b. 1984, Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada

Education

2012       University of Lethbridge - MFA                                                                  

2007      University of Alberta - BFA

 

Solo Exhibitions

2017      HEY NOW(s), WELLNESS CHECK(s), and other improbable obsessions - Harcourt House Gallery, Edmonton, AB               

             Pine Cones in Soft Mouths - Casa Public Art Gallery, Lethbridge, AB

2015      Paper Leaves / Warm Small Hands & A Deep Burn - The Works Art and Design Festival, Edmonton, AB

              Inappropriate Intensities - Trianon Gallery, Lethbridge, AB

2014       A Deep Burn - One Night Stand Gallery, hosted by Lewyc Institute of Contemporary Art, Winnipeg, MB (curated by Collin Zipp)

2009      New Hands for Fun Times - Steppes Gallery, Edmonton, AB                                                      

 

Two Person Exhibitions and Collaborations

2017       Performance Lab: Lethbridge - Collaborative performance with Maria Hupfield, Cindy Baker, and Tanya Doody at the Southern Alberta                Art Gallery. (23 June 2017)

2012       Chewed Molasses and Subsequent Regrets - Pith Gallery, Calgary, AB (with Shanell Papp, curated by Christina Cuthbertson)

2009       Manatee Mammaries - Fringe Gallery, Edmonton, AB (collaboration with Travis McEwen)

2008       Material Functions - ArtsHab Studio Gallery, Edmonton, AB, (with Josée Aubin Ouellette)

 

Group Exhibitions

2017       Cabinet of Queeriosities IV - Casa Public Art Gallery, Lethbridge, AB (curated by Leila Armstrong and Megan Mormon)

2016       Best of the Cabinet of Queeriosities - The Works Art and Design Festival, Edmonton, AB

              M.A.P.S. - Soar Emerging Arts Festival, Lethbridge, AB

2015       Looking Forward Looking Back - Feminist Art Conference, OCAD University, Toronto, ON

2014       The Missing Body: performance in the absence of the artist - Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, AB (curated by Cindy Baker)

2013       Ecotone - Nickle Galleries, University of Calgary, Calgary & Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, AB                        

              Transitions and Transformations - Casa Public Art Gallery, Lethbridge, AB

2012       Olio - MacDonald Island Community Art Gallery, Fort McMurray, AB

2010       On Your Marks - Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, AB

               New Edmonton Artists - Enterprise Square Gallery, Nextfest, Edmonton, AB

               Pursuit - The Works Gallery, Edmonton, AB                                                                                                                  

2007       TURF: An Exhibition of Emerging Artists - Peter Robertson Gallery, Edmonton, AB

 

Residencies

2017       “Body as Site” Thematic Residency - Banff Centre for the Arts and Creativity (Jan 16 - Feb 18)

2015       KIAC Residency - Dawson City, Yukon (October 1 - 30)

2013       Casa Artists Residency - Lethbridge, AB (September 9 - October 21)

2012       Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo Artist in Residence - Fort McMurray, AB (July 9 - Aug 31)

               Ecotone Art/Science Symposium & Residency - Porcupine Hills, AB (July 1 - July 7)

 

Catalogues

2014       The Missing Body: performance in the absence of the artist   

              http://www.populust.ca/cinde/wp/wp-content/uploads/TheMissingBody-Baker.pdf

 

Grants and Awards

2015       Southern Alberta Art Gallery Writing Prize - Runner Up

2014       Telus Winter 2014 Music Video Fund - Public Records (collaboration with Prof. Leanne Elias)

2013       Visual Arts Project Grant / Art Production - Alberta Foundation for the Arts

2007       Best of Show 2007 in Fine Arts - The Livia Stoyke Foundation, University of Alberta

 

Interviews and Reviews

2017      “Kahepaikne”, Radio Interview, Generaadio on Tartus, with Denton Fredrickson. Tartu, Estonia.

             Schnarr, J.W. "Local artist examines physical existence in the digital age" Lethbridge Herald (5 March). 

             http://lethbridgeherald.com/news/lethbridge-news/2017/03/05/local-artist-examines-physical-existence-in-the-digital-age/

2015      Feminist Art Conference "Meet the Artists."  http://factoronto.tumblr.com/search/mandy+espezel

2014      Cameron, Heather. “’Powerful body of work.” Lethbridge Herald (23 August) D4.

             Montgomery, Sean. "20 Questions for: Mandy Espezel." Ithaca MOMA, (6 August). 

              http://ithacamoma.tumblr.com/post/93964559826/20-questions-for-mandy-espezel

2012       Richardson, Amanda. “Artist Returns to Hometown for Residency.” Fort McMurray Today (16 July).

2010       Wasiak, Katherine. “SAAG Exhibit Truly Collaborative.” The Legend, Vol 10 Issue 3. (1 Nov ).

               Fung, Amy. “Raising the Bar: Nextfest's visual art show sets a new standard for emerging artists.” Vue Weekly, Issue 764. (9 June).

2009       Stanton, Jill. “Mandy Espezel.” Notebook Magazine, Vol 3 Issue 8. Feb 2009. pg. 64-66.

               Baergen, Pam. “Manatee Mammaries.” Prairie Artsters.com (17 February ). 

               Bouchard, Gilbert A. “Manatee Mammaries.” Edmonton Journal (9 January) 7.         

2008       Fung, Amy. “Getting Real with Material Functions.” Vue Weekly / Prairie Artsters.com (April).

 

Teaching Experience

2018       Sessional Lecturer - Drawing (Principles and Practices), Art Department, University of Lethbridge

2016       Sessional Lecturer - Introduction to Painting, Art Department, University of Lethbridge

              Sessional Lecturer - Painting Studio (Material, Colour, Image), Art Department, University of Lethbridge

2015       Sessional Lecturer - Foundation Studio (Drawing & Image), Art Department, University of Lethbridge

2014       Sessional Lecturer - Foundation Studio (Object & Space), Art Department, University of Lethbridge

2012       Sessional Lecturer - Foundation Studio (Drawing & Image), Art Department, University of Lethbridge

2011        Sessional Lecturer - Foundation Studio (Drawing & Image), Art Department, University of Lethbridge

 

Professional Experience

2017       Instructor - Collage Workshop, Southern Alberta Art Gallery. (02 September 2017)

2015       Artist Talk - Art NOW, University of Lethbridge. (20 March 2015)

2014       Board Member (Secretary) - Trap\door Artist Run Centre, Lethbridge AB (2012 - 2014)

2012       Artist Talk - Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo AIR Program. (15 August 2012)

              Jury Member - Silo Mural Public Art Project, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo

2011        Artist Talk - Art NOW, University of Lethbridge. (3 October 2011)

2010       Artist Talk - On Your Marks, Southern Alberta Art Gallery. (7 October 2010)

2009       Production Intern - Works to Work Internship, Certification, Education, and Scholarship   Program, The Works Art and Design                             Festival, Edmonton, AB. (May - August)

2008       Contributing Author - See Magazine, weekly local arts review column “Art Box” co-author with Jill Stanton. Edmonton, AB. (2008 -                     2009)                                                                        

               Contributing Author - Prairie Artsters.com, Alberta-based visual arts review blog, created by Amy Fung. (2008 - 2009)