Friday, January 11, 2019

Charlene Vickers Bio 2019

Charlene Vickers Artist Bio 2019
Charlene Vickers is an Anishnabe artist living and working in Vancouver. Born in Kenora, Ontario and raised in Toronto, she explores her Ojibway ancestry through painting, sculpture, performance, and video examining memory, healing and embodied connections to ancestral lands. Trained as a painter, she graduated from the Emily Carr University of Art and Design in 1994 and attended Simon Fraser University, BA (1998) and MFA  (2013.) Her work has been exhibited across Canada and the United States, and can be found in the permanent collection at the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.  Vickers most recent solo exhibitions include, Speaking With Hands and Territories, SFU Galleries and Coverings at Macaulay and Co in Vancouver and group exhibitions The Map Is Not The Territory at the Portland Art Museum,  I continue to Shape at The Art Museum at U of T in Toronto and An Assembly of Shapes at Oakville Galleries . Charlene plays bass and electronics with Vancouver rock band Assertion. (Chad MacQuarrie- guitar and vocals, Scott Rabo- drums and vocals)Assertion covers

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Charlene's Bibliography and Publications 2018

Charlene Vickers Publications/Bibliography 2018-12-11 AKA ARTIST RUN CENTRE performance event description, Occupy Anishinabe Park 1974, 2016-10-01 AKA link ASSERTION music jawbread Assertion, Vancouver is Chad Macquarrie, Scott Rabo, Charlene Vickers
This Art Installation Is Taking On The Trans Mountain Pipeline Project, Burnaby Now, 2018-09-10
Connective Tissue: New Approaches to Fibre in Contemporary Native Art, “Charlene Adrienne Vickers” pg. 14, 15,122-123, MoCNA,  Art Guild Press:Santa Fe, NM, 2017.

Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 2, Contemporary Native North American Art from the West, Northwest and Pacific, Museum of Art and Design, David R. McFadden, Ellen N. Taubman, “Charlene Vickers” pg. 61, 253. Museum of Arts and Design: New York, New York, 2005.

Bourcheix-Laporte, Mariane, Acts of Spatial Decolonization: On Occupation, Settlement and Ownership, Decoy Magazine, article about Andrea Creamer, Gabrielle Hill and Charlene Vickers, 2015-07-05
Eastman, Andrew, Ace Art Inc. Winnipeg, 2017-12-01

Evans, Lara, Not Artomatic Blog, Performance: Vestige Vagabond, 2011-09-09

Johnson, Kirk, Strong Women On The March At The Seattle Art Fair, The New York Times, 2018-08-12
Konadu, Luther, Akimbo Blog, Accumulation Of Moments Spent Under-Water With the Sun and Moon at Ace Art Inc, 2017-11-1

Laurence, Robin, Fall Arts Preview 2017: Charlene Vickers finds power in performance and paint, Georgia Straight, Vancouver, 2017-09-13
Robin Laurence article link

Laurence, Robin, vancouver-special-ambivalent-pleasures-sparks-delite in dark times, Dec 7th 2016

MacQuarrie, Chad, Interview with Rented Crutch, 2015, East Vancouver, B.C. 2015-04-16. A series of words, questions and sounding riffs and groans. Go to  Rented Crutch Link
#tribe30thanniversary #beercasemoccasins #zigzagwatercolourseries #electronics;
 Chad MacQuarrie music "Home and Cage" 2018

Pashko, Thomas, Critipeg: Accumulation Of Moments Spent Under-Water With the Sun and Moon, The Uniter, Winnipeg, 2017-11-16

Plested, Lee, An Inner Truth, Art 21, 2017-07-06

Regembal, Elea, Resistance through gathering: The Woodland School explores memory, space, and treaty making, McGill Daily, 2017-11-3
resistance-through-gathering link

Rushing III, William,
Not for Trade featured in article Of This Continent, American Indian Art Magazine, winter 2006, pg. 68, 71

Description of installation at grunt gallery solo exhibition 2012
Artist Interview by Krista Lomax

Smith, Janet, Artist Susan Point to Receive Audain Prize, while Charlene Vickers, Hannah Jickling and Helen Reed to Receive VIVA Award, The Georgia Straight, 2018-05-16

TCR Artists: A 40th Anniversary Portfolio, The Capilano Review, pg. 45 Issue 3.17, Spring 2012

Vancouver Special: Ambivalent Pleasures, “Charlene Vickers” pg 72-73, Vancouver Art Gallery, Black Dog Publishing, 2016.

Vickers, Charlene, Pierre Coupey: Illumination Out of the Ashes, The Capilano Review Blog, Charlene's article on Pierre Coupey link Vickers, Charlene, Van Spring 1991 Van Spring 1991 Poem with Music
Warren, Daina. Charlene Vickers, Judy Chartrand : Two/many Tribulations. Vancouver, BC: Grunt Gallery, 2004.

Willard, Tania, 2 Worlds Artist Books web project

Witt, Andrew, Painting and Obstinacy, Peripheral Review, 2018-05-09

Witt, Andrew, Eccentric, Polymorphous, Abstract:Vancouver Art and Mythologies of the Near- Future, The Mainlander, 2017-01-14

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Coverings Dec 7/2018- Feb 15th 2019 Macaulay and Co Fine Art Vancouver B.C.


Singles Performance Mocc Series, 2018, Tikka whiskey box, cotton fabric, thread, glass beads

Macaulay & Co. Fine Art is pleased to present Coverings by Charlene Vickers. This is her first solo exhibition with the gallery. “Coverings is comprised mixed media moccasins, paintings and a cedar house that evokes the the domestic environment of how we shelter/house ourselves.” “Coverings gathers three iterations of mixed media moccasins Vickers has been working with since 2000. There are Moccasin low tops, Moccasin boots/ high tops, and performance Moccasins. Constructed and sewn from recycled beer case and whiskey cardboard boxes, Vickers foot wear is embellished with glass bead work, embroidered edges, letter beads, used denim, clothes and craft felt that reflects upon domesticity and the consumer tourism industry of Vancouver. Charlene Vickers is a contemporary Anishnabe artist based in Vancouver. Her painting, sculpture and performance works explore memory, healing and embodied connections to ancestral lands. Charlene is the recipient of the 2018 VIVA Award. Recent exhibitions include; “ Speaking With Hands and Territories”, Simon Fraser University Galleries, Burnaby, Canada; Connective Tissue:New Approaches in Contemporary Fibre Art at MoCNA in Santa Fe, NM; and Ambivalent Pleasures at the Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada. She graduated from the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design and received an MFA from Simon Fraser University.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Ovoid Felts August 2018


A new series of Ovoid Felts spanning August 2017-2018, exhibited at the Seattle Art Fair August 2018 with Fazakas Gallery booth along with Carlos Colin, the Supper Club(Rande Cook, Carollyne Yardley and Noah Becker), Maria Hupfield, Mark Preston and Moy Sutherland. Thanks to LaTiesha Fazakas for inviting us, I had a really productive and fun experience!