Andrea Kastner

Selected Works

Biography

EDUCATION

2009-2012: Master of Fine Arts, Painting: University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
2002-2006: Bachelor of Fine Arts: Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017: Shadow Cities, Scott Gallery, Edmonton AB
2016: Rupture, Expositions Ymuno, Montreal, QC
2014: The Waste Land, ODD Gallery, Klondike Institute of Art and Culture, Dawson City, YT
2014:The Waste Land, Comox Valley Art Gallery, Courtenay, BC
2014: Conspicuous Collapse, Hamilton Artists Inc., Hamilton, ON
2014: L’Inventaire des rêves / The Inventory of Dreams, Galerie BAC, Montreal, QC
2014: The Waste Land, Kamloops Art Gallery (The Cube), Kamloops, BC
2013: Small Disasters, Harcourt House, Edmonton AB
2012: Amass, MFA Thesis Exhibition, FAB Gallery, Edmonton, AB
2010: Urban Diary, Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library, Montreal, QC
2010: Urban Diary, Red Bird Gallery, Montreal, QC
2009: Façade Arrière, Galerie Port-Maurice, Montreal, QC
2009: Ruelles, Maison de la Culture Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Montreal, QC
2006: Jolies Poubelles, START Gallery, Sackville, NB

 

DUO AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017: Downtown/s: Urban Renewal Today for Tomorrow, The 2017 Art Gallery of Windsor Triennial of Contemporary Art, Windsor, ON
2016: Saga of a city, Hamilton at 200, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, ON
2015: Brainstorms: UAlberta Creates, University of Alberta Museums Galleries, Edmonton, AB
2015: Hamilton Biennial, Hundreddollar Gallery, Hamilton, ON
2015: Vestiges, Galerie BAC, Montreal, QC
2014: Art Toronto, Galerie BAC booth, Toronto, ON
2014: Public School, A/P Gallery, Calgary, AB
2013:The Lure of the Local: Women Artists in the Canadian Landscape, Vorres Museum, Athens, Greece
2013: Windsor Issues V.4, Civic Space, Windsor, ON
2012: RBC Canadian Painting Competition 2012, Power Plant, Toronto, ON
2012:Art Toronto, Toronto, ON, RBC Painting Competition booth
2012: The New Alberta Contemporaries, Esker Foundation Gallery, Calgary, AB
2011: Innovation, Little Gallery, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB
2011: Revisiting Ephemera, ArtLAB Gallery, University of Western Ontario, London, ON
2010: Archive and Everyday Life, Hamilton Artists Inc., Hamilton, ON
2008: Architectures for Nostalgia, Niagara Artists’ Centre, St. Catherine’s, ON
2006: stART: Emerging Artist Show, Studio 21, Halifax, NS
2006: BFA Graduate Exhibition, Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, NB

 

ARTIST RESIDENCIES

2016: Vermont Studio Centre, Johnson, Vermont
2013: Another World in the Studio, Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, AB
2013: Emerging Artist Research Residency Program, University of Windsor, Windsor, ON
2010: Urban Diary, Red Bird Gallery, Montreal, QC

 

SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS

2016: Emerging Artist Grant, Ontario Arts Council
2014: Project Assistance for Visual Artists, British Columbia Arts Council
2013: Professional Development Project Assistance, British Columbia Arts Council
2013: Travel Grant, Canada Council for the Arts
2012: Finalist: 14th Annual RBC Canadian Painting Competition
2012: Edmonton Arts Council: Individual Project Grant
2012: The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Artist Grant
2011: Graduate Students Association Professional Development Grant, University of Alberta
2011: Faculty of Arts International Travel Award, University of Alberta
2011: Alberta Advanced Education Achievement Program: Graduate Student Scholarship
2010: Don McColl Graduate Scholarship, University of Alberta
2010: Alberta Foundation for the Arts Graduate Scholarship in Art and Design
2010: Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, University of Alberta: Profiling Alberta’s Graduate Students Award
2009: Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2015-16: Programming Committee, Hamilton Artist’s Inc., Hamilton, ON
2014: President, Board of Directors, Arnica Artist-Run Centre, Kamloops, BC
2013-14: Art Instructor: Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, BC
2012: Research Assistant: Allen Ball, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
2012: Graduate Student Representative, Chair Selection Committee: University of Alberta
2012: Co-curator: Unstable Natures, Latitude 53. Edmonton AB
2011: Instructor: Art Fundamentals, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
2011: Co-curator: Innovation, Alberta Graduate Conference, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB
2010-2011:Teaching Assistant: University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
2006-2009: Art Instructor, Youth Department: Visual Arts Centre, Montreal, QC
2007: Assistant Registrar: Galerie McClure, Montreal, QC
2004-2005: Gallery Coordinator: START Gallery, Sackville, NB
2003-2004: Education Program Assistant: Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, NB

 

LECTURES/ PRESENTATIONS

2016: Panelist, In Contemporary Terms: Responding to the Beaver Hall Group. Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, ON
2014: Guest Presenter, Sunday Scene, Mike Nelson: Amnesiac Hide. The Power Plant, Toronto, ON
2014: Artist Talk, The Waste Land, ODD Gallery, KIAC, Dawson City, YT
2014: Artist Talk, The Waste Land, Comox Valley Art Gallery, Courtenay BC
2013: Artist Talk, Small Disasters, Harcourt House, Edmonton AB
2013: Artist Talk, The Lure of the Local, Vorres Museum, Athens, Greece
2013: Artist Talk, “Small Disasters,” Another World in the Studio, Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff AB
2013: Artist Talk, Emerging Artist Research Residency Program, University of Windsor, Windsor ON
2013: Artist Talk, Thomson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC
2010: Panelist, The Urban Diary: Decoding the City. The Archive and Everyday Life Conference, McMaster University, Hamilton ON

 

COLLECTIONS

Kamloops Art Gallery (Kamloops, BC)
Colart Collection (Montreal, QC)
University of Alberta Museums and Archive (Edmonton, AB)
Davis & Company LLP (Toronto, ON),
private collections in Canada, Europe and Australia.

 

EXHIBITION CATALOGUES AND ESSAYS

Alison Shields, Connecting the Dots, ODD Gallery, Dawson City, YK, 2014

Angela Somerset, Want. Don’t Want., Comox Valley Art Gallery, Courtenay, BC, 2014

Marissa Neave, New Landscape: On Andrea Kastner’s The Wasteland, Hamilton Artists Inc. Hamilton, ON

Caterina Pizanias, The Lure of the Local: Women Artists in the Canadian Land(scape), Vorres Museum, Athens, Greece, 2013.

2012 RBC Canadian Painting Competition, Royal Bank of Canada, Toronto, ON, 2012, p. 30-31.

Caterina Pizanias, The New Alberta Contemporaries, Esker Foundation, Calgary, AB, 2012, p. 20-21.

Ahlia Moussa, Simon Bentley ed. Revisiting Ephemera, McIntosh Gallery Curatorial Study Centre, 2011.
     
Mary O'Connor, The Archive and Everyday Life, Hamilton Artists Inc. Hamilton, ON, 2010.

Natasha Pedros, Architectures for Nostalgia, Niagara Artists Centre, St. Catharines, ON. 2008.

 

SELECTED PRESS

Melissa Bennett, “In the Studio: Andrea Kastner,” Critical Superbeast, June 20, 2016

Meg Walker, “Painting Wasted Dreams,” Yukon News, November 28, 2014

Andrea Klassen, “Entering the Waste Land,” Kamloops This Week, January 21, 2014

Stephen Hunt, “Alberta Artists Celebrated in Athens”, Calgary Herald, November 1, 2013

Agnieszka Matejko, “Small Disasters”, Vue Weekly issue #930, Edmonton, AB, August 14, 2013

Alannah O’Neill, “Wasteland: Andrea Kastner explores what lies beneath”, Elle Canada, May 2013, p.74

Leah Shaw, "Andrea Kastner: The RBC Canadian Painting Competition Interview series", The Walrus, Toronto, ON, Vol. 9, No. 10, p. 21.

Andrew Gunn, “Inside Out: Interview with Andrea Kastner,” Canadian Interviews (online), July 9, 2012.
 
“RBC Canadian Painting Competition: Start Your Engines”, Canadian Art (online), June 28, 2012.

James Adams, “The brush-off: RBC Canadian Painting Competition”, The Globe and Mail, Toronto, ON, June 27, 2012, p. R3.

Ariane Lafrenière. "Ruelles: Une Autre Facette du Quotidien", Actualités, Montreal, QC, Feb 5, 2009.

Kristen De Palma. "Letting it All Hang Out", PULSE Niagara, St. Catharines, ON, Vol. 22, No. 42.

Artist Statement

“The city is a text being written and re-written, with evidence of revisions in every delicate scar traced on a brick wall. As buildings are torn down, façades exposed, garbage collected and dumped in the landfill, drafts and corrections to the city are made visible. These paintings are a half-written poem to the shadow city, the secrets and ghosts in crumbling and neglected objects, doors that are not walked through but rather appear as portals to alternate worlds. ”  Andrea Kastner