The Canadian Art Database
 

   
Jennifer Angus

Born Edmonton Alberta

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

1997-99   Radiant Structures: Contemporary American Beadwork,The American Craft Museum,
               New York, N.Y.
1996        The Transmigration Series, Japan Foundation Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1993        Visual Arts Ontario Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1987        Appropriately Dressed, Anna Leonowens Gallery , Halifax, Nova Scotia.
1984        Eclectic Circus, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

1996        Second Skin: Looking at the Garden Again, MacDonald Stewart Art Centre,
               Guelph, Ontario
1995        Studio Residents, Tama Art Studio, Hachioji City, Tokyo, Japan (catalogue)
1995        Beads on Target, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, Virginia
1995        Inferno Surveyed, Invited Artist, Toronto Photographers Workshop, Toronto, Ontario
1995        Identify, Two person show with Robert Windrum, Textile Arts Centre,
               Chicago, Illinois (Catalogue)
1995        Eye of the Beholder, Three person show, John B. Aird Gallery,
               Toronto, Ontario (Catalogue)
1994        Prime Gallery, Gallery artist, Toronto, Ontario
1994        Notions, Invited Artist, Textile Arts Center, Chicago, Illinois
1993        Sixth Annual Fiber Arts Competition and Exhibition, Creative Arts Guild, Dalton, Georgia
1993        Fiber National 93, Adams Art Gallery, Dunkirk, New York (catalogue)
1993        Fiberart International 93, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pennsylvania (catalogue)
1993        Ontario Crafts 93, Ontario Crafts Council, Toronto, Ontario
1993        Personal Stories, Bead Work, Invited Artist Suburban Fine Arts Center,
               Highland Park, Illinois
1993        International Amailgarnated Threadbenders Union, Two person show with Mary Ann
               Hickey, Evanston Cultural Center, Evanston, Illinois
1992        Fifth Annual Fiber Arts Competition and Exhibition, Creative Arts Guild, Dalton, Georgia
1992        Stretching Our Roots, Invited Artist, Textile Arts Center, Chicago, Illinois
1992        Fibreworks, Juried Show, The Library and Gallery, Cambridge, Ontario
1992        Seeing Through Layers, Invited Artist, Contemporary Gallery, Museum for Textiles,
               Toronto, Ontario
1992        Animal Spirits, Invited Artist, Fine Arts Center, Highland Park, Illinois
1992        Material Inquiry, Invited Artist, Macalester Galleries, St. Paul, Minnesota
1991        Fourth Annual Fiber Competition and Exhibition, Creative Arts Guild, Dalton, Georgia
1991        Fiber International, Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (catalogue)
1991        Perspectives from the Rim: The Next Generation, International Juried Show,
               University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
1991        Art at the Grass Roots, Invited Artist, Erindale College, University of Toronto,
               Toronto, Ontario
1990        25th Anniversary Exhibition Juried Show, Octagon Centre for the Arts,
               Ames, Iowa (catalogue)
1990        Third Annual Fiber Arts Competition and Exhibition, Creative Arts Guild, Dalton, Georgia
1990        Fiber National, Juried Exhibition, Adams Art Gallery, Dunkirk, New York
1990        Perceptions of the Other: Exploring Cultural Diversity, Juried Exhibition, Chicago
               Womens Caucus Chicago, Illinois
1990        Jugend Gestaltet, Artists Under 30, Invited Canadian Textile Artist,
               Munich, West Germany
1989        Felt into the Nineties, Juried Exhibition, International Feltmakers Association,
               Seldown Gallery Poole, Dorset, England
1989        Transforming Visions, Juried Exhibition, Swords into Plowshares Peace Center Gallery,
               Detroit, Michigan
1989        High Touch, Annual Juried Show, Surface Design Association of Ontario,
               Museum for Textiles, Toronto, Ontario
1989        Fibres to Felt, uried Exhibition, International Feltmakers Association, Central Library,
               Bromley, London, England
1989        Wyoming Fiber Exhibition: A National Competition, Nicolaysen Art Museum,
               Casper, Wyoming.
1987        Centennial Celebration, Alumni and Faculty, NSCAD Craft Division,
               Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia (catalogue)
1985        Women and Peace, juried Exhibition, Mount St. Vincent University,
               Halifax, Nova Scotia (catalogue)
1984        Canadian Contemporary Jewellery Exhibition, Juried Exhibition, Richmond, British
               Columbia

AWARDS

1996        Canada Council "B" Grant, Canada Council
1996        Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council
1996        Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation Award, Rothesay, New Brunswick
1995        Artist in Residence, Tama Arts Studio, Hachioji City, Tokyo, Japan
1995        Individual Crafts Grant, Ontario Arts Council, Travel Grant, Canada Council
1995        Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council
1993        Commemorative Artist, Selected by Av Isaacs, Arts Foundation of Greater Toronto
1993        M. Joan Chalmers Award: Best in Show, Ontario Crafts 93, Ontario Crafts Council,
               Toronto, Jurors: Susan Warner Keene, Nancy Solway, John Vollmer
1993        Fiberart International 93, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pennsylvania (catalogue)
1992        Individual Crafts Grant, Ontario Arts Council
1992        Jurors Choice Purchase Award, "Fibreworks", Jurors: Lynne Milgram, Kai Chan,
               The Library and Gallery, Cambridge, Ontario
1991        Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council
1991        Honourable Mention, Fourth Annual Fiber Competition and Exhibition,
               Juror: Arturo Sandoval Creative Arts Guild, Dalton, Georgia
1991        Seiryu-Kai of Kyoto Japan Award, First Prize Overall,
               Perspectives from the Rim: The Next Generation University of Washington,
               Seattle, Washington
1991        Surface Design Association - Graduate School Research Fund Award,
               First Place: United States Entrants 1991
1991        Perspectives from the Rim: The Next Generation, International Juried Show,
               University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
1990        Fred J. Forster Travelling Fellowship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
1990        First Prize, Fiber Class, 25th Anniversary Exhibition, Octagon Center for the Arts,
               Ames, Iowa
1990        Merit Scholarship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
1990        Educational Scholarship, Ontario Crafts Council
1990        Mary Diamond Butts Award in Embroidery, Ontario Crafts Council
1989        Helen Frances Gregor Scholarship, Ontario Crafts Council
1989        International Student Scholarship, School of The Art Institute of Chicago
1989        Purchase Award for Permanent Collection, Museum for Textiles, Toronto, Ontario
1989        Ontario Crafts Council Design Award, "High Touch", Surface Design Association of
               Ontario, Toronto, Ontario
1989        Ontario Arts Council Grant, Creative Artists In The School Project , Toronto, Ontario
1987        Individual Crafts Grant, Ontario Arts Council
1984        Endowment Grant, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, Nova Scotia
1984        Summer Session Scholarship, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, North Carolina

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1996        Guest Speaker, Toronto Bead Society, Toronto, Ontario
1996        Visiting Artist, Kansas CIty Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri
1996        Visiting Artist, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
1995        Artist in Residence, Tama Art Studio, Hachioji City, Tokyo, Japan
1995        Guest Speaker, Bead Conference 95, Harbourfront, Toronto, Ontario
1994        Board of Directors (to present), Museum for Textiles, Toronto, Ontario
1994        Exhibition Committee (Chairperson 1996-), Museum for Textiles, Toronto, Ontario
1994        Conference Panelist, "Out of School: A Forum on Learning and the Textile Arts",                        Surfacing, Textile Dyers and Printing Association, Museum for Textiles,
               Toronto, Ontario
1994        Visiting Artist, Textile Department, Sheridan College, Oakville, Ontario
1994        Guest Speaker, Surfacing Textile Design Association of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario
1993        Juror, Fibre Division, Toronto Art Festival, Toronto, Ontario
1993        Co-Lecturer, extile Museum Studies: Design from Museum Sources,
               Sheridan College, Oakville, Ontario
1993        Guest Lecturer, History of Textiles: "Thai Textiles", School of The Art Institute of 
               Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
1993        Visiting Artist, Alberta College of Art, Calgary, Alberta
1992        Contemporary Gallery Committee (to present), Museum for Textiles, Toronto, Ontario
1991        Visiting Artist, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, Nova Scotia
1991        Special Lecturer, "Material Culture: Thailand", Museum for Textiles, Toronto, Ontario
1991        Teaching Assistant to Park Chambers in Embellishment, School of the Art Institute
               of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
1991        Graduate Assistant to Marilyn Houlberg in Art History, School of the Art Institute
               of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
1991        Guest Lecturer, Thai and Indonesian Textiles, School of the Art Institute of
               Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
1991        Visiting Artist, Indonesian Textiles, Textile Art Center, Chicago, Illinois
1991        M.F.A., School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
1990        Teaching Assistant to Barbara Cooper in 3-D Projects, School of the Art Institute
               of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
1990        Resident Artist (to 1989), Harbourfront Textile Studio, Toronto, Ontario
1988        Visiting Artist and Instructor, Ten week project on kinetic sculpture,
               North Toronto Collegiate Institute, Toronto, Ontario
1988        Visiting Artist, Sheridan College , Toronto, Ontario
1987        Summer Instructor, Designed and taught course entitled "Textiles of the Hill Tribe,
               People of Northern 1987
1987        Thailand",Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, Nova Scotia
1985        Art Instructor, St. Louis High School, Tearo, Tarawa, Republic of Kiribati.
1984        Textile Design Instructor, Continuing Education, Nova Scotia College of Art and
               Design, Halifax, Nova Scotia
1984        Spinning Instructor, Private lessons, Halifax, Nova Scotia
1984        B.F.A., Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, Nova Scotia
1984        Penland School of Crafts, Penland, North Carolina
1983        Indigo Workshop Instructor, Taught basics of mixing dyebath, dyeing yarn and
               fabric using resist and other methods. Nova Scotia College of Art and Design,
               Halifax, Nova Scotia
1982        Spinning and Dyeing Apprentice, Three month program with Judith MacKenzie,
               Victoria, British Columbia
1980-81   University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Publications

Ontario Crafts, Clips, Brandt Talks, Volume 21, Number 3, p. 7
Agenda: Visual Arts Ontario, Review, Textiles, That is to Say, Spring, 1994
Surfacing: Textile Dyers and Printers Association, Review, Jerry Bleem and Mark Newport,
The Museum for Textiles. Winter 1994, Volume 17, No.2.

Reviews

All About Eve
, Review by Doug Hallett, The Guelph Tribune , April 20 1996, p.6
Identify, Reviews, Shows and Events, Fiberarts, Sept/Oct. 1995, Volume 22, No.2, p.60
Eye of the Beholder, Review by Robert F. Wylie Ontario Craft, Summer 1995 Volume 20, No.2, p.22
Eye of the Beholder, Review by Judith Tinkl, Surfacing, Spring 1995; Vol. 18 No.3 p.20
Encounters with Narrative, Editor: Gloria Hickey; Essay by John VollmerMaking and Metalahor.-A
    Discussion of Meaning in Contemporaty Craft, Canadian Museum of Civilization (Ottawa)
Artistry on Cloth, Review by Elizabeth Kimball, Globe and Mail (Toronto)Thursday October 13, 1994
International Amalgamated Threadbenders Union Three Artists Find Common Ground, "Fiberarts
    November-December 1993 Vol. 20, No. 3, p. 52-56
International Amalgamated Threadbenders Union, "In Review" Ontario Craft,
    Summer 1993 Volume 18, No. 1, p. 16-17
The Opening of Ontario Crafts 93, At the Craft Gallery" Ontario Craft News Volume 18, No. 3, p. 1
Pieces for eight, Review by John OCallaghan, The Globe and Mail Wednesday, June 23, 1993, pC3
Material Inquiry, Review by Charles Talley, Surface Design Journal Volume 17,
    No. 1, p. 28-31 1992
Seeing Through Layers, Review by Emily Otterman, Ontario Craft,
    Fall 1992 Volume. 17, No. 3, p. 20 1992
Imagery on Fabric, ean Ray Laury, C & T Publishing, Lafayette, California, 3 colour,
    1 B & W plates, p. 16, 49 & 50 1992
Watson Exhibit Focusses on Feminist Themes, Robert Reid, Exhibition Review, Kitchener
Waterloo Record, Saturday, July 25, 1992
Charity?, Reviews, Fiberarts Magazine, vol. 18, no. 4, Jan/Feb 1992, p. 55, 58 1992
Colonial Attitude I, Exposure, Surface Design Journal, vol. 16, no. 2, Winter, 1992, p. 26 1991
Victorian Attitude, 1990, Chelsea Miller, Fiber Education in the 1990s, Fiberarts Magazine,
    vol 17, no. 5 , Mar/Apr 1991, p. 24 1990
Prime Time, 1990 Jugend gestaltet, Sonderschau der Internationalen Handwerksmesse,
    Munich, West Germany
Atlantis: A Womens Studies Journal, Volume 12, Number 1, p. 193, ed.: Susan Clark