Goerzen, Kelly

b. 1954
Kelly Goerzen was born in 1954 and grew up in Saskatoon, receiving her initial art instruction from Reta Cowley during four years at Bedford Road Collegiate and graduating from the University of Saskatchewan,Saskatoon in 1975 with an honours degree in Biology.

Embracing the watercolour medium and working in an impressionist plein air tradition, Kelly began painting full time in 1980. Her studies in botany have uniquely informed Kelly’s interpretation of natural landscapes. Her work has been exhibited primarily in western Canada, and has been collected nationally and internationally. Since 2006, Kelly has expanded her artistic repertoire to include a more intense exploration of shape, colour and composition on large-format canvas, infusing her naturalist painting style with a contemporary edge.

bog

"Bog; Top and Bottom" (no.1)

43" x 51"

Acrylic on canvas

2009

2010

 

 

 

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ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2010   The Gallery / Art Placement inc., Saskatoon
2007   The Gallery / Art Placement inc., Saskatoon
2005   The Gallery / Art Placement inc., Saskatoon
2003   The Gallery / Art Placement inc., Saskatoon
2002   The Gallery / Art Placement inc., Saskatoon
1998   The Gallery / Art Placement inc., Saskatoon
1995   The Gallery / Art Placement inc., Saskatoon
1992   The Gallery / Art Placement inc., Saskatoon
1990   The Gallery / Art Placement inc., Saskatoon
1988   The Gallery / Art Placement inc., Saskatoon
1987   The Gallery / Art Placement inc., Saskatoon
1983   St. Thomas More Gallery, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon
1980   Frances Morrison Library Gallery, Saskatoon

TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

1986    Louise Cook and Kelly Goerzen, The Gallery / Art Placement inc., Saskatoon

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2010 - 1979    numerous group shows at The Gallery / Art Placement inc., Saskatoon, SK
1991    "Saskatoon Then and Now" The Gallery / Art Placement inc, Saskatoon, SK
1988    "A Common Bond", Swift Current National Exhibition Centre, Swift Current, SK