Convergence: Work by Canadian and U.S. Women Artists

Yvonne Wiegers
• ideas (the idea determines the material)

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
ywiegers@whitemountainacademy.edu
yvonnewiegers@yahoo.ca
http://artengine.ca/wiegers/
http://whitemountainacademy.edu/faculty_sculpture.html

Education

Masters of Fine Art, Specialization Sculpture - University of Calgary, 2000
Ms Wiegers’ thesis exhibition and oral examination earned the
Art Department’s sole nomination for the Governor General’s Medal.
Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Fine Art - University of Guelph, 1996

Selected Exhibition and Lecture History

2005 Convergence, Lawrence Art Centre, Lawrence, Kansas, United States
2005 P5A 3S9, Art Gallery of Sudbury, Sudbury, Ontario
2004 23,000 Minutes, White Mountain Academy, Elliot Lake, Ontario
2004 In Our Image: A Celebration of Women, WKP Kennedy Gallery, North Bay, Ontario
2003 The Water Exhibition, Elliot Lake, Ontario
2002 Crazy Simone’s Carpet Warehouse, White Mountain Academy, Elliot Lake
2002 Lecture at the University of Pristina, Pristina, Kossovo
2000 Knock Loudly, Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary, Alberta
1999 Post-Miniature Show, Globe Theatre, Calgary Alberta
1999 Signs and Portents, Gallery 706 of Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka, solo show
1998 Betrayed By Forgetting, New Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
1998 Reflex, Little Gallery, University of Calgary
1996 Cultural Initiations, Zavitz Gallery, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, solo show

Selected Symposia, Residencies and Accomplishments

• Georgian College 2005 Masters Class with William Tucker – Participant
• International Sculpture Center Fall Symposium, New Orleans, United States, 2004 – Attendee
• Selected by Magdalena Abakanowicz for the Masters Class at Georgian College, Barrie, 2003
• Nomination, Governor General’s Medal, University of Calgary, 2000
• Graduate Studies Research and Travel Grant, University of Calgary, 2000
• Graduate Scholarship Research Award, University of Calgary, 2000
• Financial Assistance from the Canadian High Commission of Colombo, Sri Lanka, 1999
• Professional Development Workshop, New Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, 1999
• TOEFL Training Course, University of Calgary, 1997
• Graduate Scholarship Research Award, University of Calgary, 1997
• Faculty of Graduate Studies Scholarship, University of Calgary, 1997
• Intern for the Curator at the Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph, Ontario
• Volunteer at the Barnes Exhibition, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario

Publications

Pisapia, Kam Fu. "911 Anniversary: Artists+ poets+ you and me",
Zip magazine, Hong Kong, Nov., 2002, p 246-248.
Knock Loudly. Exhibition Catalogue. Essay by Anne Severson. Calgary, 2000
Anne Severson. “Knock Loudly Before Entering the Art World.” FFWD. August 2000
David Kenney. “Art Students at Work, So Knock Loudly.” University of Calgary Gauntlet. August 10, 2000
Cat’s Eye. “Gender, Place and Space.” The Island. June 16, 1999. (Colombo, Sri Lanka)
Anoli Perera. “Signs and Portents: An Exhibition of Artworks.”
Daily News. June 9, 1999 (Colombo, Sri Lanka)

Associations

Member, International Sculpture Center, New Jersey, United States
Member, Women’s Art Resource Centre, Toronto, Ontario
Past Member, Board of Directors, Gallery 101, Ottawa, Ontario
Member, CARFAC

Ann Bird Ann Kuckelman Cobb Laurie Culling Diana Dunkley Jan Gaumnitz Maggie Glossop Missy Hamilton Roberta Huebener Susan Rennick Jolliffe Susan Jordan Maryse Maynard Liz Minnes Nan Renbarger Margaret Rose Chandler Swain Cathy Tisdale Wendo Van Essen Yvonne Wiegers

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