EXHIBITION HISTORY of the works of Kristjana Gunnars:
Sechelt Arts Council banner, 2018, image from watercolour series “paper lanterns”
Perceptions." Guest artist show. The Landing Gallery, the showroom. 436 Marine Drive, Gibsons, B.C. August 9-23, 2016.
Works carried by Windows on the Water in White Rock, B.C., June-December, 2015. WOW Art Gallery and Gifts, 14971 Marine Drive, White Rock.
"Elementary BASIC: A Steampunk Primer." Group show. Penticton Art Gallery, Penticton, B.C. March 21-May 10, 2015. Opening ball March 21, 7:00-1:00 a.m.
"Darkness to Light." Duo show with Marlise Witschi. Silk Purse Arts Centre Gallery, West Vancouver, B.C. July 7-July 26, 2015. Opening July 7, 6:00 p.m.
"River Rain." Solo show. Gibsons Public Art Gallery, Gibsons, BC. August 20 to September 12, 2015. Opening reception Saturday August 22, 2015, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Participant, Sunshine Coast Art Crawl, Oct. 17-19, 2014. Location: Sundowner Inn and Gallery, Garden Bay, B.C. Works from the "Arctic" series featured.
Collaboration with Heiltsuk Native artist Dean Hunt on a work for the Sechelt Arts Festival 2014 exhibition "Mind Over Matter" showing six collaborative projects of Sunshine Coast artists: October 16 to 26, 2014, Seaside Centre, Sechelt, B.C. "Featuring aboriginal and non aboriginal Coast artists working in collaboration to tell six unique stories." Opening reception Thursday October 16, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
"Metamorphosis," group exhibit, juried and curated by Janice McFegan. Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Sechelt, B.C. August 6-31, 2014. Opening reception August 9, 2014, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Small Works. Showing at Sechelt Visitors' Centre, Seaside Centre, Sechelt, B.C., Jan. 9-Feb. 1, 2014.
"Here and Now." Group exhibit juried and curated by Karen Benbasat Ali and Karen Duffekat. The Seaside Centre in Sechelt, B.C. during the Sechelt Arts Festival. October 17-27, 2013. Opening reception October 17, Seaside Centre, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Paintings can be viewed and purchased at the Sundowner Gallery in Garden Bay, B.C., in the historic Sundowner Inn, June-November, 2016.
Two paintings included in the Roberts Creek Arts Festival 2013 at Goldmoss Gallery. May 18 to June 30, 2013. Opening reception May 18, 4:00-7:00 p.m.
Paintings can be viewed and purchased at the Rockwater Resort in Secret Cove, B.C. 2013-2015.
"Honorable Mention” at the Juried Art Show and Art Acquisition Award exhibit, Seaside Centre, Sechelt, B.C., October 18, 2011.
Sechelt Festival of the Arts Juried Art Show and Art Acquisition Award, 2011. Seaside Centre, Sechelt, B.C., October 19-23, 2011. Group show, curated and juried by Greg Bellerby, Director of the Scott Gallery at Emily Carr University, Vancouver, B.C.
Two paintings, “The Moment” and “Driftwood Impressions” selected for the short list of the Sechelt Festival of the Arts Juried Art Show and Art Acquisition Award for 2011.
“Dialogue: Surface and Depth.” Solo show. Exhibit of paintings, September 12 - October 11, 2011. Vancouver East Cultural Centre (The Cultch), Vancouver, B.C. Opening reception Thursday, October 15, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
“Distant Geographies,” solo show; an exhibit of paintings at the Centennial Theatre, North Vancouver, from April 1 to August 30, 2011.
“Tree Series,” an exhibit of paintings in the Upstream Medical Centre, Wilson Creek, B.C. June 17- August 17, 2011.
Works on show and for sale at du in Gibsons, B.C., from March 15 to May 28, 2011. (Includes the “Red” series)
Works on show and for sale at Wood’s Showcase Gallery, Sunnycrest Mall, Gibsons, B.C., August 1 to October 31, 2011.
Work(s) on show and for sale at Redfish in Sechelt, B.C., 2010-2012.
“Alternate Light.” Solo show. Doris Crowston Gallery, Sechelt Arts Centre, Sechelt, B.C. February 2 -27, 2011. Opening reception February 2, 7:00 p.m., Doris Crowston Gallery, Sechelt.
“Positively Petite” miniature art exhibition, participant, Place des Arts, Coquitlam, B.C., November 19-December 17, 2010.
“Artists on the River,” participant, Fraser River Discovery Centre, New Westminster, B.C., September 25, 2010.
Works on show and for sale at the Will Cummer Gallery, Sunnycrest Mall, Gibsons, B.C., from November 1 to December 30, 2010.
Works on show and for sale at Redfish in Sechelt, B.C., and at Slō in Sechelt, B.C. from October 1, 2010 to January 30, 2011.
Sunshine Coast Art Crawl, participant, October 23 and 24, 2010 and 2011.
Works on show and for sale at the Will Cummer Gallery in the Sunnycrest Mall in Gibsons, B.C., during the winter Olympics, February 1-28, 2010.
“Textures 2009,” new paintings. Duo show with Laurie Rollins, potter, LaCabana Gallery, Sechelt, B.C., August 1-14, 2009.
Some Fragments Concerning the Poetic, by Benedikt Gröndal (1854), translated by Kristjana Gunnars. Published as part of Steingrímur Eyfjörð’s exhibition “The Golden Plover Has Arrived” at the Venice Biennale, 2007. http://www.eyfjord.com/work/the-golden-plower-has-arrived/
“Water of Life.” Solo show, Gallery 5, Roberts Creek, B.C. December 1-30, 2007.
Five public talks on "Abstract Painting in Canada: the First Hundred Years." Once a week for five consecutive weeks, Oct. 4-Nov. 1, 2016. Tuesday evenings, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Gibsons Public Art Gallery, Gibsons, B.C. Covering: Early Stirrings, Toronto and Vancouver; Montreal Automatsm; Toronto Abstraction; Vancouver Lyricism; Regina Post-Painterly.
Two public talks on "Preparing, Launching and Maintaining an Art Career," at the Gibsons Public Art Gallery, Gibsons, B.C., July 15 and 22, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
Eight public talks on current art movements, from abstract to concept, one per month for eight months, at the Gibsons Public Art Gallery, Gibsons, B.C., from December, 2010 to July, 2011. Introductory talk Dec. 1, 2010, and beginning in January, 2011, last Wednesday of every month, at the GPAG, 7:30-9:00 p.m.
Three public talks on abstract art at Gallery 5, Roberts Creek, B.C., once a week for three consecutive weeks in January, 2008.
(art-related writing; images in books and journals)
The Quint, 5.1, December 2012, Universtiy College of the North, Manitoba. Illustrated throughout with images of paintings by Kristjana Gunnars.
Prairie Fire Magazine, 33.2, Summer 2012. Winnipeg, Manitoba. Cover image of the painting "the crossing" by Kristjana Gunnars.
Entry in Artists of British Columbia, Vol. 3. Vancouver: Leighdon Studio Gallery, 2012.
Recesses of the Mind; On Aesthetics in Guðbergur Bergsson´s Work by Birna Bjarnadóttir, translated by Kristjana Gunnars. Montréal: McGill Queen’s University Press, January 2012. (Study of aesthetic theory and the work of Guðbergur Bergsson).
"From Darkness to Light at the Silk Purse." North Shore News, North Vancouver, B.C., July 21, 2015.
"Artists step up for contemporary show; Sechelt Arts Festival," by Jan de Grass. Sechelt: The Coast Reporter, Oct. 25, 2013.
“Voice of the Artist, Alternate Light,” by Jan de Grass. Sechelt: The Coast Reporter, Feb. 18, 2011.
Interview, Coast Cable Channel 11. “Sunshine Coast Magazine” with Ingrid Abbott. January 6, 2011, 7:30 p.m. Topic: GPAG art café lecture series.
“Positively Petite” miniature art exhibition snapshots. Snap Coquitlam, Dec. 2010.
“The Reinventing of Kristjana Gunnars” by Bill Valgardsson. Logberg-Heimskringla; Winnipeg: August 2010. Article on Kristjana Gunnars’ shift from writing to painting.
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