Tia Halliday

Biography

Tia Halliday was born in Calgary Alberta. She received a BFA in Painting with distinction from the Alberta College of Art and Design. Halliday also attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Ontario College of Art and Design. Halliday went on to obtain a Masters of Drawing and Painting from Concordia University.  Halliday has exhibited her work in solo and group exhibitions and engaged in various projects across Canada and Europe. Her work has been noted in such publications as the Washington Post and Canadian Art Online. Tia Halliday was recently selected as an Artist in Residence at Contemporary Calgary as part of their NEXT2015 Program and she performed her subsequent “living sculpture” performances during the LOOK2015 fundraiser for Contemporary Calgary.  Tia is the daughter of the late Canadian abstract painter Richard Halliday, RCA and has recently become a tenure-track instructor of visual art and theory within the Department of Art at the University of Calgary. In 2017, Tia Halliday was awarded with the ACAD Alumni Honour Award and the Enbridge Professional Development Award and a Project Grant from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts and was elected to represent Alberta in the 2017 Alberta Biennial at the Art Gallery of Alberta. Most recently, here work was selected by curator Sarah Todd for the exhibition “Second Skin” at the Glenbow Museum alongside Nick Cave.

EDUCATION

2012 BEd, Master of Teaching Program, Secondary Art, University of Calgary

2009 MFA Painting and Drawing, Concordia University, Montreal

2006 BFA Painting with Distinction, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary

2005 School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Mobility/ Exchange, Chicago

2004 Ontario College of Art and Design, Mobility/ Exchange, Toronto

 

AWARDS/GRANTS/SCHOLARSHIPS

2010 Magenta Foundation, Flash Forward 2010 Award for Photography

2008 Alberta Heritage scholarship Fund, Graduate Arts Scholarship

2007 Alberta Heritage scholarship Fund, Graduate Arts Scholarship

2006 Concordia University, Sheila and Marvyn Kussner Graduate Scholarship

2006 Concordia University, Tuition Remission Award

2006 Concordia University, Velan Graduate Bursary in Painting and Drawing

2006  ACAD General Endowment Fund, ACAD Board of Governors Award of    

          Merit

2006 Canadian Society for Painters in Watercolour, Julius Griffith Memorial

          Award

2006  Artrageous Fund, Liberal Studies Ethics and Scholarship Award  

2006  Barbara and John Poole, Barbara and John Poole Family Scholarship

 

RESIDENCIES

2014  RUD Artist in Residence, Sweden, Juried

 

EXHIBITIONS

2015    New Year – New Artists: Michael Davidson, Joe Fleming & Tia Halliday, Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary, AB

2014   “Kindred”,Epcor Centre for the Arts, Juried, Solo,+15 Gallery, Calgary

2013   “WRECK City”  Installation Project, Juried,  Group, Curated by Shawn

              Mankowske, Calgary

2012   “Ampersand”, Group, Untitled Art Society, collaboration with Andrea

            Williamson, Calgary

2011   “Edge of Illusion”, Solo, Parisian Laundry Gallery, Montreal

2011   “Dessin à Dessein”  Group, Gallerie Lillian Rodriguez, Juried, Montreal

2009  “Staged”, Skew Gallery, Group, Juried, Calgary

2009   Toronto International Art Fair 2009, Parisian Laundry , Toronto

2009  “Between Reality and Fantasy”, Group, Katherine Mulherin Contemporary    

           Art Projects, Juried, Toronto

2009  “Summertime in Paris”, Group,  Parisian Laundry Montreal, Juried,

            Montreal

2009  “Merge 2”, Skew Gallery, Trio, Juried, Calgary

2009 “Strange Love”, Collision 5, Parisian Laundry, Juried, group, Montreal

 

PRESS

2011  The Washington Post, Lifestyle, The Impulsive Traveler: Montreal’s

          Adventurous Art Scene, March 8th 2011, Michael Kaminer

2011  Voir Montreal, Spring 2011

2010 CJSW Radio, Cold Smoke Derby, Radio Interview, January 14th, 2009

          Ola Kowalewski

2009 Canadian Art Online,  “Summertime in Paris, laid back in Montreal” August 

          27th 2009, Leah Sandals

2009 FFWD Weekly, “Merging Artists” July 9th – July15th, Vol 15 No. 31

         Andrea Williamson

2009 Montreal Mirror, “Six Collide at Collision 5”,February

         26th - March 4th, Vol 24 No. 36, Stacey DeWolfe 

2009 Akimbo, Akimblog, Montreal, March 2nd 2009,

         http://www.akimbo.biz/akimblog/?id=265, Stacey DeWolf

2009 McGill Daily,”Complementary Collisions” March 5th 2009, Vol 98, Issue 37,      

          Alyssa Favreau

 

POST-SECONDARY TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2014 Sessional Instructor, Painting 311, Intermediate Painting Studio, Painting

         Department,  Alberta College of Art and Design

2014 Sessional Instructor, Painting 101C, Painting Department, Alberta College of

          Art and Design

2014 Sessional Instructor, Painting 101A, Painting Department, Alberta College of

          Art and Design

2014 Sessional Instructor, Painting 320, Intermediate Painting Studio, Painting

         Department,  Alberta College of Art and Design       

2014 Sessional Instructor, Painting 212, Research and Process, Painting Department,

          Alberta College of Art and Design        

2014 Sessional Instructor, Painting 101B, Painting Department, Alberta College of

          Art and Design

2013 Sessional Instructor, Drawing 110, Drawing Department, Alberta College of

          Art and Design

2013 Sessional Instructor, Drawing 110, Drawing  Department, Alberta College of

          Art and Design

2013 Sessional Instructor, Painting 101, Painting Department, Alberta College of

          Art and Design

2013 Sessional Instructor, Painting 101, Painting Department, Alberta College of

          Art and Design

2012 Sessional Instructor, Painting 101, Painting Department, Alberta College of

          Art and Design

2013 Sessional Instructor, Art 347.01, Anatomical Drawing for Artists, University

         of Calgary

2011 Sessional Instructor, Fine Art Instructor, BFA Credit Course, Pre-College    

         Program, Extended Studies Department, Alberta College of Art and Design

2010 Sessional Instructor, Fine Art Instructor, BFA Credit Course, Pre-College    

         Program, Extended Studies Department, Alberta College of Art and Design

2009 Sessional Instructor, 2D Art Fundamentals, 200 level BFA credit course,

         University of Calgary

2009 Sessional Instructor, Drawing 200, Painting and Drawing Department , Concordia

          University

2008 Sessional Instructor, Drawing 200, Painting and Drawing Department , Concordia

          University