Gwenessa Lam » CV

Solo Shows
  • 2016 In Search of Fire, Republic Gallery, Vancouver, BC
  • 2015 Impermanence, Hammes Gallery, St. Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN
  • 2014 Edge State (Collaboration with Matilda Aslizadeh), Centre des arts actuels Skol, Montreal, QC
  • 2014 Mongrel Histories, Republic Gallery, Vancouver, BC
  • 2012 Flash Burn, Republic Gallery, Vancouver, BC
  • 2012 Shadow, TRUCK Contemporary Art, Calgary, AB
  • 2010 Shadow, Republic Gallery, Vancouver, BC
  • 2009 Windows, Republic Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Group Shows
  • 2017 Spring, Centre A, Vancouver, BC
  • 2013 House and Home, Campbell House Museum, Toronto, ON
  • 2013 The Painting Project, Galerie de l'UQAM, Montreal
  • 2012 Waiting - for, Centre Am Vancouver, BC
  • 2011 Small Works, Couture Galleri, Stockholm
  • 2009 Painting on the Edge, Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver, BC
  • 2009 Seeing is Believing, Jennifer Hunt Gallery, Birmingham, AL
  • 2008 GroundZero Redux, Helen Pitt, Vancouver, BC
  • 2008 Salon 08, VINEspace, London, UK
  • 2008 Showroom, Centre A, Vancouver, BC
  • 2007 Inside Out, Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, BC
  • 2006 AIM 26, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY
  • 2006 Queens International, Queens Musem of Art, Queens, NY
  • 2006 Undercover, James Company Contemporary and Miranda Fine Arts
  • 2005 Brooklyn Shakers, Wooster Arts Space, New York, NY
  • 2005 Collision Machine, D&S Knitwear Art Collective, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2005 Home Sweet Home - Project Diversity, Rongio Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2004 Accessing the Void, Buia Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2004 Ants on a Log, 80 Washington Square East Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2004 Ascent, Local Project, Long Island City, NY
  • 2004 MFAs Collide, Steuben Gallery, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2004 Night of 1000 Drawings, Artists Space, New York, NY
  • 2004 Primo, Buia Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2004 RBC Canadian Painting Competition - Retrospective, Elliott Louis Gallery, Vancouver, BC
  • 2003 Art Stars - Mobile street exhibition in Chelsea, Budget rental truck, New York, NY
  • 2003 New York MFA Exhibition - College Art Association, Times Square Gallery, Hunter College, New York, NY
  • 2003 The Telephone Game, The Commons, New York University, New York, NY
  • 2002 Larger Than Life, CityScape Community Art Apace, North Vancouver, BC
  • 2001 Helen Pitt Triennial Awards Exhibition, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC
  • 2001 RBC New Painting Competition, Harrison Gallery, Vancouver, BC
  • 2001 Thirty-nine Questions, Design Arts Gallery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
  • 2001 Voices, Centre A, Vancouver, BC
Education and Residencies
  • 2017 Research/Collaborative Residency, Malaspina Printmakers, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • 2016 VCCA, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, VA
  • 2015 Art Omi, Ghent, NY
  • 2013 Fellow, Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY
  • 2012 Fellowship, MacDowell Colony, Peterborough NH
  • 2011 Artist in residence, Bemis Center, Omaha, NE
  • 2011 Fellow, Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY
  • 2010 Banff Centre, Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta
  • 2010 Fellowship, The MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH
  • 2009 Fellow, Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY
  • 2008 Fellowship, MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH
  • 2007 Colourschool Artist in Residence, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
  • 2004 Fellowship, Skowhegan, School of Painting and Sculpture
  • 2004 MFA, New York University, New York, NY
  • 2001 BFA, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
Honors, Awards, and Grants
  • 2014 Visuals Arts Project Grant, BC Arts Council
  • 2013 Project Grant, British Columbia Arts Council
  • 2013 Project Grant, British Columbia Arts Council
  • 2011 Project Grant, British Columbia Arts Council
  • 2011 Project Grant, Canada Council for the Arts
  • 2008 Alice E. Wilson Award Nominee, Canadian Federation of University Women
  • 2005 AIM 26, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY
  • 2004 Richild Von Hotzbrink Award, National Arts Club, New York, NY
  • 2002 Leon and Thea Koerner Foundation , University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
  • 2001 RBC New Canadian Painting, Western Canada Finalist, Vancouver, BC
  • 2001 University of British Columbia Medal in Fine Arts, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
  • 2000 IODE Fine Arts Foundation Scholarship, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
Publications and Press
  • 2014 Roy, Marina. Walls and Tower (exhibition essay), Centre des arts actuels Skol, Montreal, QC
  • 2013 Dennis, Katherine. House and Home (exhibition essay), Campbell House. 2013
  • 2012 Laurence, Robin. “Waiting amid windy rooms and mirror images in Waiting For.” , Georgia Straight. 1 Feb 2012: 35.
  • 2011 Mezei, Kathy. “Shadows and Blindspots.” , Fillip. Issue 14, Spring 2011.
  • 2010 Nelson, James R. “Painting Joins Photography At Gallery.” Rev. of Seeing is Believing at Jennifer Hunt Gallery, Birmingham News, Sept. 7, 2009
  • 2010 Nickel, Todd. “In the ’Fold: VR’s Group of Eight.”, Vancouver Review. Number 26, Fall 2010: 30.
  • 2008 Labossiere, Robert. “Showroom.” Rev. of Showroom at Centre A, BorderCrossings, Issue 108, Dec. 2008
  • 2008 Peck, Aaron. Rev. of “Ground Zero Redux.” , Akimblog, 25 Mar. 2008, http://www.akimbo.biz/akimblog/index.php?id=184
  • 2007 Hopkins, Michelle. “Window Dressing.” , Richmond News 9 Oct. 2007: 13.
  • 2007 Lowenstein, Kate. “Queens International: Everything All at Once, TimeOut New York 11-17 Jan 2007.
  • 2007 “From inside to outside.” , Richmond Review 20 Sept. 2007: A16.
  • 2006 Johnson, Paddy. “Visual Arts: Opening, AIM 26.” , Flavorpill NYC. Issue 302. 21-27 Mar. 2006
  • 2005 Gelber, Eric. “Brooklyn Shakers: Paintings and Photographs.” Artcritical.com. Nov. 2005, http://artcrtical.com/gelber/EGBrooklyn.htm
  • 2005 Kingsley, Katherine. “Collision Machine (and Brooklyn Shakers).” , About Town. New York Press 27 Aug. 2005.
  • 2005 “ ‘Undercover’ highlights the hidden, obscured; featured local artist.” , Greenwich Times 23 Dec. 2005: A19.
  • 2005 “Brooklyn Shakers.” Art in profile., AM New York 15-16 Sept. 2005: 30.
Other Projects
  • 2010 Visual Art Centrefold, Vancouver Review, Number 25, Spring/Summer Quarterly
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