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Kim Canale

Artist Biography

Kim Canale Statement - I graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of art and design, in 2001, and began freelancing as a Design Consultant, which took me to London, France, Russia and Italy. In 2002 I became a Postgraduate student studying on the MFA programme at Duncan of Jordanstone. This led me on to a different art path and I began to exhibit with several Galleries, including Galleria Tornabuoni in Florence with the Italian Artist Mauro Betti in 2011. My practice is visually led encompassing Painting, Photography Film + Text

‘Regardless of what media I am using, my work always seems to have shades of Melancholia, recalling memories, and sensations. Abstraction and metaphysical paintings, with shapes and colours have always had their own emotional force and it is this form of painting which excites me the most’. ‘I am a great admirer of the Artist Joan Mitchell who said, ‘I paint from remembered landscapes that I carry with me – and remembered feelings of them, which of course become transformed…….’I would like to paint what it leaves me with’. ‘Living by the sea has filtered unconsciously into my work, and I enjoy the challenge of not trying to represent how the sea looks, but more how it makes us feel, and there is nowhere I love to be more than Lunan Bay and Catterline, 2 places that have been the source for my new work and continues to inspire me’.

My other true love is Italy; I have travelled there since I was 13 years old. My Father was 2nd generation Italian and the Country, has and always will be my constant muse. Kim is the Director of WALL PROJECTS Art Gallery, which she began back in 2006, and Co-owner of RUST Concept Homeware Store with Business partner Tracey Clark, which opened at The Old Rope Works in July 2017. www.wallprojectsltd.com 

Born:  1966

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

2002-2003:  MASTERS OF FINE ART, DUNCAN OF JORDANSTONE COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN, DUNDEE

1998-2002:  BACHELOR OF DESIGN WITH HONOURS

1990-1993: BACHELOR OF ARTS IN FILM AND TELEVISION GLASGOW UNIVERSITY

Selected Exhibitions 

EXHIBITIONS AND AWARDS

2018: COURTING THE MUSE, TATHA GALLERY

2017: OPENED RUST CONCEPT HOMEWARE STORE WITH TRACEY CLARK

2016: A SENSE OF PLACE ORKNEY

2016: JOINT SHOW WITH STUART BUCUANAN MONTROSE MUSEUM

2016: ALL AT SEA THE MEFFAN

2014: WELCOME TO BOHEMIA WALL PROJECTS

2014: CURATED ULLAPOOL BOOK FESTIVAL ART EXHIBITION

2013: SUMMER EXHIBITION GALLERY HEINZEL

2013: POP UP SHOW EDINBURGH WITH ANNA KING

2012: SUMMER EXHIBITION GALLERY HEINZEL

2011: LIMINAL SPACES JOINT SHOW WITH PATRICIA CAIN

RGI GLASGOW

2011: GALLERY HEINZEL WINTER EXHIBITION

2010: GALLERIA TORNABUONI, FLORENCE

2010: GLASGOW ART FAIR, THE DEMARCO FOUNDATION

2010: WOODEND BARN, BANCHORY

2009/10: WALL PROJECTS, CHRISTMAS IN ARTSYLAND

2009 CHRISTMAS SHOW, GALLERY HEINZEL

2009: PERFECT IMPERFECTIONS, KIM CANALE + MAURO BETTI. THE DUNDAS STREET GALLERY, EDINBURGH

2009: SUMMER SHOW, GALLERY HEINZEL

2009: WALL PROJECTS, INTERNAL + EXTERNAL LANDSCAPES, WITH ANNA KING

2009: THE GLASGOW ART FAIR. WITH THE DEMARCO FOUNDATION

2008/09: CHRISTMAS SHOW. GALLERY HEINZEL

2008: SCOTTISH NATIONAL ART COMPETITION

KINBLETHMONT GALLERY; AWARDED RICHARD DEMARCO

SPECIAL PRIZE BY RICHARD DEMARCO 

2008: GALLERY HEINZEL SOLO SHOW

2007: DEGREES OF ABSTRACTION, BRIDGE VIEW GALLERY, ABERDEEN

2006: COLLABORATION WITH MAURO BETTI, FLORENCE

2006: SET UP WALL PROJECTS LTD, CONTEMPORARY ART + DESIGN

2005/06/07 SUMMER/CHRISTMAS EXHIBITION, GALLERY HEINZEL

2005: GLASGOW ART FAIR

2004-2005:  ARTSPACE DUBAI

2002-2004:  FRESH EXHIBITION, GALLERY HEINZEL ABERDEEN

2002-2003:  RESPONSE EXHIBITION, DUNDEE CONTEMPORARY ARTS

2002:  ABERDEEN ARTISTS SOCIETY EXHIBITION, ABERDEEN

2001:  JANET ELLIS, HAMMERSMITH LONDON

2001:  BEST OF NEW GRADUATES SHOW, STRATHEARN GALLERY

2001:  NEW DESIGNERS, ISLINGTON LONDON

2001:  WON THE F&A BRADSHAW MEMORIAL PRIZE TO NEW YORK

2001:  DUNCAN OF JORDANSTONE DEGREE SHOW