Item 16676-218

Watercolour & Mixed Media - Abstract c1988 Signed and Dated by Acclaimed Canadian Artist Teresa Posyniak - Overall theme of vulnerability & resiliency of nature reflected by threatened aquatic habitats of turtles from human activity - 41" W x 33" H - Furniture Bank Thanks You!
Teresa Posyniak
Calgary artist Teresa Posyniak was born in Regina in 1951. She brings to her art an incredibly versatile professional training that includes different disciplines and a wide range of materials. She has degrees in literature and drama; a BFA in printmaking and painting and an MFA in sculpture. Over the course of her thirty year career, she has worked with materials as diverse as steel, wood, silk, handmade paper, felt and oil. Her art has evolved from bold installations to paintings of tremendous sensitivity and beauty. Posyniak is best known for her work with encaustic, using hot beeswax to create rich, sensual surfaces that incorporate textures, drippings, splatters and layers of tinted, glowing colours. This is an extremely difficult medium demanding great skill, dexterity and speed. Posyniak has always been a socially engaged artist and her activism, primarily on behalf of women, children and the environment, informs her practice. In essence, Posyniak's paintings deal with the human condition; her nudes are emotional, raw and layered in meaning. Notable among her works is Lest We Forget, 1994, a large scale sculpture dedicated to murdered women, which is permanently installed at The Law School at the University of Calgary. Posyniak's oeuvre also includes culturally sensitive portraits of women. Consensus is a recent series depicting Blackfoot women, a unique collaborative project with Elder Linda Many Guns.
Posyniak has taught in the Art Department of the University of Calgary and at the Alberta College of Art + Design. A recipient of many awards and grants from the Alberta and Saskatchewan governments as well as The Canada Council, Posyniak is represented in many private and public collections, including the Glenbow Museum, The City of Calgary Civic Art Collection and The Alberta Foundation for the Arts.
1983 M.F.A (sculpture). University of Calgary, AB
1982 Handpapermaking, Banff School of Fine Arts, AB
1981 B.FA. (painting and printmaking) University of Regina, SK.
1980 Lithography, Banff School of Fine Arts, AB
1974 B.Ed in English and Drama,University of Regina, SK
Museum of Contemporary Art (Calgary)
The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, B.C./Yukon
The Glenbow Museum, Calgary, AB
Alberta Foundation for the Arts
Banff Centre School of Fine Arts, Banff, AB
The Belvedere, Calgary, AB
Calgary Board of Education, AB
Campbell and Associates, Calgary, AB
Caradon Windows and Doors Ltd., Calgary, AB
The City of Calgary Civic Art Collection, Calgary, AB
Trimac Limited Corporate Art Collection, Calgary, AB
Regina Public School Board, Regina SK
Saskatchewan Teachers Federation, Saskatoon, SK
Hunting Hills High School, Red Deer, AB
McNally & Co., Calgary, AB
Moli Industries Ltd., Calgary, AB
Dr. Samuel Schorr Professional Corporation, Calgary, AB
The Wheat Pool Corporation, Regina, SK
Zenith Hookenson, Calgary, AB
The Diamond Family Art Collection, Vancouver, B.C.
Private National and International Collections
2004 Kahanoff Foundation Scholarship for Leadership Calgary program
1992 & 95 Alberta Culture Project Grant
1986 Canada Council Project Grant
1985 & 81 Saskatchewan Arts Board Major Award
1985 Sauza of Tequila Mexico Arts Awards: Honourable Mention
1982 Province of Alberta Graduate Scholarship
1982 University of Calgary Thesis Research Grant based in New York City
1982 Banff Centre School of Fine Arts Tuitional Award,University of Calgary Graduate Studies
1981 Saskatchewan Teachers Federation Purchase Award
1981 University of Calgary Graduate Assistanceship (Teaching)
1980 Saskatchewan Art Board Travel Assistance Award
1980 Banff Centre Proficiency Awards, University of Regina, SK
Exploring Resiliency Through Art, paper presented at conference on "Healing from Violence and Abuse", RESOLVE Research Day, Regina, Saskatchewan.
Instructor of encaustic painting at Elevation 1309 Contemporary Art Gallery, Canmore, B.C.
Instructor of encaustic painting at Riverrock Artists Retreat, Cochrane, AB.
Juried the candidates for the Masters Gallery Art Scholarship Award at Bow Valley College, Calgary, AB
Instructor, Figurative Drawing and Mixed Media, Riverrock Artists Retreat, Cochrane, AB.
Instructor, Collage workshop for teachers at Milton Williams Creative Arts School, Calgary, AB.
Guest Artist, Artist Workshop at The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, Jasper, AB, March
Guest Lecturer, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, AB, October
Panel Guest, Writers Guild of Alberta Conference, Calgary, AB, September
Guest Speaker, Nickle Arts Museum, University of Calgary, AB
Instructor of Mixed Media, Summerscapes Program, Red Deer College, Red Deer, AB
Instructor of Mixed Media, Summerscapes Program, Red Deer College, Red Deer, AB
Guest Artist, Alberta College of Art, Calgary, AB
Guest Artist, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB
Instructor of Drawing, Summer Art Series Program, Red Deer College, Red Deer, AB
Guest Artist, Alberta College of Art, Calgary, AB
Instructor of Painting, Continuing Education, Mount Royal College, Calgary, AB
Instructor, Alberta College of Art, Calgary, AB - Two and Three Dimensional Design, Drawing, Handpapering, Feltmaking, Sculpture with Fibre and Mixed Media
Guest Artist, Banff Centre School of Fine Art, Banff, AB
Instructor of Handpapermaking Summer Series >88 Program, Red Deer College, Red Deer, AB
Instructor of Handpapermaking Summer Series >86 Program, Red Deer College, Red Deer, AB
Guest Artist, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
Instructor of Handpapermaking, David Thompson University, Nelson, BC
Guest Artist, University of Regina, Regina, SK
Guest Artist, Grant MacEwen College, Edmonton, AB
Graduating Teaching Assistanceship, University of Calgary; Painting, Sculpture, 2D/3D Design
MEMBERSHIPS & Associations
Board member of The Arts Advisory Committee for The Military Museums (TMM), Calgary
Artist in Residence for The Prairieaction Foundation
Past Board Member of the City of Calgary Public Art Board 2004-2009
Alberta Society of Artists
Past member of The Alberta Children's Hospital Arts Advisory Board
Past member of The Calgary Allied Arts Foundation
Leadership Calgary (Alumni)
The Artists' Circle, Museum of Contemporary Art (Calgary) MOCCA

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