Kenneth Webb

Biography

Ken Webb studied at the Alberta College of Art in Calgary and attended the Royal College of Art in London, England for post-graduate studies. He has taught at the University of Calgary and is currently Professor Emeritus

 

Alberta College of Art & Design. Webb has shown with John Ramsay Contemporary Art in Vancouver, Paul Kuhn Gallery in Calgary, Mira Goddard in Toronto and in numerous international exhibitions. Ken’s work has been published in “Hidden Values, Contemporary Canadian Art in Corporate Collections” (Robert Swain), “Printmaking in Alberta: 1945 – 1985” (Bente Roed Cochran) and “Sitelines, Printmaking and Image Culture” (Walter Jule) and most recently in "An Alberta Chronicle, Adventures in Recent and Contemporary Art" (Mary-Beth Laviolette). In 2002, Kenneth Webb received the Award of Excellence from the Alberta College of Art and Design.

 

Ken Webb’s work reflects on the desensitizing of photographic image and the process of filtering or interference. Initially these images were constructed as digital files and re interpreted into paintings. This work incorporates printed photographic images, graphic elements and the handmade painted object.



EDUCATION

1976  Graduated with Honours, Alberta College of Art, Calgary
1977-78 Post-graduate Studies, Royal College of Art, London, England.



EXPERIENCE

1976 Technician, Printmaking and Photography, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta
1978-81 Trojan Press - Etching Studio, Calgary, Alberta
1981-84  K. Webb Fine Art Printing, Print Studio, Calgary, Alberta
1984  Visiting Artist, Banff School of Fine Art, Banff, Alberta
1986  University of Calgary, Printmaking Dept., Calgary, Alberta
1989  Visiting Artist, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Nova Scotia
1989  Visiting Artist, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta
1982-04 Instructor, Printmaking Department, Alberta College of Art & Design Calgary, Calgary, Alberta

1994  University of Calgary, Printmaking Dept., Calgary, Alberta
1998  Visiting Artist University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta
1998-2000   Board of Governors, ACAD, Faculty member to the board
2000  Visiting Artist, Red Deer College, Red Deer, Alberta



AWARDS

1972-73 Recipient of the First Year Art Scholarship in recognition of high scholastic achievement.
1972-75 L. Scott Brewster Award for high scholastic achievement at, ACA
1975  Queen Elizabeth Prize
1976   Queen Elizabeth Prize
1980  The 2nd Canadian Biennial of Print and Drawing, Purchase award
1981  Graphics 8 Purchase award
1982  Canada Council Travel Grant
2002  Award of Excellence, Alberta College of Art & Design



SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2012  Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary, ‘Lost Identity: Stories Untold”
2009  Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary, ‘Cool Climate’
2007  Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary, ‘Values / Vanity / Borrowed History’
2005  Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary, ‘white noise’
2000  John Ramsay Contemporary Art, Vancouver, ‘New Work’
1998  Paul Kuhn Fine Art, Calgary, Architecture's Influence on Nature
1995  Paul Kuhn Fine Art, Calgary, Replicas II
1995  John Ramsay Contemp. Art, Vancouver, 'Sanctioned Replicas'
1993  Mira Godard Gallery Toronto, Monotypes
1990  Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto
1987  Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto
1986  Canadian Art Gallery,Calgary
1984  Thomas Gallery, Winnipeg
1983  Mira Godard, Calgary
1981  Gallery Moos, Toronto

 

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2009  Art for Food, Herringer Kiss Gallery
2009  HK Affordable Art Show, Herringer Kiss Gallery
2008  Herringer Kiss Gallery
2007  Herringer Kiss Gallery
2006  Herringer Kiss Gallery
2005  Herringer Kiss Gallery
1982-2009 ACAD Faculty Exhibition
2002  Grifith University, Portfolio Project, Brisbain Australia
2000  Red  Deer Municipal Museum, Red Deer, Print faculty ACAD
2000 1st International Miniature Print Exhibition, Granville Island, Vancouver, B.C.  (catalogue)
2000  artrageous, Wall of Art, ACAD, fund raising event,(donation)
2000  16th National Biennial Exhibition Los Angeles Printmaking Society, Lyola Marymont  University, California (CD ROM)
2000 Griffith University, Portfolio project, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
2000  Millennium Portfolio Show, Uof Calgary, Image 54 Gallery, Calgary
2000  Out of Print, Triangle Gallery, Calgary
1997 In Situ,Contemporary Canadian Prints, McMullen Gallery,Edmonton,Alta (catalogue)
1995 'Hidden Values' Ontario corporations collect, McMicheal Canadian Art Collection (catalogue)
1995 'Hidden Values' Western corporations collect,Edmonton Art Gallery (catalogue)
1995  'The Nature of Drawing',TRUCK an artist run centre
1995  Mira Godard Gallery Gallery Artists New Work, Toronto Ont.
1994 "Equal Opposites"Muttart Art Gallery, Alberta Printmakers & Society of Northern Alberta Printmakers, Calgary, Alberta  (catalogue)
1994  Mira Godard, Gallery, Toronto
1994 Pluralism in Alberta Prints, Mc Mullen Gallery, University Hospitals Edmonton, Alberta 
1994 Printmaking in Alberta 1970 - 1994, Triangle Gallery Calgary, Alberta.
1993 John Ramsay Contemporary Art, Jeff Burgess, Marianne Gerlinger, Kenneth Webb
  Vancouver B.C.
1992  Paul Kuhn Fine Art, Calgary.
1990-91 Within Range, travelling exhibition
  - Prichard Art Gallery, University of Idaho Moscow, Idaho, USA
-Paris Gibson Square Centre for Contemporary Arts Great Falls, Montana, USA
   -Missoula Museum of the Arts, Missoula, Montana, USA
1990  Printmaking in Alberta, Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery, Ontario
1989-90 Ken Webb:  Prints by\Printed by Muttart Art Gallery, Calgary,Travelling exhibition (catalogue/ review)
1989  Alberta Printmakers, Mount Royal College, Calgary
1987  Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto
1987 'Multiples', contemporary prints from the Glenbow collection, Glenbow, Calgary (catalogue)
1986  Medicine Hat Gallery, Red Deer College, Medicine Hat
1986 Grafick fran Alberta Stockholm, Sweden (travelling show catalogue).
1985 Ken Webb \ Cheri Sydor, Thomas Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba (review)
1985  Off Centre Centre, Calgary, The First Ten Years (catalogue)
1982  Thomas Gallery, Winnipeg, Man. New prints and drawings.
1982  Miami Biennial, Miami,Florida, USA (catalogue)
1981 Graphex  8, Brantford, Ontario, Brantford Ontario (catalogue, purchase award))
1980  Not Just Another Print Show, travelling exhibition  (catalogue)
1980 Some Drawings by Some Albertans, Alberta College of Art.  Calgary, Alberta (catalogue)
1980 The 2nd Canadian Biennial of Print and Drawing (Purchase Award & catalogue)
1979  Gallery Moos, Calgary
1979  Mount Royal College, Calgary
1978  Royal College of Art, London, Eng.



PERMANENT COLLECTIONS

Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa  •  Art Gallery of Brant, Brantford, Ontario  -  Art Gallery of Victoria, Victoria,B.C.  •   Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Edmonton  •  Glenbow Museum, Calgary, • Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba    University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta   •   Bank of Nova Scotia, Toronto , New    York  •   Royal Bank of Canada, Montreal   •   Royal Trust Company, Calgary   •  Guaranty Trust, Toronto  •  Cineplex Odeon, Toronto  •  Coca-Cola, Toronto  -  • Glick and Associates, New York  •  Gulf Oil, Calgary  •  Husky Oil, Calgary  •  Menkes Development, Toronto  •  Nova Corporation, Calgary  •  Principal Financial Group, Chicago  •  Smith, Lyons, Torrance, Stevenson and Mayer,Toronto  •  Grant McEwen College, Edmonton  •  Xerox  
•  Hewlett Packard  •  Ernst & Young, Toronto

 

PUBLICATIONS

“Hidden Values, Contemporary Canadian Art in Corporate Collections”, Robert Swain, 2000.

“Sitelines, Printmaking and Image Culture”, Walter Jule, 1997.

“Printmaking in Alberta 1945 – 1985”, Bente Roed Cochran, 1989.