Instructor, Drawing, Painting
Profile Photo by Karin McGinn.
Born in Halifax, NS, Alana Bartol comes from a long line of water witches. Through performance, research-based, and community embedded practices, her site-responsive works propose dreaming, walking, and divination as ways of understanding across places, species, and bodies.
BFA [Honours, with Distinction], Visual Arts, University of Windsor
MFA Sculpture, Wayne State University
Selected Professional Activity:
In Blood and Bone (Solo), TRUCK Contemporary Art, Calgary, AB
A Woman Walking (the City Limits), M:ST 8 Performative Art Festival (Solo), The New Gallery, Calgary, AB
Far Away So Close: Part III, Access Gallery, Vancouver, BC
There Should Be Gardens, InterAccess Gallery, Toronto, ON
Toxicity, Plug-In ICA, Winnipeg, MB
Media City International Film and Video Festival, Windsor, ON
Simultan Festival #10, Timisoara, Romania
The Vault #8, Groupe Intervention Vidéo, Montréal, QC
Locals Only, AKA Artist-Run, Saskatoon, SK: A project with CHEP Good Food Inc.
Restless Precinct, Exhibition and Performance Series, Guildwood Park, Toronto, ON: Site-responsive performance created with Community Arts Guild Youth Troupe
Landscape of Forgetting, Neighbourhood Spaces Symposium, Windsor, ON: A walking project in collaboration with artist Camille Turner (Toronto)
Public Art Commissions
Water-witching for Wanderers (and Wonderers), City of Calgary Public Art program: In collaboration with artist Sarah Nordean (Calgary)
Santa Fe Art Institute, Water Rights Residency
City of Calgary Public Art Program, Open AiR
Neighbourhood Time Exchange Residency, Prince George, BC
The Banff Centre, Food Water Life, Thematic Winter Residency
Bingeman, Shannon. ed. A Woman Walking (the City Limits), Exhibition Catalogue, Alberta Foundation for the Arts Traveling Exhibition Program (TREX) Southwest, 2017. Print.
Featured Artist (Inner End Series), ROOM Magazine, Dec 2015. p. 84-86
A. Bartol, Interview with Eric Moschopedis and Mia Rushton, No Longer Impossible: 3 Public Art Projects for Calgary’s Skateparks. Calgary: n.p. 2017. Print.
A. Bartol & S. Nordean, From Gray to Green: Quarry Park, project publication, Calgary: self-published. 2017. Print.
A. Bartol, “Defining Labour in Community-Engaged Art Practice.” Neighbourhood Spaces Artist in Residence Program. edited by Nadja Pelkey. Windsor: n.p. 2015. 12-13. Print.
- 5-year research/creation grant for BioART: Collaborating with Life
- Principal Researcher: Dr. J. Willet (U of W) - Collaborators: A. Bartol and A. White (Queens)
ACADSA Gracious Gratitude Award, 2016-17
Faculty Professional Affairs Funding, ACAD, 2017
Canada Council for the Arts, Project Grant to Visual Artists, 2016
Ontario Arts Council (OAC), Emerging Artist Grant, Visual Arts, 2014
OAC, National and International Residency Grant, 2014
OAC, Multi-Integrated Arts Grant, 2013
Windsor Endowment for the Arts, Emerging Artist Award, 2013
Thomas C. Rumble Fellowship, Wayne State University
Inner End #4 (West Nipissing)
Drawing, Ink on Paper
24 in x 18 in2015
22 in x 30 in
Photo credit: Arturo Herrera2012