Maria Z Madacky - Artist

Statement & CV

 

My work is visually minimal and process oriented, where the repetition of rhythmic and tedious movements allows both grounding and meditation. It utilizes unconventional structures of knowledge that mediate the physical and metaphysical realms such as eastern philosophies, mythology, and folk-tales. I use primarily drawing and intermedia to explore such themes as liminality, altered states of consciousness, nature of our reality, and human culture as understood from within. I am especially interested in projects that build on participatory aesthetics where emphasis is placed on the active role of the viewer in the realization and reception of the work. 

 

 

Education:

MFA in Drawing and Intermedia, University of Alberta (2008)                       

BFA with Great Distinction, University of Lethbridge (2004)                         

BA/Ed in Slovak Language and Literature, University of Novi Sad (1995) 

 

Solo Exhibitions:

2018 - Trash Talk, Galerija SULUV, Novi Sad, Serbia. (publication)

2016 - The Trash Talk, Helen Christou Gallery, University of Lethbridge

2015 - Reverie, Multicultural Centre Public Art Gallery, Stony Plain, AB

2014 - White Labyrinth (finding the thread of the hero-path), CASA Gallery, Lethbridge

2014 - Back to Vienna, Gem of the West Museum, Coaldale, AB 

2012 - Intonations, Galéria Zuzky Medveďovej, Báčsky Petrovec, Serbia. (publication)                      

2010 - At the other side of beyond, Trianon Gallery, Lethbridge. (publication)

2009 - Reverie, Joan Waterfield Gallery, Yates Memorial Centre, Lethbridge

2008 - Here and Beyond, Graduate Thesis Exhibition, FAB Gallery, University of Alberta

2005 - Enchanted, Joan Waterfield Gallery, Yates Memorial Centre, Lethbridge

2004 - Once upon a Time in Vienna… (Beethoven in Love), Le Petit Trianon, Lethbridge

2004 - Blown Away, Gallery Potempkin, Lethbridge

2003 - In Search of Poetry, McCain Gallery, Coaldale Public Library, Coaldale, AB

 

Performances and Exhibitions with M.E.D.I.U.M.:

2017 - Trumpet, Latitude 53, Edmonton, AB

2014 - MEDIUM, Nuit Blanche Calgary

2013 - The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters, Noxious Sector Projects, Seattle, WA, USA                 

2013 - SEERious Sideshow, performance as part of Dr. Soanes' Odditorium of Wonders, University of Lethbridge Art Gallery. (catalogue)  

2013 - M.E.D.I.U.M Band, South Country Fair, Fort Macleod, AB   

2013 - Seerious Business, exhibition based on performances, Trianon Gallery, Lethbridge. The exhibition included three performance events – two Seerious Business shows and a Séance

2012 - Phantasma-gloria II, Owl Acoustic Lounge, Lethbridge

2012 - The SEERious Sideshow, M:ST Performative Art Festival, Calgary

2012 - Psychic Fair, M:ST Performative Art Festival Society, EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society, Calgary

2011 - Phantasma-gloria, Owl Acoustic Lounge, Lethbridge

 

Published Book/Journal Illustrations:

-  Čar(b)ológ (May 2018), Slovenský Študentský Časopis Literárnych Prác z Detskej Literatúry, (Students’ magazine of literary works in Slovak children’s literature), Faculty of Philosophy, University of Novi Sad, Serbia; literary works illustrated with images of my work, pgs.: title page, 2, 4, 11, 13, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 24

-  Nový Život (Nov. – Dec. 2008), Mesačník pre literatúru a kultúru, (Literary and cultural magazine) Slovenské Vydavateľské Centrum, Báčsky Petrovec, Báčsky Petrovec, Serbia; illustrated with images of my work with essay on my work by Vladimir Valentik, pgs.: title page, 4, 8, 10, 13, 16, 38, 42, 48, 51, 60, 63

Vzlet (January 2008), Mládežnícky časopis, (Youth magazine), Slovenské Vydavateľské Centrum, Báčsky Petrovec, Novi Sad, Serbia; poetry pages illustrated with images of my work. Pgs.: 14, 15

Czech and Slovak Pioneers of Southern Alberta (2008), book published by Czechoslovak Canadian Cultural Society of Lethbridge, University of Lethbridge; Book cover page design and illustration 

 

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2019 - 15. Bienále Slovenských Výtvarníkov v Srbsku, Galéria Zuzky Medveďovej, Báčsky Petrovec, Serbia. (catalogue) 

2018 - Korene 4, Galeria Mira Brtková, Stará Pazova, Serbia. (catalogue)

2018 - Bienále Kysáčskych Akademických Umelcov, Galéria Slovenského Národného Domu, Kysáč, Serbia. (catalogue)

2018 - Works from Collection, Ústav pre Kultúru Vojvodinských Slovákov, Novi Sad, Serbia

2017 - 14. Bienále Slovenských Výtvarníkov v Srbsku, Galéria Zuzky Medveďovej, Báčsky Petrovec, Serbia. (catalogue) 

2017 - Koreni 3, Galerija Centra za Kulturu, Stara Pazova, Serbia. (catalogue)

2016 - Malý Formát 2016, Galerija Rajka Mamuzića, Novi Sad, Serbia. (catalogue)

2016 - Bienále Kysáčskych Akademických a Úžitkových Umelcov, Galéria Slovenského Národného Domu, Kysáč, Serbia. (calalogue)

2015 - Koreni na malom formatu, works on paper, Galerija Rajka Mamuzića, Novi Sad, Serbia. (catalogue)                        

2015 - Brain Storms: UAlberta Creates, The University of Alberta Museums, Enterprise Square Galleries, Edmonton, AB

2013/2014 - They Made A Day Be A Day Here, guest curated by Amy Fung, Art Gallery of Grande Prairie, Grande Prairie, AB; Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK; School of Art Gallery, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB. (catalogue)

2013 - Transitions & Transformations, Inaugural Exhibition at CASA Gallery, Lethbridge

2013 - Izložba Novoprimljenih Članova, Galerija ULUV, Novi Sad, Serbia. (catalogue)  

2012 - Bienále Kysáčskych Akademických Umelcov, Galéria SND, Kysáč, Serbia. (catalogue) 

2012 - The New Alberta Contemporaries, Inaugural Exhibition at Esker Foundation Gallery, Calgary. (catalogue) 

2012 - Notebook, Helen Christou Gallery, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge

2011 - Salon d’Automne, Waterfield Gallery, Yates Memorial Centre, Lethbridge  

2010 - Výstava Kysáčskych Výtvarníkov, Galéria SND, Kysáč, Serbia. (publication)  

2010 - Making It Big In Lethbridge, Bowman Arts Centre, Lethbridge

2010 - The Baggage Show, Old Paramount Theatre Building, Lethbridge  

2009 - 10. Bienále Slovenských Výtvarníkov v Srbsku, Galéria Zuzky Medveďovej, Báčsky Petrovec, Serbia. (catalogue) 

2009 - 1000 CC, Trap\door Artist Run Centre Members Show, Bowman Arts Centre, Lethbridge

2009 - Bridging Divides, Bowman Arts Centre, Lethbridge

2009 - Ruin and Reclamation, The Old Singer Clothing Store, Lethbridge. (publication)

2008/2009 - Wave 2008: Blurring Boundaries, International exhibition of staff and student work from five international art and design programs, Fine Arts Building Gallery, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB and Ewha Womans University, Seoul, South Korea. (catalogue) 

2008 - Real, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton

2008 - Výstava Kysáčskych Výtvarníkov, Festivál Zlatá Brána, Kysáč, Serbia. (publication)        

2008 - Re-drawing the Line, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton. (catalogue) 

2007 - 9. Bienále Slovenských Výtvarníkov v Srbsku, Galéria Zuzky Medveďovej, Báčsky Petrovec, Serbia. (catalogue) 

2007 - Diversity 2007, VAAA Gallery, Edmonton

2007 - M: 19, Harcourt House Arts Centre, Edmonton

2007 - Free for All, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton

2007 - Visual Thinking, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton

2006 - Art for Hire, Harcourt House Arts Centre, The Works International Visual Arts Festival

2006 - Fast Forward 2006, Fine Arts Building Gallery, University of Alberta

2005 - The Farmhouse Project, Site Specific Installation, West of Brooks, AB

2005 - Highway 3 Connections, Trianon Gallery, Lethbridge and Crowsnest Pass Art Gallery, Blairmore, AB 

2005 - All You Can Art, Harcourt House Arts Centre, The Works International Visual Arts Festival

2005 - (Wide)Open House, Gallery Potempkin, Lethbridge

2004-2007 - Grassroots - a Centennial Exhibition of Art from Communities Across Southern Alberta, Alberta Foundation for the Arts Traveling Exhibition. (catalogue) 

2004 - Night of 1000 Drawings, Artists Space, New York, NY, USA

2004 - The Annual 2004 BFA Graduate Exhibition, University of Lethbridge Art Gallery

2004 - The Diversity of Don’s Art Biases, University of Lethbridge Art Gallery

2003 - Lethbridge Perspectives, Bowman Art Centre, Lethbridge

2002 - Downtown Lethbridge, Bowman Art Centre, Lethbridge (award)

 

Awards:

2016 - Alberta Foundation for the Arts Individual Project Grant

2012 - Alberta Foundation for the Arts Project Grant 

2010 - Canada Council for the Arts Project Grant 

2008 - Alberta Advanced Education and Technology Graduate Student Scholarship

2007 - Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship

2007 - J. Gordin Kaplan Graduate Student Award

2007 - Melba Sadler Graduate Scholarship in Art and Design

2007 - Faculty of Art and Design Department SKITCH Grant 

2007 - Graduate Studies Professional Development Grant

2006 - SSHRC – Canada Graduate Scholarship, Master’s Award 

2006 - Walter H. Johns Graduate Fellowship

2003 - Academic Merit Scholarship 

2002 - Czechoslovak Canadian Cultural Society Scholarship

 

Public Collections:

Múseum Vojvodinských Slovákov, Bácsky Petrovec, Serbia

University of Alberta Museum and Collections, Edmonton, AB, Canada

Ústav pre Kultúru Vojvodinských Slovákov, Novi Sad, Serbia

Lethbridge Regional Hospital, Lethbridge, AB, Canada

Coaldale Public Library, Coaldale, AB, Canada

 

Public Presentations, Workshops and Lectures:

2018 - Panel, Alberta Museums Association Conference: Cultivating Connections - Museums and the Environment, Canmore, AB

2018 - Workshop, Trash Talk exhibition presentation with workshop, Galerija SULUV, Novi Sad, Serbia

2017 - Workshop, Level 2: Lichen Lab, You Are Here: an interdisciplinary workshop and knowledge mobilization project, University of Lethbridge Art Gallery

2017 - Presenter, Meeting of the Minds, Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference, University of Lethbridge

2016 - Lecture in Art Now, University of Lethbridge 

2014 - Artist Talk, ACAD, Calgary

2014 - Artist Talk, Salon 112, Calgary

2008 - Presentation, Fine Arts Building Art Gallery, University of Alberta, Edmonton

2008 - Presentation, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton

2007 - Panel, 9. Bienále Slovenských Výtvarníkov v Srbsku, Galéria Zuzky Medveďovej, Báčsky Petrovec, Serbia

2007 - Presentation, Sociology Graduate Conference, University of British Columbia, Vancouver

2005 - Workshop, Lethbridge Artist Club, Lethbridge

2004 - Presentation, Jennie Emery Elementary School, Coaldale, AB

2003 - Presentation, R. I. Baker Middle School, Coaldale, AB

2003 - Workshop, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge

 

Professional Appointments:

2018 - Co-curator, Art + People = X Series, University of Lethbridge Art Gallery

2016 - present - Research Assistant, University of Lethbridge Art Gallery

2013 - 2016 - Public Programmer, University of Lethbridge Art Gallery

2013 - 2015 - Figure Drawing Studio Facilitator, CASA Arts Centre, Lethbridge

2012 - Curator, The Sublime, Rutherford Library South Atrium, University of Alberta

2011 - Founding Member of M.E.D.I.U.M. Performative Arts Collective

2009 - 2011 – Board, Secretary and Membership Coordinator, Trap\door Artist Run Centre                         

2009 - Membership Committee, Allied Arts Council of Lethbridge  

2008 - 2012 - Sessional Instructor, Department of Art and Design, University of Alberta                            

2008 - Curator, Students Drawing Exhibition, Showcase Gallery, Fine Arts Building, University of Alberta

2007 - Research Assistant, Fine Arts Building Gallery, University of Alberta                            

2007 - Teaching Assistant, Department of Art and Design, University of Alberta                           

2005 - Selection Jury, Nika Yuko Japanese Gardens, Bowman Arts Centre, Lethbridge

2005 - Adjudicator, Art Competition, Cardston August Art Market, Cardston

2005 - Selection Jury, Carmangay District Art Fair, Carmangay

2005 - Selection Jury, Lethbridge Landscape, Bowman Arts Centre, Lethbridge                            2004 - 2006 - Administrative Assistant to Financial Director, Allied Arts Council of Lethbridge  

2004 - Co-curator, Borders, McCain Gallery, Coaldale Public Library and Sterling Mutuals Financial Inc., Lethbridge

2004 - Board Member, Trap\door Artist Run Centre           

                 

 

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