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CV

Curriculum Vitae

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2020 July 29 - Aug 15 TOMPE2020 Satellite Project Space, London (ON) 
Juried by Helen Gregory, Curator, McIntosh Gallery, Libby Hague, Independent Artist, Andrew Kear, Head of Collections, Exhibitions and Programs, Museum London

2020 Nov 20 - Dec 19 Murmuration, 50th-anniversary community installation, Open Studio

Postponed due to COVID-19 2020 Murmuracion (group installation organized by Andrea deBruijn and Heather J.A. Thomson) PUERTOGRAFICO, SGC International, Puerto Rico

2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 - Postcards From The Edge: A Benefit for Visual AIDS, (group) Bortolami, Gallery 524, Luhring Augustine, Sikkema Jenkins & Co, Cheim & Reid, Metro Pictures, NYC

Jan 10 – March 15, 2019 VAM41 at Art Gallery of Mississauga, juried by Charmaine Lurch, Cole Swanson and Denis Longchamps, Curated by Mandy Salter (AGM)

November 28 – December 15, 2018 – Get Noticed at Red Head Gallery, Curated by Jamie Angell (Angell Gallery) and Niki Dracos (General Hardware Contemporary) 

Nov 29 – Dec 31, 2018 Varied Edition Featured Artist, Open Studio’s social media platforms                              

May 4, 2017- Member’s Ink, Open Studio

April 2017 – CDECA’s Art Alley, Old Mill Inn, Toronto

Nov 25- Dec 17, 2016 – Prêt-à-Emporter, Atelier Circulaire, Montreal 

Oct 1, 2016 Nuit Blanche – Refresh, organized by Sonya Filman and Tobias Williams, 401 Richmond

Oct 28-31, 2016 - /edition art fair, Open Studio booth, Metro Toronto Convention Centre
July 30-Aug 22, 2015- The Open Studio Sessions: A Group Exhibition Celebrating 45 Years of Open Studio

June 21 – July 6, 2014 – Slide Show (group), loop, Toronto
March 29 – April 3, 2011 – Meditation: new paintings by Alysa-Beth Engel, Liss Gallery

July – Aug. 2006 – Somersault, (group) Sotheby's Olympia (catalogue), London, UK
August 2005 – Hidden Talent, (group), Sotheby's Bond St. (catalogue), London, UK
June, Sept. 2004 – Alysa-Beth Engel New Paintings, Chelsea Bridge Studios, London, UK
Sept. 2004 – Alysa-Beth Engel & Daphne Talmor, curated by Dillon & Sykes, Troubadour Gallery, London

Sept 2004 – Sotheby's Staff Exhibition, Sotheby's Bond St. (catalogue), London, UK
Sept. 2003 – Behind the Hammer, (group) Sotheby's Bond St. (catalogue), London, UK
Oct. – Nov. 2001 – Breathless, (solo exhibition), Live Art Space, Toronto
June 2001 – Don't Give Up Your Day Job, (group show) curated by Juno Youn, S.P.I.N. Gallery
July 2000 – The Dignity of Women & Children Art Exhibition (catalogue). The Rotonda, City Hall, Toronto
Sept. 1998 – Feb. 1999 – Paintings by Trias Gallery Artists, Alliance Theatre Exhibition co-curated by the Gallery and Christopher Estridge, Toronto
1997 – An Exhibition of Open Studio Artists, Arts & Letters Club, Toronto
1997 – Group Show of Guest Artists, Gallery 104, Scollard Street Cooperative

1998 - Works On Paper (group), AGO Art Rental & Sales Gallery 

1995 - Alysa-Beth Engel Recent Work, Hallway Exhibition Space, Open Studio

1994 - B.F.A. '94 On View, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston 

1993 - Emily Carr College of Art and Design Summer Show, Vancouver

 

RELATED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE, SELECTED PUBLISHED ARTS WRITING

2016- – Present - Member of Open Studio Contemporary Printmaking Centre

2006 – Exhibition Organizer, Curator, and Catalogue Editor, Somersault: Sotheby's Staff Exhibition
2002 – 2006 – Valuations Counter Representative, Gallery viewing staff, Sotheby's, Olympia, London
March – April 2002 – Curator, Moments, The Latcham Gallery, Stouffville, Ontario
July – October 2001 – Curator, Open Studio @ 360, The Restaurant at the CN Tower, Toronto
2001 – "Perspectives on Open Studio" DA 49, Porcupine's Quill, Fall/Winter, pp.26-37, edited by Don McLeod.

2000 – SEARCH, – Exhibition Co-curated with Brian Hobbs and Dana Holst, exhibition catalogue editor, Open Studio
January 1997 – 2002 – Print Sales Manager / Archivist, Open Studio, Toronto (Design For Living With Kimberly Seldon, The Life Network, Image reproduced, CBC TV/Marketplace, March 4, Image reproduced)
2000 – "The Art of Isabel Cleland Rowe" DA 46, published by The Porcupine's Quill, Spring/Summer, pp.34-39
1999 – "Zone", contributed report on Monica Biagioli's exhibition and artist book for DA 44, published by the Porcupine's Quill, Spring, pp.44-45 

1995 – 1997 Artist Renter at Open Studio Toronto

1994 – 1995 Volunteer at Mercer Union, a centre for contemporary art

1993 –1994 – Print Technician at Queen's University 

 

SELECTED PRESS

2016 – Kristie MacDonald, “The Open Studio Print Archive: Archiving Within an Artist-Run Centre” Printopolis, edited by Tara Cooper and Jenn Law, p. 225

2011 – R.M. Vaughan, “Alysa-Beth Engel: Meditation at Liss Gallery,” The Globe & Mail, Globe Arts, R20
2007 – Viia Beaumanis, “Red Alert: Canada’s Top Party Thrower Meets Canada’s Top Partygoer,” Fashion Magazine, Winter 2007 pp. 86-94 Image reproduced
2006 – Martin Hemming, "26 July - 6 August. Sotheby's Olympia, London W14. Somersault. Go head over heels for art by the auction house's employees in this selling exhibition." The World of Interiors, Serious Pursuit
2006 – Helen Crockett, “Somersault at Sotheby’s, Diary, Grove Magazine, p17
2004 – “London For Free: Sotheby’s Staff Exhibition 2004,” Metro Life, Thurs Sept 2, p.27
2004 – “Behind the Rostrum,” ReFresh, Diary, September, p.10
2004 – Harry Hawkes, “Perfect Picture of Home-Grown Talent,” Birmingham Post, Saturday, August 28, p.48
2004 – “Sotheby’s Staff Show is a Must, Says Simon de Burton,” Fabric, Heirlooms, August
2004 – Noreen Caffrey, “From Van Gogh to a Van Driver,” Thurs. Aug 12 Westminster & Pimlico News, p.5
2000 – Gary Michael Dault, "Search at Open Studio," Gallery Going, The Globe & Mail, Saturday, June 17
2000 – Media to Medium, hosted by Mellissa Marr and Jennifer Weiser, CIUT, 89.5 FM, Friday, June 16 Interviewed by Jennifer Weiser about the Search exhibition and symposium, Open Studio, Toronto
1999 – City TV Breakfast Television (Live Eye), October 26, Interviewed by Jennifer Peck about Dana Holst's Boudoir exhibition and Open Studio
1999 – French Language Television (CBLT), six o'clock news, September 28, Isabelle Hemard spoke about Lint, Love, & the Fine Art of Laundry
1999 – On the Forefront, Ryerson TV, September 27, Spoke about art exhibition: Lint, Love and the Fine Art of Laundry
1999 – Design For Living With Kimberly Seldon, The Life Network, March 3, Spoke about collecting art. Image reproduced
1998 – Toronto Heart Beat, EZ Rock 97.3 FM, December 3 Interviewed by Andrea Rooz about OS’s Annual A.P. Sale
1998 – City TV Breakfast Television (Live Eye), November 23 Interviewed by Jennifer Peck about Open Studio, Toronto
1997 – CBC TV/Marketplace, March 4, Image reproduced

 

SELECTED ARTS EDUCATION 

Mar 2005 – Chelsea College of Art and Design Portrait Drawing and Painting Short Course

1990 - 1994 – Queen's University, Bachelor of Fine Art (Class One) 

1993 – Queen's Appeal Undergraduate Scholarship, awarded for high academic standing
Summer 1993 – Emily Carr College of Art and Design, Florence, Italy

 

COLLECTIONS

Accenture Big Picture Group

BMO Financial Group Body Body Wear

The Business Development Bank of Canada

The Donovan Collection, St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto

Howard, Barclay and Associates Open Studio, Archives

Queen’s University Archives Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie

Smart Card Systems for Health

The Yoga Studio   

Private Collections in Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Holland, Israel, Japan, UK and USA

©2005-2020 by Gabriel Faigan & Alysa-Beth Engel.