The Canadian Art Database
 

   
Susan Shantz

EDUCATION

1989       M.F.A. Sculpture and Interdisciplinary, York University, Toronto, ON.  
1985       M.A. with distinction, Religion and Culture, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON.  
1980       Non-degree, Dept. of Visual Art, University of Waterloo, ON.  
1980       B.A. English, Goshen College, IN.

TEACHING


1990-present   Professor, Sculpture & Multi-media, Dept. of Art and Art History, University of Saskatchewan, SK.
2005       Visiting Associate Professor, Faculty of Graduate Studies, Women's Studies and Gender Relations,
              University of British Columbia
2001       Associate Professor, MFA ­ Interdisciplinary Arts, Goddard College, Plainfield, Vermont, USA. 
2001/05  Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver, BC.  
1990       Associate Professor, Sculpture and Multi-media, Dept. of Art and Art History, University of Saskatchewan,
              Saskatoon, SK.  
1987       Matrix Instructor, Dept. of Fine Arts, York Universtiy, Toronto. ON.  
1986       Dept. of Religion and Culture, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON.  
1986       Dept. of Fine Arts, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON.  
1985       Dept. of Religion and Culture, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON.  
1985       Art Department, Rockway Mennonite Collegiate, Kitchener, ON. (Grades 10 & 12).

SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2013       creatures in translation, Kenderdine Art Gallery, SK.
2012       creatures in translation, Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo, ON.
2012       creatures in translation, Dunlop Art Gallery, SK.
2011       chamber, Art Gallery of Regina, SK.
2006       canopy, Mendel Art Gallery, SK. canopy
              technologies of tenderness, Art Gallery of Prince Albert, SK.
2003       technologies of tenderness, Medicine Hat Museum and Art Gallery, AB.
              e(ate)n, EXPRESSION, Ste. Hyacinthe, PQ.
2001       Natalie and James Thompson Gallery, San Jose State University, San Jose, California, USA.
2000       project: puzzle, Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, SK. Multiples.  
2000       Rapt, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, BC. Collaboration with K. Sellars.
1999       Rapt, Ace Art, Winnipeg, MB. Collaboration with K. Sellars. 
1999       Deluge, Art Gallery of Algoma, Sault Ste. Marie, ON.  
1998       Satiate, MacKenzie Gallery, Regina, SK.  
1998       Satiate, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, AB.  
1997       In her nature, Glendon Gallery, York University, Toronto, ON.  
1996       Rapt, AKA Artist’s Centre, Saskatoon, SK. Collaboration with K. Sellars. 
1995       Engorge, Articule, Montreal, QC.  
1994       Hibernaculum, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK.  
1993       Generated spontaneously generated, UNB Arts Centre, Fredericton, NB.  
1993       Generated spontaneously generated, Muttart Gallery, Calgary, AB.  
1992       Generated spontaneously generated, AKA Artist’s Centre, Saskatoon, SK.  
1992       Re(dis)covering, Eastern Edge, St. John’s, NF. With K, Pittman. 
1991       Definitely Superior, Lake Superior: Winter Journal,  Thunder Bay, ON.  
1991       Lake Superior: Winter Journal Ace Art, Winnipgeg, MB.  
1989       Cycle Gallery, University of Waterloo, ON. Mrs. John E. Brubacher, With J. Buyers. 
1989       This darkness, this light, Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York City, USA. 
1989       This darkness, this light, I.D.A. Gallery, York University, Toronto, ON.  
1987       Household Icons, Rodman Hall Arts Centre, St. Catherines, ON.  
1988       In anna'sDescent, Nancy Poole Studio, Toronto, ON.  
1987       Household Icons, Nancy Poole Studio, Toronto, ON.  
1986       Recent Work, Nancy Poole Studio, Toronto, ON.  
1986       Altars, Homer Watson Gallery, Kitchener, ON. Windows.  
1985       Icons, Concourse Gallery, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON.  
1985       Icons, Goshen College Art Gallery, Goshen, IN.  
1985       The Language of Paradise, London Regional Art Gallery, London, ON.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2010       Currents: New Work by Faculty, Kenderdine Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK.
2009       cascade, in Hard Twist-New Twist, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, ON
2006-08  leaf in Forest for the Trees (travelling), Lonsdale AG, Toronto; Galleria di Arte Contemporanea, La Spezia,
              Italy;
              Studio Gennia, Pisa, Italy; St. Francis University AG, Antigonish, NS;
2005       Feast: Food in Art, Art Gallery of Hamilton, ON,
2002       Size Matters, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK.
              Working Drawings and Other Visible Things, Charles H. Scott Gallery, ECIAD, Vancouver, BC
2000       Fact of the Matter, Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, BC.  
1998       The Saskatchewan Perspective, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK.  
1997       International Sculpture Exhibition, Manoa Art Gallery, University of Hawaii, Hawaii, USA. 
1997       Faculty Exhibition, Snelgrove Gallery, University of Saskatchewan, SK.  
1997       Nature redux, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, AB.  
1996       Imagining Eden, Kenderdine Gallery, Saskatoon, SK.  
1995       Natured, Mercer Union, Toronto, ON.  
1993       Faculty Exhibition, Snelgrove Gallery, University of Saskachewan, SK.  
1993       Anima/Materia, Kenderdine Gallery, Saskatoon, SK.  
1991       Gathering, Cambridge Art Gallery, Cambridge, ON.  
1990       Artists of Mennonite Heritage, Main/Access Gallery, Winnipeg, MB.  
1990       Newcomb, Moon, Shantz, Burlington Cultural Centre, Burlington, ON.  
1988       Celebration of the Human Spirit, MacIntosh Gallery, University of Western Ontario, London,ON.
1988       Quilts: Tradition/Transition, Windsor Art Gallery, Windsor, ON. (travelling).
1987       Personal Vision in Landscape, Cambridge Art Gallery, Cambridge, ON.  
1986       Artists of Mennonite Heritage, Harbourfront Art Gallery, Toronto, ON.  
1985       The Language of Paradise, London Regional Art Gallery, London, ON.  
1982       Exchanges, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, ON. (travelling).  

LECTURES & WORKSHOPS

2008       Translating Tradition Conference, Emma Lake, SK.
2006       Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon; Dept. of Art, University of Regina.
2005       Nickle Arts Museum, Dept. of Art, University of Calgary; Dept. of Visual Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of
              Lethbridge;
              SAGA Workshop & Women's Studies and Gender Relations, University of British Columbia
2004       Dept. of Visual Arts, Louisiana University at Lafayette, USA
2003       Sculpture Conference, University of Regina.
2001       School of Art and Design, San Jose State University, CA.
2000       Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, B.C.
1999       University Art Association Conference (UAAC),Toronto,ON
1999       University of Lethbridge; Medicine Hat College, AB.  
1999       University of Waterloo; MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina; Southern Alberta Art Gallery.  
1995       University of Regina; University of Guelph; Articule, Montreal: Art et Architecture Conference;
              College Art Association Conference, Texas, USA.  
1994       China (Beijing Academy of Art, Harbin University, Shanghai University).  
1992       Eastern Edge, St. John's, NF; CARFAC Saskatchewan; Dept. Of Philosophy, University of Alberta.

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

1997       Villa Montalvo, Saratoga, California, USA.
1996       Ucross Foundation, Ucross, Wyoming, USA.
1994       Leighton Colony, Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, AB.

JURIES & COMMITTEES

2007-      Committee Member, City of Saskatoon, Visual Arts Placement Jury
2006       Juror, City of Saskatoon, River Landing Placemaker, National Sculpture Competition
2005       Guest Lecturer, University of Calgary, AB; University of Lethbridge, AB
2004       Guest Lecturer, Louisiana University at Lafayette, LA, USA; University of Regina, SK
2003       Boreal Art/Nature, La Minerve, QC. 3-week art residency
2001       Sculpture Competition Finalist, RIM Park, Waterloo, ON
              Guest Lecturer, School of Art and Design, San Jose State University, CA, USA
2000       Guest Lecturer, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, BC
1999       Guest Lecturer, University of Lethbridge; Medicine Hat College; co-chair, UAAC Conference
1998       Juror, SaskFilm, Experimental Film and Video.  
1998       Juror, Canada Council Visual Arts, Creative B Grants.

GRANTS & AWARDS


2011       Saskatchewan Arts Board, Independent Artists Visual Arts Creative Grant
2008       Saskatchewan Arts Board, Independent Artists Visual Arts Creative Grant
              Saskatchewan Arts Board, Project Grant
2007       University of Saskatchewan: Research Services, President's SSHRC Grant
2005/07  University of Saskatchewan: Dept. Heads Research Support Program
2005       Saskatchewan Arts Board, Creative A Grant
2000       British Columbia Arts Council, Visual Art Grant.  
1999       Canada Council, Creative B Grant.  
1998       Saskatchewan Arts Board, Creative B Grant.  
1996       Canada Council, Creative B Grant.
1995       Saskatchewan Arts Board, Creative B Grant.  
1995       Canada Council, Travel Grant.
1994       Saskatchewan Arts Board, Travel Grant.  
1994       External Affairs Canada, Travel Grant (China).  
1993       Saskatchewan Arts Board, Creative B Grant.  
1989       Odette Award, Toronto Sculpture Garden, Competition Finalist.  
1989       Ontario Graduate Scholarship.
1988       Ontario Graduate Scholarship.
1987       York University Tuition Scholarship.
1987       Ontario Arts Council, Materials Assistance Grant.  
1986       Canada Council, Projects Grant.
1985       Dean&rsquo’s Award, Outstanding Graduate Thesis, Wilfrid Laurier University.  
1984       Ontario Arts Council, Materials AssistanceGrant.  
1984       Ontario Graduate Scholarship.
1983       Ontario Graduate Scholarship.
1982       Jurorrsquo’s Award, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery.

COLLECTIONS

Art Gallery of Hamilton
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Burlington Cultural Centre
Canada Council Art Bank
Mendel Art Gallery
Museum London
Norman MacKenzie Art Gallery
Saskatchewan Arts Board
University of New Brunswick
University of Saskatchewan
Wilfrid Laurier University
various Private Collections

PUBLICATIONS


2012       S. Shantz. Marie Lannoo: Magnetic Fields. SK: Art Gallery of Regina.
1998       S. Shantz. (Dis)integration as Theory and Method in an Artmaking Practice, in Reclaiming the Spiritual in Art:
              A Contemporary Cross-Cultural Perspective
. Debra Koppman and Dawn Perlmutter, eds. New York: SUNY Press
              (forthcoming).  
1997       S. Shantz. Frances Mateychuk’s Quilts: Mapping a Place, in Undisciplined Women. Pauline Greenhill & Diane Tye, eds.
              Montreal: McGill-Queens University Press.  
1996       S. Shantz. Sandra Gregson: Divined, in Espace, 34 (review).  
1995       S. Shantz. Projects/Practices: Multi-media and Interdisciplinary Art Ideas. Patrick Traer and Colette Urban, eds.
              Saskatoon, SK.  
1994       S. Shantz. Frances Mateychuk’s Quilts: Mapping a Place, in Canadian Folklore Canadien, 16:2. 1991
              S. Shantz. The Stations of the Cross: A Calculated Trap? London: University of Western Ontario.
1990       S. Shantz. Reflections on Making Mrs. John E. Brucbacher et. al., 1989-1827, with Jane Buyers. In Canadian
              Woman Studies Journal II
, No. 1.  
1989       S. Shantz. Quilts of Waterloo County: A Sampling, with Marjorie Kaethler. Kitchener, ON.  
1988       S. Shantz. From the Great Above She Opened Her Ear to the Great Below, with Tim Lilburn. Ilderton, ON:
              Brick Books.


BIBLIOGRAPHY

Note: an asterisk (*) following an entry indicates an exhibition catalogue.  

2011       Russell, Bruce. Chamber. Art Gallery of Regina, Regina, SK.*
              SHIFTS: Art and Art History at the University of Saskatchewan, Kenderdine Art Gallery, University of
              Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK.*
2010       Website: ARTSask (Saskatchewan Artists Database: Susan Shantz, www.ARTSask.ca)
2007       Grande, John. canopy, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon.*
              Video: Engaging Minds: Susan Shantz, Communication Research, Univ. of Saskatchewan,
2005       Film: Landscape as Muse: Susan Shantz 291 FilmCo, Regina, SK. 30-minute feature film: Susan Shantz: e(ate)n,
              in Orange: l'evenement d'art actuel de Saint-Hyacinthe, EXPRESSION, Centre d'exposition de
              Saint-Hyacinthe, PQ, 2005.
2004       Dahle, Sigrid. acute vulnerability, Medicine Hat Museum and Art Gallery.*
2002-      Canadian Art Database, Centre For Contemporary Canadian Art (www.ccca.ca/artists/Susan_Shantz)
2001       Owens, Yvonne. Rapt: an installation by K.Sellars and S. Shantz, Artichoke, 13:1. 2001.
2000       Baldissera, Lisa. Rapt: an installation by K. Sellars and S. Shantz, AGGV, Victoria, BC. 2000.*
1999       Borsa, Joan. Performing Interconnectedness, n.paradoxa, 3:24-29. 1999.
1998       Baert, Renee. Salvages Satiate, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, AB. 1998.*
              Beatty, Greg. Satiate: Susan Shantz, in Espace, 45: 32-33, Fall. 1998.
              Dawn, Leslie. Susan Shantz: Southern Alberta Art Gallery, in C, 58:44, May-August. 1998.
              Lippard, Lucy. Insight at Hand. Satiate, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, AB. 1998.*
              Long, Timothy. Satiate, Norman MacKenzie ArtGallery, Regina, SK. 1998.*
              Redekop, Magdelene. The Painted Body Stares Back. Conrad Grebel Review, 16:3, Fall 1998.
1997       Fisher, Barbara. In her nature. Glendon Gallery, York University, Toronto, ON. 1997.*
              Garneau, David and Nancy Tousley. Nature Redux. Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, 1997.*
1996       Nowlin, Tim. Imagining Eden, Kenderdine Gallery, Saskatoon, SK. 1996.*
1995       Christie, Clare and Sandra Gregson. Natured, Mercer Union, Toronto, ON. 1995.*
              Newdigate, Ann. Susan Shantz: hibernaculum, Canadian Art, 12:1, Spring. 1995.
              Newdigate, Ann. Susan Shantz: hibernaculum, Canadian Art, 12:1, Spring. 1995.
1994       Borsa, Joan. hibernaculum, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK. 1994.*
1993       Heisler, Franklin. Myths of Art and Science, Muttart Art Gallery, Calgary, AB. 1993.*
1990       Artists of Mennonite Heritage. Main/Access Gallery, Winnipeg, MB 1990.*
              Newcomb/Moon/Shantz. Burlington Cultural Centre, ON. 1990.*
1988       Celebration of the Human Spirit. MacIntosh Gallery, University of Western Ontario, London, ON. 1988.*
              Quilts: Tradition/Transition, Windsor Art Gallery, ON. 1988.* 
              Anderson, Jack. Susan Shantz: Satiate, The Regina Leader-Post, D3.  May 7 1998.
1987       A Personal Vision in Landscape, Cambridge Art Gallery, Cambridge, ON. 1987.*
1985       Patterson, Nancy-Lou. The Language of Paradise. London Regional Art Gallery. 1985.*
1983       Exchanges. Kitchener/Stratford/Windsor Art Galleries. 1983.*