Elizabeth Zvonar

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  • Installation view of Elizabeth Zvonar at the Art Gallery of Ontario, 2016
  • Installation view of Elizabeth Zvonar at the Art Gallery of Ontario, 2016
  • Installation view of Elizabeth Zvonar at the Art Gallery of Ontario, 2016
  • Below Your Mind, 2016
  • Madame dans une nature morte, 2016
  • Louis' Legs, 2016
  • Magic Mountain, 2016
  • Astral Apollo, 2016
  • French Fantasy, 2016
  • The Experience, 2015
  • The Experience, 2015
  • The Experience, 2015
  • WE PLAY TO OUR WISHES NOT TO THEIR RULES, 2015
  • LEATHER GLOVED HAND, 2015
  • HOME SWEET HOME, 2015
  • TINY DEVOTIONS, 2015
  • Installation view of Elizabeth Zvonar at Daniel Faria Gallery, 2015
  • JOIN THE RESISTANCE, 2015
  • Installation view of Elizabeth Zvonar at Daniel Faria Gallery, 2015
  • DOUBLEHEADER, 2015
  • THE CHALLENGE OF ABSTRACTION, 2015
  • Metaphysical, 2014
  • The Universe Is Mental, 2014
  • Root Chakra, 2014
  • Blind Love, 2013
  • 10-4, 2013
  • Harry Elephant, 2013
  • Marcel Meets Judy, 2013
  • The Origin of the World, 2010
  • Pastoral, 2013
  • Sunset, 2013
  • The Spectre, The Serpent, The Ghost, The Thing, 2013
  • The Spectre, The Serpent, The Ghost, The Thing, 2013
  • Clusterfuck, 2013
  • Cummy Loubous, 2013
  • Cummy Loubous, 2013
  • Hands Across the Universe, 2013
  • This A Way, 2013
  • This A Way, 2013

ELIZABETH ZVONAR

Lives and works in Vancouver, Canada

 

EDUCATION       

2002         Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver, Canada

1996          Hokkaido University of Art & Design, Sapporo, Japan

1995          Capilano College, North Vancouver, Canada

1994          Aichi Gakusen University, Toyota City, Japan

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017                 

To you it was fast, Burrard Arts Foundation, Vancouver

2015

The Experience, Vancouver Art Gallery Offsite, Vancouver

THE CHALLENGE OF ABSTRACTION, Daniel Faria Gallery, Toronto

2014

I Really Do Believe The Best Thing A Person Can Do With Themselves Is To Expand Their Minds, Gallery 295, Vancouver

2013

Banal Baroque, Daniel Faria Gallery, Toronto

2009

On Time, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver (On Time was shown concurrently with the co-curated by Elizabeth Zvonar and Jenifer Papararo exhibition Face Up, featuring works by Lee Lozano, Bruce Nauman and Sarah Lucas, shown to contextualize Zvonar’s practice).

There Are No Rules, The Western Front, Vancouver

2008

Super Human Be In, Malaspina Printmakers, Vancouver

2007

Parallel Dimension, Artspeak Gallery, Vancouver

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016        

AIMIA | AGO Photography Prize, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto

Just Visiting, Soil Gallery, Seattle

Teleportation, Art Labour Gallery, Shanghai

New Acquisitions, Bunaby Art Gallery, Burnaby

Histories of Art, Daniel Faria Gallery, Toronto

2015        

Cut, Western Front, Vancouver

All Rise, The Quiet Music Festival of Portland in Seattle, Seattle

2014

On Stage: Recent Acquisitions, Vancouver

Unreal, Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, B.C.

Beside Yourself, AHVA, University of British Columbia, Vancouver

2013

Parallels, Biography of the Image, SFU Audain Gallery, Vancouver

Crystal Tongue, Exercise Projects, Vancouver

2012

Elegant Disorder: Perspectives on Porcelain, Belkin Satellite, Vancouver

Cut & Paste, Equinox Project Space, Vancouver

Phantasmagoria, Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver

Freedom of Assembly, Oakville Gallery, Oakville, Canada

New Meditations, Daniel Faria Gallery, Toronto

Science Fiction 18: The Future from Memory, Or Gallery, Vancouver

An Era of Discontent, Art as Occupation, Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, Canada

2011

Unreal, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver

Museum of Longing and Failure, Jan. 28 – Mar. 4, 2011, Bergen, Norway

2010

Post It, Galerie Rostrum, Malmo, Sweden

Sea Change, The Lion’s Den, Vancouver

The Things We Do, Simon Fraser University Gallery, Vancouver

The New Paradigm: The Pavillion, Models, Diagrams and Proposals for the Coming Age, Vancouver

Days of the Eclipse, Mercer Union, Toronto

Endlessly Traversed Landscapes, City of Vancouver Cultural Olympiad, Vancouver

2009

All That’s Solid Melts Into Air, (Part II: The Thing), Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, curated by Dieter Roelstraete, A MuHKA exhibition in co production with MMMechelen, Mechelen, Belgium

2008

Exponential Future, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver

2007

Fade Away and Radiate, Cohan and Leslie Gallery, New York

2006

Concrete Language, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver

Until Then Then, Western Front Gallery, Vancouver

The End, Queensland University of Technology, H Block Gallery, Brisbane, Australia

Something Pale Pink, Geisai #9, Tokyo

2005           

The Contemporary Library Project, The National University Library, Pristina, Kosovo

Birdo Flugas Project, Sign Gaienmae Gallery, Tokyo

2004           

Production, Consumption & Function: Exploring Alternative Economies Helen Pitt Gallery, Vancouver

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2016

Zhong, Judy, “Aimia Exhibition Review,” Tussle, Fall

“Elizabeth Zvonar,” Novella Magazine, October

Collins, Leah, “These are the finalists for the 2016 Aimia AGO Photography Prize, and you get to pick the winner: It’s an award for the world’s best photography, and Vancouver’s Elizabeth Zvonar is on the short list,” CBC, July 27

Brait, Ellen, “And then there were four,” Globe and Mail, July 26

“An Interview With Elizabeth Zvonar,” Tussle, June

Eckersley, Andrea, “The Artist as Transcendental Empiricist,” un Magazine, issue 10.1, Summer

Freundl, Diana, Past Forward: The Presence of Art History in the work of Elizabeth ZvonarMash Up catalogue, Vancouver Art Gallery

2015

Genda, Dagmara, “Elizabeth Zvonar,” Border Crossings, Fall

Healey, Emma, “Elizabeth Zvonar: The Challenge of Abstraction,” C Magazine, Fall

Evans, Hayley, “Zvonar’s Collages and Sculptures Contemplate the Body’s Sexualized Relationship to Advertising,” Beautiful/Decay

2014

Gowans, Jason, “Coping Mechanism,” Magenta Magazine, Summer

2013

Sullivan, Derek, Millions Magazine interview, issue 4

Turner, Michael, “Crystal Tongue Defies Analysis in Vancouver,” Canadian Art, June 12

Sutherland, Caitlin, “Artificial Two-Step, Banal Baroque,” Daily Serving

Moser, Gabrielle, Banal Baroque review, Artforum, May

Goodden, Sky, “Matters in the Month of May,” blouinartinfo.com

Goodden, Sky, “Visual Overload, Fashion, Collage, and Beyond,” Modern Painters, May.

2012

McCuaig, Amanda, “An Era of Discontent,” Art Threat, November

Speed, Mitch, “Phantasmagoria,” Frieze, issue 150

Ross, Jacqueline, “Swarm Regards,” Decoy Magazine, September 14

Thorkelson, Erika, “Exploring Vancouver’s Photographic Future,” Vancouver Sun, June 12

2011

Griffin, Kevin, “Art Gallery gets Unreal With New Exhibition,” Vancouver Sun, January 29

Laurence, Robin, “Exhibit Charts Unreal Worlds,” Georgia Straight, February 1

2010

Egan, Danielle, “Danielle Egan’s Top 3: Best of BC,” Canadian Art, December 23

Gauthier, Gerry, Like Some Pool of Fire, Open Space Gallery, Victoria, CA

Papararo, Jennifer, et al., Portrait, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, CA

Eager, David, “Eclipse Insight,” Now Magazine, February 18-24

Dault, Gary Michael, “Days of the Eclipse at Mercer Union,” Globe and Mail, February 6

2009

De Baere, Bart, Dieter Roelstraete et al., All That Is Solid Melts Into Air, MuHKA, Antwerp

Sandals, Leah, “Avatarring With The Same Brush,” National Post, vol. 12 no. 35, December 7

2008

Watson, Scott, Juan Gaitan, & Monika Szewczyk, Exponential Future, Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery, Vancouver

Bornowsky, Eli, “Exponential Future,” C Magazine, no. 98, Summer

Bradshaw, Christopher, “Exponential Future,” Border Crossings, vol. 27 no. 2, June

Peck, Aaron, “Exponential Future,” Canadian Art, vol. 25 no. 2, Summer

Griffin, Kevin, “Blurring the line… with a rich vein of material,” Vancouver Sun, Feb 20, F3.

2007

Hopkins, Candice, “Parallel Dimension,” Postscript 30, September

Ed. Michael Barnholden, Glen Lowry, West Coast Line 54, Fall

2006

Papararo, Jenifer, Concrete Language exhibition publication, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver

Laurence, Robin, “Works look at language and its absence,” Georgia Straight, October

Turnham, Clint, “Concrete Language,” West Coast Life, Vancouver Sun, October

2004

Hamilton, Edward, Alternative Economies exhibition publication, Helen Pitt Gallery, Vancouver

2003

Andersson, Patrik, Judith Steedman, et al., “Post Apocalyptic Fashion,” Made Magazine

 

AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES

2017

Burrad Arts Foundation, January – March, Vancouver

2016

AIMIA | AGO Photography Prize (Shortlisted)

Residency Unlimited, February – April, New York

2015

VIVA AWARD, The Jack and Doris Shadbolt Foundation for The Visual Arts

2012-15

City of Vancouver Artist in Residence Award

City of Vancouver’s Artist in Residence, Vancouver

2013

Artscape Residency Program, Toronto Island

2011

Emily Award, Outstanding achievement by an Emily Carr alumna, Emily Carr University

2009

City of Vancouver Mayor’s Award, Emerging Visual Artist

2008

The Banff Centre, Cosmic Ray Research Residency, Banff, Canada

Malaspina Printmakers, Print Research Residency, Vancouver

2007

VADA (Vancouver Art Development Award)

 

COLLECTIONS

Burnaby Art Gallery

Neuberger Berman

Toronto-Dominion Bank

Vancouver Art Gallery