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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com or text me at 778-227-9816 or use the CONTACT FORM below.
I am super happy to announce I am in Robots and Monsters for a second time at the Ayden Gallery
in Vancouver BC! I have 8 new Ceramic and Acrylic pieces on display and available for purchase!! These are all specially created for the theme of the show and I spent many month of my life creating these works.
Please check them out and YES these are available to purchase so you can add them to your collection!
Robots & Monsters - Opening October 9, 2015 - 7pm to 11pm
Arden Marrow Ross
Jane Q Cheng
Exhibition Closes November 1, 2015
Check out two of my newest and only dirty pieces to date!! These are both 8.5 inches tall and are a mash up of a few things. The one with yellow is titled "Very Nice!" and the other is "I See Ur Boobies + I Like Them A Lot". Both pieces are Ceramic and Acrylic. Visit the Hot Art Wet City Gallery in Vancouver BC until October 24th to add these two to your collection!
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/
This was my previous logo. I liked it.. but I've had visions for improving it.
This is actually my second logo... my first was... special. Still my bird... but special.
Finally I've sat down and pushed past my fears of having to draw, as I like to sculpt, and have created my new logo, which is actually based off my Parrotlet named Chewy. Me and her are two peas in a pod despite being different species.
BEHOLD... the first COLOURED version of my logo and the new Black and White!
I have been accepted through a jury to now be an artist with work for sale in the Gallery of BC Ceramics on Granville Island in VANCOUVER, B.C.!
I am so excited because for the first time, you can buy and collect my work all year long! I will however, still show in other galleries, but this way you can view my work and purchase when I am not in shows and support my art practice!
In the Gallery of BC Ceramics you will be able to view and buy my Sculptural work from a variety of series be able to view and buy pieces from my newest "Mini" Collection, which are smaller sculptural pieces, and you will be able to buy pieces from my "Heads" Collection, which are quirky, wall-hanging animal heads!
All are ceramic, all are quirky and all need a wonderful home! Please take pictures if you visit them and tag them with the hashtag #kathleenmcgiveron. Thanks so much and looking forward to them moving into your home! All my work is one-of-a-kind, hand built and CERAMIC!
A little studio update for you! This is what I have been working on this month... I have decided to create a miniature series of work (fit in the palm of your hand!) that will reflect series past, present and future! They will all be one of a kind, hand built pieces (no casting or multiples!) and they will be more affordable and can fit anywhere in your house compared to my other works which require much more space. In the slide show is a sneak preview of what is to come for you to enjoy and hopefully buy so I can keep building bigger works and move out of my parents house.
As well, I have also been working on new pieces in my new, in progress series, Inside Out. Not all my new pieces are shown in the slide show, but you can get the idea... There is a nice creepy squirrel with roses bursting from its chest, as well you can see I have recently (yesterday and today) started a new method of hand building where I am now building in the 360 so I can create more dynamic gestures as I realized a lot of my work was very vertical as I always coil built. The piece in the picture, which will be my version of a genet with lots of additions and will be mounted onto a ceramic, spherical, carved base, is built solid, then is chopped up, hollowed out, details added to each piece and refined, then I'll reconstruct it, add more details, the feet and the head.
Hoping for as many shows this new year as I had last year! I had solid back to back shows from august to december 7th- thank you everyone! As well, I had good sales including the sale of Fat Man at the Robots and Monsters show at the Ayden Gallery- good by my boar, I will miss you!
Thanks for all the support and if you want to buy my work , feel free to contact me any time!
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