Helena Hadala RCA...Biography

 

Helena Hadala RCA

Artist Biography

 

Education
MFA (Art), Drawing, University of Calgary, 2000-2002
Private Studies under Nakaji Ichikawa, Japanese panel and scroll making techniques, Tokyo, Japan, 1981-82
Study of Japanese woodblock printing techniques under Toshi Yoshida at Miasa Bunka Center, International Hanga Academy, Nagano-ken, Japan, 1980-81
Summer sessions, audit; Drawing, University of California, Berkeley Extension Center, San Francisco, California, 1979
BFA (Art) Drawing (major); Art History and Printmaking (minor), University of Calgary, 1971-75
 
Teaching Experience
Sessional instructor, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, 2004-2008
Sessional instructor, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, Alberta, 1995-2001
Instructor, Alberta College of Art and Design - Extension Department, Calgary, Alberta, 1987-2000 (Painting/Drawing/Printmaking)
Instructor, University of Calgary, Faculty of Continuing Education, 1988-2005 (Composition/Painting/Drawing/Creativity)
Instructor, Series 91, Red Deer College, 1990-1991 (Watercolour)
Assistant Instructor, Metchosin International Summer School of Art, Metchosin, B.C., 1988 & 1997 (Japanese Woodblock Techiniques)
Intructor for City of Calgary, Leisure Learning Program, 1988 (Drawing & Painting)
 
Memberships & Associations
RCA (Royal Academy of the Arts)
CARFAC/Visual Arts Alberta, 2013-present
Calgary Public Art Board, 2009-2011
Calgary Allied Arts Foundation, Board of Directors, 1995-1996
Meeting Points Artists Association, 1987-present (Founding member)
CAAF, Public Art Committee/Sculpture Advisory Committee, 1995-1997
Society of Inner-city Artists (SICA), 1987-1988 (Founding member, secretary)
Calgary Contemporary Arts Society, 1984-present
 
Scholarships/Grants/Awards/Residencies
2015  Residency, Leighton Colony, Banff, Alberta
2014  Residency, Leighton Colony, Banff, Alberta
2014  CADA Artist Opportunity Grant
2011  Residency, Can Serrat International Art Centre, El Bruc, Spain (Support Stipend)
2010  Elected to the Royal Canadian Academy: induction in May 2010
2009  AFA Project Cost Grant
2008  International Artists' Residency, Coomba, NSW, Australia
2008  Canada Council Travel Grant
2004  Atlin Art Center, Artist-in-Residence, Atlin, B.C.
2002  University of Calgary Thesis Research Grant
2001  Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund, Graduate Scholarship
2001  Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Graduate Scholarship, University of Calgary
1999  Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund (For residency at the Vermont Studio Center)
1999  Partial Fellowship & Residency, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont, USA
1997  Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Project Cost Grant
1995  Leighton Artist Colony, Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta (January)
1994  Emma Lake Artist's Workshop, Kenderdine Campus, Emma Lake, Saskatchewan (July)
1993  Leighton Artist Colony, Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta (August)
1992  Leighton Artist Colony, Banff Centre, Thom Studio, Banff, Alberta (April-May)
1992  Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Visual Arts Project Grant (For purposes of attending Leighton Colony, Banff, Alberta)
1984  Alberta Culture Travel Arts Grant (To attend solo exhibition in Krakow, Poland)
1980  Alberta Culture Travel Arts Grant (For studying Japanese Woodblocking techniques at Miasa Bunka Center, Japan)
1974  Alberta Culture Visual Arts Grant, University of Calgary
1971  Alberta Youth and Culture, Visual Arts Grant, University of Calgary
 
Selected Solo and Joint Exhibitions
2016  Silent Passage, Little Gallery, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta (prototype installation, excerpt of 36 mixed media fabric panels)
2014-2016  something, I don't know what, a new solo exhibition for the Alberta Foundation for the Arts Travelling Exhibition Program curated by Caroline Loewen (travels September 2014 - August 2016)
2011  In the Shadow of Montserrat, Helena Hadala, new works, Can Serrat, El Bruc, Spain
2010  Inhabiting Spaces: Helena Hadala, Katie Ohe, Laurel Smith and Greg Payce, Centre for Contemporary Art, Gdansk, Poland (Curator: Bozenna Wisniewska)
2010  Inhabiting Spaces: Helena Hadala, Katie Ohe, Laurel Smith and Greg Payce, Taidenhalli Centre of Contemporary Art, Porvoo, Finland (Curator: Bozenna Wisniewska)
2010  Inhabiting Spaces: Helena Hadala, Katie Ohe, Laurel Smith and Greg Payce, Satellite exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts, Porto University, Porto, Portugal (Curator: Bozenna Wisniewska)
2007  Point no Point, Cooler Gallery, White River, Vermont, USA
2007  Three Definitions of the Sublime: works by Helena Hadala, Louise Pagè and Susan Fraser Hughes, Triangle Gallery of Visual Arts, Calgary, Alberta (Curator: Eric Cameron)
2005  Namaste Series, Recent Paintings, Mezzanine Gallery, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta
2004  Around the Bend, New Works, Gallery San Chun, Calgary, Alberta
2002  365 Visual Meditations, Nickle Arts Museum, University of Calgary (MFA Exhibition)
2001  New Drawings, Little Gallery, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta
1997-2000  Double Vision, Helena Hadala & Setsuko Moulton (Works on paper, travelling in Alberta. Organized by the Muttart Public Art Gallery, Calgary, Alberta)
1997  Co-existence of Opposites, Muttart Public Art Gallery, Calgary, Alberta (Curator: Kay Burns)
1997  Two Sides of the Story, Newzones Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
1994  In Between, Gaylord Chan of Hong Kong & Helena Hadala, Visual Arts Week, Canada Trust Tower, Calgary, Alberta
1994  Counterpoint, Redefining the Landscape, Muttart Art Gallery, Calgary, Alberta (Curator: Richard White, Visual Arts Week)
1993  Alternate Realities, Suncor Inc., Calgary, Alberta
1993  Passages, Prairie Gallery, Grande Prairie, Alberta (Curator: Elizabeth Ginn)
1990  Paradoxes, Helena Hadala & Holly Putz, Harcourt House Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
1991  Nexus Series, Mezzanine Gallery, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta
1990  Exhibition of Recent Paintings, Old Court House Gallery, Red Deer, Alberta
1990  Portal Series, The New Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
1989  New Paintings, Cover to Cover Cafe, Calgary, Alberta
1988  Dinner with Artist, Exhibition of new paintings & prints, China Express, Calgary, Alberta
1987  Recent Works on Paper, Cover to Cover Cafe, Calgary, Alberta
1984  Recent Works, Westlands Art Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
1984  Collage Drawings, Domu Polonii w Krakowie, Krakow, Poland. Galerii Klubu Miedzynaradowiej, Warsaw, Poland (Also toured to Torun, Poland)
1982  Recent Works on paper, Yoséido Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1981  Wapara Ruins Series, Gold Design Fine Arts Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
1980  Manzascapes, Gold Design Fine Arts Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
 
Selected Group Exhibitions
2018  9th International Print Biennial, Douro, Portugal (invitational exhibition)
2017  Celebrating 150 years of Polish Emigration to Canada, Polish Emigration Museum, Gydnia and Canadian Embassy, Warsaw, Poland
2016  8th International Print Biennial Douro 2016, Douro Biennial Organization, Portugal (invitational exhibition curated by Derek Besant)
2016  1st Virtual Biennial 2016, Douro Biennial Organization, Portugal (invitational exhibition curated by Derek Besant)
2015  2nd Global Print 2015, Douro Biennial Organization, Portugal (invitational exhibition curated by Derek Besant)
2013  Made in Calgary: The 80s, Museum of Contemporary Art, Calgary, Alberta (curated by Jeffrey Spalding)
2011  Print Portfolio: with Eric Cameron, Chris Cran, Peter Deacon, Marjan Eggermont, Helena Hadala, Liz Ingram, Bill Laing, Setsuko Onishi Moulton, Gary Olson, Jeffrey Spalding, Catherine Huang Tam and John Will, Museum of Contemporary Art, Calgary, Alberta (Oct-Nov)
2009  Images and Reflections, Artists' Circle of Calgary, Triangle Gallery of Visual Arts, Calgary, Alberta (Jun)
2009  Images and Reflections, Artist's Circle of Calgary, travelling exhibition, Art Gallery of the University of Bratislava Library in Bratislava (Mar)
2008  University of Calgary, Faculty Exhibition, University of Calgary, Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary, Alberta
2008-09  Images and Reflections, Artist's Circle of Calgary, travelling exhibition, Galeria "V Podkrovi" Contemporary Art Gallery in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia (Nov-Dec); Art Gallery of the Slovak National Museum of Literature in Martin, Slovakia, (Feb)
2008  Images and Reflections, Artist's Circle of Calgary, travelling exhibition, PGS State Gallery of Contemporary Art in Sopot, Poland (Jan); Jesuits Gallery of Contemporary Art in Poznan, Poland (Feb-Mar); BWA Contemporary Art Gallery in Kalisz, Poland (Apr-May); BWA Galeria Zamojska, Contemporary Art Gallery in Zamosc, Poland (May-Jun); ZPAP Gallery Pryzmat in Krakow, Poland (Oct)
2007  University of Calgary, Faculty Exhibition, University of Calgary, Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary, Alberta
2007  Images and Reflections, The Artists' Circle of Calgary, travelling exhibition, Czech Republic (Gallery "G", Olomouc, May 16 - June 9, 2007 and Gallery "Kruh", Ostrava, Sept. 12 - Oct 5, 2007)
2006  University of Calgary, Faculty Exhibition, University of Calgary, Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary, Alberta
2005  University of Calgary, Faculty Exhibition, University of Calgary, Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary, Alberta
2001  Crossing Boundaries: New Woodcut Prints by Helena Hadala, Kwang Jean Park, Mee Yun Hun and Setsuko Moulton, Gallery San Chun, Calgary, Alberta
2001  100 Universes: An International Accordian Book of Prints, Contemporary Crafts Gallery, Portland, Oregon (USA and International Tour)
1999  International Contemporary Painting, Erector Square Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, USA (Juror Andrew Forge, professor emeritus at the Yale School of Fine Arts)
1999  Impact, Japanese and Canadian Woodblock Exhibition, University of Calgary, Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary, Alberta
1998  Alberta College of Art and Design, Faculty Exhibition, ACAD, Calgary, Alberta
1998  Just For The Love Of It, The Shirley and Peter Savage Collection of Canadian Prints, Glenbow Museum, Calgary, and Edmonton Art Gallery
1997  The Meeting Point, East & West, 10th Anniversary exhibition of Meeting Point Artist Association, Triangle Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
1997  The Last Picture Show, Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art, Calgary, Alberta
1996  A Natural Fixation, AFA exhibition the Works', Edmonton Centennial Library, Edmonton, Alberta
1996  Suncor Collects, Muttart Public Art Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
1996  Art Detour, Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art, Calgary, Alberta
1995  Joint Exhibition with Hong Kong Visual Arts Society & Meeting Points Artist Association, Fung Ping Shan Museum, Hong Kong
1994  Artist's Circle Exhibition, Triangle Art Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
1993  Printmaking in Alberta 1970-85, Triangle Art Gallery, Calgary, Alberta (Curated by Bente Roed)
1993  Imprint, MPA Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba (ASA print show sponsored by Manitoba Printmaker's Society)
1993  5th Year Retrospective Exhibition, Harcourt House Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta (Curated by Gary Olson)
1992  Confluence, Nova Gallery, Calgary, Alberta (5th annual exhibition of Meeting Point Artists Assoc. exchange with Hong Kong Visual Arts Society)
1992  Mongrelarities, Akers Bentley, Etzkorn & Hadala, Gallery 826, Calgary, Alberta
1990  Hadala, Kuzek & Malinowski, Main Gallery, Gulf Canada Gallery, 401-9 Ave. S.W., Calgary, Alberta
1990  Polarities, North, South & In Between, The Works, IPL Tower, Edmonton, Alberta
1989  Polarities, North, South & In Between, Prairie Gallery, Grande Prairie, Alberta
1989  Contemporary Western Woodblock Prints, Muttart Art Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
1989  Medicine Hat Print Show, Medicine Hat Cultural Centre, Medicine Hat, Alberta
1989  Second Annual Celebration of the Arts Exhibition, Old Court House Gallery, Red Deer, Alberta
1988  Third Annual International Exhibition of Miniature Art, Del Bello Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1988  Alberta College of Art Faculty Exhibition, Gulf Canada Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
1988  Faculty and Staff Exhibition, Alberta College of Art, Calgary, Alberta
1988  Individualities, Wintershow '88, Olympic Arts Festival, Mobil Oil Canada Ltd, Calgary, Alberta
1987  Our Contribution, Provincial Museum of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta (Juried exhibition of Polish Art in Alberta)
1986  By Means of Line, Muttart Gallery, Calgary, Alberta (Juried exhibition of drawings)
1985  Six Calgary Artists Recent Work, Calgary Downtown Business Assoc., Calgary, Alberta
1982  Group Show of Contemporary Japanese Scrolls & Panels, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum, Tokyo, Japan
 
Works in Public and Corporate Collections
Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Edmonton, Alberta
Atlas Development, Calgary, Alberta
Art Bank, Canada Council, Ottawa, Ontario
Calgary Health Region
City of Calgary, Civic Collection
DEC Interactive Inc., Calgary, Alberta
Douro Printmaking Collection, Douro, Portugal
Dr. J.A. Lynn, Professional Corp., Calgary, Alberta
Dr. J. Cohen, Professional Corp., Calgary, Alberta
Esso Resources, Calgary, Alberta
Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta
Kenderdine Gallery, University of Saskatchewan Art Collection, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
KOAC Kiyooka Ohe Arts Centre, Calgary, Alberta
McCarthy Tetrault Barristers & Solicitors
Nationwide Management Ltd., Calgary, Alberta
NOVA Corporation Canada Ltd., Calgary, Alberta
Nickle Arts Museum, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta
Paul Lavoie Interior Design Inc.
PanCanadian Petroleum Ltd., Calgary, Alberta
Peter and Shirley Savage Collection
Pinnacle Resources Ltd., Calgary, Alberta
Prairie Art Gallery, Grande Prairie, Alberta
Pulse Data Inc., Calgary, Alberta
Simon, Turnbull & Martin, Washington, D.C.
Suncor Inc., Calgary, Alberta
Tangram Developments Inc.
Telesat Canada Ltd., Ottawa, Ontario
University of Alberta Hospitals
Walter C. Mackenzie Health Services Centre, Edmonton, Alberta
Vinci, Phillips Barristers and Solicitors, Calgary, Alberta
Ziff Energy Group, Calgary, Alberta
 
Works in Private Collections
Canada, USA, Japan, Poland, England, Mexico, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Finland
 
Publications
2016  Made in Calgary: an Exploration of Art from the 1960's to 2000, published by Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta
2016  "10 Pieces of Art to Know, Love and Bid On", Avenue Magazine, March 31, Karin Olafson
2016  8th International Print Biennial Douro 2016, catalogue, published by Douro Biennial Organization, Portugal
2015  2nd Global Print 2015, International Printmaking Exhibition, catalogue, published by Douro Biennial Organization, Portugal
2011  Journey to the Heart: Christian Contemplation through the Centuries, edited by Kim Nataraja, published by Canterbury Press, London England
2011  Espace Sculpture Magazine, no. 95 Quebec, Spring 2011, "Inhabiting Spaces" article by Mireille Peron
2010  Fast Forward, Weekly, Calgary, AB, "Looking between spaces", review by Indrani Kar, October
2010  Uusimaa, Porvoo, Finland newspaper edition, Aug 3, 2010, "Kanadalaistaiteen näyttely ottaa mittaa tilasta", review by Tuula Lukic
2010  Borgåbladet, Porvoo, Finland, Swedish newspaper edition, Aug 3, 2010, "Kanadensiska konstnäreri Konsthallen", review by Johanna Andersson
2010  Inhabiting Spaces: Helena Hadala, Katie Ohe, Geg Payce, Laurel Smith, catalogue published by Triangle Gallery of Visual Arts. Translated into Polish and Finnish
2010  Inhabiting Spaces: Inhabitando Espaços: Helena Hadala, Katie Ohe, Geg Payce, Laurel Smith, catalogue published by Triangle Gallery of Visual Arts. English and Portugese
2008  Meeting Point: Twenty Years: Full Circle, catalogue published by Meeting Point Artists Association
2008  Images and Reflections: the Artists' Circle of Calgary, published by Triangle Gallery of the Visual Arts
2007  Three Definitions of the Sublime: Fraser-Hughes, Hadala, Pagè, published by Triangle Gallery of the Visual Arts
2003  The Calgary Herald, article by Kim Heinrich Gray, "As Simple as Black & White" (July 20)
1997  Changing Artitudes, Muttart Art Gallery Newsletter, article by Kay Burns, "Co-Existence of Opposites", Muttart (May 5-31, 1997, Vol. 9 Issue #2
1996  The Calgary Herald, newspaper article by Susan Scott, re: Shaping Nature (Aug 15, 1996)
1995  Hong Kong Tao Daily, newspaper article, re: HKVAS & MPAA exhibition, Fung Ping Museum, Hong Kong
1994  Hong Kong Economic Journal, article by Dou Dou, re: exhibition with HKVAS & MPAA, Fung Ping Museum, Hong Kong. (Dec 19, 1994)
1994  A Walking Fire, novel by Valerie Miner, image on front cover "Offering", oil on canvas. Published by State University of New York Press, N.Y.
1994  Changing Artitudes, Muttart Art Gallery Newsletter, article by Richard White, curator re: "Redefining the Landscape", exhibition at Muttart (Sept-Oct 94, Vol. 6 Issue #5)
1993  Changing Artitudes, Muttart Art Gallery Newsletter, article by Richard White, curator re: "Alternate Realities", exhibition at Suncor (Nov-Dec 93, Vol. 5 Issue #6)
1990  Bulletin Polonie, in Calgary, newsletter article Towarzystwo Krzewienia Kultury Polskiej. "Helena Hadala", malarka prawdziwa by Eva Smithwick
1989  Polarities, North, South & In Between, (catalogue), Prairie Gallery, guest curator, Franklyn Heisler, Grande Prairie, Alberta
1988  Canadian Chinese Times, Sept 16, 1988, newspaper article, Calgary, Alberta
1988  Canadian Chinese Times, Nov 18, 1988, newspaper article, Calgary, Alberta
1984  Echo Krakowa, newspaper article, Krawkow, Poland, Jadwiga Rubis, May 1984
1984  Express Wieczorny, newspaper article, Warsaw Poland, Nov 30, 1984
1982  Japan Times, review, "The Week in Art" by Barbara Thoren, Oct 24. 1982, Tokyo, Japan
 
Commissions
1993  Mural, 9m x 3m, acrylic on glass Red Iguana Resturant, Calgary, Alberta
1987-1988  Mural, 120cm x 175cm, oil on hardboard Alberta Theatre Projects, Calgary, Alberta
1984  Burns Building mural, 9 panels, acrylic Sorrenti's Resturant, Calgary, Alberta (Execution only)
1983  Canada Day Mural, 9m x 5m, acrylic on canvas City of Calgary, Parks & Recreation
1982  Three murals for Canadian Dance Company (Kompany) performing in Japan. 5m x 4m, acrylic & iridescent paint on canvas Manza Onsen, Tsumagoi Mura, Agatsumagun, Gunma-ken, Japan
1981  Mural of Canadian Rockies, 5m x 3m, acrylic painting on canvas Manza Onsen, Tsumagoi Mura, Agatsumagun, Gunma-ken, Japan
1979  "Mosaic", Focault Pendulum, 170 sq. m, Ceramic Tiles City of Calgary, Centennial Planetarium
1978  "Solar System Mural", 6m x 3.5m x 1.5m, airbrush painting in oils on lexan City of Calgary, Centennial Planetarium
1976  "Sun Wall Mural", 9m x 3.5m, airbrush painting in iridescent paint, 7m x 4m, fibreglass sculpture City of Calgary, Centennial Planetarium
1975  "Galaxy Wall Mural", 7m x 4m, airbrush/enamel paints City of Calgary, Centennial Planetarium
 

 

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