Curriculum Vitae

"CEDAR" DENYSE WALLACE


Box 4, Hornby Island, B.C., Canada VOR 1Z0

    Home Phone (250) 335‑2773

    Born: 1947, Toronto, Ontario


CEDAR WALLACE

Cedar Wallace is a fibre artist and papermaker from Hornby Island, British Columbia who exhibits her work across Canada. She teaches basketry, feltmaking and papermaking throughout the Vancouver Island area. Her focus has primarily been working with felt, gourds, paper and basketry.

DESCRIPTION OF CURRENT WORK

Non-functional objects which utilize natural West Coast fibres (i.e. cedar bark, gourds, bamboo, daphne) with other fibre art forms such as papermaking, basketry and felting. Craft techniques are used separately, combined and/or extended to construct smallscale intimate relic‑like objects which refer to historical traditions, but are simultaneously contemporary in their eclectic use of materials and consequent signification. Bones, gourds, shells, bamboo, copper wire, waxen linen thread, stones and felt are used to evoke reverence for nature's cyclic regeneration. Each assemblage is a spontaneous and intuitive response to the particulars of the elements involved. Each is, an icon of sorts, a homage to a particular site or beast or some similar aspect of nature. The work proceeds from the artist's locale and from the pleasure to be found in the materials and the detailed construction.

WORKSHOP LEADER & LECTURES

1995             Basketry, Malaspina College, Nanaimo, B.C.

1995             Papermaking with West Coast Fibres, Hornby Island Arts & Craft Guild

1994             Cedar Bark Basketry, Beach Retreat, Tofino, B.C.

1994             Papermaking in the Classroom, School District #71, Vancouver Island,

                     Professional Development Day

1994             Sculptural Papermaking with Natural Fibres, Hollyhock Farm, Cortes

                     Island, B.C.

1993             Sculptural Papermaking with Natural Fibres, Hollyhock Farm, Comes

                     Island, B.C.

1993             Hand Papermaking, Hollyhock Farm, Comes Island, B.C.

1992             Hand Papermaking, Denman School, Denman Island, B.C.

1987-90       Mask Making/Casting, Hornby Island Elementary School

 1990            Mask Making/Casting, Hornby Island Community Hall
 1990             Hand Papermaking, Hornby  Island
 1980-86       Basketry, Fan Tan Gallery, Victoria, B.C.
 1984-85       Basketry, Hornby Island Elementary School
 1981-82       Basketry, Hornby  Island Community Hall


WORKSHOP PARTICIPANT
 

1996 Felt Workshop, Lene Neilson (Denmark), Victoria, B.C. 1992 Hand Papermaking (April)

1991 Fibre Structure (Jan./Feb./March) 1990 PaperCast, Kakali Papers, Granville Island, Vancouver, B.C.

1989 Hand Papermaking, Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts, Victoria, B.C.

1988 Hand Papermaking, Instructor, Alma Schofield, Hornby Island

1985 "Harrison Hot Springs International Basketry Symposium" Participant/Exhibitor

 

ART EXHIBITIONS

1999 (Oct.) "Out of her Gourd", Rollin Art Centre, Port Alberni, B.C.

1999 (July) "Gourds and Painting", Arbutus Arts Gallery, Hornby Island, B.C.

1999 (April) "Paper, Scissors, Rock", Leapenhi Gallery, Comox, B.C.

1997 "Gourds", Comox Valley Art Gallery, Courtenay, B.C.

1996 "Basketry", Canadian Craft Museum, Vancouver, B.C.

1995 "Felt In Transition", West Kootenay Exhibition Centre, Castlegar, B.C.

1995 Basketry Show, Six Person Show, Hornby Island, B.C.

1994 The Hornby Festival Art Show, Vancouver, B.C.

1994 "Art in Unusual Places", Six Person Show, Courtenay, B.C.

1990-93 Hornby Island Group Show 1991-92 Two Artist Exhibit, Hornby Island, B.C.

1991-92 Hornby Island Women's Art Show

1991 "Masks", Group Show Arts Alliance, Courtenay, B.C.

1991 "4 Women in Focus", Victoria Art Gallery, Victoria, B.C.

1991 "Entwined", Found Art Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.

1990 "Mask 1990", Snowgoose Gallery, Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.

1990 "West Coast Spring Invitational Exhibition of Applied Art", Arts Alliance, Courtenay, B.C.

1989 "Out of the Dark" Western Front, Vancouver, B.C.

1989 "Flat Art and Sculpture", Hornby Island Community Hall

1989 Leone Latimer Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.

1989 Crafthouse Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.

1985 "Made by Hand", Charles H. Scott Gallery, Vancouver,

B.C. 1985 "Masks", Grunt Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.

1984 "Northwest Coast Exhibition", Hornby Island Community Hall



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