M. STEWART ~ BIOGRAPHY
Originally from Windsor, Ontario, Catherine Mary Stewart has lived and worked as an artist in Vancouver for many years. She earned a BSc from the University of Toronto and a MFA from the University of British Columbia. Her artistic investigations, particularly of the past dozen years, relate visually and philosophically to the practices, aesthetics and history of science. Her work has won awards and been shown locally, nationally and internationally in group and solo exhibitions. Venues for solo exhibitions include the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences (2002) and the Glasgow Science Centre (2004). Her Colour of Courtship series was shown at Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge, UK in conjunction with the Darwin Festival (2009). Catherine's media of choice are photography and printmaking with a special interest in photo-etching which she has taught at Malaspina Printmakers in Vancouver and at print studios abroad. Most recently, the artist collaborated with fashion collectors Claus Jahnke and Ivan Sayers for the exhibition 'Invoking Venus: Feathers and Fashion' at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum at the University of British Columbia.
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TEACHING AND OTHER PROFESSIONAL INVOLVEMENT IN THE ARTS:
2013 Artist Talk: The Museum as Muse; Beaty Biodiversity Museum, University of British Columbia
2009 Artist Talk: Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge, UK
2008-13 Instructor: course on Printing with Photopolymer Plates; Malaspina Print Studio
2007 Instructor: Solarplate Workshop and guest speaker at CBKU Graphic Studio (3 days), Utrecht,
2005-7 Canadian coordinator,Trilateral Print Exhibition; Japan-05, Vancouver-06, Holland-07-8
2004-7 Member of the Board of Directors, Malaspina Printmakers Society
2006 Presenter, Print Cooperatives as Conduits for Cross-Cultural Exchange; Japan Studies
Association of Canada Conference; Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, B.C.
2006 Invited Print Artist in Guest Renter Program, Open Studio, Toronto, Ontario
2006 Presenter, Building Diversity through Cross-Cultural Initiatives; Southern Graphics Council
Conference, Genetic ImPrint; University of Wisconsin, Madison
2001-7 Instructor: Intaglio & Photo-intaglio, Malaspina Print Studio, Vancouver, B.C.
2005 Artist Residency: Shin-Yokohama Printmakers Association; Print House OM, Japan
2004 Guest speaker; Career Connections, UBC Continuing Education; Robson Street Campus
2004 Artist Talk: Edinburgh Printmakers;
Interpreting the Physical Universe, slide lecture on
science in art: Edinburgh Printmakers
2004 Co-curator: Quintessence, Nanaimo Art Gallery, B.C
2000-03 Member of Board of Directors: Malaspina Printmakers Education Society (reg.charity)
1979-81 Member of Board of Directors, Malaspina Printmakers Society
2009 7th British International Miniature Print Exhibition;Print Council Chairman's Award
2008 5th International Biennial of Miniature Art, Czestochowa, Poland; third prize
2006 New Leaf Editions Biennial International Miniprint Exhibition IV; Opus Award
2004 New Leaf Editions Biennial International Miniprint Exhibition III, honourable mention
2003 5th British International Miniature Print Exhibition; Off-Centre Gallery Purchase Prize
2002 Canada Council, travel grant for solo exhibition, Newton Institute, University of Cambridge
2002 New Leaf Editions Biennial International Miniprint Exhibition II, honourable mention
1998 small, the art of the miniature (an open exhibition), second place
1987 Experimental Print Grant, Malaspina Printmakers Society
1984 Paper Fair ?84, award for innovation
1982 Malaspina Printmakers Juried Show, 2 purchase awards
1980 Canada Council, short term grant
Burnaby Art Gallery, B.C., Canada
Columbia College, Chicago; Permanent Collection, US
Edinburgh Printmakers Archive, Scotland
Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, University of Cambridge, UK
Malaspina Printmakers Archive, Vancouver, B.C.
Municipio de Alijo International Print Collection (Douro-Gravura), Portugal
New Hall Art Collection, University of Cambridge, U.K.
Off-Centre Gallery, Bristol, U.K.
Open Studio Archive, Toronto, Ontario
Simon Fraser University Gallery, Burnaby, B.C., Canada
Southern Graphics Council Archives, US
Thompson Rivers University Art Collection, Kamloops, B.C.
Toronto Dominion Bank Collection, Canada
UBC Hospital, Vancouver, BC, Canada
University of Akron, Ohio; Permanent Collection, US
Vancouver General Hospital, B.C., Canada
Private collections throughout Canada, USA, Japan, New Zealand, The Netherlands and the UK