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Jason Frizzell
Biography

Jason Frizzell holds a Diploma in Art and Design from Red Deer College, a BFA from the University of Calgary and a MFA from the University of Victoria. Jason has been a RDC faculty member since 1998, teaching in the areas of Drawing, Visual Fundamentals, Printmaking, and Sculpture and was Dean of the School of Creative Arts until 2019. He has exhibited prints, drawings, and sculpture nationally and internationally and was included in the 2015 Alberta Biennial at the Art Gallery of Alberta.

 

Frizzell’s exploration of undefined narratives and uncertain relationships are rendered in 1:87 scale. The sculptural dioramas feature imaginary environments, architectural spaces, and miniature tableaus that explore themes of isolation, transition, denial and discovery.

EDUCATION

April 1998                MFA (Sculpture) University of Victoria

April 1996                BFA, with distinction (Sculpture/Printmaking) University of                                                     Calgary

April 1994                Diploma (Art and Design) Red Deer College

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2014 - Present        DEAN School of Creative Arts, Red Deer College Red Deer, AB

 

1999 - 2014             FULL TIME FACULTY Red Deer College Visual Art Program Red                                          Deer, AB

2008 - 2013             CHAIR, VISUAL ART Red Deer College Visual Art Program Red                                             Deer, AB

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

November 2005                 TOPIC OF CANCER

                                             Harris - Warke Gallery

                                             Red Deer, AB

September 2003                24 HOUR ROADSIDE REDEMPTION

                                             Sensory City

                                             Red Deer, AB

June 2000                          THIRTEEN STEPS TO THE GUTWAGON  (THIS IS ALSO                                                              THE LURCH)

                                             The New Gallery

                                             Calgary, AB

June 2000                            J. FRIZZELL’S FOUR-IN-ONE

                                             Harcourt House Gallery

                                             Edmonton, AB

October 1998                    THIS IS THE END?

                                             Zavitz Gallery

                                             Guelph, ON

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

January - May 2015         FUTURE STATION: 2015 ALBERTA BIENNIAL OF                                                                                 CONTEMPORARY ART

                                             Art Gallery of Alberta

                                             Edmonton, AB

May-August 2013            REFLECTIONS FROM A CENTURY: ARTISTS OF CENTRAL                                                                       ALBERTA

                                             Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery

                                             Red Deer, AB

August 2012                      10 MAGNIFICENT SCULPTORS

                                             Wallace Galleries

                                             Calgary, AB

June 2008                           RECENT SCULPTURE

                                             Little Gallery

                                             Calgary, AB

October 2007                    NEW WORK: JASON FRIZZELL AND ANDREA DETTMAR

                                             Bilton Centre for Contemporary Art

                                             Red Deer, AB

September 2006               40 YEARS OF FINE ART

                                             Mezzanine Gallery

                                             Calgary, AB

November 2004                NORTHERN REGIONS ART PROJECT

                                             Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art

                                             Hokkaido, Japan

November 2003                INTERNATIONAL ART EXHIBITION

                                             Porto Gallery

                                             Hokkaido, Japan

December 1998                9697 SCULPTURE

                                             Little Gallery

                                             Calgary, AB

October 1998                    ADM II

                                             Thin Edge of the Wedge

                                             Victoria, BC

February 1997                   DOZER

                                             Eaton Centre Gallery

                                             Victoria, BC

September 1996               NEW ARRIVALS

                                             Art is Vital

                                             Calgary, AB

COLLECTIONS

 

                              ALBERTA ENERGY BOARD Calgary, AB

 

                              ALBERTA FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS PERMANENT COLLECTION

                                             Edmonton, AB

 

                              VARIOUS PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

 

SELECTED AWARDS AND COMMISSIONS

 

April 2008                       Alberta Creative Development Initiative Award, Alberta                                                  Foundation for the Arts/  Canada Council for the Arts

March 2008                     Faculty Scholarship Award, Red Deer College Faculty                                                           Association

March 2005                     Alexander Way Icon Design, City of Red Deer

January 2005                   Selected Artist, City of Red Deer

                                             One of six Red Deer artists invited to participate in                                                                   Alexander Way Visual Identity Competition

January 2002                    Professional Development Special Project Grant, Red                                                          Deer College

July 2001                           Visual Art Project Grant, Alberta Foundation for the Arts

May 1996                          H.R.H. Princess Margaret Scholarship

January 1996                    CLEA Purchase Award

 

REVIEWS

 

Hahn, Carl, “Cancer Ordeal Inspires Art.”

The Red Deer Advocate March 23, 2005

 

Mandel, Charles. “Step right up, folks...”

The Edmonton Journal May 26, 2000

 

Janes, Todd. “Step Right Up!”

Harcourt Expressed Vol. 5 June/July/August 2000