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BIOGRAPHY:

Katarzyna Vedah was born in 1978 in communist Poland. In 1986, she moved to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, where she would live for the next 24 years. She studied painting at the University of Alberta where she received a BFA degree in Art & Design in 2001 and later returned to the U of A to complete a MFA degree in Drawing & Intermedia in 2006. Vedah currently lives and works in the greater Vancouver area in British Columbia, Canada.

EDUCATION:

2006   Master of Fine Arts: Drawing & Intermedia
          University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

2001   Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art & Design: Painting major
          University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

1997   International Baccalaureate Certificate in Art
          Ross Sheppard C.H.S., Edmonton, AB

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2006   The Space Within: Polarity’s Circle. Fine Arts Building Gallery, Edmonton, AB
2005   JO (What Do You Mean, I’m Ambivalent?) Latitude 53, Edmonton, AB
2003   Light & Shadow. P.I.T.S. Gallery, Edmonton, AB
2002   Touch. Theatre Foyer Gallery, Stanley A. Milner Library, Edmonton, AB

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2008   Graphic Visions. Art Gallery of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan.
2008   Love is Simple. Artshab Gallery. Edmonton, AB
2007   The 1950 Ford Show. Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
2007   NextFest 2007. Local 124, Edmonton Arts Festival, Edmonton, AB
2006   Diversity 2006: Visual Arts Alberta. VAAA Gallery
          The WORKS Art & Design Festival, Edmonton, AB
2005   Here and Now. Margaret Brine Gallery, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
2005   Fast Forward 2005. Fine Arts Building Gallery, Edmonton, AB
2003   Even Wars Have Limits. Edmonton City Hall/Stanley A. Milner Library
          SoSA in collaboration with the Red Cross, Edmonton, AB
2002   Stance: An Exhibition of 6 Emerging Women Artists. Works Gallery Commerce Place, Edmonton, AB
2002   SmARTer. P.I.T.S. Gallery, SoSA members exhibition, Edmonton, AB
2002   (Under)statement. P.I.T.S.Gallery
          SoSA exhibition for NeXtfest, Edmonton, AB
2001   BFA Graduation Exhibition. Fine Arts Building Gallery
          University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
2000   interventions. Studio exhibit, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
1997   Myriad Exhibition. Profiles Gallery, St. Albert, AB
1997   The Mind's Eye. Westmount Mall
          International Baccalaureate student exhibition, Edmonton, AB

SCHOLARSHIPS, GRANTS and AWARDS:

2008   The Alberta Foundation for the Arts Project Grant
          Alberta Foundation for the Arts
2005   Florence Andison Friedman Award
          University of Alberta
2005   Graduate Student Scholarship
          Government of Alberta
2004   Alberta Foundation for the Arts Graduate Scholarship
          University of Alberta
2003   The Alberta Foundation for the Arts Visual Arts Project Grant
          Alberta Foundation for the Arts
2003   Photography and Illustration Award
          Applied Arts: Photography & Illustration Annual
2003   Department of Art and Design Graduate Bursary
          University of Alberta
2001   The University of Alberta Alumni Award in Fine Arts
          University of Alberta
1997   Alexander Rutherford Scholarship
          Alberta Heritage Fund

PUBLICATIONS, CATALOGUES and BROCHURES:

2008   “Graphic Visions” David Garneau. Art Gallery of Regina. (Exhibition brochure)

2005   “Psychological alterations with a black humor twist”
           by Richard Boulet & Kat Vedah (Artist collaboration project) Fifty3 magazine
           Latitude 53 publication. Vol. 6, Issue 2, (Summer 2005), pp. 18 19

2001  “Catalogue 2001” University of Alberta. (BFA grad exhibition catalogue)

REVIEWS:

2008   “Drowning in Drawings” by Gregory Beatty. Prairie Dog
          (November 20 – December 3, 2008) Afterhours section
2008   “Of mullets and stickmen” by Christa O’Keefe. VUE Weekly
          (February 21 – 27, 2008) Arts section, pp.21
2008   “Stick Figures in Love” Art News. See Magazine
          (February 7 – 13, 2008) Arts section, pp.37
2007   “Nextfest’s Visual Artists Bolt Out of the Gate” by Darren Zenko
          VUE Weekly (May 30, 2007) Arts section
2007   “NextFest Visual Arts” by Amy Fung. Prairie Artsters blog,
          June 6, 2007 (www.prairieartsters.com)
2006   “Transformer” by Christa O’Keefe. See Magazine
          Issue 634 (Jan.19, 2006) Visual Arts Section
2006   “FAB exhibits inspired by personal empowerment”
          by Caitlin Crawshaw. Folio (Jan. 20, 2006) pp.7
2006   “Exhibits explore connection between art, mental balance”
          by Gilbert Bouchard. Edmonton Journal
          (Jan. 20, 2006) What’s On, Visual Arts, G6
2003   “Art Underground” by Anthony Easton. The Gateway
          (Nov. 4, 2003), pp. 8 9
2003   “Katarah Vedda has no fear of intimacy” by Agnieszka Matejko
          VUE Weekly (May 1 7, 2003) Visual Arts, pp. 51
2002   “Women Artists” by Gilbert Bouchard. Edmonton Journal
          (Oct. 18, 2002) Visual Arts, E13
2002   “SoSA to fine” by Agnieszka Matejko. VUE Weekly
          (Aug. 1 7, 2002) Arts, pp. 42

MEMBERSHIPS / AFFILIATIONS:

2002-03   EASE (SoSA) – Emerging Artist Society of Edmonton
              (Society of Student Artists), Edmonton, AB

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

2009-11   Gallery Attendant - Burnaby Art Gallery
              City of Burnaby, Burnaby, BC

2001-07   Gallery Assistant - Fine Arts Building Gallery
               Department of Art and Design, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

2000-01   Gallery Attendant - Fine Arts Building Gallery
               Department of Art and Design, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

1997        Illustrator - Grascina Street:Forgetting and Remembering
               Illustrations done for poet Leon Minsky, Edmonton, AB

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE:

2002-03   Founder and host of Down the Rabbit Hole
               Public monthly arts events and artist exchanges, Edmonton, AB