Canadian Sculptures' Society

Marlene Kawalez

Artist Statement

Time passes, years go by and then the realization of life. The sweet bloom of youth is no longer upon us. The perceptions that we thought defined us so many years ago seem no longer valid. We are not the same as we were but then who are we?

The focus of my creative spirit is fundamentally the relationship with our inner self and externally with the environment around us. How we consider and interact with others becomes comparable to the connection that bonds or disassociates us to life. It is this relationship that dictates how we perceive and correspond with all living components that share our present existence on this earth.


Brief Biography

Education
Diploma Business Management, Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology
Diploma Advertising and Graphic Design, Humber College of Applied Arts and Technology
2009 Crystalline Glaze Firing Workshop by Diane Creber
2009 Working in Winterstone with Lorne Winters
2009-6 Sculpture-related Workshops


Selected Exhibitions
Solo
2008 Cambridge Centre for the Arts

Group
2010 small works, Canadian Sculpture Centre
2010 Critical Mass, John B. Aird Gallery
2009 New Members 2009, Canadian Sculpture Centre, Toronto
2009 Dorland-Haight Galleries, Dundas ON
2008 Gallery of Hamilton
2008 Fireworks 2008, by Fusion
2008 Hamilton Pottery Guild, Carnegie Gallery
2008 Heart to Hand, Fine Art Society of Milton
2007 Colour and Form Society, Etobicoke Civic Centre Art Gallery
2007 Forms of Modernism, Arta Gallery, Toronto
2007 Perry Gallery, Burlington Art Centre

Awards
2009 City of Burlington Purchase Award Junior Person of the Year Award
2007 Colour and Form Society, Honourable Mention, Etobicoke Civic Centre
2006 Group Show, First Prize in Sculpture, Art Gallery of Mississauga
2005 Group Show, Honourable Mention, Art Gallery of Mississauga

Kawalez has participated in many exhibitions in Ontario. She is based in Milton ON.

email: gallery@cansculpt.org

website: http:// www.marlenekawalez.com

Media: clay, mixed media

SSC Member Since: 2009