Chloe Kinsella’s highly research based practice explores the interruption and occupation of “Canadian” landscapes, positing where – if anywhere – do normative bodies fit within totemic wilderness contexts. Confronting nuanced daily exploitations of natural spaces, natural imagery and the language we use to navigate these sites.
2017-2019: Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Master of Fine Arts
2011-2015: University of Calgary, Honours Bachelor of Fine Arts with Distinction in Visual Studies (Studio Concentration: printmaking)
Funding | Awards:
2018: Joseph Armand Bombardier Graduate Scholarship (CGS M): SSHRC
2018: G&S Graduate Student Materials Award in Textiles
2017: Graduate Scholarship Entry Award, NSCAD
2015: My First Professional Exhibition Award
2013 – 2015: Jason Lang Scholarship
2013: Continuing Arts Association Travel Scholarship
2011: John Will Entrance Award in Art
2022: Superfluous Necessity, The Greenhouse, Calgary, AB. November 2022
2019: Wayfinding, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax. April 2019. MFA thesis exhibition
2017: Impression Dialogues, Greater Goods, Calgary. January 2017
2016: Veils, Art Point, Calgary, January. 2016
Selected Group Exhibitions:
2019: Backgrounding, Collaborative exhibition with Philip Kanwischer, The Edge Gallery. Calgary December 2019 – January 2020
2018: This is why we can’t have nice things, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax. November 2018
2018: Came From Water, Gordon Snelgrove Gallery, Saskatoon. July 2018 – a collaboration with Bridges Art Movement (BAM), with support from the Saskatchewan Arts Board
2018: Came From Water, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax. June 2018 – a collaboration with Bridges Art Movement (BAM), with support from the Saskatchewan Arts Board
2017: Ladder Training, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax. November 2017
2017: The Event Pictured, Arts Commons Window Galleries, Calgary
2015: (Be)Longing, Nickle Galleries, Calgary
2015: PUSH 2015, C2 Gallery, Calgary
2015: Davis LLP Exhibition, The Winter Garden @ Jamieson Place, Calgary
2014: PUSH 2014, C2 Gallery, Calgary
2014: Post-Miniature Exhibition and Auction, Little Gallery, University of Calgary
2013: Presque Fini, Wunder Gallery, University of Calgary
Work Experience | Professional Practice:
2022: Writers bank, anglophone editor @ Art Mur, Montreal, QC. July 2022 – present.
2019: Exhibitions Coordinator at Norberg Hall (formerly Jarvis Hall Gallery), Calgary. August – present.
2019: Gallery Assistant + PR at The Edge Gallery, Calgary/Canmore. July – March 2020
2019: Sessional Instructor @ NSCAD University.
Intro to Screen Printing, print and dye: textiles department. Winter semester 2019, Halifax
2018: Participant in do it, a travelling exhibition conceived by Hans Ulrich Obrist and organized by Independent Curators International (ICI),
New York. Interpretation of Lygia Pape’s Good Blood (2002), performance. Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax. December 2018
2018: Teaching Assistant @ NSCAD University.
Intro to Printed Matter, media arts department. Fall semester 2018, Halifax
2018: Peer editor for Canadian Art Teacher Journal (CAT), 2018
2018: Teaching Assistant @ NSCAD University.
Intro to Screen Printing, printmaking department. Winter semester 2018, Halifax
2017: Teaching Assistant @ NSCAD University.
Intro to Screen Printing, print and dye: textiles department. Fall semester 2017, Halifax
2016: University of Calgary alumni representative @ 2016 Mayor’s Lunch for Art Champions
2016: Collections Assistant, City of Calgary Public Art Collection, Calgary
2015: Intern Gallery Assistant @ TRUCK Contemporary Art, Calgary
Selected Publications| Collections | Talks:
2019: Artist talk Wayfinding, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax. April 2019
2018: Artist talk & panel discussion, this is why we can’t have nice things, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax. November 2018
2018: Faculty of Arts Alumni Magazine, Five Years of My First Professional Exhibition, interview and article by Emily Aalbers. March 2018
2017: Artist talk & panel discussion, theme: Place and Process, Ladder Training, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax. November 2017
2017: Hamilton Arts and Letters Magazine. Issue 10.2. Featured artist
2016: Veils, Veils Catalogue, January 2016
2016: MultiFaith Action Society, MultiFaith 2016 Calendar. Featured artist
2015: (Be)Longing, (Be)Longing Catalogue, April 2015
2015: PUSH 2015, PUSH 2015 Catalogue, March 2015
2015: Print Portfolio 2015, c/o University of Calgary print department, donation to Glenbow Museum and Nickle Galleries permanent collections, Calgary
2014: PUSH 2014, PUSH 2014 Catalogue, April 2014