Thursday, January 19, 2017

photo credit Shane Lamb "Raven Rendez-vous"

Artist BIO 2017
Charlene Vickers is an Anishnabe interdisciplinary artist based in Vancouver, B.C. Her work spans several mediums including painting, sculpture, video and performance exploring memory, healing and embodied connections to ancestral lands. She graduated from Emily Carr University of Art and Design (1994) and majored in Critical Studies at Simon Fraser University (BA,1998) where she also completed an MFA in 2013. Her work has been exhibited across Canada and the USA, and is currently in the group exhibition If We Never Met at the Pātaka Art + Museum in Porirua, NZn. You can also view her work in the Vancouver Special Ambivalent Pleasures ( curated by Daina Augaitis and Jesse McKee) group exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery (until April 17) and in the permanent collection at MOA at the University of British Columbia .
Upcoming performances and exhibitions for 2017 are a set of gestures and electronics at Grace Gallery in Brooklyn N.Y. February 17, 2017. Other venues include a collaborative performance with Maria Hupfield at Western Front in March 2017, and a solo exhibition of paintings at Ace Art in Winnipeg for November 2017. And lastly a group show at MOCnA in Santa Fe, Connective Tissue: New Approaches to Fiber in Contemporary Native American Art exhibition July 7 -August 17, 2017 with accompanying performance work.

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