Erica Konrad – Resume

SOLO EXHIBITIONS 

2016 – A part from Nature. Kootenay Gallery of Art, Castlegar, BC

2014 – Fragments of Memories, Cafe Momento, December, Nelson BC

2014 – Fragments of Memories, Blue Night Nelson, Cafe Momento, Nelson BC

2014 – Columbia Basin Culture Tour, Open Studios, Nelson BC

2014 – Responding to a Mark, The Capitol Theatre, Nelson BC

2014 – The Waggle Dance, Nelson Public Library, Nelson BC

2013 – Steps and Movements, Bijou, Nelson BC

2013 – On-going Narratives, The Dancing Bear Inn, Nelson BC

2013 – Steps and Movements, The Capitol Theatre, Nelson BC

2013 – The Waggle Dance, The Art Gallery of Golden, Golden BC

2013 – The Waggle Dance, The Fernie Arts Station, Fernie BC

2013 – The Waggle Dance, The Langham Cultural Centre, Kaslo BC

2013 – The Waggle Dance, Gallery 378, Craft Connection, Nelson BC

2013 – The Waggle Dance, Hidden Garden Gallery, New Denver BC

2004 – Fernie Arts Station, Solo Show, Fernie BC

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017 – Imago Mundi, Instituto Veneto di Scienze Lettere ed Arti, Venice, Italy, part of the Venice Biennale Viva Art Viva

2017-2018 Breastfeeding Art Expo, artwork touring with exhibition throughout the Interior of British Columbia

2017 – Nelson ArtWalk, Kolmel Jewellers, Nelson BC

2016 – Blue Night, Gallery 378, Craft Connection, Nov 26-on going, Nelson BC, new series from CBT CKCA grant

2016 – Kootenay Gallery of Art, Castlegar, BC Christmas Gallery Show

2015 – Appetite for Art, Prestige Hotel, Nelson and District Arts Council Event

2015 – Blue Night, Social Room Interiors, Nelson BC

2015 – Invited to partake in a worldwide art collection, with the submission of one painting. Established by the Benetton family www.imagomundiart.com, Italy

2015 – Oxygen Art Market, Oxygen Art Centre, Nelson BC

2014/2015 – Touchstones Nelson: Museum, members art show, Nelson BC

2014 – Blue Night Nelson, group show, Gallery 378, Craft Connection, Nelson BC

2014 – TRIO: Three Artists, One Night -a show and sale of contemporary paintings, The Big Brown House, Nelson BC

2014 – Nature in Flux: Biodiversity and Invasive Species Juried Art competition, Central Kootenay Invasive Plant Committee, Kootenay Gallery of Art, Castlegar BC

2014 – Nelson ArtWalk, The Kutenai Clothing Company, Nelson BC

2014 – Oxygen Art Market, Oxygen Art Centre, Nelson BC

2013 –  Red, A Gallery, Provincetown, MA

2013 – The Booksmyth, Group Show, Nelson BC

2013 – Touchstones Nelson: Museum, members art show, Nelson BC

2012 – Nelson ArtWalk, John Ward Cafe, Nelson BC

2012 – Oxygen Art Market, Oxygen Art Centre, Nelson BC

2012 – Community Perspectives on Forestry, The Langham Cultural Centre, Kaslo BC

2011 – Encaustic Masters: Inspirational Voices, Juried art show, Columbia River Gallery, Troutdale, Oregon.

2011 – Sustainability: Our Community’s Creative Response, The Langham Cultural Centre, Kaslo BC

2011 – Oxygen Art Market, Oxygen Art Centre, Nelson BC

2011 – Water: Our Community’s Creative Response, The Langham Cultural Centre, Kaslo BC

2011 – Bliss in the Blossoms, Garden Art Show at Gallery 378, Nelson BC

2011 – Oxygen Art Market, Oxygen Art Centre, Nelson BC

2011 – Water: Our Community’s Creative Response, The Langham Cultural Centre, Kaslo BC

2010 – Columbia Basin Culture Tour – open studio tour, Nelson BC

2010 – Ten Squared Grid Art Gallery, Nelson BC

2010 – Sloppy Joe Art Show, Grid Art Gallery, Nelson BC

2010 – Nelson Art Walk, Kootenay School of Arts, Nelson BC

2005 – Fernie ArtWalk, Fernie BC

PUBLICATIONS AND CATALOGUES

Trend Prive Magazine, Issue #27, Volume 1

Imago Mundi, collection of works commissioned and collected by Luciano Benetton on his travels around the world, involving, on a voluntary and non-profit basis, established and emerging artists from many different countries. 2016

Embracing Encaustic ebook: Linda Womack, March 2015, Book 2

Inspire U Magazine, multimedia digital magazine, December issue, 2014

ARTiculate Magazine, article, Fall/Winter 2014/2015

Red. Curated by Adam and Marian Peck. A Gallery, Provincetown, MA 2013 (exhibition catalogue)

Encaustic Masters: Inspirational Voices 2012

SCHOLARSHIPS, AWARDS AND GRANTS

2017- NSG Creative spark grant disbursed by ArtStarts in Schools and funded by Columbia Basin Trust through the Kootenay Columbia Cultural Alliance.

2016 – Breastfeeding Art Expo. Grant awarded from Kelowna Community Resources and Interior Health, to participate in a 3 year project in the Interior of B.C. to celebrate breastfeeding. Responsible for mentoring youth through workshops, and facilitating their creation of an interactive piece surrounding issues of environmental/health and food security in relation to breastfeeding.

2016 – Columbia Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance and Columbia Basin Trust Grant through Nelson and Districts Arts Council. For professional development workshop and to complete a new series.

2014 – Nature in Flux: Biodiversity and Invasive Species Juried Art Competition, Third Place Winner, Kootenay Gallery of Art, Castlegar, B.C.

2012 – 2013 – Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance and Columbia Basin Trust Grant through Nelson and Districts Arts Council.

2013 – Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance Grant. Columbia Basin Trust. Touring Grant.

2013 – Scholarship Grant, Seventh International Encaustic Conference, Provincetown, Massachusetts, U.S.

EDUCATION

2016 Beyond Representation. An abstract acrylic workshop at Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts, with instructor Pauline Conley. Metchosin, B.C.

2015  Getting at It, Drawing Course with Deb Thompson, Oxygen Art Centre, Nelson

2013  The Alchemy of Process, instructors Lisa Pressman and Elise Wagner, Portland

2013  Wax and Paper Workshop, instructor Michelle Belto, Shatford Centre, Okanagan School of the Arts

2013   7th International Encaustic Conference demonstrations, May, Provincetown, Mass.

2013   Sculpting workshop, instructor Kelly McGrath, Truro Arts Centre, May, Provincetown, Mass.

2013   Encaustic workshop, instructor Lorraine Glessner, Truro Arts Centre, May, Provincetown, Mass.

2011   International Encaustic Artists Conference, workshops and demonstrations, September, Portland OR

2010   Encaustic IntensiveEsalen Institute, instructor Cari Hernandez, CA

2009   Encaustic Workshop, instructor Linda Womack, Portland OR

2009   Drawing and sculpting workshop, Boukje Elzinga and Elly Scheepens, New Denver, B.C.

1996   University of Toronto, BA Honours in Environmental Studies

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2016 to present- Opening of Hidden Creek Arts Centre. Owner and operator. Promoting and facilitating Artist Residencies at the Centre.  Offering private and group instruction at the Centre, as well as working with instructors in other disciplines on course development.

2012 – 2015  Encaustic painting workshops at Erica Konrad’s private studio and Oxygen Art Centre, Nelson, B.C.

2010 – 2012  Private painting workshops and Earth Art workshops for children through schools, Oxygen Art Centre and privately

REPRESENTATION

Gallery 378, Craft Connection, 378 Baker St, Nelson BC

Art Gallery of Golden, 516, 9th Ave N, Golden BC

Kootenay Gallery of Art, 120 Heritage Way, Castlegar BC

AFFILIATIONS AND ORGANIZATIONS

International Encaustic Artists, member

Nelson and District Arts Council, member

Federation of Canadian Artists, Active Status (juried member), West Kootenay chapter member

Oxygen Art Centre, member

Canadian Artists Representation (CARFAC BC), member

Juried consignee at The Kootenay Gallery of Art (Castlegar), Craft Connection (Nelson), and Art Gallery of Golden

Touchstones Museum and Gallery, member

THE ARTIST

Erica Konrad maintains an active studio practice in Nelson, British Columbia, Canada. She also owns and operates Hidden Creek Arts Centre, offering artist residencies and workshops. www.hiddencreekbc.com