Curriculum Vitae

Yvonne Wiegers
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
(613) 237-1780

Masters of Fine Art   Specialization Sculpture - University of Calgary, 2000
Ms Wiegers' thesis exhibition and oral examination earned the Art Department's sole nomination for the Governor General's Medal.
Bachelor of Arts (Honours)   Fine Art - University of Guelph, 1996

Exhibition and Lecture History
2003   conektionz 6, Faculty show, White Mountain Academy of the Arts, Elliot Lake, Ontario
2003   The Water Exhibition, Ontario Society of Artists, Elliot Lake, Ontario
2002   Crazy Simone's Carpet Warehouse, White Mountain Academy, Elliot Lake
2002   Openhouse, MainWorks Artist Studios, Ottawa
2002   Lecture at the University of Pristina, Pristina, Kossovo
2000   Knock Loudly, Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary, Alberta
2000   We: First Configuration, Little Gallery, University of Calgary, solo show
2000   We Love NY, Little Gallery, University of Calgary
1999   Amnesty Art Jam, Pumphouse Theatre, Calgary, Alberta
1999   Signs and Time and Place, Little Gallery, University of Calgary
1999   Post-Miniature Show, Globe Theatre, Calgary Alberta
1999   Signs and Portents, Gallery 706 of Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka, solo show
1999   Artist Talk at the Vibhavi Art Academy, Colombo, Sri Lanka
1998   Betrayed By Forgetting, New Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
1998   Reflex, Little Gallery, University of Calgary
1996   Juried Art Show, Glenhyrst Gallery of Brant, Brantford, Ontario
1996   Cultural Initiations, Zavitz Gallery, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, solo show

Accomplishments and Training Programs:
• Leadership in the Arts Workshop, Strengthening Governance in the Community Arts, Ottawa, 2003
• Winner of the Algonquin Institute Career Kick-Off Scholarship, 2002 E-business Web Design
• Workshop on the Business of Art, Gallery 101, Ottawa, 2002
• Workshop on Writing Art Criticism, Gallery 101, Ottawa, 2002
• Nomination, Governor General's Medal, University of Calgary, 2000
• Graduate Studies Research and Travel Grant, University of Calgary, 2000
• Graduate Scholarship Research Award, University of Calgary, 2000
• Teacher's Assistant Seminar, University of Calgary, 1999
• Financial Assistance from the Canadian High Commission of Colombo, Sri Lanka, 1999
• Professional Development Workshop, New Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, 1999
• TOEFL Training Course, University of Calgary, 1997
• Graduate Scholarship Research Award, University of Calgary, 1997
• Faculty of Graduate Studies Scholarship, University of Calgary, 1997
• Intern for the Curator at the Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph, Ontario
• Volunteer at the Barnes Exhibition, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontaro

Pisapia, Kam Fu. " 911 Anniversary: Artists+ poets+ you and me", Zip magazine, Hong Kong, November 2002, p 246-248.
Knock Loudly. Exhibition Catalogue. Essay by Anne Severson. Calgary, 2000
Anne Severson. "Knock Loudly Before Entering the Art World." FFWD. August 2000
David Kenney. "Art Students at Work, So Knock Loudly." University of Calgary Gauntlet. August 10, 2000
Anthea Foyer. "What Artists Do On Vacation." University of Calgary Gauntlet. May 18, 2000
Cat's Eye. "Gender, Place and Space." The Island. June 16, 1999. (Colombo, Sri Lanka)
Anoli Perera. "Signs and Portents: An Exhibition of Artworks." Daily News. June 9, 1999 (Colombo, Sri Lanka)

Academic Employment
Department Head and Professor - White Mountain Academy of the Arts, 2002¬present. As the Department Head Ms. Wiegers is responsible for coordinating administration and academic activities for the faculty and student body. As the Professor of Sculpture she teaches foundation and senior students. She is also responsible for Visiting Artist Program sponsored by the Canada Council for the Arts.
Art Facilitator - Play for Peace, Pilot Project 2001. Worked in conjunction with play therapists to develop expressive capabilities of newly-arrived refugee children. Children, ranging in ages from 5 to 13, are exposed to basic coping strategies. As the artist in the group, Ms Wiegers introduced various media through which the children realized their expressive potential.
Sessional Teacher - University of Calgary, Department of Fine Art, Calgary, Alberta, 1999. Undergraduate foundation drawing course, one semester. Responsible for developing and teaching course curriculum.
Art Teacher - The British School of Colombo, Etul Kotte, Sri Lanka, 1998-99. Responsible for curriculum for senior level high school students in preparation for their 0 and A level exams. She interpreted curriculum according to local circumstances and cultural background. Mentor and counselor of senior students. Coordinated school art exhibition.

Member, Board of Directors, Gallery 101, Ottawa
Ontario Member, CARFAC



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