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© 2018 by Jude Griebel

Jude Griebel’s sculptures present sympathetic figures that are merged with architectural and landscape elements. In this liminal state, the characters speak to a range of anxieties from growth and mortality to planetary collapse, through scenes playing out on their detailed surfaces. These hybrid bodies function as stages for productive and destructive miniature events that unfold upon them. While these situations speak to instances of human neglect and behaviors in a broader context, they also function as twofold metaphors for the development and destruction of the self.

 

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 psychological 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 Collaborative Exhibitions

2019    

 

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; Art Gallery of Grande Prairie,

Grande Prairie, Canada (2017); Touchstones Nelson Museum of Art and History, Nelson, Canada (2016)

 

2018    

 

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 and Heritage Centre, Medicine Hat, Canada (curated by Joanne Marion)

2017     

 

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

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

2016    

 

Reanimator, The Redpath Museum, Montreal, Canada

 

2015    

 

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)

2014    

 

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

 

2013    

 

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

 

Grow Apart, FOFA Gallery, Montréal, Canada

2012    

 

Grandmother, Galleria Kajo III, University of Lapland, Finland

2011      

 

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

Afterworks, Populus Tremula Gallery, Akuyreri, Iceland

2009    

 

Brand New Superstition, Cella Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

2008    

 

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

2007     

 

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

2006    

 

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

 

2005    

 

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

2004    

 

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

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

2003    

 

Tarnished Fables, Malaspina Printmakers, Vancouver, Canada

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

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019

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

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

2018    

 

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)

2017    

 

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

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

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

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

 

2015    

 

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

 

2014     

 

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

 

2013    

 

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

 

2012    

 

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

2011      

 

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

2009    

 

Art in Review, Cella Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

 

2008    

 

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

 

2007    

 

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

2006    

 

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

 

2005    

 

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

2004

Davidson Galleries, Seattle, USA

2001

The State Files, State Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

Education

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

 

2019

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)

2018     

Artist Residency, Medalta Ceramics Centre, Medicine Hat, Canada

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

 

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

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

2017    

 

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

 

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

2016    

 

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                 


2015    

 

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

 

Artist Residency, MiZ Istanbul, Turkey

2014

Artist Residency, Pilotenkuche, Leipzig, Germany

 

2013   

 

Alberta Foundation for the Arts Marketing Grant

Artist Residency, Elsewhere Museum, North Carolina, USA

 

2012    

 

Leo Paul Ramsperger Award in Sculpture and Ceramics

Alberta Foundation for the Arts Graduate Scholarship

 

2010    

 

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

 

Artist Residency, Nes Center, Iceland

 

2009    

 

Artist Residency, Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada

 

Artist Grant and Residency, The Vermont Studio Center, USA

2007    

 

Artist Residency, Frans Masereel Centrum, Belgium

 

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

Artist Residency, Atelier Imago, Moncton, Canada

 

2005    

 

Artist Residency, Workshop OM, Shin-Yokohama, Japan

2003    

 

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

 

Collections

 

Alberta Foundation for the Arts

Majudia Collection/ Arsenal Contemporary Art, Canada

 

Burnaby Art Gallery, Canada

Colart Contemporary Canadian Art Collection

 

Esplanade Arts and 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

Volpert Foundation, New York

Yukon Arts Centre Public Art Gallery, Canada

Selected Professional Experience

2017-19

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

2018

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

2017

Visiting Lecturer and Critic, the University of Alberta, Canada

2014

Visiting Lecturer, Dawson College, Montreal, Canada

Selected Publications and Catalogues

 

2019    

 

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

 

2017

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

2015    

 

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.

 

2014    

 

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. 

2013    

 

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

 

2007    

 

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)

 

2018    

 

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

 

2017    

 

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

 

2016    

 

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

 

2015    

 

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

 

2014    

 

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

2009   

 

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

    

2008    

 

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