Education

2014-19           BFA (with Great Distinction), major in Fibres & Material  Practices,                                                   Concordia University, Montreal

2017                Jacquard weaving 1, CTCM, Montreal

2012-14           Diploma in Visual Arts, Sherbrooke University

 

Awards

  

2019               Irene F. Whittome Prize in Studio Arts, Concordia University, Montreal              2018-19         Grant from Quebec Ministry for Culture and Communication and the Acton                                 MRC, for «Fibre intergénérationnelle» project

2018               Research creation Grant; project Woven scores, Textile & Materiality                                              Research Cluster, Concordia University, Montreal,

2017               Undergraduate Fellowship 2017-2018, Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and                                 Technology, Montreal

2016               Research creation Grant; Textile & Materiality Research Cluster, Concordia                              University, Montréal, American silk project, in collaboration whit                                               Geneviève Moisan  

                        Publication Grant; Fine Arts Reading Room Small publication Grant,                                               Concordia University, American silk project, in collaboration  withv                                           Geneviève Moisan

2015                Visual Art Award, La Bastringue Culturelle, Acton Vale

2014                1st prize of the Jury, Vocation en Art, Carrefour Jeunesse-Emploi, Acton Vale

                        Grant from Pacte rural, Acton MRC, for the Vitrine sur l’Art project, in                                            collaboration with Acton CLD, Acton Vale

2013                Public Choice Award, Art Contest, 9th Student Symposium, EDS Institute,                                       Laval University, Quebec

                         Public Choice Award, Acton MRC Tourist Office, Acton Vale

                         Grant from Pacte rural and from Fond d’initiatives culturelles Acton MRC,                                     for the Vitrine sur L’Art, in collaboration with Acton CLD, Acton Vale

2012                Grant, Conseil de la culture de St-Hyacinthe, for the Orange Off 

 

Residencies and Public interventions

 

2019                Archives textiles; Mouvement et pratitions, artist in residency, Maison des                                    Métiers d'Art de Québec, Quebec city

                        Rues en fOliE, urban intervention, Lafontaine elementary school,                                                       St-Hyacinthe

                        Fibre intergénérationnelle, artist in residency, cultural mediation, MRC d’Acton

2018                Mémoires tissées, artist in residency, artists center Vrille, La Pocatière

                         Needle Glacier, artist in residency, Icelandic textile center, Blönduós, Islande

2017                Mémoires tissées, In Situ installation, Les Jardins Réinventés, Maison des arts                              et de la culture de Brompton, Sherbrooke

2016                Écoutez la mémoire fibreuse, participative public installation, Festival                                          KAPUT! Beloeil

                        Rues en fOliE, urban intervention, Polyvalente Robert Ouimet, MRC d’Acton

2015               Chemins tissés, participative public installation, Festival KAPUT! Beloeil

                        Rues en fOliE, urban intervention, 8 elementary schools, MRC d’Acton

2014               Vitrine sur l’Art, urban intervention, MRC d’Acton

2013                Jour de Lavage, participative public installation, journées Culture, Acton Vale

                        Vitrine sur l’Art - Le mois de la culture, urban intervention, Acton Vale

2012               Orange Off : Vitrine sur l’Art, urban intervention, Orange OFF in                                                    collaboration with Expression, St-Hyacinthe

 

 

Exhibitions

 

2020               The Capacity of cloth, Winsooki Mill Museum, Winsooki, Vermont, USA

2019               The Enchantment of Textile, Barbara Layne studio subTela, Central de                                           Diseño, El Matadero Center, World Textile Association Biennial, Madrid,                                   Spain (Septembre)

                        Sonic art series II, HAVN, Hamilton, Ontario

                        Interface, Art Matters, Nomad Nation, Montreal

                        Encann, Regart artist run center, Lévis

2018               Sights of feeling, Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology, Montreal

                        Imagining Iceland, Icelandic textile centre, Blönduós, Islande

                        Écologies, Musée du Bronze d’Inverness, Inverness, Québec

                        The Material Turn, FOFA Gallery, Montréal

                        Darn it!, Popop Gallery, Belgo building, Montreal

2017                Land Marks / Repères, Concordia University, Montreal and Mingan                                                Archipelago

                        Mémoires Vivantes, Collection Saint-Amour, Upton

                        Temp incongrus, PDSA & DASA, Gallery XMtl,  Montréal

                        Nuit Blanche, Art Matters, Musée d’Art Interculturel (MAI), Montreal

                        Show Frette, projections on St-Matthieu Church, Beloeil

2016               Material conductor, VAV Gallery, Concordia University, Montreal

                        Engaging the senses, IVLA symposium, Montreal Fine Arts Museum and                                          Concordia University, Montreal

                        Research Showcase, Concordia University, Montreal

                        Object Lesson, Skol artist center, Montreal

                        Mémoires et empreintes, Centre d’exposition Boréart, Granby (Solo)

                        Cachet de la Poste faisant foi, Villa Mallet-Stevens, Paris, France

2015                Montreal en Arts, Montreal

                         FRINGE, Musée d’Art Interculturel (MAI), Montreal

                         Cabaret de décompression, Maison des arts et de la Culture de Brompton,                                      Sherbrooke

                        Vocation en Art, Maison de la Culture Villebon, Beloeil

                        Pas question!, MCM Gallery, Montreal

2014                Vocation en Art, Carrefour Jeunesse Emploi, Acton Vale

                        Art Battle 165, Frelisghsburg, Quebec

                        Eau source d’inspiration, DOSHA Gallery, Beloeil

                        Techniques mixtes : Une approche actuelle de la création, Salle du Parvis,                                        Sherbrooke

                        Graduation Show, Sherbrooke University Art Gallery, Sherbrooke

                        Mémoires et empreintes, public library, Acton Vale

2013                Foire de Noël, DOSHA Gallery, Beloeil

                        9th Student Symposium, Art Contest, EDS Institute, Laval University, Quebec

 

Teaching experience

 

2019               Tactile Sound, Workshop, Milieux Institute for Art,Culture and Technology,                                   Concordia University, Montreal 

                        Electronic Textiles, Master Class, Maison des Métiers d'art de Québec, Quebec 

                        Electronic textiles workshop, Journées de a Culture, Acton Vale

                        Electronic workshop for kids, elementary and high schools, MRC d’Acton

                        Introduction to sculpture workshops/ kids, elementary schools, Ste-Madelaine                               and MRC d'Acton

                        Street Art workshops, Lafontaine elementary school, St-Hyacinthe

2018                Electronic textiles workshop in collaboration with Barbara Layne, Function                                 keys, Centre [3], Hamilton, Ontario

2017 -              Art teacher / painting, adults, Cultural services, Acton Vale

2017                Electronic textiles workshop, Lyst’art symposium, Lyster

                         Visual arts workshop, Musée Bombardier, Valcourt

                         Printmaking workshop, elementary schools, MRC d'acton

                         Mural with Glow in the dark paint, PRO High school, Acton Vale

2016                Street Art workshops, elementary schools, MRC d'Acton

2014 -              Visual arts workshops, through the Accès Culture Project, elementary                                               schools, MRC d’Acton

2012 -              Art teacher / kids (5 -17 years old), Cultural services, Acton Vale

2012-13          Supervised interns creation of two murals, MRC d'acton

Work experience

2019              Artist talk, Trame sonore, Maison des Métiers d'Art de Québec, Qu

                       Costumes, interactif textiles for Future Man saison 3, Future Productions                                         MUSE Inc., Montréal

                        Technician, summer support, Textile & Materiality Research Cluster, Milieux                                  Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology, Montreal

                        Production of scenary, Théâtre de la Dame de Coeur, Upton

                        Recycling murals, elementary schools, St-Hugues and St-Marcel

2018                Artist talk, Material Turn symposium, Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and                                   Technology, Montréal

2018                Mini Talk at Function Keys conferences, Centre 3, Hamilton, Ontario

2018                Research Assistant, Dr. Kathleen Vaugan, department of Art education,                                             Concordia University, Montreal

2016 - 19         Research Assistant, subTela studio, Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and                                        Technology, Montréal

2016-               Research Assistant, Dr. Tiberiu Popa, department of Computer science,                                              Concordia University, Montreal

2016                Research Assistant, Prof. David Howes, Centre for Sensory Studies, Concordia

                                 University, Montreal

2014 - 16        Illustrator, Accès Culture Project, Acton CLD, Acton Vale

2013 - 14        External Consultant, creative development, Acton CLD, Acton Vale.

2012 - 14        Project Creator and Coordinator, Vitrine sur l’Art Project, shown during the                                      Orange Off Event, St-Hyacinthe  (2012), and Acton Vale (2013, 2014)

2012 - 13        Artistic Consultant, painting of two murals, Acton Vale MRC, one mural in                                        Upton, one in Ste-Christine.

 

Member of Cultural organisations

 

2016-               Member of the Textile & Materiality Research Cluster, Milieux Institute for                                   Arts, Culture and Technology, Montreal

2016                Member of Jury, Vocation en Art, Carrefour Jeunesse Emploi, Acton Vale

2012-               Member of Muralistes de la MRC d’Acton

2012-               Board Member, Conseil de la culture permanent de la région d’Acton, MRC                                      d’Acton

 

Publications

 

2018                The Material Turn, exhibition catalogue, Curated by Kelly Thompson and                                        WhiteFeather Hunter, FOFA Gallery, Concordia University, Montreal

2016                American silk, Research publication in collaboration whit Geneviève Moisan,                                Textile  &  Materiality Research Cluster and the Fine Arts Reading Room,                                  Concordia University, Montreal

 

Public Collections& Murals

 

Fying Memories, Acton MRC, Tourist office, Acton Vale

Chemins tissées, KAPUT! Festival, City of Beloeil

Interactive Mural with Glow paint, Robert Ouimet High School, Acton Vale

Mosaïc Murals, Elementary Schools in Roxton Falls, Acton Vale, St-Theodore and St-Nazaire

2 Historical Murals, Municipalities of Upton and Ste-Christine

Permanente Street art painting, PRO High School, Acton Vale

Quartier des toiles, 7 paintings, Carrefour Jeunesse Emploi Maskoutain, youth resource, St-Hyacinthe

Canneton, Médiathèque Maskoutaine, public libray, St-Hyacinthe

Mural, C.É.G.E.P. du Vieux Montréal, Montreal

2 Murals at Rosemont College, Montreal

© 2019 Ryth Kesselring 

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