bio/cv

Bio

Gerri York is a visual art graduate of the BFA programme at Emily Carr University.  She was born in London, England and completed a B.Ed.(Hons) degree at St Gabriel’s College, London University, England.  Her visual art practice encompasses sculpture, printmaking, photography and drawing and has been exhibited in a wide variety of exhibitions and juried shows. The work is included in both public and private collections, in Canada and internationally, and an artist’s residency was completed at Grafisch Atelier Utrecht (CBKU) in the Netherlands.

York has sat on the education committee of the Vancouver Art Gallery and completed an internship. During 2003–2006 she worked at the VAG as a staff animateur and workshop leader in public programmes. At the Contemporary Art Gallery she has volunteered on the Education Committee and facilitated workshops for art teachers.   Gerri is a member and past Board member of Malaspina Printmakers,’ has worked on their fundraising, education and studio committees and written articles for the print media journal, CHOP.

Curriculum Vitae

Education:

  • Emily Carr University, Vancouver, Canada
  • BFA degree.
  • St.Gabriel’s College,
  • London University, England, UK.
  • B.Ed (Hons) Fine Art major-Distinction.

Selected Exhibitions:

  • 2016
  • Alley 1 (112 East Pender Street) -from the series “Alley” – 295 Gallery, Vancouver , BC., as part of Capture Photography, April 2016. – curated
  • 2015-
  • Tomoyo Ihaya”s “Collaborative Knitted Bridge Sculpture Installation Project,” ,Ladakh Arts & Media Organisation Leh, Ladakh, India – participating artist.
  • Malaspina Printmaker’s Group Show; Vancouver , BC, Nov. 2015-curated
  • 2014-
  • “Re-inventing the Classics, contemporary responses to old master prints;”
  • Seymour Art Gallery, North Vancouver; group show -curated.
  • 2014-2000-
  • B.I.M.P.E I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII VIII-  2014- Opus Prize Winner
  • Biennial International Mini-Print Exhibition-traveling exhibition:- Federation of Canadian Artists, New Leaf Editions, Dundarave Print Workshop in Vancouver; Tuktu Studio, Whitehorse, Yukon and SNAP Gallery, Edmonton -juried.
  • 2014-1997-
  • “101 Prints” Exhibitions; – various venues in Vancouver, BC –invitational
  • 2010-
  • “In Edition: 20 Year Malaspina Printmakers’ Retrospective”, Grand Forks Art Gallery, BC -curated
  • 2008-
  • “Print Parallels” – Cityscape Community Art Gallery, North Vancouver,
  • Kayo Gallery, Salt Lake City -curated.
  • 2007-
  • “The Animal That Therefore I Am;” -Malaspina Printmakers Gallery;
  • two person show- juried.
  • “Re-Identification:” Trilateral Print Exhibitions; – Grafisch Atelier Utrecht Gallery
  • (CBKU), Netherlands; Stadshuis, City Hall, Utrecht,; Het Gebouw, Leidsche Rijn,
  • Werfkade16,Hoogezand, Groningen(2008) – juried residency artist, residency and group exhibitions –juried.
  • 2006-
  • “30×30: New Directions in Printmaking;” -Burnaby Art Gallery, BC, Canada
  • -invitational
  • “Re_Identification:” Trilateral Print Exhibitions; – Pendulum Gallery and Malaspina Printmakers, Vancouver; Capilano University, North Vancouver & Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC – exhibition with artists from Shin Yokohama Printmakers, Japan and Grafisch Atelier Utrecht, the Netherlands.  -juried
  • 2005-
  • “Re-identifiaction;” Trilateral Print Exhibitions; – Gallery Om & Celest Gallery in Shin-Yokohama; Saint Paul Gallery, Maebashi; Japanese Paper Museum, Kochi and Nagasaki Peace Museum in Japan  -juried
  • 2004-
  • “Body Lines;” – Nanaimo Art Gallery, British Columbia, Canada; group show-juried
  • “Under Pressure;” – Cityscape Community Art Gallery, North Vancouver, BC- juried
  • “Pacific Printers;” – SNAP Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada – exchange exhibit Gallery Om, Japan -curated
  • 2003-
  • “Gedok meets MPS;” – Ticket Gallery, Potsdam, Germany – group exhibit- curated.
  • 2002-
  • “Exchanges;” – Cambridge Print Shop, Cambridge, Mass.; group show–juried
  • 2001-
  • “Malaspina Printmakers;” – Gallery Om, Shin-Yokohama, Japan –juried
  • “Body Lines;”-Helsinki Museum of Art, Helsinki,Finland– Porvoon Taidehalli -juried
  • “Just to Print;” – Dundarave Print Workshop, Vancouver, Canada –invitational
  • “Figure in Print”;-Phoenix Coastal Art Gallery, Steveston, BC –group show-curated
  • 1999-
  • “Micro-Mini Exhibition;”-Dundarave Print Workshop, Vancouver, Canada; national print exhibition -juried.
  • 1998
  • “Is There Any Place Left for Me?”; – Dundarave Print Workshop, Vancouver,
  • two-person show; -curated
  • 1997-
  • “Dundarave Printmakers;”  -Amelia Douglas Gallery,Vancouver; group show -juried
  • “Flora;”– Lazy Gourmet Restaurant, Vancouver, Canada; group show – curated
  • “The Body in Motion;” -Dundarve Print Workshop, Vancouver; group show– juried
  • 1996-
  • “Malaspina Print Society Members’ Show;” – Foto-Base Gallery, Vancouver; -juried
  • “Dundarave Printmakers” – Maple Ridge Art Gallery, BC; group print show; -curated

Professional/Teaching and Volunteer Experience:

  • 2014-2011-Malaspina Printmakers’ -Funding Focus Group leader/presenter.
  • 2000- 2013-Malaspina Printmakers’ -Education, Fundraising and Studio Committee
  • 2010- Federation of Canadian Artists -juror for Open Print Competition.
  • 2007- Grafisch Atelier Utrecht, Netherlands–selected studio artist for residency
  • 2003-2006- Vancouver Art Gallery – School/Public Programmes Animateur (tour leader) and workshop facilitator.
  • 2004-2005- Vancouver Art Gallery – Gallery Internship, “Massive Change,” Bruce Mau exhibition.
  • 2003-2005- Malaspina Print Society – Secretary to the Board, Co-Chair Visiting Artist and External Exhibition Committee.
  • 2001-2003- Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver – Education Committee member, workshop facilitator.
  • 1995-2003- Vancouver Art Gallery – Teacher Advisory Committee; “Art in Public Places” Public Art Curriculum development/ pilot project, sponsor teacher outreach education projects.
  • 1977-2006- Extensive teaching experience V.S.B., international, public and private institutions.
  • 2000-2002- Pacific Cinematheque – Media studies pilot projects for students.
  • 2000-2002- Vancouver International Film Festival – Volunteer/secondary school liaison, high school student film advocacy.
  • 1995-2003- Vancouver Art Gallery – Teacher Advisory Committee member
  • 1994-1996- Community Arts Council – Teacher liaison, artist in the schools
  • 1996- Grunt Gallery–Community Fence Project,-sponsor teacher; collaborative public art project

Bibliography

  • 2014   “Reinventing the Classics with conceptual rigour.” Erin McPhee-North Shore News; Oct.10th. 2014.
  • 2009– “Not A Chance in Hell: Considering the Work of Paul Chan, and Jake and Dinos Chapman.” Gerri York, CHOP journal: Volume Thirty-Four, Issue Two
  • 2008- “You Thought You Were My Avatar:The Collaborative Work of Marijke Nap and Gerri York.” Gerri York, CHOP journal: Volume Thirty-Three, Issue Two.
  • 2007– “Science As Muse: Interpreting the Natural World. The Print Work of Catherine Stewart and Gerri York.” Ruth Beer, CHOP journal:
  • Volume Thirty Three, Issue One.

Collections

  • Private Collections; Canada, U.S., Japan, Netherlands, U.K & Europe.
  • Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, BC, Canada
  • Grafisch Atelier Utrecht, Utrecht, the Netherlands
  • Malaspina Printmakers’ Consignment and Archive, Vancouver, Canada,

Professional Associations

  • Malaspina Printmakers’ Society
  • CARFAC
  • BC Art Teachers Association
  • Painted Brick Studio-Railway Street.