Artist CV 2021

GILLIAN ANNE WILLANS
www.gillianwillans.com
gillwillans@gmail.com

EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS:
2005 – 2008 Masters of Fine Arts – Painting
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
1999 – 2000 Certificate of Arts Administration,
Grant MacEwan University, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
1998 Fine Arts Painting Exchange,
Kent Institute of Art and Design, Canterbury, England
1995 – 1999 Bachelor of Fine Arts - Painting
University of Alberta, Edmonton

AWARDS & GRANTS:
2018 Eldon and Anne Foote Visual Arts Prize, Edmonton, Alberta
2016 MacEwan Sessional Faculty Professional Development Fund, MacEwan University
2011 Visual Arts Travel Grant, Edmonton Arts Council,
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada/ Travel Costs for Paris Creative Residency
2009 Visual Arts Project Grant, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada/ Material Costs for artwork production
2008 FGSR Travel Scholarship, University of Alberta,
Edmonton Alberta, Canada/ Support for a research trip to England
2007 Visual Arts Project Grant, Alberta Foundation for the Arts,
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada/ Material Costs for the exhibition “Hiding in Plain Sight”
2006 Alberta Foundation for the Arts Graduate Painting Scholarship,
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
2000 Mark Joslin Memorial Award, MacEwan University, Edmonton Edmonton, Alberta Canada

RESIDENCIES:
2018 Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Leighton Artist Studios, Banff, Alberta Canada
2011 Parsons Paris, International Creative Residency, Paris, France

PUBLIC COMMISSIONS:
2009 House, Tree, Person, Alberta Arts Days, University of Alberta,
Funded by the University of Alberta, Edmonton Alberta Canada
2009 Home Coming, Century Place, City of Edmonton Architects Office,
Funded by the City of Edmonton, Edmonton Alberta


COLLECTIONS:
2016 Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Edmonton Alberta Canada
2011 BMO Financial, Toronto Ontario Canada
2010 Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Edmonton Alberta Canada
2009 City Regions Centre, University of Alberta, Edmonton Alberta Canada
2008 University of Alberta Art Collection, Edmonton Alberta Canada

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS:
2021 Group Exhibition, St Albert Public Art Gallery
2021/22 Solo Exhibition, Scott Gallery, Edmonton Alberta
2022 Solo Exhibition, Provincial Archives of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta

SOLO EXHIBITION HISTORY:
2021 In Absentia, Vernon Public Art Gallery, Vernon, British Columbia
2018 A Well Tended Garden, McMullen Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
2017 and light she lingers as your hostess, Scott Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
2016 Hiraeth, Multicultural Heritage Centre Gallery, Stony Plain, Alberta
2015 Another Time Another Place, Scott Gallery, Edmonton
2013 Mise-en-scène : The Paris Suite Telephone Booth Gallery, Toronto Ontario Canada
2011 Land Line, Telephone Booth Gallery, Toronto Ontario Canada
2008 Hiding in Plain Sight, MFA Thesis Exhibition, FAB Gallery, Edmonton
2005 The Long Walk Home, Eastern Front Gallery, Toronto
2003 Personal Space, Eastern Front Gallery, Toronto

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
2020 “Kitchen” Group Exhibition, Sivarulrasa Gallery, Ontario
2019 Canadian II, Group Exhibition, Sivarulrasa Gallery, Ontario
2016 Home Sweet Home, Three Person Exhibition, Toronto Ontario
2016 Alberta Collects, Visual Arts Alberta, Edmonton
2015 Brainstorms: Alberta Creates, University of Alberta Museum and Collections, Edmonton Alberta
2014 50th Anniversary Exhibitions: Art & Design 1.0, University of Alberta
2014 In medias Res, The Gray Gallery, Grant MacEwan University, Edmonton, Alberta
2014 Fresh Paint: Snap Shot of Painting in Edmonton, University of Alberta Museum and Collections, Edmonton Alberta
2014 Scott Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
2013 To Inspire: Visual Arts Instructors' Exhibition, Edmonton, Alberta
2012 Converge, Muttart Conservatory, Edmonton, Alberta
2011 Parsons Paris, Residency final presentation, Paris France
2009 Toronto Outdoor Show, Toronto Ontario Canada
2008 Neighborhood Tales, Allen Grey Centre Gallery, Edmonton Alberta Canada
2008 Re-Drawing the Line, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton Alberta Canada
2008 11404, Hab Studio Gallery, Edmonton Alberta Canada
2007 Turf, Peter Robertson Gallery, Edmonton Alberta Canada
2007 Crash Pad, Latitude 53, Edmonton Alberta Canada
2007 Alumni Exhibition, Eastern Front Gallery, Toronto Alberta Canada
2007 Visual Thinking, Brine Gallery, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton Alberta Canada
2006 Painting in Italy, FAB Gallery, Edmonton Alberta Canada
2006 Fast Forward, FAB Gallery, Edmonton Alberta Canada
2005 Scarborough Arts Council Art in the Park, Toronto Ontario Canada
2005 Riverdale Art Walk, Toronto Ontario Canada
2005 Spirit of Our Times, Zilberschmuck Gallery, Toronto Ontario Canada
2004 Hang Man Gallery, Toronto Ontario Canada
2004 Now Lounge, Toronto Ontario Canada
2003 Pulse Nine, Riverdale Art Walk, Toronto Ontario Canada
2000 ARTOPIA, Edmonton Alberta Canada

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

Academic Positions:
2006– Present Contract Painting/Fundamentals Instructor, University of Alberta,
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
2015- Present Contract Painting/Drawing Instructor, MacEwan University,
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
2008 –Present Contract Painting Instructor, Faculty of Extension, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada


SELECTED ARTICLES, MAGAZINES, & CATALOGUES:

Matejko, Agnieszka “Staging Homes” McMullen Gallery, July 28, 2018
http://www.gallerieswest.ca/magazine/stories/staging-homes/

Frost, Lucille “Gillian Willans: And Light she lingers as your hostess- Review” Scott Gallery October 11, 2017 Curious Arts University of Alberta Faculty of Arts Blog http://www.curiousarts.ca/gillian-willans-light-lingers-hostess-review

Kitteringham, Selena “In studio: Gillian Willans’ Another Time Another Place” Scott Gallery April 23rd, 2015 Curious Arts University of Alberta Faculty of Arts Blog http://www.curiousarts.ca/gillian-willans-another-time-another-place

Tattoli, Chantel, “Fan Mail: Gillian Willans”, Telephone Booth Gallery, Toronto, July 3rd, 2013 Daily Serving : An International Art Blog http://dailyserving.com/2013/07/fan-mail-gillian-willans/

O’Keefe, M.C “Just outside the frame, Gillian Willans is Hiding in Plain Sight”, Vue Weekly #647, p. 27, March 2008

Greer J. and Gerritzen H, “ Re-Drawing the Line Exhibition Catalogue” Art Gallery of Alberta January 19- February 17, 2008 p.50.

Fung, A “Hiding in Plain Sight”., FAB Gallery March 7, 2008 Prairie Artsters <http://prairieartsters.blogspot.com/2008/03/gillian-willans-hidden-in-plain-sight.html>

Lefebvre, A “11404: After the Address” Arts Hab Gallery, Notebook Magazine Vol 2 Issue 5, April 2008 p.6-12.

Fung, A., “11404” Arts Hab Gallery January 4, 2007 Prairie Artsters <http://prairieartsters.blogspot.com/2008/01/11404-gillian-willans-andrea-pinheiro.html>

O’Keefe, M.C “11404 anthologizes intense female friendship at pivotal moment”, Arts Hab Gallery December 18 2007 Vue Weekly #635, p. 28

Teeuwsen, S. “Make it not Suck: The Crash Pad” Latitude 53 Notebook Magazine Vol 2 Issue 4, January 2008 p.8 -12.

Fung, A., “Crash Pad” Latitude 53 Prairie Artsters September 1, 2007 <http://prairieartsters.blogspot.com/search?q=crash+pad+edmonton>

Fung, A., “You Gotta Fight For Your Right To Be Arrr-ty” Turf Exhibition Peter Robertson Gallery July 25, 2007 Vue Weekly #614, p.18-19