Bio – CV

Biography
Tina-Martel-bioTina Martel is a Canadian artist whose practice includes mixed media, painting, drawing, books, photography, installation and video. Born and raised in Saskatchewan, she began drawing at the age of four, and later, (much later) received a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Calgary and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Alberta College of Art and Design. She has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards and has exhibited across Canada, the United States and in Europe. She has been teaching fine arts in the post secondary system for the last 15 years. All she really ever wanted out of life was to create and never have to wear pantyhose.

Tina Martel’s artwork is displayed at Grant Berg Gallery, in Grande Prairie, AB

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

1994 – 1998 The Alberta College of Art & Design, Calgary, Alberta, Bachelor of Fine Arts (with distinction)
1998 – 2000 The University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Master of Fine Arts

EXHIBITIONS – solo

2016 Re-Construction, Grant Berg Gallery, Grande Prairie, Alberta
2016 Re-construction, Michelangelo’s Fine Art Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
2014 Not In The Pink: The Creative Process, The Art Gallery of Grande Prairie, Grande Prairie, Alberta
2010 Evolve, The Works International Visual Arts Society, Edmonton, Alberta
2009 Aleatoric, Art Central Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
2009 Tenuous too – video, The Prairie Art Gallery, Grande Prairie, Alberta
2008 FlatLine, ArtFirm, Calgary, Alberta
2008 Tenuous, The Prairie Art Gallery, Grande Prairie, Alberta
2006 Personal Geographies, Mezzanine Art Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
2005 Mindscapes, ArtFirm, Calgary, Alberta
2003 Frieze, The Prairie Art Gallery, Grande Prairie, Alberta
2002 Towards the End of the Future, Muse Gallery, Grande Prairie, Alberta
1998 Mere Objects, Marion Nicol Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
1996 Tina M. Martel, The Chapel Gallery, North Battleford, Saskatchewan

EXHIBITIONS – group

2014 Hanji, The Alberta Craft Council, Edmonton, Alberta
2013 Pulp, Paper, Pages, Hanjii Paper Festival, Wonju, South Korea
2013 Pulp, Paper, Pages, The Leighton Centre, Calgary, Alberta
2012 Pulp, Paper, Pages, The Alberta Craft Council, Edmonton, Alberta
2010 Urban Landscapes, The Edge Gallery, Canmore, Alberta
2009 A Seasonal Salon, ArtFirm, Calgary, Alberta
2009 Summertide 09, ArtFirm, Calgary, Alberta
2008 Summertide 08, ArtFirm, Calgary, Alberta
2007 Summerscape, ArtFirm, Calgary, Alberta
2007 Rouge, ArtFirm, Calgary, Alberta
2006 We Like Shiny Things, The Prairie Art Gallery, Grande Prairie, Alberta
2005 Salon Show, ArtFirm, Calgary, Alberta
2005 Alumni Drawing Exhibition, Mezzanine Art Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
2005 …Of One’s Own, The Prairie Art Gallery, Grande Prairie, Alberta
2004 Faculty Exhibition 04 – The University of Calgary, The Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary, Alberta
2004 The Anonymous Art Show, ArtFirm, Calgary, Alberta
2004 Grounded, The Prairie Art Gallery, Grande Prairie, Alberta
2004 Intimate Violence ‘Guerilla’ Site, Grande Prairie, Alberta
2004 Faculty Exhibition – Grande Prairie Regional College, Dawson Creek Art Gallery, Dawson Creek, BC
2002 Faculty Exhibition – Grande Prairie Regional College, GPRC Gallery, Grande Prairie, Alberta
2001 December Show, Dorsten, Germany
2001 Faculty Exhibition 01 – Grande Prairie Regional College, GPRC Gallery, Grande Prairie, Alberta
2001 Mixed Media III International, Period Gallery, Omaha, Nebraska
2001 New Perspectives, Gallery 124, Edmonton, Alberta
2001 International Young Art 2001, Sotheby’s, Tel Aviv, Israel
2001 International Young Art 2001, Sotheby’s/The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY
2000 Faculty Exhibition – The University of Calgary, The Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary, Alberta
2000 Knock Loudly, The Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary, Alberta
2000 Vorgestelt, Potsdam/Berlin, Germany
2000 Vorgestelt , Dorsten/Essen, Germany
1999 True Grid (two person show), The Little Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
1999 Spatial Archives (two person show), The Little Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
1999 Aspects: Land, Mind, Body, The Centre Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
1999 Surface Tension, The Little Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
1998 ACAD Graduate Exhibition, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, Alberta

EXHIBITIONS – travelling

2011-2013 Evolve, Alberta Foundation for the Arts coordinated through The Art Gallery of Grande Prairie, Grande Prairie, Alberta
2010 The Sketchbook Project, Art House Co-op Atlanta, GA; Brooklyn, NY; Los Angeles, CA; Saint Louis, MO; Chicago, IL (2010 exhibitions)
2008-2010 Collective Soul: PNCR 2007, Alberta Foundation for the Arts – coordinated through The Prairie Art Gallery, Grande Prairie, Alberta
2007-2009 Brainstorm: 5 Abstract Painters, Alberta Foundation for the Arts coordinated through The Prairie Art Gallery, Grande Prairie, Alberta
2005-2007 Round Table: Prairie North Artist’s Residency 2004, Alberta Foundation for the Arts coordinated through Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
2004-2006 Fire and Ash, Alberta Foundation for the Arts coordinated through The Prairie Art Gallery, Grande Prairie, Alberta

SCHOLARSHIPS, AWARDS AND GRANTS

2016 Independent Publishers Book Award, silver medal, Autobiography/Memoir
2015 Readers Favorite Book Awards, bronze medal, Non Fiction/Health/Medicine
2015 Colorado Independent Publishing Association Evvy Awards, first place, Illustration
2015 Colorado Independent Publishing Association Evvy Awards, first place, Autobiography/Memoir
2015 Colorado Independent Publishing Association Evvy Awards, second place, Health/Diet and Fitness
2015 International Book Awards, finalist, Art category
2015 International Book Awards, finalist, Health/Cancer category
2015 USA Book News Awards, finalist, Art
2015 USA Book News Awards, finalist, Health/Cancer category
2014 Project Grant, Alberta Foundation for the Arts
2010 Project Grant, Alberta Foundation for the Arts
2009 Project/Travel Grant, Alberta Foundation for the Arts
2008 Project Grant, Canada Council for the Arts
2008 Project Grant, Alberta Foundation for the Arts
2008 Research Grant, Alberta Association of Colleges & Technical Institutes
2008 Research Grant, Centre for Research and Innovation – Grande Prairie Regional College
2008 Artist Grant, Weyerhauser
2007 Project/Travel Grant, Alberta Foundation for the Arts
2002 Slide Purchase, Alberta Foundation for the Arts
2000 Thesis-Dissertation Grant, The University of Calgary
2000 Graduate Travel Conference Grant, The University of Calgary
2000 Faculty of Fine Arts Travel Grant, The University of Calgary
2000 Graduate Research Scholarship, The University of Calgary
1999 Graduate Research Scholarship, The University of Calgary
1998 Dean’s Scholarship, The University of Calgary
1998 Graduate Research Scholarship, The University of Calgary
1998 Commonwealth Fellowship Scholarship Nomination, The Government of Canada
1997 Liquitex Canada Inc. Scholarship, The Alberta College of Art & Design
1996 Master’s Gallery Scholarship, The Alberta College of Art & Design
1995 Illingworth Kerr Scholarship, The Alberta College of Art & Design

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2001-present Grande Prairie Regional College Grande Prairie, Alberta Full-time Tenure Instructor:
Painting, Drawing, Visual Fundamentals, Digital video, Portfolio Development
2005 Red Deer College, Grande Prairie, Alberta, Summer Series Instructor: Mixing It Up – Mixed Media
2004 The University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Summer Sessional Instructor: Drawing
2004 Grande Prairie Regional College, Grande Prairie, Alberta, Instructor – Spring Travel Session:
Drawing in London & Venice
2003 The University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Summer Sessional Instructor: Drawing
2003 Grande Prairie Regional College, Grande Prairie, Alberta, Instructor – Spring Travel Session:
Drawing in Paris
2002 The University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Summer Sessional Instructor: Drawing
2002 Grande Prairie Regional College, Grande Prairie, Alberta, Instructor – Spring Travel Session:
Drawing in Paris
2001 The University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Reading the Image: Museum/Art Educator
2000 The University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Sessional Instructor: Drawing
1999 The University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Sessional Instructor: Drawing
1997 – 1998 The Leighton Centre, Calgary, Alberta, Instructor: Children’s Art workshops

RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE

2017 Nursing Department, Not in the Pink (Reading),Grande Prairie Regional College, Grande Prairie, Alberta
2016 Audrey’s Books, Not in the Pink (Reading), Edmonton, Alberta
2016 Creative Co-workers, Not in the Pink (Reading), Vancouver, BC
2016 Alberta Culture Days, Not in the Pink (Reading) Grant Berg Gallery, Grande Prairie, Alberta
2016 University of Calgary Second Year Medical Students, Not in the Pink (Reading), Calgary, Alberta
2016 Studer Medical Group Conference, Closing Keynote Speaker, Toronto, Ontario
2016 Michelangelo Fine Art, Not in the Pink(Reading), Calgary, Alberta
2015 Canadian Cancer Society Women’s Health Awareness Lunch, Grande Prairie, Alberta
2015 An Artist Reads, Art Gallery of Grande Prairie, Grande Prairie, Alberta
2015 Book Launch/Reading, Loft 112, Calgary, Alberta
2015 McNallyRobinson Book Sellers, Book Launch and reading, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
2015 Not in the Pink, Artist talk, Grande Prairie Regional College, Grande Prairie, Alberta
2014 Juror, Peace Region Annual Art Competition, Beaverlodge, Alberta
2014 Juror, Eldon Foote Competition, Edmonton, Alberta
2012 Juror, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Edmonton, Alberta
2009 Coordinator, Prairie North Creative Residency, Grande Prairie, Alberta
2008 Visiting Artist Lecturer, The Alberta College of Art & Design, Calgary, Alberta
2007 Coordinator, Prairie North Creative Residency, Grande Prairie, Alberta
2006 Juror, Peace Liard Region: Annual Art Exhibition, Dawson Creek, British Columbia
2006 Visiting Artist Lecturer, Dawson Creek Art Gallery, Dawson Creek, British Columbia
2005 Visiting Artist Lecturer, The Prairie Art Gallery, Grande Prairie, Alberta
2005 Coordinator, Prairie North Creative Residency, Grande Prairie, Alberta
2003 Artist Lecturer, Painting the Big Picture: Art Symposium, Grande Prairie, Alberta
2002 – 2005 Board Member, The Prairie Art Gallery, Grande Prairie, Alberta
2000 Visiting Artist Lecturer, The Alberta College of Art & Design, Calgary, Alberta
2000 Visiting Artist Lecturer, The University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Day Break CBC , Russell Bowers, Calgary, AB. September 2016

It’s Your Health, Lisa Davis, Talk Star Network, Boston, MA May 2015

Cara Jones Speaks: Jones, Cara, Not in the Pink: trying to be positive about breast cancer when it positively sucks, online radio interview, Grande Prairie, Alberta, 2015

The Author’s Show: Thompson, Linda, Not in the Pink, online radio interview, Phoenix, Arizona March 2015

John Gormley Live Talk: Gormley, John, Not in the Pink, CKOM Talk Radio, Saskatoon, SK, April 2015

The Michael Dresser Show: Dresser, Michael, Not in the Pink, online radio interview, April 2015

Health Blast Radio: Gallagher, Dr. Jeanette, Not in the Pink, Sedona Talk Radio, June 2015

Huffman, Alexa: Sharing the creative process, The Daily Herald Tribune, Grande Prairie, Alberta, November 14, 2014

Ryan, Janice: Artists Take Vehicles from Verdant to Vroom, Edmonton Journal, Edmonton, Alberta. July 2, 2010.

Online Video The Works: Evolve edmontonjournal.com, Edmonton, Alberta. June 27, 2010.

Stefansson, Wendy: Tina Martel: tenuous Art of the Peace – Cover Article, Grande Prairie, Alberta. Fall/Winter 2008.

Rinne, Diana: Martel Creates Tenuous Truck, INK! Magazine, Grande Prairie, Alberta. July 14, 2008.

Kienlen, Alexis: Grande Prairie Artists Receive New ACDI Funding, The Daily Herald Tribune, Encore Magazine, Grande Prairie, Alberta. May 1, 2008.

Dronyk, Dymphny: On being an artist & other survival strategies… Art of the Peace, Grande Prairie, Alberta. Fall/Winter 2003.

Rinne, Diana: Touching the Surface, The Daily Herald Tribune, Encore Magazine Grande Prairie, Alberta. May 3, 2002.

Author Unknown: Fur Auto-Fans und Philatelisten Dorsten Waz Dorsten, Germany. August 2, 2000.

Westra, Monique: Fresh Technique: Meet Three of Calgary’s Emerging Artists Where Magazine, Calgary Gallery Guide. Calgary, Alberta. Summer 2000.

McDonald, Mike: Aspects: Land, Mind and Body Exhibit Review, Fast Forward Weekly. Calgary, Alberta. Volume 4, Number 25, June 17-23, 1999

WORKSHOPS

2010 Digital Film Making workshop, New York Film Academy, New York, New York

2009 Nick Bantock mixed media workshop, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia

2007 Cross-pollination: Papermaking and Encaustic workshop, Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, New York

PUBLICATIONS

tenuous: The Creative Process in Public Execution Lobstick 7, Grande Prairie Regional College Grande Prairie, Alberta. Jan. 2010, Pg 133-138.

BOOKS AND CATALOGUES

Not In The Pink. Illustrated and authored by Tina Martel. Houghton Boston Printed November 2014

evolve: an installation. Essays by Sarah Alford, Eric Cameron, David Casey, Donna Chyz, Marian Eggermont, Laurel Johannesson, Joey Orr, Barbara Scott, Adrian Stimson, and Laura St. Pierre. The Prairie Art Gallery. 2011

tenuous: an installation. Introduction by Eric Cameron: Essay by Sarah Alford. The Prairie Art Gallery. 2008