b. 1984, Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada
2012 University of Lethbridge - MFA
2007 University of Alberta - BFA
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)
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
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)
2014 The Missing Body: performance in the absence of the artist
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).
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).
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).
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
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)