artist statement

Accumulations obsess me. The number of stars in the sky, the number of carbon dioxide molecules in the atmosphere and the number of people on the planet are the impetus for my work. My work investigates the ideas of presence, accumulation and proliferation. 

I have been engaged in this particular body of work since 2008 and I am looking to expand my range of expression. I am continuing to develop a visual form language to investigate my ideas of accumulation, proliferation and what it may mean to be an individual within the many. These accumulations, manifesting themselves in various media, are a process of slow accretion. Accumulations and proliferations have duel nature in that they can be a celebration of abundance or an overwhelming deluge. For example: there are more bacteria cells than human cells in the human body. I am a colony. How can I communicate this visually? I have been thinking about McLuhan’s “The medium is the message.” Can this thought be expanded beyond the human frame of reference to the very units of the universe itself? If the universe is the medium, what is the message? 

UPCOMING Exhibitions

Here is a listing of current and upcoming events.

Feb 14 - Mar 15, 2020

En Masse

Studio Sixty Six 858 Bank St. Unit 101 Ottawa, Canada

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Feb 14 - Mar 15, 2020

En Masse

En Masse combines the work of artists Yvonne Wiegers and Judy Nakagawa, working with overlapping themes of memory and proliferations, throug...

Event Details

Studio Sixty Six 858 Bank St. Unit 101 Ottawa, Canada

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Yvonne Wiegers

The artist is represented by Studio 66

Studio Sixty Six

858 Bank Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 3W2, Canada

613-800-1641

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Abridged Artist CV

  

Education 

Masters of Fine Art, - University of Calgary, 2000. Specialization - Sculpture 

Thesis exhibition: 'Matrix: Aspects of Identity' nominated for a Governor General's Medal

Selected Exhibitions

2019 DaDa Dinges, RIA Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario

2018 Unscripted, curated by Tami Galili Ellis, Enriched Bread Artists, Ottawa, Ontario

2018 Chairs, Gallery 200, Ottawa, Ontario

2018 Balancing Act, an exhibition with Trent Moth, Studio 66, Ottawa, Ontario

2018 Foundations / Futures, Studio 66, Ottawa, Ontario

2017 Articulations, Studio 66, Ottawa, Ontario

2017  CAKE, Video Projection as part of Canada 150, Enriched Bread Artists, Ottawa, Ontario

2017 Self-Portrait Exhibition, Gallery 200, Ottawa, Ontario

2016 Oceanique, La Fab Gallery, Chelsea, Quebec 

2014 Open Studio, Enriched Bread Artist Studios, Ottawa, Ontario

2014 Chinatown Remixed 2014, Zen Kitchen, Ottawa, Ontario

2013 Proliferation, Gallery 200, Ottawa, Ontario, solo show

2013 Open Studio, Enriched Bread Artist Studios, Ottawa, Ontario

2013 2012 Recent Additions to the City of Ottawa Fine Art Collection, City Hall Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario

2011 Social Rejection, curated by Clayton Windatt, gallerywest, Toronto, Ontario

2007 Dutch Courage hosted by the Netherlands Consulate, La Petite Mort Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario

2007 The Katoptron (The Gaze and the Mirror), a Special Project of the Moscow Biennale, The Museum Centre of the Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow, Russia

2005  Convergence, Lawrence Art Centre, Lawrence, Kansas, United States

2005 P5A 3S9, Arta Gallery, Toronto, Ontario 

2002 Crazy Simone's Carpet Warehouse, White Mountain Academy, Elliot Lake, Ontario

2000 Knock Loudly, Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary, Alberta

1999 Signs and Portents, Gallery 706 of Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Collections

City of Ottawa Permanent Art Collection

Private Collections

Symposia, Residencies and Accomplishments

-City of Ottawa, Creation and Production Funding for Individual Professional Artists, Emerging 2018

-Waitlisted for Banff Centre of the Arts, Summer Residency, 2016

-Facilitator/Participant, Artist Panel: Contemporary Landscape – It’s Place in Time with Pat Durr, Leslie Reid, Erin Robertson, and Jennifer Stead, 2015

-City of Ottawa, Creation and Production Funding for Individual Professional Artists, Emerging 2015

-City of Ottawa, Creation and Production Funding for Individual Professional Artists, Emerging 2011 

-Ontario Arts Council Grant, Emerging, 2009

-Visual Arts Professor, Cégep Heritage College, Gatineau, 2008-present

-Responsible for Visiting Artist Program, funded by Canada Council, White Mountain Academy of the Arts, 2003-5

-Financial Assistance from the Canadian High Commission of Colombo, Sri Lanka, 1999

-Georgian College Residency, Master Class with William Tucker, 2005

Writing Credits

Art Catalyst: Artwork from 1995-2011. Ottawa, Ontario: Art Catalyst Studio, 2011. ISBN 978-0-9878254-0-7