About

About

Aralia Maxwell is a Saskatoon, Saskatchewan based visual artist. She graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts Double Honours Degree, majoring in Art History and Studio Art. She is a core member of BAM (Bridges Art Movement), a grassroots artist collective which cultivates arts and community in Saskatoon, and a 2016 finalist for a Saskatchewan Arts Award. 

Working primarily with oil painting and collage, Aralia investigates sociological issues, with specific focusses on nostalgia, memory, identity, gender, and advertising. Drawing upon a background in Art History, she playfully intermixes past and present visual narratives seeking to gain a better understanding of what could lie ahead. 

Aralia thanks and acknowledges the Saskatchewan Arts Board for their funding and  support.  

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Curriculum Vitae

(updated June 2017)

EDUCATION

CARFAC Sask Mentorship Program with Zachari Logan,  SK, 2015 - 2016

Double Honours Degree in Art History and Studio Art, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, 2010 - 2015

EXPERIENCE

Visual Artist and Core Member, Bridges Art Movement (BAM), Saskatoon, SK, 2015 - present

Gallery and Digital Technician, Gordon Snelgrove Gallery, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, 2014 - 2016

Studio Assistant, Clint Neufeld, Osler, SK, 2013 - 2015

Director, The Visual Arts Students’ Union, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, 2012-2014

Visual Resource Centre Assistant, Department of Art and Art History, University of Saskatchewan Visual Resource Centre, Saskatoon, SK, January - April 2014

Collection’s Assistant, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK, May - August 2013

Co-President, We the Artists, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, 2012-2014

Studio Art Representative, The Humanities and Fine Arts Conference, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, April 2013

Gallery Intern, PAVED Arts, Saskatoon, SK, May-June 2012

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Just Keep Smiling., Flint, Saskatoon, SK, May 2017

Full Spread, SCYAP Gallery, Saskatoon, SK, June 2016

Being Female is Exciting!, Upper Place Riel, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, 2015 - 2017

Femineering - New ... and Years Ahead, Gordon Snelgrove Gallery, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, April 2015

Invented Memory, Trio Imagery, Saskatoon, SK, June 2014

Invented Memory, La Scala Gallery, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, January - March 2014

Contemporary Tea Party, Gordon Snelgrove Gallery, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, November 2013

Selected GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Minüte - A Project by BAM, feature artists: Aralia Maxwell, Andie Nicole Palynchuk, and Derek Sandbeck, Saskatoon Nuit Blanche Festival, Victoria Park, Saskatoon, SK - November 2016

Immersive Environments - A BAM Exhibition, AKA Artist Run, Saskatoon, SK, July 2015

Remai Modern Turn Out: BAM ... is becoming?, Village Guitar & Amp Co., Saskatoon, SK, May 2016

WOMEN'S WORLD, BAM, Saskatoon, SK, March 2016

Bi-annual Art Auction, AKA Artist-run, Saskatoon, SK, December 2015 & 2016

Annual Small Works Show, Void Gallery, Saskatoon, SK, December 2015 & 2016

BAM presents: Reunited and It Feels So Good, Gordon Snelgrove Gallery, Saskatoon, SK, November 2015

Peep Hole, BAM, Nuit Blanche, Saskatoon, SK, September 2015

Toon's on Transit, PAVED Arts and Saskatoon Transit, Saskatoon, SK, September 2015 - June 2016

BAM x BAM, BAM, Saskatoon, SK, June 2015

We the Artists, various locations, Saskatoon, SK, January 2015, 2014, 2013

AKA Members’ Show, AKA Gallery, Saskatoon, SK, December 2014

Silence!, Gordon Snelgrove Gallery, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, December 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011

Hybrid, La Scala Gallery, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, March 2014

Pause, Gordon Snelgrove Gallery, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, November 2013

Humanities and Fine Arts Conference, Place Riel, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, April 2013

I Ink, Therefore I Am, SCYAP Gallery, Saskatoon, SK, March 2013

Puke Show, La Scala Gallery, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, March 2013

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

WOMEN'S WORLD, BAM, Saskatoon, SK, March 2016

BAM presents: Reunited and It Feels So Good, Gordon Snelgrove Gallery, Saskatoon, SK, November 2015

We the Artists, various locations, Saskatoon, SK, January 2014, 2013

Silence!, Gordon Snelgrove Gallery, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, December 2013, 2012

AWARDS

Finalist - Emerging Artist (alongside other members of BAM), Saskatchewan Arts Awards, Saskatchewan Arts Board, SK - October 2016

University Honours Scholarship, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK 2015

Michael Misanchuk Art History Travel Award, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK 2014

ResidencieS

AKA Artist-run, TBA Space, Saskatoon, SK, August 2016

Grants

Emerging Independent Artist Grant, Saskatchewan Arts Board, SK, 2017

MEMBERSHIPS

BAM (Bridges Arts Movement), Saskatoon, SK 2015–present

CARFAC Sask, SK 2015–present

AKA Artist-run, Saskatoon, SK 2014–present

PAVED Arts, Saskatoon, SK 2012–present

PUBLICATIONS

“Saskatoon's BAM art collective hosting 'corporate retreat'”, article, CBC News, May 2016 http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/saskatoon-artists-host-corporate-retreat-1.3589357

“BAM suits up for a corporate retreat”, article, Star Phoenix, May 2016 http://thestarphoenix.com/entertainment/local-arts/bam-suits-up-for-corporate-retreat

“Episode 16 - Aralia Maxwell,” podcast interview, This Night Will Change Your Life, Saskatoon, SK, March 2016