Ingrid Koivukangas
Environmental Artist


Responding to sites around the world through works created in site specific permanent public works, installation, intervention, ephemeral sculpture, video, sound, web, permanent site-specific sculpture, photography, printmaking, painting & drawing.



Welcoming opportunities to work in different geographic regions & locations in the world, creating site-specific works in response to the land.






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Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

2003-05 2 years towards PhD Research, Resources and Environment, University of Calgary (not completed)

1999/02 Master of Fine Arts, Sculpture, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB
Thesis: Earth Connections Artists in the Land, National Library of Canada

1997/99 Bachelor of Fine Arts, with Distinction, Okanagan University College, Kelowna, BC,

1996/97 Bachelor of Fine Arts, (Third Year only) University of BC, Vancouver, BC

1994/96 Foundation Fine Arts, Langara Community College, Vancouver, BC


TEACHING EXPERIENCE

20012/13 Artist in Residence, Robert Bateman Secondary School, Abbotsford, BC

2009/10 Artist in Residence, Salt Spring Island School Board

2003/09 Professor - New Media, Sculpture, Design, Faculty of Fine Arts, Langara College, Vancouver, BC

2007/09 Artist in Residence, Vancouver School Board, Vancouver, BC

2008 Artist in Residence, ArtStarts, Vancouver, BC

2006/07 Artist Mentor -TransArt Institute, Danube University Krems, Austria

2003-08 Langara Delegate, VisArt and Design Articulation Committee

2004 Visiting Artist Professor, Finlandia University, Hancock, Michigan

2004 Visiting Artist Professor, Algoma University College, Sault Ste Marie, ON

2004
Teaching Assistant, University of Calgary, Senior level Painting and Sculpture

1998/99 Art Library Photographer, Okanagan University College, Kelowna, BC

1981/94 Professional Graphic Designer at various design studios and publications

PERMANENT PUBLIC WORKS

City of Red Deer, RCMP Builiding, Red Deer, Alberta - Navigating Histories - Installation: Winter 2010

City of North Vancouver, Spirit Trail, North Vancouver, BC - site memory: murmuring crows - Installation: Fall 2010

City of Thunder Bay, Marina Skate Park - Diatom Whisper: Alchemy - Installation: June 2009

City of Perth, Australia - numinous aqua / numinous terra / numinous astra - Proposal 2009

180 Kent Street (LEEDs Building), Ottawa Ontario, Minto Developments - DendroChronos: Timekeepers - Short-Listed
2008


WORKSHOPS

2009 Wonder Art Works, Tokyo, Japan

2005 A Coruña, Spain, University of A Coruña and the University of Santiago

2004 Finlandia University, Hancock, Michigan

2004 Algoma University College, Sault Ste Marie, ON


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2008 CellStars, Intrude: 366 Zendai MOMA, Shanghai, China
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2008 Whodunit, Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, ON

2007 Finn Slough Project,Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, BC

2006 Luna Sol Cantos, Other Gallery, Banff Centre, Banff, AB

2005 Under the Sheltering Sky, University College Fraser Valley, Abbotsford, BC

2004 The Meeting Place, Algoma University College, Sault Ste Marie, ON

2004 Keweenaw Project, Finlandia University, Hancock Michigan

2002 River Project: The Bow, Environmental Design Gallery, University of Calgary, AB

2002 Philosopher’s Spiral Walk, Wordsworth College, University of Toronto

2002 As Above, So Below, Earth Sciences Building, University of Toronto

2002 5 Circle Project: Vancouver, CBC Television, Vancouver, BC

2001 4 Directions, 3 Provinces ab/bc/sk/ab, Little Gallery, University of Calgary, AB

2001 Site Frames: Finland/AB, Radhuset Gallery, Nykarleby, Finland

2000 Site Frames: AB II, Little Gallery, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB

2000 Site Frames: AB, Little Gallery, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB

1999 Excavation, Alternator Gallery, Kelowna, BC

1999 Landscapes, Bean Scene, Kelowna, BC

1998 Fire: An Installation, Alternator Gallery, Kelowna, BC

1998 Fire: 1998, Drawings & Rubbings, Common Ground, Kelowna, BC

1996 Ingrid Koivukangas, Espressohead Coffee House, Vancouver, BC


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2012 Environmental Art Show: Where the Wild Things....Aren't?, Wall Space Gallery, Ottawa, ON

2010 Whodunit, Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, ON

2009 Natural Balance: Art & Ecology, Stanford University, California

2008 Bois de Belle Riviere + Mirabel Museum, Mirabel, QC

2008 Urban Moorings, Hamilton Artists Inc., Hamilton, ON

2007 Mirror, Mirror, Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, BC

2006 Crow.d: A Meeting of Minds, Mumbai, India

2005 A Paisaxe Reinventada/Reinvented Landscape, La Coruna, Spain

2005 Red Cross Tsunami Fundraiser, Strathcona Community Centre, Calgary, AB

2004 Anima Mundi,Natural World Museum & Greenmuseum.org, Presidio, San Francisco, CA

2004 Flow: A Festival of Art and Ecology, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

2004 International Conference on Ecological Restoration, University of Victoria, BC

2004 Eaux vives - Regards croisés, UNESCO: City of Montreal, QC

2004 North Saskatchewan River Project: Edmonton, The Works Festival, Edmonton, AB

2004 Art Concept, International Art Festival, St Petersburg, Russia

2003 La Ligne du Nord, Festival d’art contemporain des Laurentides,
Centre des arts contemporains du Québec à Montréal, Montréal, Québec

2003 Matchmaker, The New Gallery, Calgary, AB

2002 Link, The Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary, AB

2002 3 Rivers: A Collaboration, with Lynn Worte, Little Gallery, Calgary, AB

2002 Associates Dinner & Auction, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB

2001 illumine, Special Art Exhibition to celebrate the Grand Opening of the “Waterfall Building” designed by Arthur Erickson and Stephen Hynes, Vancouver, BC

2001 Connexus, with Sharon Hjartarson and Christina Nalder, Little Gallery, Calgary, AB

2000/1 Post Miniature Show and Auction, Little Gallery, Calgary, AB

2000 Art & Artists of the 20th Century, Sunshine Coast Art Centre, Sechelt, BC

1999 Last One Out, Okanagan University College, Kelowna, BC

1999 Art & Artists of the 20th Century, Comox Valley Art Gallery, Courtenay, BC

1999 Art & Artists of the 20th Century, Vancouver East Cultural Centre, Vancouver, BC

1999 Art & Artists of the 20th Century, Gallery of Artisan’s Square, Bowen Island, BC

1998 OUC Art Auction, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC

1998 CVGA Annual Fundraising Auction, Comox Valley Art Gallery, Courtenay, BC

1998 artworks, B.C. Festival of the Arts (Juried) Artist/Delegate, Prince George, BC

1998 10 Installations: I and II, Mission Park Mall, Kelowna, BC

1998 Sculpture, OUC Gallery, Kelowna, BC

1998 Interiors/Exteriors, (Invited) Kelowna Public Library, Kelowna, BC

1998 Pallodities, OUC Gallery, Kelowna, BC

1997 Last Exit, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC, (Invited)

1997 OUC Art Auction, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC

1996 1996 Grad Show, Langara College, Vancouver, BC


ARTIST RESIDENCIES/VISITING ARTIST

20012/13 Artist in Residence, Robert Bateman Secondary School, Abbotsford, BC

2009/10 Artist in Residence, Salt Spring Island School Board

2009 Artist in Residence, Vancouver School Board, Vancouver, BC (Lord Byng Secondary)

2008 Artist in Residence, Vancouver School Board, Vancouver, BC (Churchill Secondary; Gladstone Secondary)

2008 Artist in Residence, ArtStarts, Vancouver, BC (Windermere Secondary)


2006 Banff Centre, Banff, AB

2005 A Paisaxe Reinventada/Reinvented Landscape, La Coruna, Spain

2005 University College of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford, BC, visiting artist

2004 Finlandia University, Hancock, Michigan, visiting artist

2004 Algoma University College, Sault Ste Marie, ON, Visiting Artist

2002 CBC TV, Vancouver, BC. Invited artist in residence, March15 - 21 ZeD TV pilot
www.zed.cbc.ca (5 Circle Project: Vancouver)

2001 Emma Lake, Saskatchewan, Summer 2001 SKV, Svenska Konstskolans Vänner, Nykarleby, Finland


CONFERENCES

2007 Visual Arts Summit, Canadian Museum Association, Ottawa, ON (Artist/Educator Delegate)

2007 Art and Science Symposium, AB College of Art +Design, (Liberal Studies), Calgary, AB

2005 A Paisaxe Reinventada/Reinvented Landscape, La Coruna, Spain

2004 Society for Ecological Restoration, BC Chapter: International Conference, Victoria, BC

2002 Environmental Studies Assoc. of Canada Conference, U of Toronto created a new work

2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development. U of Toronto, created new work


ARTIST TALKS/PRESENTATIONS


2008 Britannia Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2007 Emily Carr Institute of Design, Vancouver, BC

2007 AB College of Art and Design, Calgary, AB

2005 A Paisaxe Reinventada/Reinvented Landscape, La Coruna, Spain

2005 University College of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford, BC

2004 Algoma University College, Sault Ste Marie, ON

2004 Finnish American Heritage Center, Hancock, Michigan

2004 Finlandia University, Hancock, Michigan

2003 Pre/Amble : Art and Psychogeography. Western Front, Vancouver, BC

2003 Environmental Design Department, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB

2002 Langara College, Visiting Artist, Fine Art Department, Vancouver, BC

2001/2 Belfast Elementary School, Fine Art Program, Calgary, AB (Artist talk with workshop)

2001 Svenska Konstskolans Vänner, Nykarleby, Finland

1999 Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary, AB

1999 Alternator Gallery, Kelowna, BC

1998 artworks, B.C. Festival of the Arts, Prince George, BC


BOOKS/PUBLICATIONS/CATALOGUES

2010 Border Patrol: Artists Working at the Frontiers of Science and Technology,
Stephen Wilson, Thames & Hudson, New York

2009 environmental art, contemporary art in the natural world, greenmuseum.org + Amber Lotus Publishing

2008 Luna Sol Cantos, DVD, Non-Circulating Archival, 3812, Banff Centre Library, Banff, AB

2008 Intrude: Art & Life, Issue 07,2008, Shanghai Zendai MOMA, Shanghai, China


2008 Now See This: Art That Influences, Alicia Martell, Scholastic Canada

2007 Art in Action: Nature, Creativity and Our Collective Future, Curator Randy Rosenberg, Natural World Museum & United Nations Environment Programme, Earth Aware Editions,

2005 A Paisaxe Reinventada/Reinvented Landscape, La Coruna, Spain

2004 St Lawrence River Project: Montreal, Langara College Library, Vancouver, BC

2004 Flow A Festival of Art and Ecology, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK

2004 S Saskatchewan River Project: Saskatoon, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK

2004 Eaux Vives Regards Croises, Programme, Maisons de la culture et galeries municipales, City of Montreal, Montreal, QC

2004 Works Festival, Works Festival, Edmonton, AB 2003 Koivukangas, Ingrid, Earth Connections Artists in the Land, National Library of Canada

2003 Ligne du Nord, Festival d’art contemporain des Laurentides, Programme, (Catalogue TBA) Centre des arts contemporains du Québec à Montréal, Montréal, Québec

2002 Thesis: Earth Connections: Artist Working in the Land, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB

2002 Woodrow, Paul, Link, Catalogue,Nickle Arts Museum/University of Calgary

1999 Art & Artists of the 20th Century, Comox Valley Art Gallery, Courtenay, BC

1998 artwork, Catalogue, BC Festival of the Arts

ARTICLES/REVIEWS/INTERVIEWS/COURSES

2012 The Importance of Public Art, The Walleye, June 2012, Thunder Bay, Ontario

2011 At the Landing, by Mariana Maguire, Bayview, Thunder Bay, Ontario

2010 Jones, Laurie, Award Magazine, "Red Deer RCMP Detachment", October 2010

2009 Compton, Allie, Public Art Review, St Paul, MN, Spring/Summer 2009

2009 Cheung, Andrea, “Micro-critters as public art, the Voice, p. 3 with photos, March 19, 2009

2009 Beaudet, Pascal, “Sentier: Art3”, eSpace, p. 41, Winter 2008/09

2008 Mainville, Claudine, “Un sentier d’art à découvrir au Bois de Belle-Rivière”, Journal le Courrier, September 10, 2008, with colour photo

2008 “Earth Reflections”, North Shore News, June 20, 2008, A14, colour photo Mike Wakefield

2008 - Rebecca Catching, “Interplanetary Craft”, That’s Shanghai! Art Magazine
(Urbanatomy), March 4, 2008


2007, Laurence, Robin, "Back to the Land", Georgia Straight, Vol 41, No. 2046, March 8-15, 2007, pg. 61, photo Mark Mushet

2007, Hopkins, Michelle. "Art Imitates Nature", Richmond News, March 6, 2007, colour photos Brett Beadle

2005, Pazos, Pablo. "Un taller de intervenciones artísticas «reinventa» el pazo de Mariñán", La Voz de Galicia, September 9, 2005

2005, Grande, John K., "Site, Seeker, Spirit...Ingrid Koivukangas" SculpturesPacific, Spring 2005, pg 17 with photos

2004 Gale, Bill Prof. MTU, Michigan Technological University, Department of Social Sciences, Course: “Can We Read the Cultural Landscape?”

2004 Maki, David. “Artist stays connected to heritage, land” The Finnish American Reporter, November 2004, with photo

2004 Wilcox, Mark. “Crossing cultural lines: Canadian environmental artist displays artwork in the Copper Country” The Daily Mining Gazette, October 14, 2004, with colour photo

2004 Marquette Monthly, Gallery Guide, November 2004

2004 WLUCTV-6, television interview with Alex Reed October 14, 2004

2004 Kelly, Brian. “Students mix apples and cranberries.” Sault Star, Ontario, October 8, 2004

2004 Matejko, Agnieszka. "Her Art Gallery Is The Land", Vue Weekly Magazine,
Edmonton, Alberta, July 2, 2004, with photo

2004 Mekhail, Natasha. "North Saskatchewan River Project", See Magazine, Edmonton, Alberta, Issue #553: July 1, 2004

2004 Vääräniemi, Annakaisa. “Ingrid: Feature Article”,
Canadan Sanomat, Thunder Bay, Ontario, April 7, 2004, full page (10) with photographs

March 18, 2002, Absolute Arts in-depth article:
http://www.absolutearts.com/artsnews/2002/03/18/29747.html

2001 Sund, Britt. “A little bit of Canada visits Nykarleby”,
Jakobstad Tidings, Jakobstad, Finland. April 13, 2001, page 8 with colour photograph.

1999 Plant, Don. “Back to Nature: seeds, leaves, stones and bark are all
part of an exhibit at local gallery”, Kelowna Daily Courier, May 27, 1999,
page C-1 with colour photographs.

1998 MacClement, Hazel. “The Alternator Gallery: Lounge lizards get own room”,
Kelowna Daily Courier, December 4, 1998, page C-8 with photographs.

1998 Local Scene. “Shedding a light on art”, Capital News,
December 11, 1998, page 4.

AWARDS

2013 City of North Vancouver, Municipal Public Art Award for Site Memories: Murmurming Crows

2007 Canadian Museum Association (Visual Arts Summit Travel Grant)

2007 Canada Council for the Arts (Visual Arts Summit Bursary)

2007 Langara Research Grant

2004 Langara Research Grant

2002 University of Calgary Graduate Research/Travel Assistanceship

2001 University of Calgary Graduate Research Assistanceship

2000 Province of British Columbia Grant

1999/00 University of Calgary Graduate Research Assistanceship

1999 Helen Pitt Award, Honorable Mention

1997 Mrs. H. R. MacMillan Bursary

1996 UBC Alma Mater Society Special Bursary

1996 UBC Student Aid Bursary for Undergraduate Students

1996 University of British Columbia Bursary

1996 Langara College Scholarship: Academic Excellence

1996 Langara College Drawing Award (Purchase Award)

1995 Langara College Bursary

COLLECTIONS INCLUDING WORKS INSITU

City of Red Deer, AB

City of North Vancouver, BC

City of Thunder Bay, ON

Musee d’art contemporain des Laurentides, Mirabel, QC

Bois De Belle Riviere, Regional Park, Mirabel, QC

Hamilton Artists Inc., Hamilton, ON

Finn Slough, Richmond, BC

Deputación da Coruña, A Coruña, Spain

SKV, Svenska Konstskolans Vänner, Finland

Okanagan University College, Kelowna, BC

Langara Community College, Vancouver, BC

University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

Algoma University College, Sault Ste Marie, ON

City of Saskatoon, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK

City of Edmonton, Works Festival, Edmonton AB

La Fiducie du Domaine Saint-Bernard, Mt Tremblant, QC

UNBC, BC Festival of the Arts, Prince George, BC

Private collections in Canada, United States and Finland