R U T H – A N N E   F R E N C H


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Art CV - July 2015

EDUCATION

2005              Master of Fine Arts, University of Regina

2003              Teaching in Higher Education Certificate, University of Regina

2002              Bachelor of Fine Arts, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver

2001               Bachelor of Fine Arts, (summer session) Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, NS

2000              Bachelor of Fine Arts (Transfer Program) Red Deer College, Red Deer

1990               Business Administration, (1 year completed) Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Edmonton

1989               Arts and Cultural Management, Grant MacEwan University, Edmonton

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS/SCREENINGS/INTERVENTIONS

2011               Sweet and Low, Muttart Conservatory, Edmonton

2004             Delicate Arrangements II, Graduating Exhibition and Screening, Soil Digital Media Suite, Neutral Ground Artist Run Centre, Regina

2003-04       Delicate Arrangements I, A series of public art interventions, Regina

2003             Topography of the Unconscious, A series of public art interventions, University of Regina and Saskatchewan Legislature, Regina

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS/COLLABORATIONS

2014               Add + Subtract, McMullen Gallery, University of Alberta Hospital, (Collaboration with Candace Makowichuk), Edmonton

2013               Engagements, Multicultural Centre Public Art Gallery, (Collaboration with Candace Makowichuk), Stony Plain

2012               Symbiosis: Members Show, Harcourt House Artist Run Centre, Edmonton

2012               Naked: Members Show, Harcourt House Artist Run Centre, Edmonton

2010               Clay 2010, Alberta Craft Council, Feature Gallery, Edmonton, (catalogue)

2010               Elemental Titanium: 22, Harcourt House Artist Run Centre, Edmonton

2009               A Perfect State of Happiness, (Collaboration with Candace Makowichuk), Harcourt House Artist Run Centre, Edmonton

2009               Flesh, Flowers, Feathers and Stone, Urban Roots Gallery, Edmonton

2008               Valentine’s Day Metta Balloon Project, created by Leah Vineberg, Participant in ephemeral site specific acts, Canada

2007               Free for All, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton

2006               Art for Hire: Members Show, Harcourt House Artist Run Centre, Edmonton

2005               Delicate Arrangements in Ephemeral Identities: Time-based Works in the University of Regina's President's Collection, curated by Jeff Nye, 5th Parallel     
                       Gallery, Regina

2004               1000 Miles Apart, Fifth Parallel, curated by Red Deer College, University of Regina, Regina

2003               Expanded Form, Transitional Forms/Transitional Spaces: Centenary Sculpture Conference, curated by Kim Morgan, University of Regina, Regina

2003               Corporate Whore Kitty Show, (Collaboration with Randal Fedje), Fifth Parallel, University of Regina, Regina

2003               Being at the Gallery, Fifth Parallel, University of Regina, Regina

2002               KRE8IV, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Concourse Gallery Vancouver (catalogue)

2002               Emily Carr University of Art + Design Sculpture Exhibition, curated by Penelope Kokkinos, Lafreniere & Pai Gallery, Ottawa,

2002               The Seduction of Smoking: A Retrospective of Art and Smoking in the Last 100 Years, curated by Lawrie Knight Steinbach, Red Deer Museum, Red Deer

2000               Myriad, Profiles Public Art Gallery, St. Albert

1998-99          Red Deer College Student Show, Red Deer Museum

1996-98          University of Alberta Extension, Fine Art Exhibit, University of Alberta Extension Art Gallery, Edmonton

 

CURATORIAL ART PROJECTS

2012               Converge: An Exhibit of City Arts Centre Instructors, Muttart Conservatory

2004               We the City: Music/Performance/Installation/Painting/Sculpture, Bishops Court, Regina

2004               Fresh: Sculpture Foundation Show, University of Regina

 

GRANTS /SCHOLARSHIPS /AWARDS

2004               Graduate Research Assistantship, Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, University of Regina

2003               Visual Arts Individual Assistant Creative “C” Grant, Saskatchewan Arts Board

2003               Teaching Assistantship Ceramics, (Art 260) University of Regina

2003               Teaching Assistantship in Sculpture, (Art 221), University of Regina

2002               Entrance Scholarship, Department of Graduate Studies, University of Regina

1999               Visual Arts Scholarship, Red Deer College

1999               Visual Arts Scholarship, Northlands Park

1998-99         Kite Award, Student Recognition of Excellence, Red Deer College

1998               Fine Art Department Scholarship, University of Regina

1997               Fine Art Department Scholarship, University of Alberta Extension

 

TEACHING/ACADEMIC/COMMUNITY

2011-16          Instructor, Art Gallery of St. Albert                                                        
                       Instruct two, ten week adult classes, three times a year in Introductory and Intermediate Pottery

2007              Artist - Instructor, Learning Through the Arts, Royal Conservatory of Music, Grade 2/3, Mount Royal, Grade 5/6, Mount Royal, Grade 1, St. Boniface,            
                      Grade 3, St.Boniface, Grade 5 St. Boniface

2006-07         Instructor, The City of Edmonton, Community and Recreation Facilities Instruct two, ten week adult classes, three times a year in Introductory and    
                      Intermediate Pottery

2004            Sessional Instructor, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Regina, Art 221-002 (Intro to 3D Form)

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Greg Beatty, “Sean Whalley: Second Story,” Espace Sculpture, Vol.71, Spring 2005 46.

Jeannie Mah, “A Touch of Blue,” Essay, map-fold catalogue, 2004, A12.Roy Antal, “Mysterious Visitors, Leader Post, August 14, 2004, A12.

Danielle Lepage, Historic buildings to showcase local art,” Leader Post, August 7th, 2004

Lawrie Knight Steinbach, “The Seduction of Smoking,” The Museletter, Red Deer District Museum, Vol. IX Issue, I.

 

SELECTED PANELS/LECTURES/CONFERENCES

2014               Panel Participant, Museum/Gallery Management, Grant MacEwan University

2008/09/15     Participant, Coordinate workshops, Creative Festival, Edmonton

2009               Lecturer, “A Perfect State of Happiness”, Harcourt House: Artist Run Centre, Edmonton

2007               Art & Science Symposium, University of Alberta, 2007

2004               Participant, Realizing the Creative City, University of Regina

2004               Volunteer, 1000 Miles Apart, University of Regina

2003               Coordinator of Panel/Panel Participant, Constructions and Collaborations: Dialogues on Urban Development, Transitional Forms/Transitional Spaces,
                       University of Regina

2002               Volunteer, Crossing Over: Negotiating Specialization in an Interdisciplinary Culture, University of Regina

2002               Douglas Gordon in Context: Doubling, Presence and Identity, Vancouver Art Gallery

2002               The Aesthesis of Skill: International Ceramics Conference, Red Deer College

2002               Gordon Hutchens Anagama Kiln Workshop, Denman Island, BC

2002               Symposium: Which Public, Whose Art, WORKS Festival

2001               Mark Kingwell: The World We Want, Emily Carr University of Art + Design

2001               Jean Baurdrillard, Emily Carr University of Art + Design

1999               Participant, 1000 Miles Apart Conference, Red Deer Alberta

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES – COMMUNITY

2014               Donation, Friends of University Hospitals, McMullen Gallery, Edmonton

2014-15         Committee Member, Art Walls - Community and Facility Recreation, City of Edmonton

2012-14         Vice President/President, St. Albert Potters Guild

2011-12         Donation, Art in the Annex: Auction, Harcourt House Edmonton

2009-10         Juror, Mayor’s Celebration for the Arts, Edmonton

2009               Studio Critique, The Edmonton Art Club, Edmonton

2007               Volunteer, Arts on the Ave, Edmonton

2006-07         Volunteer, Nina Haggerty, Edmonton

2004               Juror, University of Regina: Public Art Competition, Regina

2003               Juror, University of Regina: Transitional Forms/Spaces, Public Art Competition, Regina

2003-04         Graduate Representative, University of Regina, Graduate Studies

2002-03         Graduate Representative, Department of Visual Arts, University of Regina

2002-04         Participant, University of Regina Fundraiser, Fifth Parallel

2001-02         Participant and donation, Emily Carr University Fundraiser

1999-00         Volunteer, Red Deer College Student Art Show

1997-99         Donation, Bank of Montreal: Hope Charity Auction/Cancer Foundation

1987-89         Volunteer, The WORKS, Visual Art Festival

1989               Volunteer, Alberta Craft Council

 

COLLECTIONS

Alberta Art Foundation

Presidents Collection, University of Regina

John Hull Architecture, Red Deer, AB

 

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

2015-16         Member, Alberta Craft Council

2013-16         Member, CARFAC

2009-16         Member, Art Gallery of Alberta

2007-16         Member, St. Albert Potters Guild

2006-16         Member, Harcourt House Arts Centre: WECAN Society