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Carolyn Riddell logo Carolyn Riddell

My disciplines involve painting and printmaking. The intimacy of process and small scale format of copper plate monoprinting, drypoint and chine colle offer me a media and textural shift to the immediacy of painting as a practice. In 2003, I expanded the studio from a working and teaching space to include a framing business.


CAROLYN RIDDELL  B.A. Fine Art / Arts Educator

100 Crimea Street, Suite B3Guelph, OntarioN1H 2Y6(519) 836-3759email: carolyn.riddell@sympatico.ca

Born :    September 22, 1961   Kitchener, Ontario

Education :  Eastwood Collegiate Institute,  Kitchener, Ontario1980                     

B.A. Fine Art, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario  1985

Selected Exhibitions :Solo

 "Holding Patterns" Manhattans" Guelph, 2010

“New Works”       Margot Ross Art Project, Edmonton 2007 , 2008

“Paper Carpets”  Hamilton Printmakers Arts Association2006

“Little Big Skies”   Manhattans, Guelph  2006

“September Skies”  Bookshelf, Guelph   2004

“Filling Spaces”        Interior Design Show, Guelph    2004

“Idyllia”                Odoumas Gallery, Guelph     2002

“Carrying Place”      MacDonald-Stewart Art Centre, Guelph     2001

“Like an Open Book”    V.MacDonnell Gallery, Toronto    2001

“Home: Away from Home”    Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery      1999

“Mediterranea”                Bookshelf, Guelph     1999

Prints and Paintings      Black Mustard, Guelph   1999

Prints and Paintings     “spyn” , Toronto  1998

“Dancing the Platform”   Guelph Civic Museum, Guelph  1996

“Moving Over Time”        The Meridian, Guelph     1995

“Cardinal Points”      Exchange Gallery, Guelph   1994

“Conversation with Olive”     Cambridge Library and Gallery, Cambridge  1993

Drawings and Paintings   Mutual Group/Clarica, Kitchener                             1989  

Exhibitions    Group

 “KWAG Biennial”        Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener  2003

“Conductive Currents”    Wellington County Museum &Archives   2002

“See You Later”          V. MacDonnell Gallery, Toronto    1999

“Forests and Trees”     Art In Guelph Gallery, Guelph      1999

“Art Etc. “         Matrix Centre, Guelph   1998

“Girls Next Door”     Matrix Centre, Guelph   1997

“Printmakers at Room 23”    Room 23 Printshop, Guelph    1995  -   1997

“401 West”       Area Gallery, Toronto    1996

Guelph Studio Tour  Douglas Street Studio, Guelph   1991  -   1996

“Mountains and Muses”  Homer Watson House and Gallery, Kitchener 1992

“Four Artists”    C’est  What? Gallery, Toronto  1990

“Circus”    Ed Video, Guelph   1990

“A Big Thing"   StArt Gallery, Kitchener  1988 

Exhibitions    Juried

 Insights      Wellington County Museum and Archives   1999, 1989, 1991

Art in Guelph    Art in Guelph Gallery, Guelph       1998, 2000

Viewpoints        MacDonald – Stewart Art Centre, Guelph 1992, 1991, 1989

Art Forms        Kitchener – Waterloo Art Gallery       1991, 1986                                                                                                                                                                 

Grants and Awards

 Heritage Grant Archive Project, GCVI        Guelph Arts     2005

Exhibition Assistance Grant to present “Conductive Currents” at the Wellington County Museum and Archives      Ontario Arts Council    2002

Exhibition Assistance Grant to present“Carrying Place” at theMacdonald-Stewart Art Centre                                   Ontario Arts Council  2001Exhibition Assistance Grant to present “Home…Away From Home”                                       Ontario Arts Council  1999Insights: Sun Art Award                          

Wellington County Museum/Archives      1999

Art In Guelph, First Prize    Art-in –Guelph Gallery    1998

Gordon Couling Memorial Scholarship        University of Guelph       1985

Heinz-Jordan Paper Company Award  Heinz-Jordan Paper Company     1985, 1984, 1983

Print Shop Award     University of Guelph    1984, 1983

Outreach Program Scholarship      Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto      1980  


 MacDonald-Stewart Art Centre Permanent Collection, Guelph                                 2001

Private Collections: Canada, USA, Germany, Netherlands, Turkey                  1995/2007


 ~Bicycle tour of England, France, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Yugoslavia, AustriaGermany and Switzerland, studying public and private collections of art  in 1986- 1987  

~Bicycle tour of Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Greece and Turkey in 1997

~Netherlands and Germany: Amsterdam, Dusseldorf and Koln for research in 2000

~France, Belgium, Netherlands and Germany for visual art research in 2002

~Germany, Turkey and Italy for papermaking and printmaking research in 2004                                      

At Present

~Arts Educator : teaching art programs in the City of Cambridge, Cambridge Library and Gallery, Waterloo County Board of Education, Waterloo Regional Continuing Education, Southampton Art School and in my Guelph~ based studio

~Maintaining a painting/ printmaking/arts education practice in the Guelph studio~Active memberships with the Guelph Arts Council, Art Gallery of Ontario,  Canadian Artists Representation Organization, MacDonald-Stewart Art Centre, the Cambridge Galleries and  Kitchener – Waterloo Art Gallery

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