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AMBERA WELLMANN  b. Lunenburg, Nova Scotia


EDUCATION

2016    MFA, University of Guelph, ON
2011     BFA, Nova Scotia College of Art & Design University, Halifax, NS
2010    Cooper Union School of Art, New York, NY

SOLO  EXHIBITIONS

2018     Forthcoming, WAAP, Vancouver, BC
2017     Slipper, Suzanne Biederberg Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
2016     Recent Works, TrépanierBaer Gallery, Calgary AB
2016     Clay Pigeon - Dupont Projects, Toronto ON
2013     Embers, Page and Strange Gallery, Halifax NS
2012     Uncanny Valley, Page and Strange Gallery, Halifax NS

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017     Come As You Are, Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran, Montreal, QC
             Now Playing, TrépanierBaer Gallery, Calgary AB
2016     18th Annual RBC Painting Competition, Power Plant, Toronto ON
             Triada: Arte Con Swing, Centro Cultural Casa Baltazar, Veracruz, Mexico, Curated by Scott McGovern
             The Third Thing, Boarding House Gallery, Guelph ON, Curated by John Haney
             A Specific Amalgam of Spirit and Dirt, AKA Gallery, Saskatoon, SK, Curated by Keeley Haftner
             Lack of Transmission, Yam Lau, Toronto, ON, Curated by Claudia Piepenbrock
2015     Autofeeling, Katzman Contemporary, Toronto ON
             All the Single MFAs, Zavitz Gallery, Guelph ON
             No Pressure, Capacity 3 Gallery, Guelph ON, Curated by Patrick Cruz
2014     So It Goes, Boarding House Gallery, Guelph, ON
             Capture, Dalhousie University Art Gallery, Halifax NS, Curated by Tom Smart and Peter Dykhuis
2013     Roar, NSCAD Port Loggia Gallery, Halifax NS
             Clouds, Page and Strange Gallery, Halifax NS
             만원전 (10,000 ₩), Gallery Golmok, Seoul South Korea
             The Sex Show, Gallery 1313, Toronto ON
2012     ERI5, Eyelevel Gallery, Halifax NS
             This is Paradise, Ingrid Mueller Gallery, Fredericton NB
2011     BMO 1st Art!, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto ON
             I Spy, VANS Corridor Gallery, Halifax NS

GRANTS, RESIDENCIES & AWARDS

2017     Project Grant to Visual Artists, Canada Council for the Arts
             Ontario Arts Council Emerging Visual Artist Grant
2016     Finalist, 18th Annual Canadian RBC Painting Competition
             Joseph Plaskett Foundation Award
             Canadian Federation of University Women's Scholarship
             Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant
2015     SSHRC Social Sciences and Humanities Research Creation Grant
             University of Guelph College of the Arts Research and Travel Award
2014     Board of Graduate Studies Research Scholarship, University of Guelph
             College of the Arts Dean's Scholarship, University of Guelph
             Dean's Material Bursary, University of Guelph
             CSCE Emerging Artist Award Finalist
             Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant
2013     Arts Nova Scotia Creation Grant
             Artist in Residence Arteles Creative Centre, Finland
2012     Nova Scotia Department of Communities Culture and Heritage Creation Grant
2011      BMO 1st Art Regional Winner
             Starfish Properties Award - First Runner Up
2010     NSCAD University Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence
             Beacon Securities Scholarship
             Takao Tanabe Painting Scholarship
             Joseph Beuys Memorial Scholarship
2009    Nova Scotia Talent Trust Endowment
             Robert Pope Painting Scholarship
2008    Robert Pope Foundation Scholarship
             Millennium Foundation Scholarship

REVIEWS & PUBLICATIONS

2017      "The Surreal Body: Ambera Wellmann's Instagram" Tatum Dooley, Canthius Feminism & Literary Arts, Winter 2017
             "These Extremely Uncomfortable Photographs are Guaranteed to Make You Squirm", VICE, Cosette Schulz, Winter 2017
2016     "Art in 2016: A View From Toronto", Merray Gerges, Canadian Art Magazine, December 2016
             "Beauty and the Deferring and Balancing Beast", Meeka Walsh, Border Crossings Issue 135, Vol. 35, No.3
             "Ambera Wellmann's Paintings and Posts", Jonathan Rotsztain, Visual Arts News, Fall 2016
             "Atlantic Dispatches", Meredith Briden, Billie Magazine, Vol.2 Issue 1, Fall 2016
             2016 RBC Painting Competition Exhibition Catalogue
             The Pleasures of Density - Richard Rhodes
2015     Autofeeling Exhibition Catalogue with Essays by Jasmine Reimer & Aaron Weldon
2014     "Magic and Realism", Aaron Weldon, Visual Arts News, Summer 2014
             "Capture 2014: Nova Scotia Realism", Doug Pope, Canadian Art Magazine, Summer 2014
             "Realism Up For Grabs", Elissa Barnard, Chronicle Herald
             Dalhousie University Art Gallery - Capture: Nova Scotian Realism Exhibition Catalogue
2013     "Head in the Clouds" Julie Sobowale, The Coast
             "Artists Show Penchant for Overcast Skies", Elissa Barnard, The Chronicle Herald
2012     "Uncanny Valley Creeps", Allison Saunders, The Coast
             "Arts and Life", Elissa Barnard, The Chronicle Herald

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2015    Painting I, Teaching Assistant (Professor Monica Tap), University of Guelph, ON    
            Figure Painting, Teaching Assistant (Sarah Cale), University of Guelph, ON
            Drawing I, Teaching Assistant (Professor Monica Tap), University of Guelph, ON
            Painting III, Teaching Assistant (Professor Martin Pearce), University of Guelph, ON
            Drawing III, Teaching Assistant (Professor Christian Giroux), University of Guelph, ON
2014    Foundation Studio 1050, Teaching Assistant (Professor Sandra Rechico), University of Guelph, ON
2012    Figure Painting, Workshop Demonstration (Patrick Rapati) Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University, Halifax, NS
2009    Beckwith Painting Workshop, Instructor & Coordinator, Oxford, NS
2007    Sacred Art with Heart, Instructor, Halifax, NS

PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS & ARTIST TALKS

2016    Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University, NS, Painting Lecture
2016    TrépanierBaer Gallery, AB, Artist Presentation

COLLECTIONS

Nova Scotia Art Bank
Margaret and David Fountain
Brian Jeffcock
Stewart McKelvey Firm
David B. Smith