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Fiona
Ackerman
Biography

Originally from Montreal, Fiona Ackerman is a painter living and working in Vancouver, BC. Since completing her BFA through Concordia and ECIAD, Fiona has exhibited across Canada and in Europe (London, Berlin, Nuremberg, Munster, and Düsseldorf). She was longlisted for the Sobey Prize in 2015 and received an honorable mention for the Kingston Prize for Canadian Portraiture in 2009. Recent projects include a building wrap mural in Vancouver, and a commissioned 10 minute video projection for the Façade Festival (Burrard Arts Foundation), projected onto the façade of the Vancouver Art Gallery. She lives and works in Vancouver, Canada.

 

Rooted in abstraction, Fiona Ackerman pushes her work in new directions to surprise herself and keep the limits of her painting wide open. Working in series, Fiona develops a language specific to the mood or conceptual objectives she’s working on. Over the years, her work has seen many different stylistic evolutions. Fiona sees this arc of her work much like that of an author. Each series is like a new book, different in tone, style and story. But they are all part of a larger archive, and each a meaningful piece of the whole.

Education
2002 BFA, Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Visual Arts, Vancouver
1998-2000 Concordia University, Painting and Drawing, Montreal

Solo exhibitions

2022 Wunderkammer – Fiona Ackerman zu Besuch bei Friedrich Meckseper, Galerie Kremers Berlin Germany
2022 Lizard Brains, Gallery Jones, Vancouver BC
2021 Entangled Form: Order in Entropy. Oeno Gallery Bloomfield Ont.
2021 Metamorphosis: The Cosmic Tiger. + sound/video collaboration with Arjan Miranda. Galerie Kremers Berlin Germany
2020 Flowers for Rapunzel, Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary AB
2019 Canadian Wildflowers, Oeno Gallery, Bloomfield Ont
2019 Herbaria, Gallery Jones, Vancouver BC
2018 Act Naturally, Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary AB
2017 Grasslands II, Galerie Kremers, Berlin Germany
2016 Glasslands, Winsor Gallery, Vancouver BC
2016 Spiegel im Spiegel, Galerie Kremers, Berlin
2016 Chaos Theory, Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary AB
2015 Night Driving, p|m Gallery, Toronto ON
2015 Aus der Wunderkammer des Friedrich Meckseper, White Brush Gallery, Düsseldorf Germany (+ Catalog)
2014 What has Already Been Said is Still Not Enough, Galerie Pfaff, Schwarzenbruck, Germany
2014 It's not You, Ir's Me, Winsor Gallery, Vancouver BC
2014 Amplifier, Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary AB
2013 Die Ordnung der Dinge, White Brush Gallery, Düsseldorf Germany
2012 Expeditions Through the Mirrror Galerie Claus Steinrötter, Müster Germany
2012 Heterotopia, Winsor Gallery, Vancouver BC
2011 Celebratory Gunfire, Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary AB
2010 Artificial Kingdom, Parts Gallery, Toronto ON
2009 A Harlequin Escapade, Diane Farris Gallery, VancouverBC
2008 Reminiscence, View Art Gallery, Victoria BC
2005, Heavy Sky Over Surabaya, Galerie Jurgen Kaspar, Nuremberg, DE

 

Select Group Exhibitions

2022 ÜBERSCHAU #04, CSR Berlin Germany 2022 Tough, Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary AB 2021 The Line Between, Gallery Jones, Vancouver BC 2018 Abstraction, Bluerider ART, Taipei, Taiwan
2018 Abstractions Actuelles, Galerie d'Este, Montreal PQ
2017 Vancouver Mural Festival Exhibition, Burrard Arts Foundation, Vancouver BC
2017 O Canada, Beers London, London UK
2017 Modus Operandi: Nate McLeod, Tia Halliday and Fiona Ackerman, Herringer Kiss Gallery, AB
2016  Mimetic Workshop: Studio Still Lifes of Fiona Ackerman and Kelly Lycan, Surrey Art Gallery, BC
2015 Concurrent 2, Winsor Gallery, Vancouver BC
2014 Concurrent, Winsor Gallery, Vancouver BC
2014 Abstrakt - Informel, White Brush Gallery, Düsseldorf Germany
2010 "Pushing the Edge" Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver BC
2010 “Gold.”, Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver BC
2009 “Kingston Prize for Canadian Portraiture” Kingston, Ont., Toronto Ont., Wolfville NS, Calgary AB
2007“Halcyon Days.” Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver BC
2007“Portrayal.” Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver BC

Art Fairs
2019 Art Toronto -  Oeno Gallery
2019 Seattle Art Fair -  Gallery Jones
2019 Art Budapest, Galerie Kremers
2018 Seattle Art Fair -  Gallery Jones
2018 Art Taipei, Bluerider Art, Taiwan
2017 Art Budapest -  Galerie Kremers
2017 Positions Berlin -  Galerie Kremers
2016 Art Toronto - Solo Booth. Winsor Gallery
2016 Budapest Art Fair -  Galerie Kremers
2014 Art Toronto - Heringer Kiss Gallery / p|m Gallery
2013 Art Toronto - Heringer Kiss Gallery
2012 Art Toronto - Heringer Kiss Gallery
2010 Art Toronto - Parts Gallery

Special Projects / Honours

2022 Mural at City Centre Motel, 2111 Main St, Vancouver BC. Vancouver Mural Festival
2020 Mural at Arc’Teryx, 830 Burrard St, Vancouver BC. Vancouver Mural Festival
2017 Mural at 2525 Ontario, Vancouver BC. Vancouver Mural Festival/ Burrard Arts Foundation
2017 Over the Garden Wall. Video projection on Vancouver Art Gallery. Burred Arts Foundation.
2015 Sobey Art Award - Longlist
2009 Honorable Mention, Kinston Prize Portrait Competition, Kingston Arts Council

 

Collections
Richard Ivey School of Business
Bankhaus Bauer HT, Stuttgart Germany
BMO - Bank of Montreal Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
Polygon