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Allyson Glenn

Allyson Glenn is an Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing at the University of Saskatchewan. She has been the recipient of numerous Awards and Grants, and her work is part of private and public collections, including the University of Calgary and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts. She has exhibited extensively for nearly two decades across Canada and internationally in the United States, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, China, Czech Republic, India, and Switzerland. Her recent paintings contemplate the attraction of the repellant and the allure of the disastrous. Disaster and ecological ruin have been recurring motifs, often inspired by personal experiences. In response, she brings a degree of order to the chaos through meticulously constructed paintings with dynamically fractured compositions. In the tradition of modernist collage, each painting is an amalgam of image fragments. Stitching the various pieces together, Glenn presents shifting, unstable spaces that are held together by taut visual balance, formal logic, and abstract relationships.

Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

2000 MFA, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta. MFA Thesis support paper and exhibition.
1999 The Royal College of Art, London, England. Printmaking Exchange: six weeks.
1998 BFA, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta.
1997 The Kent Institute of Art and Design, Canterbury, England. Exchange: four months.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016-17 Catalyst, Two Rivers Gallery, (Curator George Harris), Prince George, BC
2016 Tertium Quid, Terrace Art Gallery, Terrace BC
2016 The Human Animal, Steckline Gallery, Newman University, Wichita, KS, USA
2015 Tertium Quid, Mickinley Gallery City Hall, Reno, NV, USA
2015 Catalyst, Karsh-Masson Gallery, City Hall, Ottawa, ON
2015 Catalyst, Carnegie Art Gallery, Dundas, ON
2015 The Human Animal and Catalyst, Okatoks Art Gallery (Curator Allan Boss), Okatoks, AB
2015 Human Animal, Ottawa School of Art, Ottawa (Orleans), ON
2014-15 Catalyst, (Featured in the Corridor) Art@tell, Universitat de St. Gallen (Curator Deborah Keller), St. Gallen, Switzerland.
2012 Fragments, Common Sense Art Gallery, Edmonton, AB
2011 The Anatomical Body and Prepatory Studies, Qeritica Art Gallery, Varanasi, India
2009 Cracovia, Dolphin Gallery, Hingham Public Library, Hingham (Boston), MA, USA
2008 Cracovia  The Fine Arts Gallery, College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, NV, USA
2008 Cracovia, Vernon Art Gallery (Curator Lubos Culen), Vernon, BC
2008 Cracovia, The Hopkins Center for the Arts, Minneapolis, MN, USA
2007 Cracovia, ARTsPLACE, Annapolis Royal, NS
2007Cracovia, L’oeil du Poisson, Quebec City, QC
2005 Requiem, Klicperova Gallery, Novy Bydzov, Czech Republic
2004 Requiem, Fringe Gallery, Edmonton, AB
2003 Disconnect, Mezzanine Gallery, University of Calgary, AB
2000 Exhibition in the Feature Room, TrepanierBaer Gallery, Calgary, AB
1999 The Twelfth House, Little Gallery, University of Calgary, AB

TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2017 A Voyage to Vorres Museum Athena, Gordon Snelgrove Gallery, University of Saskatchewan. Curated by Anahita Akhavan with Evelyn Kolijn
2016 The Human Animal, Quest Art Gallery (curated with Nathalie Quagliotto by Jill Price), Midland, ON
2016 Catalyst, Georgina Arts Centre and Gallery (curated with Twyla Exner by Ewa Chwoko-Srawley), Sutton, ON
2015 Human Animal and Catalyst, Cultch Gallery (curated with Margaret Lawther by Oliver Mctavish-Wisden), Vancouver, BC
1999 2nd Year Exhibition, Little Gallery (with Lionel Peyachew), University of Calgary, AB
1999 Knackered, Royal College of Art Exchange Exhibition (with Laurel Johansson) Little Gallery, University of Calgary, AB

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016 AKA Annual Art Auction, AKA Artist Run Centre, Saskatoon, SK
2016 Canadian Exhibition, Wuhan Zhuo Er Art Gallery, Curator Xiao Han, Wuhan, China
2015 AKA Annual Art Auction, AKA Artist Run Centre, Saskatoon, SK
2014-15 Portraiture, AFA Travelling Art Exhibition, Curator Caroline Loewen, AB
2013 Open Studio Exhibition, School for Visual Arts, New York, NY, USA
2012 Artists and Athletes Invitational Auction, Graham Clubhouse, University of Saskatchewan, SK
2011 International Group Show, Caelum Gallery, New York, NY, USA
2011 Open Doors, Gallery 1313, Toronto, ON
2010 Currents: Shifts Series, Kenderdine Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK
2010 Walnut Studio Open House Exhibition, Toronto, ON
2005 Group Show, Campbell’s Art Gallery, London, United Kingdom
2005 The Big Draw, (Drawing Exposition), Campbell’s Art Gallery, London, United Kingdom.
2005 International Group Show, Caelum Gallery, New York, NY, USA
2005 Figure Painting show, Image 54 Gallery, Calgary, AB
2005 Mysteries of the Flesh -The Body; Thematic Tangents, Affil. Triangle Gallery, Calgary, AB
2004 The Affordable Art Fair, Michael Gibson Gallery, New York , NY, USA
2004 Anonymous, The Uptown Theatre, Calgary, AB
2004 Eastside Culture Crawl, Studio Open House, Calgary, AB
2004 Still Life, Image 54 Gallery, Calgary, AB
2004 Skin Tones, Michael Gibson Gallery, London, ON
2003 Red Dots, The Design Centre, Calgary, AB
2003 Faculty Exhibition, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, ACAD, Calgary, AB
2003 The Body and Wearing, The New Gallery, Calgary, AB
2003 Summer Exhibition, TrepanierBaer Gallery, Calgary, AB
2002 Christmas Exhibition, TrepanierBaer Gallery, Calgary, AB
2002 Summer Exhibition, TrepanierBaer Gallery, Calgary, AB
2001 The Toronto 2001 International Art Fair, TrepanierBaer Gallery, Toronto, ON
2001 Mountain Standard Time (So You Wanna Be An Art Star), Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary, AB
2001Spring Exhibition, TrepanierBaer Gallery, Calgary, AB
2001 Calgary Learning Centre Gala Auction, Calgary, AB
2000 Faculty Exhibition, Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary, AB
2000 Christmas Exhibition, TrepanierBaer Gallery, Calgary, AB
2000 Knock Loudly, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary, AB
2000 Graduate Student Exhibition, Little Gallery, University of Calgary, AB
1999 New Calgary Artists, The Collectors Gallery, Curator Daniel Lindley, Calgary, AB
1998 Miniature Show and Auction, Stride Gallery, Calgary, AB
1998 I Charts, “The Works” Festival, Commerce Place, Edmonton, AB
1998 BFA Graduating Show, FAB Gallery, Edmonton, AB
1998 Departure, Latitude 53 Gallery, Edmonton, AB
1997 Mid-Session Exhibition, Herbert Reed Gallery, Canterbury, United Kingdom.

CURATED

2012 The Body, Inside Out, Frances Morrison Library Gallery, Saskatoon, SK.
2012 Fe2O3: The Alchemy of Paint, Gordon Snelgrove Gallery, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK.

AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

2014 (Note: Collaboration) Independent Artist’s Grant - Media/ Saskatchewan Arts Board,. Dreams and Spaces in Between written and submitted by John Graham to support completion of the short film (2015). Named as a collaborator to develop animation scene.
2010 President’s SSHRC Research Grant, Research Services, University of Saskatchewan.
2007 Travel Grant, British Columbia Arts Council.
2005 Professional Grant, The Alberta Foundation for the Arts.
2005 Travel Grant, The Canada Council for the Arts.
2004 The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Award
2004 Professional Grant, The Alberta Foundation for the Arts.
2003 Professional Grant, The Alberta Foundation for the Arts.
2002 The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Award.
2002 Professional Grant, The Canada Council for the Arts.
2001 Travel Grant, The Canada Council for the Arts.
2001 Art Acquisition (new artists), The Alberta Foundation for the Arts.
2001 The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Award.
1999 Graduate Research Scholarship, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Calgary.
1999 Travel Grant, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Calgary.
1998 Graduate Research Scholarship, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Calgary.
1998 Deans Award, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Calgary.
1998 Graduate Research Scholarship, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Calgary.
1998 Seven Arts Club Award, Faculty of Arts, University of Alberta.
1995 Human Rights Commission Art Award. Open to all Alberta artists.

INTERNAL GRANTS (U OF S)

2016 Catalyst Graduate Award, $3030 (for graduate student to travel to Vorres Museum to be Production Assistant and Curator), ICCC, University of Saskatchewan.
2014 Experiential Learning Fund (co applicant, Ken Van Rees, Gwenna Moss Center for Teaching and Learning, University of Saskatchewan.
2014 Visiting Scholar Fellowship (application for artist Chris van Donkelaar), ICCC, University of Saskatchewan Co-applicant Ken Van Rees, Soil Science.
2013 Visiting Scholar Fellowship (host faculty co-applicant, Kent Archer, Leah Taylor “Dreaming Painting”) ICCC, University of Saskatchewan
2013 Grant in Lieu of Salary, $2780, Office of the Provost, University of Saskatchewan (to support travel to Avanca/Cinema International Conference, Portugal)
2012 Visiting Scholar Fellowship (application for David Goatley), ICCC, University of Saskatchewan.
2012 Visiting Lecture Fund (application for artist Martin Golland) Research Services, University of Saskatchewan.
2012 Visiting Scholar Fellowship (application for artist Chris van Donkelaar), ICCC, University of Saskatchewan Co-applicant Ken Van Rees, Soil Science.
2009 Operating Grant, Central Administration, $5000, University of Saskatchewan Capital Expenditures Grant, $10,000, University/College of Arts and Science, University of Saskatchewan.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS AND INTERVIEWS

Priegert, Portia, “Paintings Depict Toxic Oil Leak”, Galleries West Magazine Digital; Artists. December 2, 2016.
Georgina Live, Interview with Curator Ewa Chwojko for Catalyst. Rogers Television. Sutton, ON. February 18/20, 2016.
Cucci, Maud. “La Destruction Peinte en Noir”. Le Droit, Arts et Spectacles. Gatineau, QC. September 26, 2015.
Haggo, Regina. “Allyson Glenn’s Catalyst Captures Loss of House and a Sense of Home”. The Hamilton Spectator, What’s On, Hamilton, ON. August 22, 2015.
Bailey, Meredith. “John Holt’s Hidden Gem” Avenue Magazine, City Life, Style, Calgary, AB. Page 160. May 2015. Painting featured in the article (image and text).
Rollie, Tammy. “Artists Connect with Nature in Double Exhibit” Okotoks Western Wheel. Okotoks, AB. Page 37, April 29, 2015.
Mitchell Caplan, CHUO FM89, Ottawa “On Demand”, February 25, 2015. Radio Interview.
Lucia Angela Cavegn, “St. Gallen: Art@tell”, Kunstbulletin, Switzerland. December 2014.
MacPherson, Colleen. “Assistant Professor Artwork on View in Swiss Exhibit”, On Campus News, University of Saskatchewan, SK. Page 11, September 12, 2014.
Dumont, Mickey. “Portraiture Explored in Brooks campus exhibit”, The Brooks & County Chronicle, Issue. Brooks, AB. March 18, 2014.
Kerr, Jason. “Artists and Scientists Combine to Revive Old Ways”, Prince Albert Daily Herald Prince Albert, SK: Living, April 13, 2014.
Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness (Website): “Ecosystems and Art Teaches Creativity” http://www.usask.ca/gmcte/stories/2013/04/van_rees. April 26, 2013.
Image Publication. Alberta Views Magazine. Volume 16, Number 3. (2 Images), 2013
Cheater, Glenn. “Dirt and Art”, Acknowledge Magazine: College of Agriculture and Bioresources, University of Saskatchewan, Issue 12/12; Page 22-23, 2012.
Polachic, Darlene. “Students Use Natural, Local Pigments to Make Art”, Star Phoenix. Saskatoon, SK: June 11, 2012.
Ryan, Janice. “Artist Captures Issues of Conflict and Transition”, Edmonton Journal, Edmonton, AB: Arts and Entertainment, June 6, 2012.
Banks, Natalie. "Painter Preserves a New Poland,” Vernon Morning Star. Vernon, BC: Arts and Entertainment, July 7, 2008.
Image with Listing, “Cracovia at ARTsPLACE,” The Halifax Herald: Chronicle. Halifax, NS: Entertainment, pg. F3, September 18, 2007.
Belcher, Kathryn. "Allyson Glenn: New Paintings,” Shavis: The Visuals Newsnet. Online: www.shavis.com. Art: Exhibit, September 30, 2007.
Jameson, Melissa. "Artist Honours People Through Painting,” The Morning Star. Vernon, BC: Arts and Entertainment, pg. A25, August 31, 2005.
Wong, Jaele. "Glenn Survives in Tough World of the Figure Painter,The Calgary Herald. Calgary:Entertainment, pg. C4, January 24, 2005.
Parkins, Tesse. “Skin,” Scene Magazine. London, Ont.: Issue 462, March 18, 2004.
Cho, Alan. “Allyson Glenn Exposes Our Humanity,” University of Calgary Gauntlet. Calgary: September 18, pg. 14, 2003.
Lafortune, Wes. “She’s Got it Figured Out: Painter Allyson Glenn Fights the Generation Gap,FFD News and Entertainment Weekly. Calgary: Volume. 8, No. 31, pg. 30, July, 2003.
Obsessed by Art,” Front Cover, FFD News and Entertainment Weekly. Calgary: Volume. 7, No.40, September, 2002.
Williams, Julia. "Obsessed d’Art,FFD News and Entertainment Weekly. Calgary: Volume 7, No. 40, pg. 27, September, 2002.
Klaffke, Pamela. "Portraits are Back,” The Calgary Herald. Calgary: Arts and Style, pg. B8, January 21, 2001.
Severson, Anne.“Meet Three of Calgary’s Emerging Artists,” Where: The Calgary Gallery Guide. Calgary: Volume 2, Fall 2000, pg. 5, September, 2000.
Severson, Anne. “Knock Loudly Before Entering the Art World,” FFD News and Entertainment Weekly. Calgary: Volume 5, No. 33, pg. 18, August, 2000.
Kenney, David. “Art Students at Work, So Knock Loudly,” University of Calgary Gauntlet. Calgary: Volume 41, No.10, pg. 10, August, 2000.
Robertson, Patricia. “Daniel Lindley: Alberta Art Aficionado,” Calgary Straight News and Entertainment Weekly. Calgary: Volume 3, No. 113, pg. 4, August 1999.
Severson, Anne. “Local Artists Celebrate the Dead,” FFD News and Entertainment Weekly. Calgary: Volume 4, No. 40, pg. 26, October, 1999.
McCartney, Leah. “Focus on the Figure,” Calgary Straight News and Entertainment Weekly. Calgary: Volume 2, No.67, pg. 10, September, 1999.

ANIMATION COLLABORATION:

2015 Dreams and Spaces in Between Director John D. Graham: 10 second film sequence developed with animator John Ogresko.

PERFORMANCES:

2001 A.L. Glenn, 2001: Contestant on So You Wanna Be An Art Star at the "Mountain Standard Time" performance festival, Nickle Arts Museum for Calgary, AB. Live Performance and 60/min.Videotape.

CATALOGUES:  (RE-ARRANGED AND EDITED)

2015 “Catalyst” Karsh-Masson Gallery. Catalogue Essay: In the Wake of Dualistic Imagery written by Curator Deborah Keller (Zurich). Original text Im Sog dualisticher Bildwelden was translated by Sandra Herron. Full Catalogue, 12 Pages including cover. September.
2014 “Portraiture”: A Travelling Exhibition from the Collection of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts. Curators Comments by Caroline Loewen. 29 Pages. Cover Image Publication page 1/Description of work page 5-6.
2010 “Currents” from the Shifts Series, Exhibition Catalogue. Kenderdine Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK. Pages 31, 33, September.
2008 "Cracovia", Exhibition Catalogue - CSN Cheyenne Fine Arts Gallery, College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, NV. 2 Page Foldout, February.

INFO CATALOGUES

2016 Anna-Maria Lawrie “Catalyst” 2 Page fold-out. Two Rivers Art Gallery, October 2016.
2015 Allan Boss: “Human Animal and Catalyst” 2 Page fold-out. Okotoks Art Gallery, May 2015.
2015 Nadine Argo: “Human Animal” 2 page fold-out. Ottawa School of Art, February 2015.
2014 (Other) “Happening:” Lethbridge Public Library, Volume 39, Issue 2, Page 6. Image Publication. Lethbridge, AB. April 2014.
2013 Sandra Fraser “Dreaming Painting” Publication for Panel Discussion, Mendel Art Gallery, April 2013. 2 page Foldout
2012 Ryan McCourt “Fragments” Exhibition Catalogue, Common Sense Gallery, Edmonton, AB. June 2012. 2 Page Foldout.
2008 Lubos Culen. “Cracovia”, (Curatorial Essay) Exhibitions and Events Publication for Vernon Public Art Gallery, Vernon, BC: Volume 17, No.4, pg. 2, June 2008.
2004 Calvin Burns. “The Body and Wearing”, (Curatorial Essay) Exhibition Catalogue - Christine Fagan, Allyson Glenn and Julie Morstad, The New Gallery, Calgary, AB. July 2003. 4 Page Foldout
1997 Other: “Bachelor of Fine Arts, Department of Art and Design” Information Catalogue - pg. 2, 14, February, 1998.

INVITED RESIDENCIES

2016 Vorres Musem, Athens (Paiania, Attica) Greece. 2016 Canadian Artist in Residence (Four Weeks). May-June
2015 Joya: Air Arte + Ecologia, Parque Natural Sierra Maria-Los Velez Andalucia, Spain (Two Weeks)
2013 School of Visual Arts (Summer Residency) NYC, USA. Painting and Mixed Media (4 weeks)
2011 NIRMAN Centre, Varanasi, India (3 Week Artist Residency & Workshops)

VISITING ARTIST TALKS AND TUTORIALS

2016 Two Rivers Art Gallery, Prince George, BC
2016 Newman University, Witchita, KS, USA
2015 Karsh-Masson Gallery, Ottawa, ON.
2015 Ottawa School of Art, Shenkman Arts Centre, Ottawa (Orleans), ON.
2010 University of Regina, Department of Fine Arts, Regina, SK.
2009 The University of Saskatchewan, Department of Art and Art History, Saskatoon, SK.
2008 The Hopkins Center for the Arts, Minneapolis, MN.
2006 Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, NS.
2006 Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver, BC.
2005 The Plasticyme Visual Art Academy, Krakow, Poland.
2003 The Alberta College of Art and Design, Department of Art, Calgary, Alberta.
1999 Department of Art, The Kent Institute of Art and Design, Canterbury, England. 

PANEL DISCUSSIONS

2013 “Dreaming Painting”, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK. Presentation and Discussion. Participants: Sandra Fraser (Curator), Janet Werner, Melanie Rocan, and Tammy Salzl.

INVITED WORKSHOPS

2016 Two Rivers Gallery, Prince George, BC. “Depth of Space: Impasto to Glazing”
2014 Mann Art Gallery, Prince Albert, Saskatoon, SK. “Mixing Paint Workshop”
2012 Mann Art Gallery, Prince Albert, Saskatoon, SK. “Image Overlay Workshop”
2011 NIRMAN Centre, Rural Campus (Betawar) India. December 26-28th (three sessions)

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

2013 “Full Circle, Paintings Influencing Painted Stories”, AVANCA/CINEMA International
2013 Conference Cinema; Art Technology, and Communication. Avanca, Portugal.
2013 “What is the Source of the Art?” Humanities and Fine Arts Student Conference, University of Saskatchewan, SK.

ART PURCHASED FOR INSTITUTIONS AND ART COLLECTIONS:

“Stacey” (2000). The Alberta Foundation for the Arts, 2001.
“leon for Breakfast” (2000). The Alberta Foundation for the Arts, 2001.
“Objectification” (4 panel painting, 2000). The Alberta Foundation for the Arts, 2001.
“Bridgette” (2001). The Alberta Foundation for the Arts, 2001.
“Linda” (2001). The Alberta Foundation for the Arts, 2001.
“Model Study” (1999). Scurfield Hall Collection, Faculty of Management, University of Calgary, AB, 1999.
“Pheasant” (1999). Scurfield Hall Collection, Faculty of Management, University of Calgary, AB, 1999.
“Winter Scene” (1996). W.J. Yake Professional Corporation, Edmonton, AB, 1996.

TEACHING

2009-Present Associate Professor, Department of Art and Art History, University of Saskatchewan. Saskatoon, SK.
2012 Artist-Teacher, Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, Vermont, USA
2007 Sessional Instructor, Department of Fine Arts, ECIAD. Vancouver, BC
2006 Art Instructor, Summer/Fall Arts Program, Vernon Arts Centre.  Vernon, BC
2005 Volunteer Art Instructor, American International School of Krakow.  Krakow, Poland
2003-2004 Sessional Instructor, Department of Continuing Education, ACAD, Calgary, AB
2003 Sessional Instructor, Summer Arts Program, Kootenay School of the Arts, Nelson, BC
2002 Assistant Professor (part-time) Department of Fine Art, OUC , Kelowna-Vernon, BC
1999-2000 Sessional Instructor, Department of Art, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB
2000 Teaching Assistant, Department of Art, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB

 


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