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EDUCATION: 

Mao ( Kun ) Chen:

Masters of Fine Arts, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada. 2020.

Bachelors of Fine Arts, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada. 2017.

Chris Savage:


Masters of Fine Arts, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada. 2018.

Bachelors of Fine Arts, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada. 2014.

Diploma in Visual Arts, Camosun College, Victoria, BC, Canada. 2012.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

宴 | Found in Translation, DesignTO X Stackt Market, Toronto, ON, Canada. 2023.


宴 | Found in Translation, The Ledge Gallery-Art Commons, Calgary, AB, Canada. 2022.

宴 | Found in Translation, Fifty Fifty Arts Collective, Victoria, BC, Canada. 2022.

Unspoken Incantation, ICAI x Alberta Society of Arts, Calgary, AB, Canada. 2021. (Mao)

Marginalia, ACC Discovery Gallery, Edmonton, AB, Canada, 2021. (Chris)


Unspoken Incantation, Nickle Gallery, University of Calgary, AB, Canada. 2019. (Mao)

A Way, Nickle Gallery, University of Calgary, AB, Canada. 2018. (Chris)

Breaking Point, Xchanges Gallery, Victoria, BC, Canada. 2015. (Chris)


The Constant Conversation, Open Space Gallery, Victoria, BC, Canada. 2012. (Chris)

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Summer is Served, Charlie Cummings Gallery, Gainesville, Florida, USA. 2023/2024.

Toronto Outdoor Art Fair, Nathan Philips Square, Toronto, ON, Canada. 2023.

Culture and Kin, Fort Calgary Museum, Calgary, AB, Canada. 2023/2024.


F is for Fem, Alberta Hotel, Calgary, AB, Canada. 2023. (Mao)

Ornament and Crime, ACC Feature Gallery, Edmonton, AB, Canada. 2023.

Design Lab, Strada Gallery, New York, NY, USA. 2023.


Last Call VIII, Companion Gallery, Humboldt, Tennessee, USA. 2023.

Lethbridge Art Days, CASA, Lethbridge, AB, Canada. 2022.

Cat Exhibition, Ceramics Congress, Online Exhibition, 2022.


Salvage, Low Lands Projects, Edmonton, AB, Canada. 2021.


Strange Paradigm, Young Space, Online group exhibit. 2021. (Mao)


Functional Art & Design Collection Show, Hangzhou, China. 2021.


Marginalia, Small Space Gallery, Calgary, AB, Canada. 2020. (Chris)


4/Edition Toronto Art Book Fair, Metro Convention Center, Toronto, ON, Canada. 2019.

Realms II, Gordon Snelgrove Gallery, Saskatoon, SK Canada. 2018. (Chris)

WIP Show, Royal College of Art and Design, London, UK. 2017 (Chris) + 2019 (Mao)

Printed Matter Affair, Stride Gallery, Calgary, AB, Canada. 2016. (Chris)


Vancouver Art Book Fair, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada. 2016. (Chris)

RESIDENCIES + EXCHANGES

RBC EVAP Residency, The Ledge Gallery-Art Commons, Calgary, AB, Canada. 2023.

CASA Artist Residency, CASA, Lethbridge, AB, Canada. 2022.


Women’s Centre Artist Residency, Calgary, AB, Canada. 2022. (Mao)

Bonnie McComb Kreye Residency, Victoria, BC, Canada. 2022.


Medalta International Artist Residency, Medicine Hat, AB, Canada. 2021.


Royal College of Art Exchange, London, UK. 2019. (Mao)


Calgary Allied Arts Foundation Residency, Calgary, AB, Canada. 2019. (Chris)

Medalta International Artist Residency, Medicine Hat, AB, Canada. 2019. (Chris)

Banff Centre Late Fall Residency, Banff, AB, Canada. 2018. (Chris)


Royal College of Art Exchange, London, UK. 2017. (Chris)


E3 Exchange, Berlin, Germany. 2015. (Mao)


Ristumeikan Art History Exchange, Kyoto, Japan. 2015. (Mao)


Cerdeira Artist Residency, Cerdeira, Portugal. 2015. (Chris)

PUBLICATIONS + PRESS

Calgary Gaurdian Artist Feature. 2023.

Members Library DesignTO Article. 2023.


Culture and Kin Podcast Interview with Fung Ling. 2023.


Art Commons X Calgary Telus Sky Screen Feature. 2023.


Swampcone Magazine, Drawing Feature in Issue 8. 2020. (Chris)


Forge Art Magazine, Feature in Issue 24. 2019. (Chris)


Toad Hex Magazine, Drawing Feature in Issue 3. 2019.


Realms II Art Book, Drawing Feature in Issue 2. 2018. (Chris)


NOD Magazine, Cover Artist of Issue 22. 2017. (Mao)


Times Colonist Newspaper, Breaking Point Exhibition Review. 2015. (Chris)

GRANTS + AWARDS

 

Toronto Outdoor Art Fair Ceramics Excellence Award. 2023.


DesignTO Jurors Choice Award. 2023.

Office of the Vice-President Thesis Research Grant, University of Calgary, 2019. (Mao)

Anne Severson Memorial Scholarship in Fine Arts, University of Calgary, 2019. (Mao)

AFA Graduate Scholarship, University of Calgary, 2019. (Mao)


Banff Centre Artist Award for BAiR Late Fall Residency Program. 2018. (Chris)

Office of the Vice-President Thesis Research Grant, University of Calgary. 2018. (Chris)

Alberta Graduate Scholarship, Department of Art, University of Calgary. 2018. (Chris)

Queen Elizabeth II Graduate (Masters) Scholarship, University of Calgary. 2018. (Chris)

AFA Graduate Scholarship, University of Calgary. 2017. (Chris)

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