DANA BUZZEE

Curriculum Vitae

 

Education

2008 – 2012 _ Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, AB, Canada. BFA – Bachelor of Fine Arts Candidate 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

 

Selected Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions

2018 _ Smoke Show, The Ledge Gallery, Arts Commons, Calgary, AB, Canada

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

2017 _ Femme Top Of Your Dreams, The Lily, Calgary, AB, Canada

2017 _ Hardest Soft, in collaboration with Janine Bennett, Five Art and Merchandise, Calgary, AB, Canada

2015 _ Next 2015, Contemporary Calgary (C2 Location), Emerging Artist REsidency and Exhibition Program, Curated by Nate McLeod, Calgary, AB, Canada.

2015 _ Lore, Lightbox Studio, Arts Commons, Calgary, AB, Canada

2014 _ Bushed, Secret Eight Project Space, Calgary, AB, Canada

2014 _ Soothsayer, Pith Gallery, Calgary, AB, Canada

2013 _Spellbinder, in collaboration with Kelly Jacqueline Smith, Untitled Art Society Main Space Gallery, Calgary, AB, Canada

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018 – CAAF Connection: Studio Residents’ Exhibition, curated by Melissa Cole, cSPACE, Calgary, AB, Canada

2018 – A Gently Worn Impression, curated by Luke Maddaford, Left Contemporary, Windsor, ON, Canada.2017 _ Hibernaculum, curated by Emily MacDonald, Megan Gnanasihamany, Susan Winters, and Tegan Bee Presented at The Works Visual Arts Society, Edmonton, ABm Canada

2016 _ Strand, 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, curated by Adam Farmer, GLITCH Gallery, Memphis, TN, USA

2013 _ it could be anything, really, Hirvitalo Center of Contemporary Art, Tampere, Finland

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

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

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

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

2012 _ NYSRP Alumni Exhibition, New York Studio Residency Program, Brooklyn, NY, USA

2012 _ Stage Festival, juried, The John Snow House, Calgary, AB, Canada

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

2010 _ Fogpie, New York Studio Residency Program, Brooklyn, NY, USA

2010 _Cusp, New York Studio Residency Program, Brooklyn, NY, USA

 

Residency & Studio Programs

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

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 UHALL 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 UHALL 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 – 2018 _ 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 – May 15 _ 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

 

 

Selected Bibliography

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

 

 

Selected Writing

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

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

 

Talks and Lectures

2018 _ Artist Talk in conjunction with CAAD 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 and Grants

2018 _ Individual Artist Program, Calgary Arts Development

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

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

2016 _ Artist Opportunity Grant, Calgary Arts Development

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

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