Still from Batallion

Still from Batallion

VICKIE VAINIONPÄÄ

vickiev92@gmail.com  |  +1 (438) 929-8069

b. Toronto, 1992

 

Education

2015    University of Waterloo, BA (Hons) Studio Specialization

 

Selected Awards/Grants (selected)

2016    Ontario Society of Artists- 1st Place in Emerging Artists Exhibition    

2016    The Artist Project- Untapped Emerging Artist Booth Award

2015    BMO 1st! Art Student Invitational Competition Nomination

2015    Liz Edwards Memorial Award – University of Waterloo

2015    Society of Fine Artists - named ‘Most dedicated to her practice’

2013    Osuuspankki – Eero’s Memorial Fund Scholarship 

2012    Excellence Award in Fine Arts – Sculpture, University of Waterloo 

2012    New Era Introducing Finalist

2011    Summer Company Ontario – Startup Grant

2011    President’s Scholarship – University of Waterloo

2011    Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) – Provincial Innovation Champion

 

Exhibitions

2017    (Upcoming) Festival Chromatic – Studio L’éloi, Montréal, QC.

2017  Installation Zone - The Artist Project, Toronto, ON

2017  Spectacular Celebrations - Papermill Gallery, Scarborough, ON. Juried by Scarborough Arts

2017  VAM 39th Annual Juried Exhibition - AGM, Mississauga, ON. Jurors: Michael Vickers, Sally McKay, Todd Tremeer

2016   Emerging Juried Exhibition – Ontario Society of Artists, Etobicoke, ON. Curators: Paria Shahverdi & Clare Ross. Jurors: Eileen Menzel, Peter Large, Gunilla Josephson

2016    OPEN16 – Front Art Space, New York, NY. Curator: Dionisio Cortes Ortega

2015    ARTCOP21 – Bridge Centre for Architecture, Cambridge, ON. Curator: Nicole Langlois

2015    Big Ideas – Paula White Diamond, Waterloo, ON. Curator: Paula White Diamond

2015    Fresh Paint, New Construction (11th edition) – Art Mûr, Montreal, QC. Curators: Réal Olivier Lanthier & François St-Jaques 

2015    YES! – UWAG, Waterloo, ON. Curator: Ivan Jurakic

2015    Generation NOW! 2.0 – Rain tree lounge, Waterloo, ON. Organized by: Marijana Vorkapic

2015    PEEK – The Artery, University of Waterloo, ON. Curator: Zana Kozomora

2014    Perceptium (solo) – Jane Bond, Waterloo, ON. Exhibition Organizer: Lindsay Schmalz

2014    It Starts Here Art Fair – Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo, ON. Curator: Valeria Rigler

2014    Tractum – The Artery, University of Waterloo, ON. Curator: Réka Szepesvari

2014    Tricity StopGap Pop-up exhibition Warehouse, Waterloo, ON

2014    0.25– The Artery, University of Waterloo, ON. Curator: Sara Deeming

2014    SOFA Showcase – Misty Mountain Café, Kitchener, ON. Organized by: Becky Caissie

2013    Brush with Art – Faculty of Art’s Undergraduate office, University of Waterloo, ON

 

Residencies

2016    Ragdale Foundation, Artist residency, IL, USA

 

Auctions

2017    (Upcoming) Art Gems, Emerging Artist Section, Toronto, ON

 

 

Professional Experience

2015    Co-Director and Curator at Unit 31B, Waterloo, Ontario

            Artist-run center focused on supporting and showcasing emerging artists and youth

2015    Studio Assistant to Bruce Taylor - Ceramics, University of Waterloo 

2014    Studio Assistant to Lindsay Montgomery – Clay Studies, University of Waterloo

2014    Performance Volunteer, Shasti O'Leary-Soudant’s HALFLIFE – Nuit Blanche, Toronto 

 

 

Publications and Web Documents

  • BIG ART BOOK, Published by Scarborough Arts, January 2017

  • OPEN 16 (Exhibition catalogue) Published by Front Art Space, March 2016.

  • Artist Portfolio Magazine, Issue No. 24, The International Art Edition

  • Synergy Magazine, Issue No.6 “Dreams and Fantasies”, July 2015

  • Peinture Fraiche et Nouvelle Construction - 11e édition (Catalogue) Published by Art Mûr, July 18, 2015

  • YES! Exhibition (Catalogue) Published by the University of Waterloo Art Gallery: http://issuu.com/raguh/docs/yes_2015

  • Melissa Johns, “Tri-City stopgap: By artists, for artists,” Imprint, October 30, 2014, P16

 

Collections

  • University of Waterloo - Centre for Mental Health Research