I have been invited to participate in an upcoming show at the Fall Tattooing and Art Gallery in Vancouver, BC.
In addition to there being live tattooing, performance art, spoken word, there will also be sculptural work displayed in the art gallery, including my own work! I will be taking in 4 sculptures for this show which opens April 13th and ends in June. Come out to the opening reception on April 13th from 8pm to Midnight! I am SO EXCITED! Art and live tattooing? For real. Maybe they will live pierce? Could add on to my ears... only have...14... need more windows.
Check out some of the images of my newest pieces in progress! Bring your heart, your excitement, your wallet and come check out all the amazing work by the artists that will be there in attendance!
My own work that will be displayed are all one-of-a-kind, hand built ceramic sculptures. Each are ceramic, painted in acrylic both by hand and airbrush for their unique appearance. All are large scale and though they look small and cute, they are not.
I will see you there!
I am very pleased to say that the group I founded, The Contemporary Ceramic Collective, had the opening of our first show together last night!!! MIXa-PEDIA runs from Feb 4th to 27th and can be seen during gallery hours at the Gallery of BC Ceramics on Granville Island in Vancouver. All work is available for purchase! This is THE HOTTEST ceramic show to see this year!
MIXaPEDIA (PLAY WITH IT) New Work by the CONTEMPORARY CERAMIC COLLECTIVE WHERE:
The Gallery of B.C. Ceramics on Granville Island, Vancouver, BC WHEN:
February 4th - 27th, 2016. OPENING RECEPTION:
Thursday, February 4th, 5-7pm.
Remixing our existing creative processes with the intent of producing new insight and direction, the group playfully and proudly presents our most recent experimentations and explorations in clay, as we seek to expand the conversation around the ceramic object.
Please, come play with us! The CONTEMPORARY CERAMIC COLLECTIVE is a non-profit artist group based in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. The CCC seeks to support and encourage its member’s artistic development as they explore and expand their individual ceramic practices. Featuring an inclusive aesthetic of sculptural and functional and utilitarian work, the group is composed of established, new and emerging artists including: Kathleen McGiveron, James Kemp, David Robinson, Karisa Evdokimoff, Suzy Birstein, Haide-Anne Elva James, and Gabrielle Burke. About the Artists: Kathleen McGiveron: http://www.kmcgiveron-art.com/
I am a ceramicist and I am openly addicted to clay. I produce work with a strong connection to popular culture and embrace traditions in ceramics. The sculptures I create are inspired by kitsch figurines, especially Red Rose’s Wade figurines and miniatures, and include cultural icons and reference popular movements to create a narrative within my work. It is important to me that I include humour in my work and it is often impish or sarcastic, and is sometimes politically charged. James Kemp: http://sculpturejameskemp.weebly.com/
I think of my sculptures as something between body and object: contrasting surfaces and forms they negotiate their unity through different situations. My studio practice is forged from the destabilization of dichotomies between the ephemeral and fixed. My work is in part a study of society’s structures of rules and conventions to transform what is primitive and natural in response (the emotive and intuitive part of our being), into a rationalised contrived collective ethos; an ethos that holds idealized concepts of progress. David Robinson: firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.facebook.com/DMR-Ceramics-300204873431125/
My work is both an exploration and a negotiation. I am interested in marrying the inherent material properties of porcelain, with the complex beauty and form of the organic world. I feel that it is through this amalgam I can find a beauty that is not only striking and challenging to our preconceived ideas, but also an opportunity to question my values in relationship to a greater sense of mortality. Karisa Evdokimoff: http://www.karisaevdokimoffart.com/
The wonders of nature and the vital role that it plays within our lives is the driving force
and inspiration behind a lot of my work. I am interested in the interconnected relationship that humans share with the natural world. My visual inspiration often stems from microscopic perspectives in natural environments and botanical structures and textures found in nature. With a strong eco-centric perspective, I am continually exploring the natural world for meaning and beauty. As my passions and my creative process synchronize, my ideas develop and new discoveries materialize within my art work. Suzy Birstein: http://www.suzybirstein.com/
I see my imagery as a marriage of my childhood and adult influences. The figure dominates my work. I feel compelled to create archetypal icons which embrace the power of Ancient and contemporary World cultures, overlaid with the spirit of song and dance. My work synthesizes and celebrates the interconnectedness as well as the individuality of many cultures and eras. I long to merge the power of Nefertiti with the spirit of Carmen Miranda. Haide-Anne Elva James: email@example.com website pending
Haide-Anne Elva James is currently based out of New Westminster, BC. Her efforts in clay (and other media) are largely reflective of her upbringing within a number of urban, rural and farming communities across Canada, spanning from Newfoundland to British Columbia. Wild and domesticated animals and their relationship with the human being are consistently represented in her work and often act as metaphors for addressing notions of nationalism, feminism and identity. Gabrielle Burke: http://gabrielleburke.com/
Gabrielle Burke is a ceramic artist based out of White Rock, BC. Her work is driven by the functionality of ceramics - the relationships and dependencies we place on everyday items in our diurnal lives. Gabrielle works mainly in porcelain but is interested in the surface and texture of clay itself, often using unglazed surfaces to pay homage to the material itself.
I'm finally having one! My first studio sale!
Because I have a really small studio and work over flowing from it and it is the end of shows for this year, I am looking to sell some work to make space for new stuff!
This is a great time to collect new art for your home! 2014 pieces and older will be at a reduced price so this is a great time to save and get new art! I have no room in my studio so you are in luck.
To see my work please visit the Series documentation page and scroll through slide shows to see who is available and what year they're made in
To inquire about work, book a studio visit or arrangement, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or text me at 778-227-9816 or use the CONTACT FORM below.
Artists Fiona Tang's Art and Kathleen McGiveron will be showing new work at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in the Emily Carr University Alumni Gallery. Both these artists create animal based work with materials that crumble to dust as they create. Fiona Tang uses charcoal and Kathleen McGiveron uses clay. Join these two artists at their reception and immerse yourself within their wild and whimsical imaginations. Join us on July 29th from 6:30 - 8:30 PM at our OPENING RECEPTION! As we have a limited guest list allowed to us by the QUEEN E, we can only have around 35 guests SO first come first serve! If you RSVP please ensure you're actually able to come to the event! We will have to put you on a guest list. You must RSVP by July 25th!
Fiona Tang: Vancouver-based artist Fiona Tang creates large-scale murals of animals using charcoal, chalk pastel, and acrylic on paper that at first glance appear 3D. Tang makes use of a technique called trompe l’oeil where shadows and perspective within the two dimensional drawing are used to trick the viewer into thinking the piece is three dimensional. Tang recently graduated from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, and you can see more of her work over on Facebook.
Visit her website at: http://fiona-tang.tumblr.com/
Kathleen McGiveron: "I am a ceramicist and I am openly addicted to clay. I produce provocative work that has a strong connection to popular culture and embraces traditions in ceramics. The sculptures I create are inspired by kitsch figurines, especially Red Rose’s Wade figurines and miniatures, and reference contemporary trends to create a narrative within my work. It is important to me that I include humor in my work and it is often impish or sarcastic and is sometimes politically charged. Each series I do is very different from the previous and each explores a topic which is influenced by my passions or movements in contemporary culture which I feel I need to reflect."
Kathleen McGiveron's work uses the idea of ceramic figurines to present her reflections on popular culture, politics and contemporary movements. McGiveron graduated from Emily Carr University of Art and Design in 2011, completed her teaching degree at Simon Fraser University in 2012 and currently teaches Visual Arts to students in the Langley School District. McGiveron was represented by the SMASH Gallery of Modern Art in Vancouver from 2012 to when it closed in 2013, and is currently a gallery artist in the Gallery of B.C. Ceramics.
McGiveron is the founder of the Contemporary Ceramic Collective and is a board member of the B.C. Potters guild.
McGiveron’s work has been exhibited in Vancouver and Langley. Her latest shows were at the SMASH Gallery of Modern Art where she participated in the exhibition “4 Artists who don’t know you either” (2012), “Feature Artist” at the Gallery of B.C. Ceramics (2013), “Put A Bird On It” (2014) at the Gallery of B.C. Ceramics, “The Art Market” (2014) at Emily Carr University, and “Feature Creature” (2014) at The FALL Tattoo and Artist’s Gallery, and “Robots and Monsters” (2014) at the Ayden Gallery.
Visit her website at http://www.kmcgiveron-art.com/Visit the Facebook Event to RSVP at: https://www.facebook.com/events/675394865937904/
I have been invited to be a part of Robots and Monster at the Ayden Gallery
in Vancouver! I am so excited to be able to show in this space! With my extremely tight deadline (a week and a half) I threw away sleep and having a life and dedicated my self to creating the following 5 pieces and re painting a plinth for each. Professional pictures are to come soon, as well as their titles and the title of my newest series in progress. These are the first pieces of the newest series, which as you see is very different from the previous three... no more zombies (sorry)! I will be exploring internal emotions, using references to pop culture as the way I treat my surfaces (can you tell? ;) )
At the bottom of this post you can view the 5 newest sculptures in my studio complete to the beginning, a complete documentation of the process! Enjoy! Please come to the opening this week!!!!Robots And Monsters: Ayden Gallery
Opening November 14, 2014 - 7pm to 11pm
Jenn Brisson / Phresha / Bianca Lemus / Michael O / Nathan Veiland / James Lloyd / Jane Tian / Lauren Carr / Kaylynn Kallweit / Don King / Zoe Renner-Rao / Mabel Jong / Errol Stussi / Shawn Pedralba / Jake Hope / Kelly Shpeley / Katie So / Priscilla Yu / Colin Johnson / Chris Alderson / Mary Pines / Seb Barnett / Carime Quezada / Corine Bond / Allison Koberstein / Katy Springer / Troy Steen / Shane Molina / Simon Laplante / Ted Munz / Guillem Rovira / Mike Myhre / Jamie Bizness / Zed Alexandra / Tony Velocity / Francis Bantayen / Roxanne Gagnon / Tasha Zimich / Francis Tiffany / Kyle Huculak / Kathleen McGiveron
Exhibition Closes December 7, 2014
88 West Pender Street
#2103 2nd Floor
I am so excited!!! My creepy mutants and flesh eaters are going to be in a show at The Fall Tattoo and Artist's Gallery October 30th to November 11th. Come see mine and the amazing creepy works of others at the opening reception on Oct. 30th from 8pm-11pm.
"Bring out your monsters, mutants, and creatures of the dark...The FALL brings you a group art show of illustrative monstrosities. Opening party includes cash bar. music and artists in attendance. Featuring work by:Nomi ChiJessica McQueenShay LheaMegan MajewskiLaurel O'BrienAndre Barnwell Joslin Chan Catherine Mitchell Roy...And many more!
Show runs October 30 - November 13 "
Hide MapThe FALL Tattooing & Artists Gallery
644 Seymour Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 3K4Join the Facebook event
to keep up to date with what is going to be going down!
See you there! I am so excited for this!
I will be at Emily Carr University's Art Market
this coming weekend, Sept. 27th and 28th 2014 from 11am - 5pm! This event is apart of Emily Carr University's Alumni Comeback! First 25 in the door will be entered to win a handmade door prize- mine being a small figurine that is apart of my newest, in progress and currently untitled series.
I will be bringing pieces from all three series I have created since having graduated from Emily Carr University in 2011 so you can see and purchase something from my professional timeline! I will be bringing free standing pieces both small, medium and large, as well as some wall hanging cat heads from my Disorderly series and the three wall pieces from my The End Is Now series. My booth is at the front to the right, will be red, black and totally deranged. This is a great opportunity to see my work in person and I have lots of boxes and packaging if you wish to make a purchase. I have received my Square Card Reader so I will be able to take cash and cards!
I am also giving away free ceramic coins with my logo on front, first come fist serve, as well I will have my tablet for you to sign up on my newsletter- which you can do at the bottom of my website at anytime to keep on top of what I do in my studio and out and about!
About the Art Market:
"A new annual highlight on Vancouver’s art market scene!
Presented as a part of The Comeback
, Emily Carr’s annual alumni reunion, The Art Market will showcase the work of our talented alumni in the same way that the Student Art Sale highlights that of our students.
The Art Market will take place in the Concourse Gallery September 27 and 28 from 11am - 5pm.
Featured artists include:
Visit The Art Market
for artists bios and images of work. The Art Market @ Emily Carr is presented by our great friends at Opus Art Supplies
Join the Facebook event page
." ~Emily Carr University
See Biohazard Chicken, Mutant Chicken, and Hormone Chicken at the Gallery of B.C. Ceramics until September 28th 2014 as apart of the "Put A Bird On It" exhibition! This is a group show that includes works by the guild's membership. These pieces are on display and are for purchase!
See my work on Granville Island again after the "Put A Bird On It" exhibition at the Concourse Gallery at Emily Carr University in their first annual "Art Market"
. I will be selling select pieces from all of my series at the event on the two days and will be accepting cash and cards (working on setting up a square reader on my phone!). It will be a great opportunity for you to see some of my work out of the studio and I would love to meet you all! I hear there are going to be tons of other awesome alumni and each vendor will be donating a piece to the door prizes so it is worth to come just for the chance to win one of those!
"A new annual highlight on Vancouver’s art market scene!
Presented as a part of The Comeback
, Emily Carr’s annual alumni reunion, The Art Market will showcase the work of our talented alumni in the same way that The Student Art Sale highlights that of our students.
The Art Market will take place in the Concourse Gallery September 27 and 28 from 11am - 5pm." Follow the Art Market's Facebook Fan Page!
Can't wait to see you there! Remember to sign up with my newsletter to catch more great updates and insights into my studio!
See three of my latest birds from The END is NOW at the Gallery of BC Ceramics in August!
The Gallery of BC Ceramics is hosting a show called "Put a Bird on It" featuring anything that has a bird on, in, or depicting and of course, it must be made of clay. I have submitted three pieces that have been accepted to the show which are "Hormone Chicken", "Mutant Chicken" and "Biohazard Chicken" from my The END is NOW series. They will be on display there August 28 - September 28 2014 assuming they have enough space for everyone's work ;) (small place). I am very excited as this, so far, is the first and soonest showing of my newest work to the public! I have finally released all the images of The END is NOW virtually to the public so now I am applying to lots of shows locally, and soon hoping to apply to other provinces and near by states... Time to get the work out there! As well as make new work for my next series...
Well if you would like to see me and my work, I'll be at the Opening Reception - Thursday, August 28, 5-7pm