DANA BUZZEE

Curriculum Vitae

 

Education

2008 – 2012 _ Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, AB, Canada. BFA – Bachelor of Fine Arts with distinction: Drawing

Winter of 2011 _ Nova Scotia College of Art and Design [NSCAD], Halifax, NS, Canada.

Mobility exchange student: Media Arts

Fall of 2010 _ New York Studio Residency Program, Brooklyn, NY, USA. Artist-in-residence program

 

SOLO & TWO-PERSON EXHIBITION

2019 _ TBA, (solo exhibition), Harcourt House, Edmonton, AB, Canada

2019 _ Punishment Rituals, (solo exhibition), Left Contemporary, Windsor, ON, Canada

2018 _ Smoke Show, (solo exhibition), The Ledge Gallery, Arts Commons, Calgary, AB, Canada

2018 _ Bruise Me Softly, (solo exhibition), Stride Gallery, Calgary, AB, Canada  (exh. publication)

2017 _ Femme Top Of Your Dreams, (solo exhibition), The Lily, Calgary, AB, Canada

2017 _ Hardest Soft, (two-person exhibition in collaboration with Janine Bennett), Five Art and Merchandise, Calgary, AB, Canada

2015 – Next 2015, Contemporary Calgary (C2 Location), (solo exhibition), Emerging Artist Residency and Exhibition Program, Curated by Nate McLeod, Calgary, AB, Canada

2015 _ Lore, Lightbox Studio, (solo exhibition), Arts Commons, Calgary, AB, Canada

2014 _ Bushed, (solo exhibition), Secret Eight Project Space, Calgary, AB, Canada

2014 _ Soothsayer, (solo exhibition), Pith Gallery, Calgary, AB, Canada

2013 _Spellbinder, (two-person exhibition in collaboration with Kelly Jacqueline Smith), Untitled Art Society Main Space Gallery, Calgary, AB, Canada

2013 _ Wichtel, (solo exhibition), The Coven Gallery, ACAD, Calgary, AB, Canada

2012 _ The End, (two-person exhibition in collaboration with Jodie Rose), Stride + 15, Calgary, AB, Canada

2012 _ Enchanted Forest, (two-person exhibition in collaboration with Steven Cottingham), The Closet Gallery, ACAD, Calgary, AB, Canada

2011 _ Haunt, Marion Nicoll Gallery, (solo exhibition), ACAD, Calgary, AB, Canada

2010 _ Maternal Lineage, (solo exhibition), Marion Nicoll Gallery, ACAD, Calgary, AB, Canada

2009 _ The Secret Forest, (two-person exhibition in collaboration with Emily Cummings), The Ivan Gallery, ACAD, Calgary, AB, Canada

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019 _ Moss Slut | Mosadruslur, (residency work exhibition) In House Outer Space, Reykjavik, Iceland

2018 _ CAAF Connection: Studio Residents’ Exhibition, (group exhibition), cSPACE, Calgary, AB, Canada

2018 _ A Gently Worn Impression, (group exhibition), curated by Luke Maddaford, Left Contemporary, Windsor, ON, Canada.

2017 _ Hibernaculum, (group exhibition), curated by Emily MacDonald, Megan Gnanasihamany, Susan Winters, and Tegan Bee Presented at The Works Visual Arts Society, Edmonton, AB, Canada

2016 _ Strand, (group exhibition), curated by Jenn Jackson and Lucian Durey, Presented by Haunt Gallery at Achterhaus, Hamberg, Germany

2015 _ Nuit Blanche Winnipeg: Illuminate the Night, juried, Winnipeg, MB, Canada

2013 _ Heavy Nothing, (group exhibition),curated by Adam Farmer, GLITCH Gallery, Memphis, TN, USA

2013 _ it could be anything, really, (group exhibition), Hirvitalo Center of Contemporary Art, Tampere, Finland

2013 _ Wreck City, (group exhibition),included in the house curated Andrew Frosst, 819 5th Ave NW, Calgary, AB, Canada

2012 _ The Calgary Biennial, (group exhibition), curated by Steven Cottingham, Haight Gallery, Calgary, AB, Canada (catalogue)

2012 _ Lying, (group exhibition), curated by Justin Waddell, #1 Legion (in conjunction with Sled Island Festival), Calgary, AB, Canada

2012 _ Animals II, (group exhibition),The Root Cellar Gallery, Calgary, AB, Canada

2012 _Fuck Yeah I’m a Feminist, (group exhibition), juried, The Root Cellar Gallery, Calgary, AB, Canada (catalogue)

2012 _ NYSRP Alumni Exhibition, (group exhibition), New York Studio Residency Program, Brooklyn, NY, USA

2012 _ Stage Festival, (group exhibition), juried, The John Snow House, Calgary, AB, Canada

2012 _ Hype, (group exhibition), Calgary Tower Plaza, Calgary, AB, Canada

2011 _ Dickheads, (group exhibition), Contemporary Art Gallery of Calgary, ACAD, Calgary, AB, Canada

2011 _ Content Aggregation in the Age of Ubiquitous Media, (group exhibition), Anna Leonowens Gallery, NSCAD, Halifax, NS, Canada

2010 _ Fogpie, (group exhibition), New York Studio Residency Program, Brooklyn, NY, USA

2010 _Cusp, (group exhibition), New York Studio Residency Program, Brooklyn, NY, USA

2010 _ Facelift, (group exhibition), Contemporary Art Museum, Calgary, AB, Canada  

2009 _ FBC WACK!’s the VAG, (group exhibition), Art Spot, Calgary, AB, Canada

2009 _ Cat Women, (group exhibition), curated by Sarah Hermanutz, Marion Nicoll Gallery, ACAD, Calgary, AB, Canada   (catalogue)

2009 _ Bringing Kitschy Back, (group exhibition), The Alliance Française, Calgary, AB, Canada

 

STUDIO RESIDENCY PROGRAMS

Jun 2019 _ In House Outer Space (self directed residency), Reykjavik, Iceland

Apr. – May 2019 _ Textilseture Islands – Icelandic Textile Center (self directed residency), Blonduos, Iceland

Jun. – Jul 2018 _ Smoke Show (self directed residency), The Ledge Gallery, Arts Commons, Calgary, AB, Canada

Aug. 2016 _ Awakening: Earth-based spirituality and Art, Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto, ON, Canada

Feb. – Mar. 2016 _ Calgary Allied Arts Foundation Residency (self directed residency), CAAF

studio,Calgary, AB, Canada

Sep. – Oct. 2015 _ NEXT2015 Residency (self directed residency), Contemporary Calgary (C2

Location), Calgary, AB, Canada

Jul. – Aug. 2014 _ Roundtable Residency (self directed residency), The Dragon Academy,

Toronto, ON, Canada

Oct. – Nov. 2013 _ Nes Artist Residency (self directed residency), Skagaströnd, Iceland.

Sep. 2013 _ Arteles Creative Residency Program (self directed residency), Hämeenkyrö, Finland

Jun. 2012 _Mutopia 7, M:ST Festival workshop, facilitated through The Banff Centre, Banff, AB,

Canada

Aug. 201 _ Contextual One Month Summer Residency (self directed residency), Calgary, AB,

Canada.

Jul. 2011 _ The Rome Art Program, two week summer session, Rome, Italy

 

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2018 _ Show up for the Messiness of how you Feel so you can Better Create What you Need, Femme Wave’s 2018 Visual Arts Programming, Programming presented at the U-HALL community gallery space at Truck Contemporary Art, Calgary, AB, Canada

2017 _ POST WAVE, mainspace exhibition for Femme Wave’s 2017 Visual Arts Programming,

Stride Gallery, Calgary, AB, Canada

2017 _ In (to) Rapture, pop-up exhibition for Femme Wave’s 2017 Visual Arts Programming,

The Olympic Room, #1 Legion, Calgary, AB, Canada

2017 _ Dancing On My Own, Femme Wave’s 2017 Visual Arts Programming, The New Gallery

Resource Centre, Calgary, AB, Canada

2017 _ Behind Our Eyelids, Femme Wave’s 2017 Visual Arts Programming, Programming

presented at the U-HALL community hall space at Truck Contemporary Art, Calgary, AB, Canada

2016 _ The Garden, pop-up exhibition for Femme Wave’s 2016 Visual Arts Programming, 1314 1 street SW, Calgary, AB, Canada

2016 _ This Is What Makes Our Guts So Vibrant, Femme Wave 2016 Visual Arts Programming presented at the U-HALL community hall space at Truck Contemporary Art, Calgary, AB, Canada

2016 _ Un_form, Femme Wave 2016 Visual Arts Programming presented in the project room at Stride Gallery, Calgary, AB, Canada

2016 _ Lavender Menace (co-curated with Sarah Kelly), pop-up exhibition of queer emerging creative practices #503 -319 10 ave SW, Calgary, AB, Canada

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE & EXPERIENCE

2016 – 2019 _ Visual Arts Curator, Femme Wave Feminist Arts Festival, Calgary, AB, Canada

2013 – 2017 _ Board of Directors, Second Story Art Society Operating as TRUCK Contemporary Art, Calgary, AB, Canada

Mar. 14 2014 – May 15 2015 _ Board of Directors (President), Second Story Art Society Operating as TRUCK Contemporary Art, Calgary, AB, Canada

2011 _ Copy Editor for the Fuck Yeah I’m A Feminist exhibition catalogue, Calgary, AB, Canada

2011 –  2012 _ Director of The Coven Gallery, a student gallery initiative at ACAD, Calgary, AB, Canada

2012 _ Documentation Coordinator (part-time), Mountain Standard Time Performative Arts Festival Society, Calgary, AB, Canada

2011 – 2012 _ Gallery Assistant (part-time), Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, AB, Canada

2010 _ Intern at A.I.R. Gallery, fall semester, Brooklyn, NY, USA

2010 _ Studio Assistant, Mary Mattingly, Brooklyn, NY, USA

2009 _ Volunteer and member of the Development Committee for The New Gallery, Calgary, AB, Canada

2009 _ Jury Member for Marion Nicoll Gallery at Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, AB, Canada

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2019 _ Taylor Harder. “Art Thou Willing To Suffer To Learn?”. Left Contemporary. (exh. text)

2019 _ Ginger Carlson “Dana Buzzee at Stride”. Canadian Art: Winter 2019, The Pleasure Issue.

2018 _ Maddie Alexander, Megan Gnanahisanamy, and Sarah Kelly. “Bruise Me Softly”. Stride Gallery. (exh. publication)

2017 _ Lindsay Sorrell, “Dana Buzzee at The Lily”.  Akimblog: Sept 20 2017

2015 _ Jeremy Simes. “Calgary Artists Creates a Dwelling Space for Teen Angst”. Calgary Metro News: Nov 8

2012 _ Sondra Meszaros. “Untitled”. Hearts of the New West: The 2012 Calgary Biennial of Contemporary Art  (exh. cat.), Calgary: Ambient Light Press

2010 _ Julia Kansas. “The Act of Looking Back”. Blend. 1, vol. 1, April, pp 17 – 18. Calgary: Alberta College of Art + Design Students’ Association

2009 _ Cat Women: Contemporary Artist on the Female-Feline Connection. (exh. Cat.), Calgary: Independent.

 

WRITING

2018 – Dana Buzzee, “Beginnings”, (Part I of the accompanying text for the Coven Gallery Retrospective Exhibition. Calgary: Stride Gallery.

2018 – Dana Buzzee, “Show up for the Messiness of how you Feel so you can Better Create What you Need” (accompanying text for the titular exhibition). Calgary: Femme Wave/Truck Contemporary Art.

2017 – Dana Buzzee and Megan Gnanahisanamy, “Opening The Circle” (accompanying text for POST WAVE). Calgary: Femme Wave/Stride Gallery.

2016 – Dana Buzzee. “Mirror Me” (accompanying text for Niki Boghossian’s exhibition Sacred Circle). Calgary: Truck Contemporary Art.

2013 _ Dana Buzzee and Shari Nault. “Fairy Tales, Monsters, and the Role of Interpretation in Understanding Narrative”. Portage Press: Web.

2012 _ Dana Buzzee. “Black Magic” (essay about Sondra Meszaros’ practice). Hearts of the New West: The 2012 Calgary Biennial of Contemporary Art (exh. cat.). Calgary: Ambient Light Press.

2012  _ Dana Buzzee. “Everyone Knows That We Had Too Much Fun” (essay about Julia Kansas’ practice). Hearts of the New West: The 2012 Calgary Biennial of Contemporary Art (exh. cat.). Calgary: Ambient Light Press.

2012_ Dana Buzzee and Steven Cottingham. “I Told You Not To Wander: The Photographs of Jody Rose.” The #000000 Press: Web.

2010 _ Dana Buzzee. “Coming of Age” (essay about Julia Kansas’ work). Blend. 1, vol. 1, April, pp. 15-16. Calgary: Alberta College of Art and Design Students Association.

 

TALKS & LECTURES

2019 _ Artist Talk, Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada

2019 _ Artist Talk, University of Windsor School of Creative Arts, Windsor, ON, Canada

2018 _ Artist Talk, CAAF Connection: Studio Residents’ Exhibition, cSPACE, Calgary, AB, Canada

2018 _ Wicked City: The Dark Arts & You, Panel Discussion, Wreck City: Radio City, Calgary, AB, Canada

2018 _ Iso Three-Ways, Bruise Me Softly artist talk in collaboration with Areum Kim and Nicole Kelly Westman, Stride Gallery, Calgary AB, Canada

2017 _Femme Wave and Safer Spaces, Panel Talk, Women’s Centre, Calgary, AB, Canada

2015 – Lore artist talk, Alberta Threat Project, Calgary, AB, Canada

2015 – Next2015 artist talk, Contemporary Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada

 

AWARDS & GRANTS

2018 _ Individual Visual Arts and New Media Project Grant, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, AB, Canada

2018 _ Individual Artist Program, Calgary Arts Development, Calgary, AB, Canada

2018 _ Research and Creation Grant, Canada Council for the Arts, Canada

2017 _ Individual Visual Arts and New Media Project Grant, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, AB, Canada

2016 _ Artist Opportunity Grant, Calgary Arts Development, Calgary, AB, Canada

2013 _ TD Insurance Meloche Monnex Professional Development Grant for ACAD Alumni, TD Insurance Meloche Monnex, Canada

2013 _ Individual Visual Arts and New Media Project Grant, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Ab, Canada

2010 _ Teatro New York Studio Prize in Fine Art, Teatro Group, Calgary, AB, Canada