© 2019 By Michèle Mackasey.

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Visual Artist

CURRICULUM VITAE

 

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions:

2017    Frenge – Collaborative Community Video Projection, with Artist Manuel Chantre &  the Denesuline community of

           Patuanak, in conjunction with Wanuskewin Galleries & Common Weal, Nuit Blanche Saskatoon, Saskatoon, SK

2017    Axenet’i Tth’al – Collaborative Community Installation, with Artist Manuel Chantre &  English River Dene

           Nation, curator: Felicia Gay, Wanuskewin Heritage Park, Saskatoon, SK

2016   Face à nous, Solo exhibition, curator: Sandra Fraser, Mann Art Gallery,  Prince Albert, SK

2013   Face à nous, Solo exhibition (tour with the Mendel Art Gallery), Grace Campbell Gallery, Prince Albert, SK

2013   Home Is Where The Heart Is..., in collaboration with YWCA - Saskatoon Shelter Residents, Gordon Snelgrove

           Gallery, Saskatoon, SK

2013   Face à nous, Solo exhibition (tour with the Mendel Art Gallery), The Godfrey Dean Art Gallery, Yorkton, SK

2012   L’ART FRANSASKOIS: 2012 – L’Année des Fransaskois, 2 person exhibition with Joe Fafard, Curator:

          Marie Beaudoin, Musée de la Civilisation, Québec, QC

2011   Face à nous, Solo exhibition, curator: Sandra Fraser, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK

2007   Nimis, Natanis, 2 person exhibition, The Red Shift Gallery, Saskatoon, SK

2007   Interlude noir, Solo exhibition, SCYAP Gallery, Saskatoon, SK

 

Group Exhibitions & Events:

2018   La vie fragile, group exhibition, curated by Serge Murphy, Gallery Luz, Montréal, QC

2017    La vie fragile, group exhibition, curated by Serge Murphy, AKA Gallery, Saskatoon, SK

2016   Selected artist - project: Quartier Souhaits-chez-toits, International Symposium of Contemporary Art of

           Baie-Saint-Paul, Baie-Saint-Paul, QC

2014   Lens, curated by Felicia Gay, Wanuskewin Heritage Park, Saskatoon, SK

2014 - 15  Solitaires/Solidaires (touring in province–5 venues), organised by the Conseil culturel fransaskois, SK

2010    Rope - A Group Exhibition, The Red Shift Gallery, SK

2010    Annual Members Exhibition, The Red Shift Gallery, SK

2010    Members Show, AKA Gallery, Saskatoon, SK

2008    Members Exhibition, The Red Shift Gallery, Saskatoon, SK

2006   ARTSUP..., Group Exhibition, ‘Living Artfully Studio’, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK

 

Residencies:

2015-2018   Artist-in-residence (ongoing), English River First Nation, with Common Weal Community Arts, Innovation

                     Project & Exploration Project, Saskatchewan Arts Board, Patuanak & Saskatoon, SK

2015             Entr’Arts–professional development, with Serge Murphy, The Banff Centre, Banff, AB

2015             Artist-in-residence, Community of Patuanak, with Common Weal Community Arts,

                     Explorations Project, Saskatchewan Arts Board, Saskatoon, SK

2012–2014   Artist-in-residence, YWCA–Saskatoon Crisis Shelter &Residence, with Common Weal Community Arts,

                     Innovation Project & Explorations Project, Saskatchewan Arts Board, Saskatoon, SK

2011-2012    Artist-in-residence, (Face à nous exhibition space) - 3 month residency, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK

 

Grants, Awards & Collections:

2018    Artists in Communities - Arts After Hours, Saskatchewan Arts Board

2017    Saskatchewan Arts Board, painting purchase (Face à nous), permanent collection

2017    Lead Artist with Common Weal Community Arts, New Chapter Grant, Canada Council for the Arts

2015    Independent Artist Creative Grant, (Established Artist Category), Saskatchewan Arts Board

2014    Programme d’aide aux artistes (PAA–Visual Arts Grant), Conseil culturel fransaskois, Saskatchewan

2012    Remai Modern Art Gallery of Saskatchewan (formerly the Mendel), painting purchase, permanent collection

2012    Independent Artist Creative Grant, Portail culturel Fransaskois/Saskatchewan Arts Board

2011    Independent Artist Creative Grant, Portail culturel Fransaskois/Saskatchewan Arts Board

2010   Independent Artist Creative Grant, Saskatchewan Arts Board

1991    Loomis and Toles Artist Prize, OCADU

1990   John Alfsen Award, 3rd Year, Figurative Painting, OCADU

1989   Eric Freifeld Scholarship, Figure Draughtmanship, OCADU

 

Education:

1987-1991   Ontario College of Art & Design, Diploma (With Honours), Drawing and Painting, Fine Arts, Toronto, ON

 

Related Work, Contract Projects & Volunteer Experience:

Juror, Independent Artists Program, Saskatchewan Arts Board, Regina, SK                                                                            2017

Juror, Creative Partnerships Program, Saskatchewan Arts Board, Regina, SK                                                                         2015

Finalist-shortlisted, Missing & Murdered Aboriginal Women Commemorative Art Installation                                            2015

Commissioned by the Saskatoon Tribal Council/Saskatoon Police/Provincial Government, Saskatoon, SK                         

Founder & former Artistic Director, Sans-atelier collectif d’artistes, Saskatoon, SK                                                    2012 - 2016

Juror, Artists and Community Collaboration Program (ACCP), Canada Council for the Arts, Ottawa, ON                          2013

Project Manager, Patuanak Arts Project, Common Weal Community Arts, Saskatoon/Patuanak,                            2011–2012

Gallery Assistant, The Red Shift Gallery, Saskatoon, SK                                                                                                      2007-2010

                                                         

Selected Press:

  • Ackerman, Jennifer, Glass bottle portrait memorializes victims of 2015 Patuanak house fire, May 2, 2018

  • Budney, Jen, Art in 2017: A  View from Saskatoon, Canadian Art Magazine, Features, December 20, 2017

  • Bessai, Margaret, AXENET’I TTH’ AL: Northern way of coming together, Vie des Arts,  Nº 248, Montreal, QC, Fall 2017

  • Beatty, Gregory, A Boreal Home, Axenet’i Th’al shows how landscape & culture are intertwined, Planet S Magazine, Aug 31 - Sept, 2017

  • Levy, Bernard, 34e Symposium de Baie-Saint-Paul: Techniquement parfait, mais…, Vie des arts, Nº 244, Montreal, QC, Fall  2016

  • Mackasey, Michèle, Building a neighbourhood of wishes, CARFAC–SASK Newsletter, October 2013, Vol 25, No. 8

  • Gazzola, Bart, Michèle Mackasey: Home Is Where The Heart Is., CARFAC–SASK Newsletter, October 2013, Vol 25, No. 8

  • Boisvert, Richard, L’art fransaskois au musée de civilisation-Joe Fafard : le sens de la famille, Hommage à la famille monoparentale,

  • LeSoleil, Art et spectacles, Wednesday, December 5, 2012

  • Cataldo, Sabrina, Painted like queens, Art is for everyone, Saskatchewan Arts Board, 2011–2012 Annual Report           

  • Robinson, Lissa, What we saw at exhibitions in the West, Michèle Mackasey: face à nous, September 30, 2011 – January 8, 2012,

  • Mendel Art Gallery, Gallerieswest, Spring 2012

  • Thomas, Meagan, Artist Mackasey Explores The Experience Of Single Motherhood, Verb Magazine, Nov 25–Dec 1, 2011

  • Gazzola, Bart, This Art Matters: Mackasey exhibit has importance both inside and outside of the gallery, Planet S Magazine, October
    20 – November 2, 2011, Vol. 10, Issue 4

  • Fraser, Sandra, Face à nous, Mendel Folio, volume 39, issue 4: fall 2011, pages 6 & 7

  • Boklaschuk, Shannon, Look at us: Empowering women through art, Saskatoon Express, Volume 8, Issue 21, Wk of Sept. 26, 2011

  • Gazzola, Bart, Familial Feminism, Planet S Magazine, Aug 02–Aug 15, 2007, Vol. 5, Issue 25

 

Selected Media:

  • CBC television; Jason Warick, Wanuskewin Art Installation mimics traditional maze used to trap lynx, Saskatchewan, July 20, 2017

  • CBC radio one; Craig Lederhouse,  Axenet’i Th’al, Patuanak Community Art Installation, Wanuskewin Galleries, SK, July 20, 2017

  • CIHO-FM  Charlevoix, Radio interview, project: Quartier Souhaits-chez-toits, International Symposium of Contemporary Art of Baie
     -Saint-Paul, Baie-Saint-Paul, QC, August 28, 2016               

  • Le téléjournal-Culture; Gaétan Benoit, Radio-Canada television, (SK), Axenet’I Tth’al–Frenge, August 21, 2014

  • Jour de plaine; Doris Labrie, Radio-Canada-radio, Home is Where the Heart Is, Jour de plaine, (SK), August 26, 2013

  • The Afternoon Edition; Craig Lederhouse-CBC Radio One, (SK), (Artist Residency; Home Is Where The Heart Is... Exhibition–(Wish
    Home Neighbourhood), August 26, 2013

  • Ell, Diane, Art provides exploration and escape for women in transition, June 20, 2013

  • Jour de plaine; Doris Labrie, Radio-Canada (radio), Délégation au Québec : L’Art fransaskois-exhibition, Dec. 4, 2012

  • Interview with CBC Radio, topic: L’Art fransaskois, Québec, QC, December 4, 2012

  • Saskatoon Evening News: Shaw TV, Ann Perry, topic: face à nous, November 7, 2011

  • Jour de plaine; Doris Labrie, Radio-Canada (radio), Rapport annuel sur la pauvreté, Jour de plaine, Radio-Canada, Nov. 2, 2011

  • CTV News–Saskatoon; Jeff Rogstad, (SK), topic: face à nous, October 17, 2011

  • Jour de plaine; Doris Labrie, Radio-Canada (radio), (SK),  L’exposition : Face à nous, Jour de plaine, Radio-Canada, October 4, 2011

  • CBC television; Britainy Robinson, topic: face à nous, Saskatoon, SK, September 27, 2011