Linda Jules

Self portrait

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.

Dundee, Scotland, August 2013

Impact8 exhibition

My exhibition at Impact8

My exhibition at Impact8

Venue: University of Dundee

Venue: University of Dundee

Impact 8

Dundee Scotland

August, 2013

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).

My Visit to the Belfast Print Workshop

“Princess”

“Princess” 2009. Ink jet and screen print.

To see my artist statement for “Princess”, click below:

Artist’s Statement Princess

New Baskets

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.

Hand Basket Maggie Basket Maggie Basket interior



C.V. Linda Jules

email: lindajules3@gmail.com

Born : Montréal, Québec, Canada

Education

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

2013

Container/ContainedImpact8 Print Conference, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee, Scotland.

 2012

Re-Story:  Works from the Permanent Collection, Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, British Columbia.

Connecting the Dots, Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, British Columbia

2010

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.

2009

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.

2008

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.

2007

Mini Print International of Cadaqés (finalist), Cadaqués, Spain

2006

Selected Ceramic Works, Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, British Columbia

Group Exhibitions

2014

International Print Exchange Exhibition, Arnica Artist Run Centre, Kamloops, British Columbia

2010

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.

2009

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

2008

Portable Souvenirs of Kamloops, Arnica Artist Run Centre, Kamloops, B.C.

2007

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.

2006

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)

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