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Jude Griebel’s work explores human impact on the world, by merging anatomies and landscapes into single sculptural forms. These detailed works provide new and fantastic understandings of eco-anxiety and speculate on possibilities beyond planetary collapse. The sculptures visualize rampant cycles of human consumption and the resulting detriment to both the human self and surrounding world. The mechanics of consumerism is a driving theme behind his work, with a specific focus on the factory food system and its implications for land depletion and climate shift. These patterns are played out on the surfaces of sculptures that express the physical and psychological fallout.


Crafted from combinations of clays, papier-mâché, textiles and hand-carved woods, Griebel’s works are playful in their attempt to bestow material form to fleeting states. The anthropomorphic qualities of his figures borrow from a myriad of histories relating to the re-imagined body—from Grotesque representations of the Renaissance era to the shape-shifting characters of mid-century popular cartoons. The structuring of these figures incorporates diorama and display methods from traditional science and didactic models. When applied to Griebel’s imaginative introspections, these elements cause the sculptures to waver between fantasy and objective understanding.

Selected Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions


Mondes Brisés et en Transformation (curated by Sebastien Gonzalez), Le Carmel Pamiers, France


Illuminated Collapse, Art Gallery of Swift Current, Canada


Doomscrolling: Recent Drawings, 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan

Broken Pattern, Eltuek Arts Centre, Sydney, Canada

Next World Emissaries (curated by Adam Whitford), Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Canada

Broken Pattern, OSA Gallery, Ottawa, Canada

Illuminated Collapse, Gallery 2/ Grand Forks Art Gallery, Canada

The Distance Between, with Lorraine Simms, Illingworth Kerr Gallery/Alberta University of the Arts, Calgary, Canada


Broken Pattern, FoFA Gallery/Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

Illuminated Collapse (curated by Leah Taylor), Kenderdine Art Gallery/University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada

Barn Skull: Manning Hall Installation (curated by Lindsey Sharman), Art Gallery of Alberta, Canada


Documents of Collapse, with Lorraine Simms, The Beaty Museum of Biodiversity, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Tired Water, Troubled Ground (a commission from the National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada for Science Literacy Week), Telus Spark Science Center, Calgary, Canada

Unfamiliar Selves, with Tammy Salzl, Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery, Red Deer, Canada



Illuminated Collapse, Nickle Galleries—University of Calgary, Canada (catalogue) (curated by Michele Hardy)

Illuminated Collapse, El Museo de Los Sures, Brooklyn, USA

Ground-Figure, Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre, Medicine Hat, Canada (curated by Joanne Marion)



Mess-Maker, Evans Contemporary, Peterborough, Canada

Arms, eyes, detritus, Galerie Sturm, Nuremberg, Germany (catalogue)

Die Geister, die ich rief, with Jan Pötter, Spinnerei Archiv Massiv, Leipzig, Germany

Plastic Ghost, Jyväskylä, Finland (a public artwork curated by Anna Ruth)

Crafting Ruin, dc3 Art Projects, Edmonton, Canada

Unfamiliar Selves (with Tammy Salzl), Art Gallery of Grande Prairie, Grande Prairie, Canada

Estranged Setting, Esker Foundation, project space, Calgary, Canada



Reanimator, The Redpath Museum, Montreal, Canada

Unfamiliar Selves (with Tammy Salzl), Touchstones Nelson Museum of Art and History, Nelson, Canada




Washout, The Museum Lytke, Leipzig, Germany


Wasted, Galerie Sturm, Nuremberg, Germany (catalogue)


Feeder (satellite installation for Future Station: The 2015 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art), The Gibson Block Building,

Edmonton, Canada (curated by Kristy Trinier)

Yellow House, with Brendan Griebel, dc3 Art Projects, Edmonton, Canada (catalogue)



Reanimator, Galerie Sturm Project Space, Nuremberg, Germany

Betwixt and Between, with Dana Holst, The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford, Canada (catalogue) (curated by Scott Marsden)

Shelf Life, Union Gallery, Queen’s University, Canada (catalogue)




How You Were Made, Galerie Sturm, Nuremberg, Germany (catalogue)


Grow Apart, FOFA Gallery, Montreal, Canada



Grandmother, Galleria Kajo III, University of Lapland, Finland



Apparitions: Works on Paper, Islensk Grafik, Reykjavik, Iceland

Afterworks, Populus Tremula Gallery, Akuyreri, Iceland



Brand New Superstition, Cella Gallery, Los Angeles, USA   


Shifting Figures (with Kitty Blandy) Comox Valley Art Gallery, Canada




A Cast of Shadows (curated by Darrin Martens), The Burnaby Art Gallery, Canada (catalogue) 



Within these Walls, Odd Gallery, Klondike Institute of Art and Culture, Dawson City, Canada


Old Dreams, Recent Works, Centre D’Exposition L’Imagier, Gatineau, Canada




Where Daydreams Happened (curated by Scott Marsden), Yukon Arts Centre Public Art Gallery, Whitehorse, Canada



Down the Hole in the Floorboards, Engramme, Québec City, Canada

Interplay, with John Graham, Profiles Public Art Gallery, St. Albert, Canada​


Tarnished Fables, Malaspina Printmakers, Vancouver, Canada

Interior Play, Jude Griebel and John Graham, The Nanaimo Art Gallery, Canada

Selected Group Exhibitions


THE MALL (curated by Carolyn Jervis and Hannah Quimper-Swiderski), John and Maggie Mitchell Art Gallery/ MacEwan University, Edmonton, Canada


Scrappy (curated by David Candler), dc3 Art Projects, Edmonton, Canada

Nafas (curated by Lucien Zayan), the Invisible Dog Art Center, Brooklyn, USA (The Armory Show VIP Program)


BEHOLDEN: New Acquisitions to the AGA Collection (curated by Catherine Crowsten), Art Gallery of Alberta, Canada

A Tournament of Lies (curated by Will Hutnick), Wassaic Project, NY, USA

Insect as Idea (curated by Helen Gregory), McIntosh Gallery/Western University, London, Canada


Hokuspokus, Galerie Kremers, Berlin, Germany 

States of Collapse (curated by Wendy Peart, Cindy Baker, Amber Christensen and Stacey Fayant), the Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, Canada

Prairie Vernacular (curated by Joanne Marion and Jennifer McRorie), Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, Brandon, Canada; Buhler Gallery, Winnipeg (2020), Canada; Swift Current Art Gallery, Canada (2020); Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery, Canada (2019); Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre, Medicine Hat, Canada (2019) (catalogue)


Refugia (curated by Amelia Biewald), RSOAA Gallery, Brooklyn, USA

Specific Experience of an Abnormal Meaningfulness (curated by Alisa Arsenault) Atelier Imago, Moncton, Canada

Carmichael Canadian Landscape Exhibition: Tradition Transformed (curated by Angela Brayham and Sadko Hadzihasanovic), Orillia Museum of Art & History, Canada


#social, Czong Institute for Contemporary Art, Gimpo, South Korea


Enchanted Landscapes: Eco-Criticism and Folklore Studies, Art House, University of Worcester, UK

Carry Weight | Hold Light, (group installation conceived and curated by Heather Brammeier), Contemporary Art Center of Peoria, USA 



Human Impacts Institute, New York, USA

Ungrounded (curated by Alexandra Friedman), ISCP, Brooklyn, USA

RUIN (curated by Amelia Biewald), Royal Society of American Art, Brooklyn, USA

(Im)perfection (curated by Simone Coutou/Project Curate), NURTUREart, Brooklyn, USA

Recall: Recent Acquisitions and their New Context (curated by Christine Sowiak), Nickle Galleries, University of Calgary, Canada



Don't ever take a vacation with another artist who collects the same stuff you do (curated by Kari Conte), ISCP, Brooklyn, USA

Flux: Responding to Head and Neck Cancer, International Museum of Surgical Science, Chicago, USA; McMullen Gallery,                 Edmonton, Canada (2017); dc3 Art Projects, Edmonton, Canada (2017) (curated by Lianne McTavish)



Et Tu, Art Brute? Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, USA

The Art of VR (with Galerie Sturm), Sotheby's, New York, USA

La Collection Boxotel (curated by Lorraine Simms), Galerie 175B, Montreal, Canada

Yellow House, with Brendan Griebel, House Games Triennial, Jyväskylä, Finland

real, surreal, hyperreal, Galerie Kremers, Berlin, Germany




Disiplinler arasi/ Interdisciplinary, Galeri MiZ, Istanbul, Turkey


KATALYSATOR KUNST, Großer Saal des Staatsministeriums, Nuremberg, Germany


Future Station: The 2015 Biennial of Contemporary Art (curated by Kristy Trinier), The Art Gallery of Alberta, Canada




Patchwork, Theatre Impermanent, Leipzig, Germany

Art Toronto, with dc3 Art Projects, Toronto, Canada


Locate: Works from the Permanent Collection, The Yukon Public Art Center, Whitehorse, Canada


Papier Art Fair, with dc3 Art Projects, Montreal, Canada


OK OK OK, Ateliers Jean Brillant, Montréal, Canada


Collision 10, Parisian Laundry, Montréal, Canada




Elsewhere Retrospective, The Elsewhere Museum, Greensboro, USA


BRERART Contemporary Art Week, Milan, Italy (curated by Chiara Canali)


Play: Toys+Age=Art, dc3 Art Projects, Edmonton, Canada


New Acquisitions, The Burnaby Art Gallery, Canada


Ultramoderne, Galerie Art Mur, Montreal, Canada




Thoughts About Death (curated by Anna Ruth), Äkkigalleria, Jyväskylä, Finland


La Vie Fantastique, touring 25 Alberta communities 2012-2015, Canada (curated by Shane Goldby for the Art Gallery of

Alberta/ TREX Program)

The Gaze of History: Portraits from the Collection, The Burnaby Art Gallery, Canada

14, Stewart Hall Art Gallery, Pointe Claire, Canada



After Life, The Art Gallery of Regina, Canada (curated by Jack Anderson)

Primary Source, ODD Gallery, Klondike Institute of Art and Culture, Dawson City, Canada



Art in Review, Cella Gallery, Los Angeles, USA




Recent Paintings (with Kim Kimbro and Alison Dunn), Cella Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

Westward Ha!: Visual Wit and Fantasy in Western Canadian Art, Triangle Gallery for the Visual Arts, Calgary, Canada

(curated by Nicholas Roukes and Rheinhard Skoracki)

Re-identification, Centrum Beeldende Kunst, Utrecht, the Netherlands; Het Gebouw, Leidsche, Rijn, the Netherlands; World Art Delft, Rotterdam, the Netherlands; Galerie Werfkade 16, Het Stadhuis, Groningen, the Netherlands; Grafish Atelier Utrecht, the Netherlands; CBKU Gallery, Utrecht, the Netherlands; Celest Gallery University of Kanagawa, Japan (2005); Gallery OM, Yokohama, Japan (2005) University of Kanagawa, Japan (2005); St. Paul Gallery, Maebashi, Japan (2005); J Trip Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (2005); Japanese Paper Museum Inomachi, Kochi,Japan (2005); Nagasaki Peace Museum, Japan (2005)

Gallery Artists, Cella Gallery, Los Angeles, USA




Prints Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolitan Arts Museum Ueno, Japan (Catalogue)



Thompson Rivers University Gallery, Kamloops, Canada

Canadian and European Exchange Exhibition, Galerie L’Imagier, Gatineau, Canada


New Directions in Printmaking, The Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, Canada (Catalogue)


Strange Encounter, Centre D’Exposition L’Imagier, Gatineau, Canada




Canadian Artists, City of Plodiv Art Gallery, Plodiv, Bulgaria. Traveling to: The Art Gallery of Dobrich, Dobrich, Bulgaria


Davidson Galleries, Seattle, USA   


International Print and Drawing Exhibition, Silom Galleria, Bangkok, Thailand (Catalogue) Travelling to: Prince of Songkla University, Pattani, Thailand


The 12th International Space Print Biennial, The Sungkok Art Museum, Seoul, Korea (Catalogue)           

Canada Millenium Scholarship Finalist’s Exhibition, Belkin Satellite Gallery, Vancouver, Canada


The State Files, State Gallery, Vancouver, Canada


2014     Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture and Ceramics, Concordia University, Canada


2012     MFA International Exchange, University of Lapland, Finland


2004    BFA, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver, Canada

Selected Awards and Residencies



2022-2023 Recipient, The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, New York, USA

Artist Grant and Residency, Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY, USA

50th Anniversary Grants for Visual Artists, Alberta Foundation for the Arts


Artist Residency, AIR 3331, Tokyo, Japan

Artist Residency, Le Carmel de Pamiers, France

Alberta Foundation for the Arts Project Grant (Also in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)

Canada Council for the Arts Project Grant (also in 2007, 2017, 2018, 2020)


Artist Residency, College Art Galleries/University of Saskatchewan, Canada


Artist Residency, Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, USA


Ground floor NY Residency Program (2.5 years: 2017-2019), The International Studio and Curatorial Program, Brooklyn, USA    

(supported by Yoko OnoAlice and Lawrence WeinerNew York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with

the City CouncilNew York City Council District 34The Jacques and Natasha Gelman FoundationDanna and Ed RuschaNew York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature)

Nominee, Rema Hort Mann Foundation Grant for Emerging New York Artists (also in 2018)


Artist Residency, Medalta Ceramics Centre, Medicine Hat, Canada


Canada Council Travel Grant (also in 2013, 2010, 2005, 2004)



The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant (also in 2014, 2015)


Artist Residency, MASS MoCA Studios, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, USA



Artist Residency, Kunstnarhuset Messen, Alvik, Norway

Grant and Artist Residency, The International Studio and Curatorial Program, Brooklyn, USA (Supported by the Alberta

Foundation for the Arts                 



Artist Residency, Halle 14 Center for Contemporary Art, Leipzig, Germany


Artist Residency, MiZ Istanbul, Turkey


Artist Residency, Pilotenkuche, Leipzig, Germany




Alberta Foundation for the Arts Marketing Grant

Artist Residency, Elsewhere Museum, North Carolina, USA




Leo Paul Ramsperger Award in Sculpture and Ceramics

Alberta Foundation for the Arts Graduate Scholarship




Artist Residency, Ted Harrison Artist Retreat Society, Yukon, Canada


Artist Residency, Nes Center, Iceland




Artist Residency, Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada


Artist Grant and Residency, The Vermont Studio Center, USA



Artist Residency, Frans Masereel Centrum, Belgium


Artist Residency, Klondike Institute of Art and Culture, Yukon, Canada

Artist Residency, Atelier Imago, Moncton, Canada




Artist Residency, Workshop OM, Shin-Yokohama, Japan



Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation Visual Arts Grant



Artist Residency, St. Michael's Printshop, St. John's, Canada




Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Canada

Art Gallery of Alberta, Canada

Art Gallery of Swift Current, Canada

Majudia Collection/ Arsenal Contemporary Art, Canada


Burnaby Art Gallery, Canada

Canada Council Art Bank

Le Carmel Pamiers, France

Colart Contemporary Canadian Art Collection


Comox Valley Art Gallery, Canada

Equitable Bank Group, Canada

Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre, Canada

Frans Masereel Centrum, Belgium

Nickle Galleries, University of Calgary, Canada

Red Deer Museum & Art Gallery, Canada


Sakima Art Museum, Japan

Shaw Centre for Contemporary Ceramics, Canada

Silpakorn University, Thailand

Silvercorp Mining, Canada

Society for Contemporary Work on Paper, Canada

University of Saskatchewan, Canada

Volpert Foundation, New York, USA

Yukon Arts Centre Public Art Gallery, Canada

Selected Professional Experience


Co-Founder and Director, the Museum of Fear and Wonder, Bergen, Canada

Visiting Lecturer, the School of Visual Arts, New York, USA


Visiting Critic, the School of Visual Arts, New York, USA

Visiting Lecturer and Critic, the Alberta University of the Arts, Canada

Visiting Lecturer, the University of Calgary, Canada


Visiting Lecturer and Critic, the University of Alberta, Canada


Visiting Lecturer, Dawson College, Montreal, Canada

Selected Publications and Catalogues



Marion, Joanne. "A Prairie Dialogue". Catalogue essay for A Prairie Vernacular: Folk & Contemporary Art Narratives of Life On the Canadian Prairies. Moose Jaw and Medicine Hat: Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery and City of Medicine Hat/Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre.



El Sheikh, Tammer. "Jude Griebel' Illuminated Collapse". Catalogue essay for Illuminated Collapse. Calgary: Nickle Galleries, University of Calgary.



Kremers, Christine. "Der Surrealismus lebt- Neues aus den Ateliers  für surrealstische Forschung." Catalogue essay for Real, Surreal, Hyperreal. Berlin: Galerie Kremers



Jervis, Carolyn. “I love you more than all the plastic in the ocean”. Catalogue essay for Jude Griebel: Wasted. Nuremberg: Galerie Sturm. 


Kennedy, Christopher. “The Brothers Griebel and the Yellow House”. Catalogue essay for Yellow House: Jude Griebel and Brendan Griebel. Edmonton: dc3 Art Projects.




Cheung, Gabriel. “Scenes Recalled: Creative Storytelling in the Work of Jude Griebel”. Catalogue essay forShelf Life. Kingston: The Union Gallery, Queen’s University.

Fielding, Stephanie. “Searching the In Between”. Catalogue essay for Betwixt and Between: Jude Griebel and Dana Holst. Abbotsford: The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford. 



Werner, Anna-Lena. Catalogue essay for Jude Griebel: How You Were Made. Nuremberg: Galerie Sturm




Wallace, Rory. “The Theatre of Identity”. Catalogue essay for Jude Griebel: A Cast of Shadows. Burnaby: The Burnaby Art Gallery


Martens, Darrin. “Setting the Stage for Jude Griebel”. Catalogue essay for Jude Griebel: A Cast of Shadows. Burnaby: The Burnaby Art Gallery


Selected Bibliography (Magazines, Web and Periodicals)



Both, Michelle. "The beauty of bugs and biodiversity on display at Western's McIntosh Gallery". CBC News (online). May 22

Bunnell, Alexa. "The Distance Between: Two artists explore the emotional impact of ecological destruction". Galleries West (online). February 21



Griwkowsky, Fish. “Jude Griebel’s Barn Skull helps open AGA’s doors this weekend.” The Edmonton Journal. June 17


Boklaschuk, Shannon. “Miniature worlds, big problems: Jude Griebel’s artworks address consumerism and environmental degradation”. University of Saskatchewan College of Arts and Sciences (online). May 28


Olson, Matt. “Creative Isolation: Jude Griebel brings New York Art to Saskatoon”. The Star Phoenix. June 3


MacPherson, Jera. “States of Collapse: We are living through dystopian times that once might have sounded like something from science fiction”. Galleries West. February 22




Bishara, Hakim. “Reviews: An Elegant Swansong at Brooklyn’s NURTUREart”. Hyperallergic (online) June 28


Collins, Leah. “It's like something out of a storybook, and it's in Montreal: An artist's tour of the Redpath Museum” CBC Arts (online), April 24



Gregory, Helen and Robertson, Kirsty. "No Small Matter: Micromuseums as Critical Institutions." RACAR Canadian Art Review, vol. 43 no. 2

​Collins, Leah. "Miniatures that force you to look closely-really, really closely-at climate change". CBC Arts (online), October 18


Fischer, Marina. "Nickle Galleries takes us from fairy tales to world's end with new exhibitions." UToday, University of Calgary. October 16

Horner, Doug. “The House in the Field”. Calgary Herald/Swerve Magazine, July 6




Thomas, Eve. “Haunted House”. Canadian Art Magazine, fall issue

Greaves, Alicia. “Jude Griebel: Crafting Ruin”. Art + Design Magazine, issue 15

Pratt, Anne. “Exhibition Review: Jude Griebel”. Magenta Magazine, spring/summer issue

Matejko, Agnieszka. “Jude Griebel: Crafting Ruin”. Galleries West Magazine, March 26 


Griwkowsky, Fish. “Jude Griebel’s sculptures explode with our ruinous urges.” Edmonton Journal, March 11


Homes, Bob. “See me, Hear Me, Heal Me.” The Lancet Medical Journal, March, vol. 18, no. 3


Pennyfeather, Kevin. “Multifaceted artist Jude Griebel displays Crafting Ruin at dc3 Art Projects”. Vue Weekly, March 9


Pratt, Anne. “Canadian Artists Take on Cancer.” Canadian Art Magazine (online), February 8


Cummings, Madeleine. “Head and neck cancer exhibition unveils hidden experience.” The Edmonton Journal, January 5




Lafleur, Tiffany. “Nature Triumphs Over Humanity”. The Concordian, March 29




Böhm, Benita. “Junge Nürnberger Malerei – Galerist Johannes Sturm”. Gallery Talk Onlinemagazin fur zeitgenössischer Kunst, July 13


Sherlock, Diana. "FUTURE STATION: 2015 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art". Galleries West Magazine, March 3


Griwkowsky, Fish. “ArtPic: Jude Griebel’s Feeder, 2014″. The Edmonton Journal, February 20


Jeffrey, Robin. “The Future of Art has Arrived: 2015 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art”. The National Gallery of Canada Magazine (online), February 24




Cooley, Alison. “Our Editors’ Preview Picks for Art Toronto”. Canadian Art   (online), October 23 


Kerr, Mark. “A Union Of Researcher and Artist” Queen’s Gazette, November 11. 


Sandals, Leah. “2015 Alberta Biennial List Looks to Future”. Canadian Art (online), July 15.


Bishop-Stall, Reilly and Bussey, Natalie Zayne. “School's Out for Summer and the Kids Are OK: An MFA Thesis Exhibition”. Passenger Art (online), May 26, 2014



 Zoraster, Katherine. “Jude Griebel: Brand New Superstition and Rimi Yang:  Hidden Message, at Cella Gallery”. THE Magazine for the Arts, Los Angeles, June  




Lepage, Chris. “Jude Griebel- In Review”. Canadian Art Magazine, Spring

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