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Curriculum Vitae

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

 

May 2021, She Also Served: Jewish Canadian Servicewomen in the Second World War (group) curated by Dr. Jennifer Eiserman and Saundra Lipton, The Military Museums, Calgary, Alberta Jurors: Dr. Jennifer Eiserman, Associate Professor, Department of Art, University of Calgary; Saundra Lipton, Adjunct Librarian, University of Calgary; Dick Averns, Canadian Forces Artist; and David Bercuson, Department of History, University of Calgary

Nov 20, 2020 – March 2021, Murmuration, 50th-anniversary community installation, Open Studio Main Gallery 

Nov 20, 2020 – March 2021, Murmuración, group installation curated by Andrea deBruijn & Heather J.A. Thomson, Open

Studio Shop, for PUERTOGRAFICO, SGC International, Puerto Rico, postponed (COVID-19) to 2023

Jan 8-15, 2021, Postcards from the Edge: A Benefit for Visual AIDS, (group virtual), NYC

July 29 - Aug 15, 2020, 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

Postponed due to COVID-19 2021, The Art Gallery of Mississauga’s Annual Benefit Auction
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
July 1-31, 1997 – Alysa-Beth Engel Recent Works, invited to exhibit by Dana Holst Ace Bakery, Toronto
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

SELECTED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE, SELECTED PUBLISHED WRITING

2020   “How COVID is Delaying Baby and Toddler Developmental Milestones” yummymummyclub.ca
2020   Home For the Holidays: Temple Sinai High Holy Days 5781, Illustrations and Art
2019   Volunteer curatorial services for CPAMO’s IBPOC Women in the Arts Exhibition, 918 Bathurst 
Nov 17, 2019   “Engel: Jewish Identity As A Contemporary Canadian Artist,” Canadian Jewish News, perspectives
2016 – Present   Member of Open Studio Contemporary Printmaking Centre
2006   Exhibition Organizer, Curator, and Catalogue Editor, Somersault: Sotheby's Staff Exhibition, UK
2002 - 2006   Valuations Counter Representative, Gallery Viewing Staff, Sotheby's, Olympia, London, UK 
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, 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 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: 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 
1998 – Toronto Heart Beat, EZ Rock 97.3 FM, December 3 Interviewed by Andrea Rooz about OS’s A.P. Sale
1998 – City TV Breakfast Television (Live Eye), November 23 Interviewed by Jennifer Peck about Open Studio
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
Summer 1991   University of Toronto, Modern Theatre, University College

 

COLLECTIONS

Accenture
BMO Financial Group
The Business Development Bank of Canada
Howard, Barclay and Associates
Queen’s University Archives
Smart Card Systems for Health
The Yoga Studio

Big Picture Group

Body Body Wear

The Donovan Collection, St. Michael’s College, U of T

Open Studio, Archives

Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie
Private Collections in Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Holland, Israel, Japan, UK and USA