I was born and spent my childhood in rural Ontario, and have since lived in cities across Canada and abroad.
I completed the Studio Arts Foundation Program at Capilano University in Vancouver BC, where I studied painting with Marcus Bowcott and Nancy Boyd, sculpture with George Rammell, and printmaking with Wayne Eastcott. With funding assistance from the BC Centre for International Education, I then studied overseas for one year, completing the 3rd Year Fine Arts Program at the Malaysian Institute of Art in Kuala Lumpur, with a focus on Chinese Ink Painting.
I have maintained a committed studio practice for over twenty years, and have exhibited my work in public and commercial galleries across Canada. My artworks can be found in collections in Canada, the USA, Europe and Malaysia.
In addition, I teach art-making processes and facilitate ways of seeing, working with adults and with students in public and private schools, through various avenues including Artist-in-Residence programs.
I am is currently based in Calgary AB, where I continue to actively create and exhibit my work, and to engage with growing young minds through art.
Verna Vogel – Curriculum Vitae
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2020| Mobility – Bluerock Gallery, Black Diamond AB
2020 | Fragile Planets – Okotoks Art Gallery, AB
2017/18 | Tension : No Tension – Artpoint (Upstaris Gallery) Calgary AB
2017 | Fragile Planets – Western GM Art Gallery, Drumheller AB
2013 | Tintinabulation – AXIS Contemporary Art, Calgary AB
2012 | Urban Seams – The Front Gallery, Edmonton AB
2011 | Ecosystems – Kurbatoff Gallery, Vancouver BC
2011 | Between The Lines – The Front Gallery, Edmonton AB
2010 | Drift and Settle – AXIS Contemporary Art, Calgary AB
2008 | 1000 Furnished Rooms – AXIS Contemporary Art, Calgary AB
2005 | Life Works – Untitled Art Society Gallery, Calgary AB
2004 | Stack – UAS +15 Window Gallery, Calgary AB
1999 | Life Works – Basic Inquiry, Vancouver BC
Selected Duo and Group Exhibitions
2019 | just turn your head a little – Leighton Art Centre, AB – with Frances Vettergreen
2019 | CHROMA – Christine Klassen Gallery, Calgary AB
2018 | Women Artists – The Front Gallery, Edmonton AB
2018 | G9: Transitions – Gordon Snelgrove Gallery, U of Sask, SK
2018 | Studio NOW – Christine Klassen Gallery, Calgary AB
2017 | Art in Space – Rumble House, Calgary AB
2017 | G9: The Persistence of Vision – Collector’s Gallery, Calgary AB
2016 | Exposure Festival – Christine Klassen Gallery, Calgary AB
2016 | En Plein Air – Western GM Art Gallery, Drumheller AB – with John Pritchard
2015 | CHROMA – Christine Klassen Gallery, Calgary AB
2015 | This House is on Fire – New Edward Gallery, Calgary AB
2014/15 | Eye and the City – Art Gallery of Alberta Travelling Exhibition
2014 | Painting on the Edge – Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery, Vancouver BC
2014 | Voyage – The Front Gallery, Edmonton AB – with Amy Dryer
2012 | AIRS – Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery, Vancouver BC
2011 | S M E T S Y S OC E – UAS Satellite Gallery, Calgary AB
2010 | Winter Exhibition – Koyman Gallery, Ottawa ON
2009 | Artist’s Circle Exhibition – Triangle Gallery, Calgary AB
2008 | Artist’s Circle: New Generation – Triangle Gallery, Calgary AB
Installation Exhibitions and Other Projects
2020 | Fragile Planets – Drumheller AB, U of Sask, and Okotoks AB
2018 | Stitched canvas plates and prints, suspended from the ceiling in a circular
2017 | formation. An exploration of space, sensory perception and environment.
2019 | just turn your head a little – Leighton Art Centre, AB. Two- and three-dimensional string-and-mixed-media drawings conceived and created onsite at the LAC, in response to the gallery space and environs.
2017/18 | Tension : No Tension – Artpoint (Upstairs Gallery) Calgary AB. Two- and three-dimensional string-and-mixed-media drawings exploring circular imagery, conceived and created onsite in the gallery space.
2017 | Art in Space – a multi-artist exploration. Our small 2-D artworks are cut in half. One half remains on Earth while the other half travels to the edge of space on a NASA shuttle. Returning home, both halves of each artwork are shown together in several exhibitions across Canada. Conceived and implemented by Lorene Shyba, through Rumble House.
2017 | A Grain of Sand in an Ocean of Images – cSpace King Edward, Calgary AB. Installation and painted wall mural, co-created with John Pritchard.
2015 | The Miner, the Healer, the Instrumentalist – cSpace King Edward, Calgary AB. Three altered hard hats signifying change and growth. Worn my Mayor Naheed Nenshi and City Councillors during groundbreaking ceremony.
2015 | Rock Body – New Edward Gallery, Calgary AB. Three-dimensional string drawing with rocks, created onsite in the gallery.
2011 | S M E T S Y S OC E – UAS Satellite Gallery, Calgary AB. Thirteen contemporary artists create 2- and 3-D interpretations of “landscape” on Verna’s stitched canvases.