Sunday, November 21, 2010

CV 2015



2013 MFA, School for Contemporary Arts, SFU, Vancouver, BC.
1998 BA, Critical Studies, SCA, SFU, Vancouver, B.C.
1994 Studio, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver, B.C.


2015 Asemaa/Tobacco, Artspeak, August 1-31 2015
2012 Ominjimendann/ to remember, Urban Shaman, Winnipeg, Manitoba,June 29- August 6th 2012
2012 Ominjimendann/ to remember, Grunt Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.February 23- March 31, 2012
2008 Brown Skin Before Red, Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond B.C. March/April 2008
Supernatural Indian and Sleepwalking, Visual Arts Centre of Clarington, Bowmanville, Ontario January 13- February 10 2008
2006 Sleepwalking, Artspace, Peterborough Ontario, March 2006


2015 Upcoming performance of Cool Indians on Main St. for LIVE Biennale, Vancouver BC.
2014 Vestige Vagabond, collaboration with Maria Hupfield, Panalopy Performance Lab, Brooklyn, NY, June 22, 2014
2014 Vestige Vagabond, collaboration with Maria Hupfield, Hemispheric Institute Encuentro, Viger Park, Montreal, June 27
2013 In This Together: MFAs from UBC, SFU and ECU performance with Guadalupe Martinez, ACCESS gallery, Van, BC May 5-11


2016 The Fifth World, Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, ON, January 22-March 20 2016
2015 Custom Made, Kamloops Art Gallery, curated by Tania Willard, Kamloops, BC June-Sept, 2015
2015 The Fifth World, Tribe Inc., curated by Wanda Nanibush, Saskatoon, SK
2013 Illuminations, with Hamidreza Jadid and Sydney Koke. MFA graduate thesis exhibition, Audain Gallery, SFU Woodwards, Vancouver, BC September 11-21
2012 Apparitions: MFA Spring Informal, Audain Gallery, SFU Woodwards Vancouver, BC, May 4-19
2011 Wauzhushk Onigum screening at VIVO, Vancouver, BC, October 29 As part of the Not Sent Letters multimedia showcase.
2011 Vestige Vagabond (collaborative display/performance work with Maria Hupfield) August 2011 at the Santa Fe Indian Art Market, Santa Fe NM.
2011 SalishSeas group exhibition, Gallery Gatchet, Vancouver BC Feb 2011
2010 Vestige Vagabond (collaborative display table/performance work with Maria Hupfield) July 15 2010 at the Biltmore Cabaret Vancouver BC.
2005 Changing Hands 2: Art Without Reservation
Inaugral Exhibition at the Museum of Art & Design, NYC
Naples Museum of Art, Naples, Fl
Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis, IN
Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, NM
Weisman Art Museum, U of M, Minneapolis, MN
Anchorage Museum of History & Art, Anchorage
2008 Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK
2006 Tracking Absence, A Space Gallery, November 2- December 3, 2006 Group exhibit with Femke Van Delft, Mae Long, Deborah Koenker
2004 Two/Many Tribulations Grunt Gallery, with Judy Chartrand, curated by Daina Warren, Vancouver, B.C. September 2004
2004 First Nations Now Burnaby Art Gallery, curated by Peter Morin, Burnaby, B.C., October 2004


2015 Artist Talk, Agent C Projects, Surrey, B.C. 2015 Artist Talk Interurban Art Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
2015 Panelist with Ruth Cuthand and James Luna for Tribe Artist Run Centre’s 20th Anniversary May 28-31st
2015 Artist Talk North Island College Emily Carr University 1hr plus studio visits
2013 Teacher's Assistant, SFU, Visual Arts and Culture II, FPA 168
2012 Board Member for Grunt September 2012-present
2012 Jury Panel member for Grunt exhibitions August 2012
2012 Juror for BC Arts Council grant for exhibitions and projects
2012 Guest Blogger for The Capilano Review Blog, Summer 2012
2012 Teacher's Assistant, SFU, Art, Theories and Contexts, FPA 210
2012 Teacher’s Assistant, SFU, Intro to the Fine and Performing Arts, FPA 111
2011 Teacher’s Assistant, SFU, Intro to the Fine and Performing Arts, FPA 111


2014 Canada Council For the Arts, Projects Creation Grant, 2014
2014 BC Arts Council Grant for individual visual artist, 2014
2013 Aboriginal Community Engagement Award summer 2013
2012 Aboriginal Community Engagement Award summer 2012
2012 Indspire Fine Arts Bursary
2012 Irving K Barber Scholarship
2012 BC Arts Council Senior Scholarship Award 2012-13
2012 Elsie Jang Academic Scholarship, SFU School for Contemporary Arts
2011 Colin McPhee Graduate Scholarship in Fine Arts
2011 Canada Council Travel Grant
2011 National Aboriginal Achievement Fine Arts Bursary
2010 Canada Council for the Arts creation production grant
2008 BC Arts Council Award
2007 BC Arts Council Award
2005 Canada Council for the Arts creation production grant
2005 Vancouver Art Development Award
2005 BC Arts Council Award
2003 Canada Council Visual Arts Grant
2003 B.C. Arts Council Award
1999 First Peoples Heritage, Language and Cultural Council Foundation


Ominjimendaan/ To remember, installation of grasses, cedar spears and turtles, The Capilano Review: 3.17, Spring 2012 pg. 52-54
Hopi Virgin: she gives insight, front cover image Slate Art Guide Magazine Dec./Jan issue 2007/2008
Interwoven Continua featured on Contact APTN network, December 5 2007
Not for Trade featured in article Of This Continent, W. Jackson Rushing III, American Indian Art Magazine, winter 2006, pg. 68, 71
Tracking Absence, Sally Frater, curator, exhibit brochure, A Space Gallery, Toronto, Ontario 2006
Sleepwalking, Glenn Alteen, brochure, artspace, February 2006
Changing Hands 2: Art Without Reservation, Contemporary Native American Art from the West, Northwest and Pacific,catalogue pg. 61
Healing Hands, Karen Foster, in formation go the heard, cd cover image, 2005
Moccasins by Charlene Vickers, Redwire Magazine, cover image January 2005
Two/Many Tribulations, Charlene Vickers & Judy Chartrand by Daina Warren, curator, (brochure) grunt gallery, Sept.9- Oct.2, 2004
First Nations Now Peter Morin and Darrin Marten, curators, (brochure), Burnaby Art Gallery, October 1-31, 2004
*bold indicates title of CVickers work.


2012 Artist Talk at Urban Shaman, Winnipeg, MN June 2012
2012 Artist Talk at grunt gallery, Vancouver BC March 22, 2012
2012 Interview on Vancouver Co-op Radio, Storytelling Show, April 1
2012 Artist Talk at Audain Gallery, SFU Woodwards, Vancouver BC March 10
2010 Reading at BLIM, as part of the Not Sent Letters, “To the Lynx I Once Saw as a Kid” by Jeremy Todd, Vancouver, BC October 29, 2010
2008 Artist Talk at the Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, BC
2008 Artist Talk at the Visual Arts Centre of Clarington, Bowmanville, Ontario Jan. 9 2008
2006 Sleepwalking: traditional explorations, consumerism and identity Artspace, Peterborough, Ontario, March 10


  1. Charlene Vickers,
    I am currently a senior at Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa and my name is Elsie Freland. For my major, Art History, I have to write a thesis my senior and you are one of three contemporary Aboriginal women artists I am writing on. I have a few questions about your work, "Not for Trade, 2004," in the book Changing Hands: Without Reservation 2. Any kind of information would be greatly appreciated and would help my research along. My email address is Thank you for your time.

    Elsie Freland

  2. Hi Charlene!

    (unfortunately, we could't find another way to reach you via email)

    We are Patt#rn and Kalama – art collectives based in Vancouver. You are seeing this email because you are a maker, a doer – a creative person – and your artwork complements the themes we’ve chosen for our upcoming event.

    What is this about? Simple.

    We are a group of musicians, artists, designers, and connectors that believe in free association through creative expression. Patt#rn and Kalama art collectives ( conceive, nurture and actualize art-projects. Together, we will bring music, performances, and installations under the same roof to promote our local talents and the culture of creativity.

    Here are some general details.

    The event is set for Saturday, January 18 from 8 P.M. to 2 A.M. Within the space, themes of tribalism, myth, imaginary places and practices will be explored and encouraged.

    It will be held at STUDIO EAST (, a freshly renovated multi-purpose space in east Vancouver. We are expecting 350 to 400 people to come and support local artists and enjoy live music by three local bands – MNGWA, RED JUNGLE and KUTAPIRA.

    Good fit? We think so!

    Charlene, if you are interested and able to exhibit at the show, please reply with questions or comments to[at] We are looking forward to hearing from you and collaborating with you for this event.

    Thank you.

    Art Titov, Patt#rn and Kalama collectives.