Linda Jules, Print Artist
I hold a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Thompson Rivers University and have exhibited my work in Canada, the U.S., Spain, France, Northern Ireland, England and Scotland. My work focuses on printmaking and sculpture and I am currently exploring ways to combine the two art forms. I am a founding director of the Kamloops Printmakers Society, a co-operative printmakers’ studio. My prints can be found in private and university collections in Canada, the U.S. and Europe.
I was honoured to be chosen to exhibit my works at the Impact8 international print conference which was held this year at the University of Dundee. For the first time, I showed a collection of my printed paper baskets. Entitled “Container/Contained”, my exhibition consisted of eight baskets, printed both inside and out.
I base my basket designs on traditional birch bark basket forms that first nations women across North America have made and used for millennia to store and cook food and to carry water. Using digital images of trees found near my home in British Columbia, Canada, I employ collagraph and screen-printing techniques to simulate bark patterns on the exteriors of the baskets. Trees are a recurring subject in my work; they symbolize my sense of place and are a metaphor for many things – shelter, the family, the natural world and the individual in society. Each basket interior carries a self-portrait of some kind.
The environment without and the individual within, (the container and the contained), I seek to illuminate the natural landscape, the human condition that exists within the landscape and how the two are connected.
My trip to the Belfast Print Workshop.
In May, 2010, I had the pleasure and privilege to attend the opening of SNAP’s PROSPECTUS exhibition at the Belfast Print Workshop (BPW) in Northern Ireland. SNAP is the Society of Northern Alberta Print Artists, based in Edmonton, Alberta. (click below for photos and story).
To see my artist statement for “Princess”, click below:
My art practice is focused on printmaking and sculpture and my series of printed-paper baskets presents a way to combine the two art forms.
C.V. Linda Jules
Born : Montréal, Québec, Canada
2007 Bachelor of Fine Arts
Medal Winner in Fine Arts
Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, British Columbia
2006 Diploma, Fine Arts
Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, British Columbia
1988 Diploma, Cultural Resources Management
University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia
Juried Group Exhibitions
Container/Contained, Impact8 Print Conference, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee, Scotland.
Re-Story: Works from the Permanent Collection, Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, British Columbia.
Connecting the Dots, Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, British Columbia
Prospectus, Graff, Centre de conception graphique, presented at: ARPRIM, Montreal, Quebec and
Belfast Print Workshop, Cathedral Quarter Festival BPW, Belfast. Ireland.
Derelict, Arnica Artist Run Centre, Kamloops, British Columbia.
Northern Print Biennale, Newcastle University, Newcastle, UK
Prospectus, Society of Northern Alberta Print Artists, Edmonton, Alberta
Reading Kamloops, Arnica Artist Run Centre, Kamloops, British Columbia
Put Your Best Foot Forward, Arnica Artist Run Centre, Kamloops, B.C.
One Inch Punch (The Button Show), Lennox Contemporary Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
Biennial International Mini Print Exhibition V, The Society for Contemporary Works on Paper, Vancouver, B.C.
Mini Print International of Cadaqés (finalist), Cadaqués, Spain
Selected Ceramic Works, Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, British Columbia
International Print Exchange Exhibition, Arnica Artist Run Centre, Kamloops, British Columbia
6 Sides 2 Every Story: An International Print Collaboration, Western Nevada College, Carson City, Nevada and New Mexico Highlands University, Burris Hall Gallery, Las Vegas, New Mexico.
MOD POP, Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, B.C.
Transart Institute Graduation Exhibition’09, (material in collaboration for Tricia Sellmer’s MFA graduation exhibition), Concentrart, Berlin
Portable Souvenirs of Kamloops, Arnica Artist Run Centre, Kamloops, B.C.
Rhizome, Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, B.C.
Collective Fictions II: Imag(in)ing Place, The Old Courthouse, Kamloops, B.C.
Collective Alchemy: TRU 2007 BFA Graduating Exhibition, Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, B.C.
Compiled Conundrum, Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, B.C.
Spare Change?, Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, B.C.
Process, Arnica Artist Run Centre, Kamloops, B.C.
Twenty-one Pennies and a Bill: BFA Graduating Exhibition, Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, B.C.
Ceramic Inversion, Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, B.C.
The Middle of the Road Show, Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, B.C.
Works in Collections:
Kamloops Art Gallery, Permanent Collection
Thompson Rivers University, Visual Art Collection
Virginia Commonwealth University, Printmaking Archives
University of Mississippi, Southern Graphics Council Archives
Awards and Honours
2007 Finalist, 27th Mini Print International of Cadaqés, Cadaqués, Spain
2007 Medal Winner in Fine Arts, Thompson Rivers University
2005 Fellow, Canadian Museums Association
2003 Kamloops Art Gallery Life Membership,
In recognition of outstanding contributions to the Kamloops Art Gallery
2002 The Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal
In recognition of outstanding community service
1993 City of Kamloops Centennial Medal
For distinguished service to the community
Volunteer Activities and Appointments
2007- Founding President, Kamloops Printmakers Society, Kamloops, B.C.
2004-08 School Planning Council, Beattie School of the Arts, Kamloops, B.C.
2001-2004 Founding Chair, Kamloops Fine Arts School Working Group, Kamloops, B.C.
2000-2006 University of Victoria Board of Governors, Victoria, B.C.
Vice Chair (2003)
1992-1993 Heritage Advisory Council, Ministry for Small Business, Tourism and Culture, Victoria, B.C.
1991-2002 Board of Trustees, Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, B.C.
President (1998 – 2002)
Chair, Public Relations Committee, Building Campaign, (1997- 1998)
1989-1991 Board of Directors, Canadian Museums Association, Ottawa, Ontario
Task Force on Museums and First Peoples (1988-1990)