Kimberly O'Blenes

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General Portfolio

Kimberly O'Blenes

 

Artist Bio

Kimberly O’Blenes was born and raised in Calgary Alberta. She is currently working towards a BFA from the University of Calgary and is on track to graduate in 2022. O'Blenes is a business owner, creative entrepreneur and an emerging artist who has exhibited her work in group exhibitions across Calgary. O’Blenes is an interdisciplinary artist who has received numerous awards and scholarships for her creative and academic achievement. She has worked as a fine artist, muralist, graphic designer, photographer and more and continues to create artwork within multiple artistic fields.

 

Artist Statement

Exploration, imagination and creation. My work encompasses these ideas as I strive to find myself through my artistic practice. I plan to continue this process of learning and exploration as I work towards my degree. I want to discover as much knowledge as I can while I have the opportunity to immerse myself in my own creative process, wherever that takes me.

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Name and Contact Information

Kimberly O’Blenes

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

kimberlymegan9@gmail.com


Educational Experience

2022    University of Calgary, Bachelor of Fine Arts (prospective)

             GPA: 3.982

             First Year Scholars 2018-2019

             International student mentor 2019-2021

             Dean’s list 2018-2021


Awards, Grants, Scholarships

2021    Joyce Foundation Jack Perraton and Ed & Lois Marshall Bursary

2020    Smiley Raborn Jr. Scholarship

2020    Isabel Stadelbauer Scholarship

2020    Visual and Performing Arts Supporting Success Scholarship

2020    Joyce Foundation Jack Perraton and Ed & Lois Marshall Bursary

2020    Keith and Dora Furr Safe Practices Scholarship

2019    Joyce Foundation Jack Perraton and Ed & Lois Marshall Bursary

2019    Pringle Family Scholarship for the Visual Arts

2019    Visual and Performing Arts Supporting Success Scholarship

2019    Louise McKinney Scholarship

2018    President’s Admission Scholarship 

2018    Alexander Rutherford Scholarship 

2018    Joyce Foundation Jack Perraton and Ed & Lois Marshall Bursary

2018    Silver Medalist in the Skills Alberta Fashion Technologies Competition 

2018    University of Toronto National Book Award

2018    First place in the Olds College Paper Dress Competition

2017    First place in the Olds College Paper Dress Competition


Selected Group Exhibitions

2021    Emerging Artist Exhibit 2021, online at Pumphouse Theatre’s Quenten Doolittle Memorial Gallery, Calgary, AB.

2021    ART 438 Advanced Topics in Photography: Photographic Storytelling Exhibition, online at the University of Calgary, Calgary, AB.

2021    PUSH 2021, online and in the University of Calgary Little Gallery, Calgary, AB

2021    2021 Arts Showcase, in conjunction with the 2021 Arts Undergraduate Research Symposium, online at Art Steps, Calgary, AB

2020    PUSH 2020, cSpace King Edward, Calgary, AB 

2019     Art 233, University of Calgary Little Gallery, Calgary, AB

2019    Distinctly Indistinct, University of Calgary AB 621, Calgary AB

2019    PULL 2019, Artpoint Galleries & Studio Society, Calgary AB

2014    How do the Arts Strengthen Communities? The Calgary Board of Education, Calgary AB


Art Related Professional Experience

2021    Muralist - The Brentwood Walkway Mural Project, Calgary, AB.

2021    Small Business Interview - The Calgary Guardian, Calgary, AB.

2021    Creator and Contributor - Canva, online template design, stock photography and illustration.

2021    Guest sculpture teacher - Summer Art Camps, Brentview Baptist Church, Calgary, AB (Volunteer)

2021    Guest speaker - Template Design Summit Summer 2021, online conference, presented by College of Style.

2021    Photographer - RISE Bread, Calgary, AB (Volunteer)

2021    Founder, owner, artist and designer - Kimberly Art, Calgary, AB

2021    Creator and Contributor - Canva

2021     Business Card Designer - McCoys’ Fabric Creations, Calgary, AB

2021     Logo Designer - SMILE Therapy Calgary, Calgary, AB

2021     Muralist - SMILE Therapy Calgary, Calgary, AB

2020    Muralist - Brentview Baptist Church, Calgary, AB

2020    Photographer for promotional materials - Brentview Baptist Church, Calgary, AB

2020    Exhibition take down - Art and Martinis: Exhibition and Sale at DLA Piper Law Firm, Calgary, AB (Volunteer)

2019    Muralist - Brentview Baptist Church, Calgary, AB

2018    Artist for promotional materials - Brentview Baptist Church, Calgary, AB

2018    Artist to auction work at the Concert of Hope - Brentview Baptist Church, Calgary, AB (Volunteer)

2016    Women's Worship Night live artist - Brentview Baptist Church, Calgary, AB (Volunteer)

2016    Luge Helmet Artist - Creative Impact Foundation / Helmets for Heroes, Calgary, AB (Volunteer)       

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