Vickie Vainionpaa

Education2015 University of Waterloo, BA (Hons) Studio SpecializationSelected Awards2017 Louis Muhlstock Endowment – The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity2016 1st Place in Emerging Artists Exhibition – Ontario Society of Artists2016 Untapped Emerging Artist Award – The Artist Project2015 BMO 1st! Art Student Invitational Competition Nomination2015 Liz Edwards Memorial Award – University of Waterloo2015 Named ‘Most dedicated to her practice’ – UW Society of Fine Artists2012 Excellence Award in Fine Arts – University of WaterlooSolo ExhibitionsUpcoming January 2020 Solo show  – Galerie AVE, Montréal, QCUpcoming March 2020 Solo show  – Robert Fontaine Gallery, Miami, FLGroup Exhibitions (selected)Upcoming 2019 Threesome  – 19 Karen Gallery, Queensland AUSUpcoming 2019  – Galerie Detais, Paris, FRUpcoming 2019  – Galleria Nicola Pedana, Caserta, Italy2019 Abstractions  – Archive Contemporary, Montréal, QC2019 Color & Form – Rauschenberg / Captiva Foundation, Florida2019 While Supplies Last  – Bellevue Arts Museum, Seattle, WA2018 Art Miami Fair – with Robert Fontaine Gallery, Miami Beach, FL2018 Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series – Centre Phi, Montréal, QC.2018 Untitled, A Summer Exhibition – Robert Fontaine Gallery, Miami, FL.2017 Festival Chromatic – Studio L’éloi, Montréal, QC.2017 Pause, A Break – Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Banff, AB.2017 Spectacular Celebrations – Papermill Gallery, Scarborough, ON. Juried by Ann MacDonald (Doris McCarthy Gallery)2017 VAM 39th Annual Juried Exhibition – AGM, Mississauga, ON. Jurors: Michael Vickers, Sally McKay, Todd Tremeer2016 Emerging Juried Exhibition – Ontario Society of Artists, Etobicoke, ON. Curators: Paria Shahverdi & Clare Ross. Jurors: Eileen Menzel, Peter Large, Gunilla Josephson2016 The Artist Project – UNTAPPED Section, Better Living Centre, Toronto, ON.2016 OPEN16 – Front Art Space, New York, NY. Curator: Dionisio Cortes Ortega2015 Fresh Paint, New Construction (11th edition) – Art Mûr, Montreal, QC. Curators: Rhéal Olivier Lanthier & François St-Jaques2015 ARTCOP21 – Bridge Centre for Architecture, Cambridge, ON. Curator: Nicole Langlois2015 YES! – UWAG, Waterloo, ON. Curator: Ivan Jurakic2015 PEEK – The Artery, University of Waterloo, ON. Curator: Zana Kozomora and Réka Szepesvari2014 It Starts Here – Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo, ON. Curator: Valeria Rigler2014 Tri-city StopGap (Pop-up exhibition) – Warehouse, Waterloo, ONResidencies2019 – Vermont Studio Center, VT, USA2017 – The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, AB2016 – Ragdale Foundation, IL, USAAuctions2017 Art Gems Emerging Artist Section, Toronto, ONPublications and Web Documents 2017 Booooooom Editor’s Pick 2017 BIG ART BOOK, Published by Scarborough Arts, January 20172015 Peinture Fraîche et Nouvelle Construction (Catalogue) Published by Art Mûr, July 18th 20152015 YES! Exhibition (Catalogue) Published by the University of Waterloo Art Gallery2014 Melissa Johns, “Tri-City stopgap: By artists, for artists,” Imprint, October 30, 2014, P16