On-going:

Curriculum Vitae, Exhibitions and Publications

ERICA KONRAD

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2021 - Everything Became Beautiful, Kunze Gallery - Creston, BC

2021 - Everything Became Beautiful, Hidden Garden Gallery - New Denver, BC

2019 - Fractured, The Langham Cultural Centre, Kalso, BC
2019 –  Blue Mood, Kootenay Coop, Nelson, BC
2018/19 –  Fragments of Memories exhibit, Kalein Centre, Nelson BC
2016 –  A Part from Nature. Kootenay Gallery of Art, Castlegar, BC
2016 –  Exhibit at Blue Night, Social Room Interiors, Nelson BC
2014 – Fragments of Memories, Cafe Momento, December, Nelson BC
2014 – Columbia Basin Culture Tour, Open Studios, Nelson BC
2014 – Responding to a Mark, The Capitol Theatre, Nelson BC
2014 – The Waggle Dance, Nelson Public Library, Nelson BC
2013 – Steps and Movements, Bijou, Nelson BC
2013 – On-going Narratives, The Dancing Bear Inn, Nelson BC
2013 – Steps and Movements, The Capitol Theatre, Nelson BC
2013 – The Waggle Dance, The Art Gallery of Golden, The Fernie Arts Station,

The Langham Cultural Centre, Kaslo, Gallery 378, Nelson, Hidden Garden Gallery, New Denver

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020 - Online Fundraiser for Nelson and District Arts Council

2020- Touchstones Museum members art show, Nelson BC
2019 – Dead Poets Gala, fundraiser for Kalein Centre
2018 – Dance Umbrella, fundraiser for Nelson and District Arts Council
2017-2018 Breastfeeding Art Expo, artist piece, community piece. Touring exhibition through the Interior of British Columbia, including VISAC in Trail
2018 – Oxygen Art Market, Oxygen Art Centre, Nelson BC (2015, 2014, 2012, 2011)
2017 – Imago Mundi, Instituto Veneto di Scienze Lettere ed Arti, Venice, Italy, part of the Venice Biennale Viva Art Viva www.imagomundiart.com
2017 – Nelson ArtWalk, Kolmel Jewellers/Kutenai Clothing/John Ward Cafe, KSA, (2014, 2012, 2010)
2016 – Gallery 378, Craft Connection, Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance, CBT grant for new work
2016 – Kootenay Gallery of Art, Castlegar, BC Christmas Gallery Show
2015 – Appetite for Art, Prestige Hotel, Nelson and District Arts Council
2014/2015 – Touchstones Nelson: Museum, members art show, Nelson BC
2014 – Blue Night Nelson, group show, Gallery 378, Craft Connection, Nelson
2014 – TRIO: Three Artists, One Night -a show and sale of contemporary paintings, Nelson BC
2014 – Nature in Flux: Biodiversity and Invasive Species Juried Art competition, Kootenay Gallery of Art, Castlegar BC
2013 –  Red, A Gallery, Provincetown, MA
2013 – The Booksmyth, Group Show, Nelson BC
2013 – Touchstones Museum, members art show, Nelson BC
2012 – Community Perspectives on Forestry, The Langham Cultural Centre, Kaslo BC
2011 – Encaustic Masters: Inspirational Voices, Juried art show, Columbia River Gallery, Oregon
2011 – Sustainability, Water: Our Community’s Creative Response, The Langham Cultural Centre, Kaslo BC
2011 – Oxygen Art Market, Oxygen Art Centre, Nelson BC
2011 – Bliss in the Blossoms, Garden Art Show at Gallery 378, Nelson BC
2010 – Columbia Basin Culture Tour – open studio tour, Nelson BC
2010 – Ten Squared Grid Art Gallery, Nelson BC
2010 – Sloppy Joe Art Show, Grid Art Gallery, Nelson BC

PUBLICATIONS AND CATALOGUES

2021-22 Fall/Winter ARTiculate Magazine, West Kootenay Regional Arts Council/CKCA

2017- Trend Prive Magazine, Issue #27, Volume 1
2016- Imago Mundi, collection of works commissioned and collected by Luciano Benetton.
2015 - Embracing Encaustic ebook: Linda Womack, Book 2
2014/2015 - ARTiculate Magazine, article, Fall/Winter
2014-Inspire U Magazine, multimedia digital magazine, December issue,

2013 -Red. Curated by Adam and Marian Peck. A Gallery, Provincetown, MA (exhibition catalogue)
2012 -Encaustic Masters: Inspirational Voices

SCHOLARSHIPS, AWARDS AND GRANTS

2021- Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance, CBT and Nelson and District Arts Council collaborative grant with Don Konrad for text in a 'Play on Birds.

2020 – Major Project Arts Award: Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance and Columbia Basin Trust - 'Everything Became Beautiful'.
2016 – 2018 Breastfeeding Art Expo. Grant awarded from Kelowna Community Resources and Interior Health, to participate in a 3 year project in the Interior of B.C. to celebrate breastfeeding. Responsible for mentoring youth through workshops, and facilitating their creation of an interactive piece surrounding issues of environmental/health and food security in relation to breastfeeding. Also responsible for creating solo piece for exhibition.
2017- NSG Creative spark grant disbursed by ArtStarts in Schools, funded by Columbia Basin Trust and the Kootenay Columbia Cultural Alliance.
2016 – Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance and Columbia Basin Trust Grant through Nelson and Districts Arts Council. For professional development workshop at MISSA and to complete a new series.
2014 – Nature in Flux: Biodiversity & Invasive Species Juried Art Competition, 3rd Place Winner, Kootenay Gallery of Art, Castlegar, B.C.
2012 – 2013 – Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance and Columbia Basin Trust Grant through Nelson and Districts Arts Council.
2013 – Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance Grant. Columbia Basin Trust. Touring Grant.
2013 – Scholarship Grant, Seventh International Encaustic Conference, Provincetown, Massachusetts, U.S.

EDUCATION

2016 Beyond Representation. An abstract acrylic workshop at MISSA, Pauline Conley. Metchosin, B.C.
2015  Getting at It, Drawing Course with Deb Thompson, Oxygen Art Centre.
2013  The Alchemy of Process, Lisa Pressman and Elise Wagner, Portland
2013  Wax and Paper Workshop, Michelle Belto, Shatford Centre, Okanagan School of the Arts
2013   7th International Encaustic Conference demonstrations, May, Provincetown, Mass.
2013   Sculpting workshop, Kelly McGrath, Truro Arts Centre, May, Provincetown, Mass.
2013   Encaustic workshop, Lorraine Glessner, Truro Arts Centre, May, Provincetown, Mass.
2011   International Encaustic Artists Conference, workshops, Portland, OR
2010   Encaustic Intensive, Esalen Institute, Cari Hernandez, CA
2009   Encaustic Workshop, Linda Womack, Portland OR
2009   Drawing and sculpting workshop, Boukje Elzinga and Elly Scheepens, New Denver, B.C.
1996   University of Toronto, BA Honours in Environmental Studies

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2017 to present-  Founder and operator of The Narrows Art Retreat. Promoting and facilitating Artist Residencies.  Offering private and group instruction at the retreat, as well as working with instructors in other disciplines on course development.
2010 – 2016 Private painting workshops at private studio, Oxygen Art Centre and in schools

REPRESENTATION

– Gallery 378, Craft Connection, 378 Baker St, Nelson BC
– Art Gallery of Golden, 516, 9th Ave N, Golden BC
– Kootenay Gallery of Art, 120 Heritage Way, Castlegar BC

AFFILIATIONS AND ORGANIZATIONS

– Canadian Artists Representation (CARFAC BC), member
– Oxygen Art Centre, member
– Juried consignee at The Kootenay Gallery of Art (Castlegar), Craft Connection (Nelson), and Art Gallery of Golden
– Touchstones Museum and Gallery, member
– Nelson and District Arts Council, member and Board member

THE ARTIST

Erica Konrad maintains an active studio practice in Nelson, British Columbia, Canada.
ericahopekonrad@gmail.com  250.505.9035