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Rodents (digital image 24 x 36″)

C.W. Carson
Edmonton, AB Canada

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • Ikons Scott Gallery, Edmonton, June – July 2014
  • Patterns of Consumption MCPAG (Multi Cultural Public Art Gallery, Stony Plain, AB. January – February 2014
  • Stories from the Inner City Latitude 53, Edmonton. February – March 2008
  • Feature Artist Art Rental & Sales Gallery, The Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton.September – October 2004
  • Water Logged Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton.February – March 2004
  • High & Low Harcourt House Art Centre, Edmonton. October – November 2002
  • I AM The Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton.November 1999 – January 2000
  • Enclose Victoria School of Performing & Visual Arts, Edmonton. March 1999
  • Building Bridges Prairie Art Gallery, Grande Prairie. January – March 1999 (and Provincial Travelling Exhibition:1999 – 2000)
  • Ninety Nine SNAP Gallery, Edmonton. November – December 1998
  • Global Signs The Works, Edmonton. June – July 1998
  • Urban Totem Poles The Works, Edmonton. June – July 1997
  • PIRATES OF ART  The Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton. January – June 1997
  •  Reinterpreting the Classics Commerce Place Galleria, Edmonton.November 1996
  • At Home: Selected Animals in their Environment McMullen Gallery, Edmonton.November 1992 – January 1993
  • Urban Revitalization The Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton. October 1992
  •  From the Ark The Works, Edmonton. June – July 1991
  • Mostly Birds A.M.S. Gallery, Vancouver. September 1985

Fishing (digital image, 24 x 48″)

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • Cabinet of Queeriousities 2016 The Works, Edmonton June – July 2016

  • Steam Scott Gallery, Edmonton January – February 2013
  • Cabinet of Queer-iosities 2012 Bowman Art Centre, Lethbridge July – September 2012
  •  In/stall/ed Installation at 94 St & 108A Ave Latitude 53, Edmonton August 27, 2011
  • X Position Visual Arts Alberta Gallery, Edmonton  March — April 2011
  • Boxn’t The Works, Edmonton June – July 2010
  • Bathhouse Steamworks, Exposure Festival, Edmonton November 2008
  • Whimsey Front Gallery, Edmonton. February 2008
  • Hat – story McMullen Gallery, Edmonton. June – July 2007
  • flat Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton April – May 2007
  • snapshots Latitude 53, Edmonton. April – May 2006
  • Fall Show Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton. September 2005
  • Footnotes: Artist – Made Shoes The Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton. September – October 2003 (and Provincial Travelling Exhibition: 2003 –2005)
  •  Pulse: Northern Alberta Drawing Exhibition Profiles Gallery, St. Albert. October – November 2002 (and travelling exhibition: 2003 – 2004)
  • Building Zones (four person show) Prairie Art Gallery, Grande Prairie.July – October 2002
  •  Drawings – 4 The Works, Edmonton. June – August 2001
  • Unnatural Constructs (two person show) University of Alberta Extension Gallery, Edmonton. February – April 2001
  • Undivided Highway Harcourt House Art Centre, Edmonton. May – June 1999 (and Art Walk, Calgary. October 2000)
  • JUNK (four person show) Latitude 53, Edmonton. March – April 1999
  • 18 Ringy Thingys: The Art of the Telephone The Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton. June – August 1995
  •  The End of Modernity (three person show) Glenbow Museum, Calgary.June – December 1994
  • RE-INCARNATION Alberta Craft Council Presents, Edmonton. June – July 1994 (and Provincial Travelling Exhibition from The Edmonton Art Gallery: 1995 – 1997)
  • literary allusions Provincial Travelling Exhibition from The Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge. January 1994 – 1996
  • Art and Body Lewton-Brain / Fontans Centre for Jewellery Studies, Calgary. September 1993
  • Local Stories The Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton. June – September 1993
  •  Just Niche It Art Evo, Edmonton. February – March 1992
  • The Sky’s the Limit McMullen Gallery, Edmonton. September – October 1989
  • Edmonton ‘89 The Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton. June – August 1989
  •  Installation 11 Latitude 53, Edmonton. July 1988
  • Suspects Latitude 53, Edmonton. May – June 1988
  • In Touch with Abstract Art McMullen Gallery, Edmonton.September – October 1987
  • Fall Show Woltjen/Udell Gallery, Edmonton. September – October 1987
  • Two person show Grace Gallery, Vancouver.March – April 1987
  • Graphex 9 Art Gallery of Brant, Brantford, Ontario. Fall 1984 (and travelling exhibition: 1984 – 1986)

Super Boys Good Deed (mixed media on canvas, 40 x 30″)

COMMISSIONS

Syncrude Canada Ltd., Edmonton. (a 17 art piece mural created for Centre for Intelligent Mining Systems, Computing Science Building, University of Alberta). July 2001

Edmonton Public School Board, Edmonton. (Painting for Virginia Park Elementary School). November 1998

Alberta Agriculture, Edmonton. (Large interactive mixed media sculpture of “Duke“). October 1998

Misericordia Art Enrichment Group, Edmonton. (3 mixed media paintings for Speech Pathology, Audiology, and Physical Therapy). December 1997

Bleachers, C.F.B. Namao. (Large mixed media moose head). March 1997

Telus Communications, Edmonton. (Creation of mixed media icons depicting what take place in their work environment). November 1996

AWARDS

Alberta Foundation for the Arts Project Grant (2006, 2004, 2001)

Medici Art Foundation (1993)

B.C. Binning Memorial Fellowship (1984 – 1985)

British Columbia Cultural Services Branch Senior Arts Award (1984- 1985)

EDUCATION

University of British Columbia M.F.A. – Painting  September 1983 – April 1986

University of Alberta B.A. Special – Visual Arts and Design September 1977 – 1981

PUBLICATIONS

THE EDMONTON ARTISTS COLOURING BOOK, 2016 Snap + Latitude 53 Publication, (Featured Artist: C.W. Carson)

ED TEL 1993 Annual Report. (Front cover art by C.W. Carson)

BIOGRAPHY

O’Keefe, Mary Christa. “Thoughtsome and jetsam: remixing Stories from the Inner City” in Vue Weekly, #645/Feb 28 –Mar 5, 2008, p. 21

Fung, Amy. “C.W. Carson ‘Stories from the Inner City” Prairie Artsters (prairieartsters.blogspot.com) Friday, February 29, 2008

Laviolette, Mary-Beth. “An Alberta Art Chronicle: adventures in recent & contemporary art” Altitude Publishing, 2006, p. 25

Santa-Balazs, Hoyne. “Reaching or Transcendence fifty3: a magazine about visual culture, Winte2005 pp. 8 – 12

Bouchard, Gilbert. “The resurgence of beauty” in the Edmonton Journal, Friday February 20, 2004, p. E6.

Bouchard, Gilbert. “Art in high (and low) places” in The Edmonton Journal, Friday November 8, 2002, p. E13.

Sasano, Mari. “Peanuts meets Picasso” in See, October 31 — November 6, 2002, p.32.

Bouchard, Gilbert. “An artist metamorphosis” in The Edmonton Journal, Friday August 24, 2001, p. E14.

Bouchard, Gilbert. “Drawing far more than just a prelude to the artistic kiss” in The Edmonton Journal, Thursday, July 28,2001, p. C4

Mandel, Charles. “Portrait of ‘a cultural cannibal, an art machine’” in The Edmonton Journal, Friday January 07, 2000, p. E8.

Beauchamp, Elizabeth. “Art of This Place” in Alberta Views, Vol. 1, No. 3, Summer 1998, pp. 36 – 41

Mandel, Charles. “Arts scene marred by bickering, pettiness” in The Edmonton Journal, Friday January 3rd, 1997, p. C11

Mandel, Charles. “Mixed-media show stopping passers-by in their tracks (Carson’s inventive work receiving long-overdue recognition)” in The Edmonton Journal, Friday November 1st, 1996, p. C5

Faulder, Liane. “Call of the Wild“ in The Edmonton Journal, Saturday August 5th, 1995, p. B1

18 Ringy Thingys: The Art of the Telephone. (curated by Stuart Adams and Sheralee Hancherow) Catalogue Design: Bob Robertson , printed by: DeJong Printing Ltd. 1995

Brayshaw, Christopher. “End of Modernity“ in Artichoke (Volume 6, number 3) Fall/Winter 1994, pp. 60-65

Tousley, Nancy. “What’s Up“ in The Calgary Herald, Friday August 5th, 1994

Mandel, Charles. “here’s an Alberta show that’s real trash“ in The Edmonton Journal, Friday July 8th, 1994, p. D11

Alexander, Anne. “Style“ in The Edmonton Sun, Tuesday June 28th, 1994, p. 32

Beauchamp, Elizabeth. “Show Reflects Real Life“ in The Edmonton Journal, Saturday February 22nd, 1992, p. B6

Beauchamp, Elizabeth. “What’s On – At the Galleries“ in The Edmonton Journal, Friday July 5th, 1991, p. D9

Beauchamp, Elizabeth. “Regionalism takes hold in Alberta“ in the Visual Arts Newsletter, Issue 54, p. 12

Beauchamp, Elizabeth. “Prairies Worth Showing Despite Protests“ in The Edmonton Journal, Saturday September 9th, 1989, p. D1

Beauchamp, Elizabeth. “No need for special training to enjoy installation art form“ in The Edmonton Journal, July 4th, 1988

Kleber, Barry. “Visual Arts“ in The Edmonton Bullet, July 1st, 1988

Punch (digital image, 36 x 24″)

 COLLECTIONS

Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Edmonton, AB

University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

Align Orthodontics, Edmonton, AB

Cavalier Enterprises Ltd., Saskatoon, SK.

Dermatica Centre for Advanced Skin Care and Surgery, Edmonton, AB

Shtabsky & Tussman (Barristers & Solictors), Edmonton, AB.

Private Collections (Canada & United States)