The McMaster Museum of Art

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    PELKEY, Brenda Francis
    Date: Canadian, born 1950
    Education
    MFA University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon 1994

    Selected Solo Exhibitions
    2015 – upcoming solo exhibit at the AGW, Windsor. ON
    2013 From the Outside In, Gallery@501, Sherwood Park, AB
    2006 Spaces of Transformation, Confederation Arts Centre, Charlottet’n,
    2005 Threshold, Leo Kamen Gallery, Toronto, On, Thames Art Gallery, Chatham, ON
    2004 Spaces of Transformation, Moose Jaw Art Gallery, SK
    Spaces of Transformation, Medicine Hat Art Gallery, AB
    2003 Heirophony, Leo Kamen Gallery, Toronto, ON
    2002 Haunts, Art Gallery of Peterborough, Peterborough, ON
    2001 Haunts, Mount Saint Vincent Art Gallery, Halifax, NS, curated by Ingrid Jenkner
    2000 As if there were grace ll, Anna Leonowens, Halifax, NS
    1999 As if there were grace/Oblivion, Estevan National Exhibition Centre, Estevan, SK
    1998 Oblivion, The Photographers Gallery, Saskatoon, SK
    1997 Oblivion, The Little Gallery, Prince Albert, SK
    1995 “...the great effect of the imagination on the world”, Fotofeis, Gracefield Studios, Dumfries, Scotland, UK
    1994 dreams of life and death, Gordon Snelgrove Gallery, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK
    1994 – 1991 “... the great effect of the imagination on the world”, national tour organized by the Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, SK
    - Floating Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
    - Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, BC
    - Robert McLaughlin Art Gallery, Oshawa, ON
    - VU Centre D’Amination et de la Photographie, Quebec, PQ
    - Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK
    - Art Gallery of Windsor, ON
    - Northern Life Museum, Fort Smith NWT
    - Sir Wilfred Grenfell Art Gallery, Cornerbrook, NFLD
    - Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, AB
    - Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, SK
    1990 Foundry, The Photographers Gallery, Main Gallery, Sask., SK

    Selected Two and Three Person Exhibitions
    1997-1996 Dis/location Markers: Marian Penner Bancroft, Brenda Pelkey, Arthur Renwick, curated by Cheryl Sourkes - Windsor Art Gallery, Windsor, ON
    - Toronto Photographers Workshop, Toronto, ON
    1996 Memento Mori, 2 person show with Grant McConnell, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK

    Selected Group Exhibitions
    2012 Where It’s At, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK
    2011 AGW Biennial, Windsor, ON
    2010 Green is the Colour: The Art of Riderville Pride, Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina SK
    2010 LINEage: Tracing Generations of Faculty(1936-2008), Kenderdine Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK
    2010 Further than Confederation, McMaster Art Gallery, Hamilton ON
    2009 On Hallowed Ground, SAB Provincial Touring Exhibition, SK
    2009 Nine Miles South of Eight Mile, Art Gallery of Windsor Biennial 2009, Windsor, ON
    2008 Forty years of Pedagogy: Photography at NSCAD, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS
    2008 On Hallowed Ground, Provincial Touring Exhibition (Shaunovan,Regina Beach, Bengough, Kipling, La Ronge, Prince Albert), SK
    2008 Photography 101: Push the Button, Confederation Art Gallery, Charlottetown, PEI
    2007 Familiar But Foreign, Dunlop Art Galley(satellite), Regina, SK
    2007 Build Me Up/Tear Me Down, Art Gallery of Windsor
    2007 Broken Ground, Acadia University Art Gallery, Wolfville, NS
    2006 Fantastic Frameworks: Architectural Utopias + Designs for Life, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, BC
    2006 Broken Ground, Burlington Arts Centre, Burlington, ON
    2005 Proximities, Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, BC
    2005 Shorelines 05: Little Lake, Big Ideas, MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie, ON
    2005 Broken Ground, KWAG, Kitchener, ON
    2005 Beyond Emma Lake, The Triangle Gallery, Calgary, AB
    2005 Chasing Amnesia, Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina SK
    2004 Broken Ground, Gallery Vaclava Spaly, Prague, Czech Republic
    Broken Ground, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin, Germany
    2003 Uncertain Light, Open Space, Victoria BC
    Summer Show, Leo Kamen Gallery, Toronto, ON
    2002 The Claustrophobic Forest, Kenderdine Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK
    2001 Points de vue sur la ville, escales transcanadiennes, Alliance Francaise, Paris, France
    2001 Evoking Place, touring 4 person exhibit, curated by Andrea Kunard) - Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa, ON
    2000 Photographic Encounters, Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, BC
    1999 Points of View: Canadian Women Artists, McMaster Art Gallery, Hamilton, ON
    1998 Home Heaven and Place, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK (provincial tour)
    1996 Smashing the Camera, McMaster Art Gallery, Hamilton, ON
    1996 Living Units, McDonald Stewart Art Gallery, Guelph, ON
    1996 Search Image Identity: Voicing Our West, Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland
    1995 Interpellation, London Guidhall University, London, UK
    1994 Search Image Identity: Voicing Our West, Touring exhibition organized by the Photographers Gallery
    - The Photographers Gallery, Saskatoon, SK
    - Floating Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
    - Gallery 44, Toronto, On
    1991 Remembering and Telling, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK
    1990 Transpositions, Public Works, Sky Train Station Art Exhibition, Vancouver, BC
    1990 Between Time and Place
    - The Photographers Gallery, Saskatoon, SK
    - Toronto Photographers Workshop, Toronto, On
    1989 Saskatoon Imagined: Art and Architecture in the Wonder City
    - The Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK
    - The McKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK

    Selected Artist Lectures, Panels, Juries
    2012 Looking Through Old Photographs: A Panel Discussion on Photography, Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, ON
    2010 Studio vs Stadium – Can we be on the same Team?, Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, SK
    2005 Artist as Researchers, Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC
    2004 Moose Jaw Art Gallery, Moose Jaw, SK
    2003 Artist Panel, Open Space Gallery, Victoria, BC
    -Canada Council Jury, Mid Career Visual Arts
    2002 Visiting Artist, McMaster Art Gallery, Hamilton, ON
    -Artist Talk, Peterborough Art Gallery, Peterborough, ON
    -Artist Talk, Medicine Hat Art Gallery
    2001 Visiting Artist, Bishops University, Lennoxville,
    -Visiting Artist, Concordia, Montreal PQ
    -Visiting Artist, Camouson College, Victoria, BC
    -Visiting Artist, U Vic, Victoria, BC

    Awards and Grants
    2003 A Grant, Saskatchewan Arts Board
    2000 B Grant Canada Council
    1998 B Grant, Canada Council
    1996 B Grant, Saskatchewan Arts Board
    1995 B Grant, Canada Council
    1992 B Grant, Saskatchewan Arts Board
    1990 B Grant, Saskatchewan Arts Board
    1989 B Grant, Saskatchewan Arts Board
    1988 B Grant, Saskatchewan Arts Board

    Collections
    MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK,
    CMCP (National Gallery), Ottawa, ON,
    Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK,
    The Canada Council Art Bank,
    Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
    Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, SK
    Saskatchewan Arts Board, Regina, SK,
    The Photographers Gallery, Saskatoon, SK,
    McMaster Art Gallery, Hamilton, ON,
    Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, BC

    Selected Bibliography
    Langford, Martha, “Scissors, Paper, Stone, Expressions of Memory in Contemporary Photographic Art”, Published by McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2007, p
    Garrett-Petts, W.F., Nash, Rachel, “Proximities: Artists’ Statements and Their Works”, K AG, Kamloops, BC, 2005, p 52-55, 80 – 83
    Danson, Andrew, Broken Ground: Canadian Photographs from the New World, Nervebyte, 2004, p 34-37
    Dault, Gary Michael, “On the Solemn Geographies of Certain Extreme Sites”, Spaces of Transformation, solo catalogue
    Marion, Joanne, Photo Roman, group exhibition catalogue, Medicine Hat Art Gallery Jenkner, Ingrid, “Haunts”, solo exhibition catalogue, Mount Saint Vincent Art Gallery, 2002
    Langford, Martha, “Shifting Horizons, Women and Landscape Now, edited by Liz Wells, Published by Iris, UK 2001
    Langford, Martha. 1998 “Landscapes of Immanence. Border Crossings, issue no. 68, 50-54.
    Andrea Kunard , “The Social Document”, Le Mois de Photo a Montreal 1999, page 32
    Laurence, Robin. 1994 “When Art Takes us Down the Garden Path”. The Vancouver Weekend Sun, August 5
    Garrett-Petts, W.F. and Lawrence, Donald, “Photographic Encounters,The Edges and Edginess of Reading Prose Pictures and Visual Fictions”, University of Alberta Press and

    Source: Brenda Pelkey