cv

Download – Blasser 2014 Art/Academic CV

 

nika blasser

born: Portland, Oregon

education

2010-13 Master of Fine Arts, Intermedia & Drawing, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta

2000-04 Bachelor of Arts in Painting, Drawing and Printmaking, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon

1998-99 Fine Arts Major, Hobart and William Smith, Geneva, New York

solo exhibitions

2016  Light Mirror | Mirror Shadow, Eastern Oregonian Gallery, Pendleton Center for the Arts, Pendleton, Oregon

2016  Shadows of the Floating World, Nightingale Gallery, Eastern Oregon University, La Grande, Oregon

2015  Muted Forces, Harcourt House Main Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta

2014  Project 1: Nika Blasser66B Project Space, curated by Connor Buchanan, Edmonton, Alberta

2014  Frost Garden, Blue Curve Gallery, Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital, Edmonton, Alberta

2012-13 Emergence (thesis exhibition), FAB Gallery, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta

2010  Cloudbusting, Beppu Wiarda Gallery, Portland, Oregon

group exhibitions

2016  Salon: Portland 2016 Biennial, The Studio Visits, curated by Michelle Grabner, Disjecta, Portland, Oregon

2015-16  Brain Storms, University of Alberta Museums and Galleries at Enterprise Square, Edmonton, Alberta

2015  Future Station: 2015 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art, curated by Kristy Trinier, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta

2015  Monstrous?, curated by David Candler, dc3 Art Projects, Edmonton, Alberta

2014-15 The 50th Anniversary Exhibition: Art & DesignFAB Gallery, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta

2014  Long Tracer, Gallery of Alberta Media Art (GAMA) at Epcor Centre, Calgary, Alberta

2014  …Landscapedc3 Art Projects, curated by David Candler, Edmonton, Alberta

2013  Ouate The Tape, RATS 9 Collectif, Montreal, Quebec

2013  Substance of Space, Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts, Edmonton, Alberta

2013  Prismatika: Illusions of the Universe, Steppes Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta

2012  New Alberta Contemporaries, Esker Foundation Gallery, curated by Caterina Pizanias, Calgary, Alberta

2012  Quotationalism, FAB Gallery, curated by Lisa Claypool, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta

2011  Gifted: Portland Visual Art Exchange, Littman Gallery, curated by Becca Bernstein and TJ Norris, Portland, Oregon

2009  55, Beppu Wiarda Gallery, Portland, Oregon

2008  Introductions 2008, SAM Gallery, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington

2008  True Nature, Beppu Wiarda Gallery, curated by Victor Maldonado, Portland, Oregon

2007 Portland Modern: The Environmentalists, Portland Art Center, curated by Victor Maldonado, Portland, Oregon

 

teaching

2015  Instructor, Art 439/539: Drawing & Intermedia Studies, University of Alberta

2014  Instructor, Art 440: Drawing & Intermedia Studies, University of Alberta

2014  Instructor, Art 136: Fundamentals I, University of Alberta

2014  Instructor, Art 340: Drawing II (Life Drawing), University of Alberta

2013  Instructor, Art 134: Fundamentals, University of Alberta

2012  Instructor, Art 340: Drawing II (Life Drawing), University of Alberta

2011  Instructor, Art 340: Drawing II (Life Drawing), University of Alberta

2003  Course Developer and Co-Teacher, Gallery Appreciation (elective), Portland State University

2002  Course Developer and Co-Teacher, Gallery Management (elective), Portland State University

university service

2015  Visiting Artist Lecturer; Eastern Oregon University, La Grande, Oregon

2014  Organizer; apARTment, Art 440 Pop-Up Exhibition, Strathcona House, Edmonton, Alberta

2014  Organizer/Curator; Weighting in Lineundergraduate life drawing show, Rutherford Library South, University of Alberta

2013  Exhibition Committee Chair, Art & Design Graduate Student Association (ADGSA)

2013  ADGSA-Curator; Encoding Identities: Spectatorship and the Subject, international graduate student exhibitions, held at Dc3 Art Projects and SNAP Gallery

2013  ADGSA-Organizational Committee: Spring Thaw Art Party, fundraiser and art auction

2013  ADGSA-Organizational Committee; Encoding/Decoding: Thinking Through Art & Design Practices, international graduate student symposium, University of Alberta

2012  Curator; Gesture and Embodied Drawing, undergraduate life drawing show Rutherford Library South, University of Alberta

2012  Presenter; Projections II Video Workshop, University of Alberta

2012  Vice President, Art & Design Graduate Student Association, University of Alberta

2012  ADGSA-Organizational Committee: Instability In Visual and Material Culture, graduate student symposium, University of Alberta

2012  ADGSA-Organizational Committee: Unstable Natures, exhibition, Latitude 53 Gallery

2011  Founding Member and Constitution Developer (1 of 3 founders), Art & Design Graduate Student Association, University of Alberta

2011  Lab Assistant, Instructor Hahn: Art 240, University of Alberta

2011  Graduate Teaching Assistant, Professor Ingram: Art 340, University of Alberta

2011  Lab Assistant, Professor Zivkovik: Art 134, University of Alberta

2011  PresenterProjections Video Workshop, University of Alberta

2010  Graduate Research Assistant, Professor Caulfield, University of Alberta

2010  Lab Assistant, Instructor Visscher: Art 240, University of Alberta

2010  Facilitator, Life Drawing Sessions, University of Alberta

2010  Artist’s Installation AssistantPerceptions of Promise exhibition, Glenbow Museum, Calgary

2001-03  Visual Arts Representative (via nomination), Student Activities and Leadership (SALP) Board for the Fine and Performing Arts Department, Portland State University

 

additional training & education

2015  Ceramics course (8 weeks) with Brian Purnell, Pendleton Center for the Arts, Pendleton, Oregon

2014  Super 8 Challenge workshop (1 day), FAVA (Film & Video Arts Society), Edmonton, Alberta

2013  Solarplate Etching course (6 weeks) with Sara Norquay, SNAP (Society of Northern Alberta Printmakers), Edmonton, Alberta

2011 “Experience Master Printmaking with International Artists” Workshop and demonstrations (1 day) with Ryoji Ikeda, Walter Jule and Maurice Pasternak, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta

2010-11 Graduate audit (8 months), Etching/Intaglio course and Relief printing course with Professor Schlüter, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta

2009 Post baccalaureate study (3 months), Etching course with Professor Erskine, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon

 

related professional experience (selected)

2015-present, Marketing Director, Crow’s Shadow Institute for the Arts, Pendleton, Oregon

2013-14 Gallery Manager, dc3 Art Projects, Edmonton, Alberta

2014 Interim Curatorial Administrative Assistant, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta

2013-14 Volunteer Coordinator, Harcourt House Artist Run Centre, Edmonton, Alberta

2005-10 Assistant Director, Quintana Galleries, Portland, Oregon

2001-03 Gallery Co-Coordinator, Littman & White Galleries, Portland State University

recent volunteer & community service

2014-15 Press & Studio Assistant, Crow’s Shadow Institute for the Arts, Pendleton, Oregon

2014-15 Studio Assistant, Pendleton Center for the Arts, Pendleton, Oregon

2014 Board of Founding Directors, Creative Practices Institute, Edmonton, Alberta

2013-14 Exhibition Guide, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta

2013-14 Studio Assistant, Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts, Edmonton, Alberta

selected memberships & awards

2014-present Member, Pendleton for the Arts, Pendleton, Oregon

2010-15 Member, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton

2012 Graduate Assistant for Professor Allen Ball, SSHRC funded research trip to London, U.K.

2011 Alberta Foundation for the Arts Graduate Scholarship in Art & Design

2011 Melba Sadler Graduate Scholarship in Art & Design

2009-10 Member, Native American Art Council, Portland Art Museum

2013, 01-04 Member, College Art Association; attended annual conferences in Philadelphia (2002) and New York (2003)

2004 Friends of the Gilkey Center Membership Award for Artistic Merit, Portland Art Museum

selected press & publications

2016  Trish Yerges, “Nightingale Gallery hosts ‘Shadows of the Floating World’ exhibit”, La Grande Observer Go!, January 6

2015  Kristy Trinier, Future Station: 2015 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art, exhibition catalogue published by the Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, pp. 18, 38-39, 115

2015  J.D. Kindle, “Visual artist Blasser introduces herself to Pendleton”, East Oregonian, March 28, p. 3c

2015  Danielle Carlson, “90th year of AGA celebrates provincial art”, The Gateway, January 27

2014 Fish Griwkowsky, “50 Years of A+D at FAB“, Edmonton Journal, December 11

2014 Leah Sandals, “Alberta Biennial 2015 List Looks to Future”, Canadian Art Online, July 15

2014 Elizabeth Withey, “Selection of 42 artists in Art Gallery of Alberta…”, Edmonton Journal, June 18

2014  David Candler, Landscape at dc3 Art Projectsdigital exhibition catalogue, p. 4, 9-11

2014  Chelsey Van Wierden and Tori McNish, 66B, interview on Prairie Seen website

2014  Connor Buchanan, “Project 1: Nika Blasser at 66B Project Space”, exhibition brochure with text

2012  Agnieszka Matejko, “Emergence”Vue Weekly, December 19, Issue #896, p. 19

2012  Nika Blasser, Practice, self-published catalogue, Blurb Books, intro edited by Dr. Steven Harris,100 pages

2012  Caterina Pizanias, The New Alberta Contemporaries, exhibition catalogue, Esker Foundation, Calgary, Alberta, p. 26-27

2012  Bryne McLaughlin, “The New Alberta Contemporaries: Western Promises”, Canadian Art Online, July 26

2012  Department of Art & Design News, “The New Alberta Contemporaries Exhibition Features Art Work by U of A Students”, online article, July 11

2010 Lisa Radon, Recommended Openings, Ultra PDX, July 1

2009 Richard Speer, 5 x 5 at Beppu Wiarda, WW Recommends, Willamette Week, December 30, 2009 – January 5, 2010

2009 Eva Lake, “Nika Blasser at Beppu Wiarda”, LoveLake video interview & web post, March 1

2008 Brian Libby, “Group Dynamics” review of True Nature, The Oregonian Arts and Entertainment, August 22, 2008, p. 34,37

2007 Victor Maldonado, Portland Modern, exhibition catalogue, p. 7-9

 

teaching samples

Drawing & Intermedia 439/539 class resource blog [2015]

Drawing & Intermedia 440 class resource blog [2014]

Fundamentals 136 class resource blog [2014]

Examples of Student Works — Fundamentals [2013]

Fundamentals 134 class resource blog [2013]

Examples of Student Works — Life Drawing [2012]

Life Drawing class resource blog [2011]

Examples of Student Works — Life Drawing [2011]