon Bancroft-Snell Gallery, London, On       

            -             Skating, Jonathon Bancroft-Snell Gallery, London, On

 

2012 -              Yesterday and Today,  Jonathon Bancroft-Snell Gallery, London, On     

      

  -                     Fusion, Jonathon Bancroft Snell Gallery, London, On

 

2011 -              Faculty Exhibition, Sheridan College Gallery, Oakville, On

 

2010 -              Mostly Painting, You Me Gallery, Hamilton, Ontario

Faculty Exhibition, Sheridan College Gallery, Oakville, Ontario

 

2008 -              Christmas Show,  Harbinger Gallery, Waterloo, Ontario                                                                                                                                                                      -           Batteries Not Included, Burlington Art Centre, Burlington, Ontario

 

2004 -              MiniARTure: 10x10x10,  Triangle Gallery, Calgary, Alberta

 

2002 -              The 10th Biennial of Ceramics (Invitational), Mannoir de Tonnancour,

                        Trois-Riviers, Quebec. Prix de Public Award

         -              Faculty Exhibition, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, Alberta

2001 -              Faculty Exhibition, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Alberta College of Art and

                        Design, Calgary, Alberta

         -              Continuing Education Faculty Exhibition, ACAD, Calgary, Alberta

 

2000 -              In the Garden, Red Deer and District Museum, Red Deer, Alberta

-              Faculty Exhibition, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, Alberta

 

1999 -              The Days of the Dead, The New Gallery, Calgary, Alberta

-              Faculty Exhibition, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, Alberta

 

1998 -              The Wedding, Harbinger Gallery, Waterloo, Ontario

         -              The Alberta Foundation For the Arts: 25th Anniversary Exhibition,

                        Triangle Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Medicine Hat Museum, Medicine Hat

-              Faculty Exhibition, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, Alberta

-              Six Degrees of Separation, The Prairie Art Gallery, Grande Prairie, Alberta 

1997 -              Faculty Exhibition, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, Alberta

-              The Birthday Show, Provenance Gallery, Calgary, Alberta

 

1995 -              ARK, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, Alberta

-              North by Northwest, NCECA Conference, Minneapolis, Minn.

         -              Vital Passages, The WORKS Festival, Edmonton, Alberta

-              Faculty Exhibition, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, Alberta 

1994 -              The Calgary Connection, Galerie Barbara Silverberg, Montreal, Quebec

-              Canadian Contemporary and Decorative Craft, New York, N.Y.

         -              The 6th National Biennial of Ceramics, Mannoir de Tonnancour,

                        Trois-Riviers, Quebec

1993 -              Faculty Exhibition, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, Alberta

         -              A Survey of Western Canadian Artists, Prague, Czechoslovakia

1992 -              International Invitational Exhibition of Ceramic Art, Tai Pei, Taiwan

-              Faculty Exhibition, Illingwoth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, Alberta                 

  •                  4th Annual Birthday Gala, Provenance Gallery, Calgary, Alberta

  •                  The 5th National Biennial of Ceramics, Mannoir de Tonnancour, Trois-   

  •                  Riviers, Quebec

-              Fit For a King The Gardiner Museum, Toronto, Ontario

-          Comedy in 3-D, Triangle Gallery, Calgary, Alberta                    

   -        A Treasury of Canadian Craft, he Canadian Craft Museum,

            Vancouver, B.C.

1991 - Faculty Exhibition, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, Alberta

-              All Things in Excess, Provenance Gallery, Calgary, Alberta

-              Paradigm, The Open Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta

-              The 6th Annual Monarch Tile Ceramics Exhibition, San Angelo

               Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, Texas

         -              All Boxed Up, The Gardiner Museum, Toronto, Ontario

-              Bogus Beasts, International Gallery, San Diego, California

 

1990 -              Gallery Summer Exhibition, The Open Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta

           

1989 -  Aspects of Realism, Triangle Gallery, Calgary, Alberta              

-  Series/Summerscapes Staff Exhibition, Red Deer College, Red Deer, Alberta

 

1988 -              Cirkus, Galerie Franklin Silverstone, Montreal, Quebec

-              The 3rd National Biennial of Ceramics, Mannior de Tonnancour,

               Trois-Riviers, Quebec

-              Faculty Exhibition Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, Alberta

1987 -              Canadian Contemporary Ceramics, Canadian Art Galleries, Calgary, Alberta

-              Woman: 4 + 1, Folio Gallery, Calgary, Alberta

-              Ceramic Sculpture: Spinsky;Grant;Abrahamson, Culpepper Gallery, Calgary, Alberta

-              Another Roadside Attraction, Traveling Alberta: Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer, Medicine Hat, Lethbridge, Fort McMurray

1986 -              A Square Deal, Off Centre Centre, Calgary, Alberta

-              Looking at Myself, Off Centre Centre, Calgary, Alberta

-              1986 Graduating Students Exhibition, The Nickle Arts Museum at the University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta

-              Format Interaction, Galerie Déxpressions Ceramique, Montreal, Quebec

1985 -              Whirligigs: Commissioned and Collected, Illingworth Kerr Gallery,                                Calgary, Alberta

-              5 + 5, Off Centre Centre, Calgary, Alberta

-              Return to Laughter, Muttart Gallery, Calgary, Alberta

-              Alberta College of Art Graduating Students’ Exhibition, Alberta College of Art Gallery, Calgary, Alberta

-              A Measure of Success: Graduates of The Alberta College of Art, Alberta College of Art Gallery, Calgary, Alberta

 

1984  -             Do You Take This Seriously?, The Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta

          -             Elements of Earth, Peter Whyte Gallery, Banff, Ab

  -             ’84 Clay Eh?, Muttart Gallery, Calgary, Alberta

 

1983  -             New Alberta Artists, Muttart Gallery, Calgary, Alberta - Alberta College of Art Graduating Students’Exhibition, Alberta College of Art Gallery, Calgary, Alberta

 

1982  -             Metal, Fibre, Clay, and Glass, Beaver House Gallery, Calgary, Alberta

 

 

AWARDS                

2002 -              Prix du Public, 10th National Biennial of Ceramics,

                         Trois-Riviers, Quebec

 

2002 –             Distinguished Alumni Award of Excellence, in honour of the 75th  anniversary,  Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, Alberta

 

1992 -              2nd Prize, Fit for a King, juried exhibition, The Gardiner Museum,

                        Toronto, Ontario

 

 

GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

2004                            Project Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council

2002 - 2004                 Project Grant, Alberta Foundation for the Arts

1993                            Project Grant, Alberta Foundation for the Arts

1986                            Alberta Culture Visual Art Study Grant

1985                            Alberta Potters’ Association Scholarship

                                   Alberta Culture Visual Arts Study Grant

1984                           Alberta Culture Visual Arts Study Grant

1982                           Dr. J.C. Sproule Memorial Scholarship, Alberta College of Art,

                             Calgary, Alberta