Alexandra Rdest – CV

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2008

  • “Spatial Circumstance” Sopa Fine Arts, Kelowna, BC

2007

  • “Group Exhibit” Bjornson Kajiwara Gallery, Vancouver, BC
  • “Fuzz” Newzones, Calgary, AB
  • “Le Soleil Noir” Tatar Gallery, Toronto, ON
  • “New Work: Pouch Cove” James Baird Gallery Flower Studio, St. John’s [solo]

2006

  • “My Secret City” Nuit Blanche Toronto, ON
  • “Spell”, Thames Art Gallery, Chatham, ON
  • Galerie D’Este, Montreal, QC
  • “In Transit” Gosia Koscielak Studio and Gallery, Chicago, ILL
  • NOVA Art Fair in Chicago with Gosia Koscielak Studio and Gallery
  • “Young Toronto Painters”, James Baird Gallery, Pouch Cove, NL
  • “Generated Habitats”, Toronto, 2-1022 Queen Street West

2005

  • “Spell”, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK
  • “Spell”, Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, ON
  • “Big Show” Artist-run temporary venue, Toronto, ON

2004

  • “Trans Tokyo” Propeller Gallery, Toronto, ON
  • “Trans” Big Studio Gallery, Yokohama, Japan

2003

  • Pari Nadimi Gallery, Toronto, ON [solo]
  • UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

2008

  • Tatar Gallery, Toronto, ON [solo]

2009

  • B&K Projects, Copenhagen Denmark

EDUCATION

2002 – Graduate Ontario College of Art and Design

AWARDS & GRANTS

Short listed for the RBC Painting Competition 2007
Canada Council for the Arts 2007
David L. Stevenson Scholarship
A.V. Issacs Tuition Scholarship

MEDIA

  • Selected by The Magenta Foundation for inclusion in the publication: Carte Blanche Vol.2: Painting
  • “Glowing Reviews for Aleks Rdest” Current Magazine, August 2007
  • Angela Antle, Interview, CBC Radio July 22, 2007
  • “Aleks Rdest’s Paintings” Current Magazine, March 2007
  • “Living in NL” CBC Television St. John’s, March 5, 2007
  • Hohmann, Skye. “Interview with Aleksandra Rdest” Rind Magazine

AWARDS & GRANTS

2007

  • RBC Painting Competition, Semi Finalist Exhibition Catalogue
  • Pouch Cove Foundation Fundraiser 2007, Art Auction Catalogue, Toronto

2006

  • Skye Hohmann, Generated Habitats, 2-1022 Queen Street West, Toronto ON

2005

  • Jordan Broadworth, Jonathan Forrest, Spell, Mendell Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK
  • Ann Ireland, Michelle Jaques, Big Show, 1139 College Street, Toronto

2003 – 2005

  • Art With Heart, Casey House Art Auction Catalogue, Toronto

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Director, Tatar Gallery 2003 – 2006
  • Assistant Director, Tatar Gallery 2002
  • Gallery Assistant, Angell Gallery 2002

RELATED ACTIVITIES

  • Pouch Cove Artist Residency, Oct/Nov 2006
  • Co-Curator, Generated Habitats, Toronto 2006
  • Visiting Artist, Fanshaw College, London, ON 2006
  • Co-Curator, Trans Tokyo Propeller Centre for the Arts, Toronto 2004