GWEN FRANK

Born 1960 / Gravelbourg, Saskatchewan, Canada

Education

1989 -1991, 2001 – 2002         Independent Printmaking Studies, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada

1978 – 1983     BA(Hons) Fine Art, Printmaking, Alberta College of Art & Design, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

1982                GRAFF Atelier Study Scholarship, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

2002                BFA completed

Membership

1989 – 1991      Member of the Board of Directors, the Alberta Printmakers Society, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

2001 – 2006     Faculty Member, Alberta College of Art and Design, Continuing Education, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

2014-15           Jury Members: BIMPE VIII (Biennial International Miniature Printmaking Exhibition) Vancouver, Kelowna, Edmonton, Canada

Workshops

1993 – 1995     Artist in Residence, Centrum Frans Masereel, Kasterlee, Belgium

1996, 1997      Lecture, Workshop, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA

2004                Artist in Residence, Association La Cardabelle-Arts and Culture, Cruéjouls, France

2000                Intaglio workshop, Lecture, Hollins University, Roanoke, VA, USA

Awards

1986 – 1990     USA Juror’s Commendations, The Boston Printmakers 39th, 41st and 42nd North American Print Exhibitions

1992 – 1995     Annual Awards, Alberta Foundation for the Visual Arts, Project Grant

1994                Medal for Excellence, Cuprum VI, International Biennial of Graphic Art in Metal Techniques, Lublin, Poland; Intergrafia 94, World Award Winners Gallery, Katowice, Poland; Prize, 9th Seoul International Print Biennial, Seoul, South Korea

1996                Sponsor´s Prize, 3rd Sapporo International Print Exhibition, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Japan

2002                Award for Excellence, Alberta College of Art and Design Alumni, Calgary, Canada

Exhibitions (selected)

1990                K. Gwen Frank: Four Years, Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada

1992                Inside Dreams, Equipe de Arte Postal, Sao Paulo, Brazil ; 8th Mostra Internazionale di Grafica, Instituto per la Cultura e L’Arte, Catania, Italy

1993                6th International Biennial Print Exhibition, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan

1994                Solo Exhibition, Epreuve d’Artiste Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

1995                1st International Print Symposium Exhibition, Bratislava, Slovakia

1996                8th Premio Internazionale Biella per L’Incisione, Biella, Italy

1998                Stuwing at De Zaaijer, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

1999                Deutsche Internationale Grafik Triennial, City Hall, Frechen, Germany

2004                Group Exhibition, Association La Cardabelle – Arts et Culture, Cruéjouls, France

2006                Fifteen Restless Nights by Derek Besant,Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Canada

2007                The Boston Print International Biennial, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA

2008                Maniere Noire, Atelier Les Mille Feuilles, Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, Canada

2012 – 2015     La Vie Fantastique, Travelling Exhibition Program, Edmonton, Canada

2015                Wondering Mind, Epreuve d’Artiste Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

She works in intaglio, watercolour and drawing techniques. She lives in Calgary and in East Coulee, Alberta, Canada.

Contact: kgfrank@yahoo.com , http://www.artistsincanada.com/article/?q=254

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