Mitch Mitchell

Relying on notions of copying, handmade work and manufactured objects, Mitch Mitchell combines references to art history and images of mass culture consumption, which he reinterprets in order to emphasize their aesthetic, historical and economic worth. Using recognizable objects, representative of manual skills or manufactured objects, his work raises questions about the value of work or its alienating nature, about the richness or ordinariness of materials, and touches on issues of consumption, heritage preservation and social distinction.

Born in Chicago (IL), Mitch Mitchell holds an MFA from the University of Alberta. Through in interdisciplinary print-based artistic practice, Mitchell explores identities of familial histories through the relationships of labour, industry and trade. He has exhibited nationally and internationally in numerous individual and group exhibitions including a recent solo at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, I Will Meet You in the Sun, curated by Sarah Fillmore in 2016. His work was selected to represent Canada at the Printmaking Biennial in Douro, Portugal (2010 and 2012) and at the Contemporary Canadian Print Exhibition at the Chongqing Art Museum in China (2011). He has won numerous national and international awards and his work is now in the collections of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the Art Gallery of Alberta.

 


Selected Artworks


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Born in Chicago, IL (USA)

Lives and works in Montréal (QC)

EDUCATION

2009 - Master of Fine Arts, Printmaking, University of Alberta, Edmonton (AB)

2001 - Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting/Printmaking, Illinois State University, Bloomington, IL (USA)

1998 - Associates Degree in Science, Springfield College, Springfield, IL (USA)

RESIDENCES

2011 - IMAGO l'atelier d'estampe Imago inc., Centre Culturel Aberdeen, Moncton (NB)

2011 - Centre d'artistes Vaste et Vague, Carleton-sur-Mer (QC)

2010 - Frans Masareel Centrum, Kasterlee, Belgium

COLLECTIONS

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Art Gallery of Alberta

Frans Masareel Centrum, Kasterlee, Belgium

Collection of Contemporary Art, Berardo Museum, Lisbon, Portugal

Alberta Foundations for the Arts

University of Alberta Museums

Normal Editions Workshop, Illinois State University

GRANTS AND DISTINCTIONS

2011-2012 - Grand Prize, OPT Print Triennial, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna (BC)

2011-2012 - Grand Prize, Stand Out Prints, Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Minneapolis, MN (USA)

2011 - The Otis Philbrick Memorial Prize, Boston Printmakers 2011 North American Print Biennial, The Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA (USA)

2010 - Honorable Mention, 2010 Pacific Rim International Print Exhibition, University of Christchurch, Nouvelle-Zélande.

2010 - Honorable Mention, 2010 Southern Printmaking Bieniale, North Georgia College & State University (USA)

2010 - Honorable Mention, Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition VI (BIMPE VI), Vancouver (BC)

2009 - Honorable Mention, La Biennale Internationale d’estampe Contemporaine de Trois-Rivières, Trois-Rivières (QC)

2009 - Alberta Foundation for the Arts Graduate Scholarship in Art and Design

2008 - Faculty of the Arts Dean’s Recruitment Fellowship, University of Alberta

2002 - Honourable Mention, The Biennial International Print Exhibition (Bimpe), Vancouver (BC)

2000 - Friends of the Arts Talent Grant, Illinois State University (USA)

1999 - Friends of the Arts Talent Grant, Illinois State University (USA)

1999 - Elizabeth Stein Art Scholarship, Illinois State University (USA)

1998 - Best of Show, Sangamon Art Fair, Springfield, Il (USA)

1998 - First Prize Purchase Award, Sangamon Art Fair, Springfield, Il (USA)

Solo Exhibitions

2017 - Boombox project, avec dc3 projects, Papier 17, Montréal (QC)

2016 - Dust is Black, Galerie Nicolas Robert, Montréal (QC)

2016 - I Will Meet You In The Sun, curated by Sarah Fillmore, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax (NS)

2015 - Exposition Solo Sans Titre, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna (BC)

2014 - Dust Emerges Black, curated by Sarah Fillmore, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax (NS)

2013 - BERTH, DC3 Contemporary Art Projects, Edmonton (AB)

2013 - FRAC, Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art, Kelowna (BC)

2012 - Distance Arc, Galerie Sans Nom, Moncton (NB)

2012 - BERTH, SPOROBOLE Centre en Art Actuel, Sherbrooke (QC)

2011 - The World is Flat, Centre d'artistes Vaste et Vague, Carleton-sur-Mer (QC)

2011 - Cities of the Prairie, ODD Gallery, Klondike Institute of Arts and Culture, Dawson City (YT)

2011 - AGORA, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax (NS)

2011 - The World is Flat, Engramme, Québec (QC)

2011 - Cities Of The Prairie, Presse Papier, Trois-Rivières (QC)

2010 - AY Jackson was Here, curated by Andrea Pinhero. Malaspina Printmakers, Vancouver (BC)

2010 - Dust Emerges Black, Red Delicious Press, Denver, CO (ÉU)

2010 - Cities Of The Prairie, Southern Oregon University Gallery, Ashland, OR (ÉU)

2010 - Cities Of The Prairie, A/P Gallery, Calgary (AB)

2009 - The Longing Focal, FAB Gallery, University of Alberta. Edmonton (AB)

2009 - Tar Plane Wayfarer, SNAP/Red Strap Building, Edmonton (AB)

2008 - Dispersion Series I & II: New Works from Mitch Mitchell, SNAP Studio Gallery, Edmonton (AB)

2008 - Recent Paintings: Mitch Mitchell, Honolulu International Airport, Honolulu, HI (ÉU)

2002 - Melted in the Sun, Green Door Gallery, Chicago, IL (ÉU)

2002 - Mitch Mitchell: New Works, The Flat, New Orleans, LA (ÉU)

2001 - Bedside Toxicology, Illinois State University, Normal, IL (ÉU)

Group Exhibitions

2017 - Symposium de Baie-St-Paul, Baie-St-Paul (QC)

2013 - Where is Printmaking? In Search of New Meanings,curated by Aleksandra Janik, Opole Contemporary Art Gallery, Opole, Poland.

2012 - Contemporary Print in Canada, curated by Guy Langevin, Southern University Art Museum, Chonging, China

2012 - The King and I, curated by Stefan Hancherow and Eleanor King, Anna Leonowens Gallery, NSCAD University, Halifax (NS)

2012 - OPT 2012 (Okanagan Print Triennial), curated by Briar Craig, Liz Wylie and Lubos Culen, Vernon Public Art Gallery, Vernon (BC)

2012 - SKIN, curated by Sarah Filmore, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax (NS)

2012 - North By North East: Nova Scotia Printmakers Association, The Ink Shop Gallery, Ithaca, NY (USA)

2012 - Stand Out Prints, Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Minneapolis, MN (USA)

2012 - The King and I: Hockeyville Bar, curated by Stefan Hancherow and Eleanor King, Confederation Art Centre Gallery, Charlottetown (PEI)

2011 -
Contemporary Print in Canada, Chonqing National Gallery, Chonqing, China

2011 - Code, Telus Centre, University of Alberta Museums Collections, Edmonton (AB)

2011 - Constructed Realities, Grafiken Hus, Mariefred, Sweden

2011 - Building Clouds: Six Contemporary Printmakers, curated by Jennifer Bélanger, Galerie d'art Louise et Reuben-Cohen, Moncton (NB)

2011 - La Biennale Internationale d’estampe Contemporaine de Trois-Rivières, Trois-Rivières (QC)

2011 - 100 Prints, Open Studio, Toronto (ON)

2011 - Boston Printmakers 2011 North American Print Biennial, The Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA (USA)

2011 - ISEA2011 Istanbul Biennial, FASS Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey

2011 - New Prints 2010/Autumn, Visual Arts Center at The University of Texas/Austin, Austin, TX (USA)

2010 - The King and I, Anna Leonowens Gallery, NSCAD University, Halifax (NS)

2010 - With A Twist, Anna Leonowens Gallery, NSCAD University, Halifax (NS)

2010 - Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition VI (BIMPE VI), Vancouver (BC)

2010 - Travelling: New Leaf Editions, Vancouver (BC)

2010 - Society of Northern Alberta Print Artists, Edmonton (AB)

2010 - New Prints 2010/Autumn: International Print Center New York, IPCNY Print Center Gallery, New York, NY (USA)

2010 - Southern Printmaking Bienalle, North Georgia College & State University (USA)

2010 - Pacific States Biennial National Print Exhibition, University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, Hawaii, HI (USA)

2010 - Pacific Rim International Print Exhibition 2010, University of Canterbury, New-Zealand

2010 - 5th International Printmaking Biennial of Douro – 2010, Printmaking Museum of Douro, Alijo, Portugal

2010 - Multiple Matters-Grafische Konzepte, Künstlerhaus Gallery, Vienna, Austria

2010 - 30th Annual National Print Exhibition at Artlink Contemporary Gallery, Fort Wayne, IN (USA)

2010 - 21St National Drawing & Print Exhibition, College of Notre Dame, Maryland (USA)

2010 - Nice Place to Visit: Printmaking and the Anxious Landscape, The Davis Gallery, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY (USA)

2010 - International Print Triennial-Vienna-2010, Kunsterlerhaus, Vienne, Austria

2010 - Philigrafika 2010: The Unconscious New Prints/Autumn, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA (USA)

2009 - Weather Impressions, Nova Scotia Archives Gallery, The Nova Scotia Print Association (NSPA), Halifax (NS)

2009 - Grafika Czy Juz Fotografia: Is It Still Graphic Art if Already Photography?, International Print Triennial - Krakow 2009, Gallery of Contemporary Art, Opole, Poland

2009 - Germinations, FAB Gallery, University of Alberta, Edmonton (AB)

2009 - New Prints/Autumn: International Print Center New York, IPCNY Print Center Gallery, New York, NY (USA)

2009 - PROSPECTUS: New Works from members of SNAP, SNAP Gallery, Edmonton (AB)

2009 - Canada; 2010, Atelier GRAFF, Montréal (QC) et The Belfast Print Workshop, Belfast, Ireland

2009 - Print-Write, AFA's Travelling Exhibition (TREX) program, Edmonton (AB)

2009 - The Elms of El Paso: Brought to Life With Art, The Elms Art Gallery, El Paso, IL (USA)

2009 - Los Angeles Printmaking Society 20th National Exhibition, Los Angeles, CA (USA)

2009 - La Biennale Internationale d’estampe Contemporaine de Trois-Rivières, Trois-Rivières (QC)

2009 - 32nd Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition, Peoria, IL (USA)

2009 - Beyond Printmaking, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX (USA)

2009 - NAGAS: North American Graduate Survey, Juried, University of Minnesota,

2009 - The First Okanogan Triennial Exhibition, Juried, Vernon Public Art Gallery, Vernon (BC)

2008 - Wave: Blurring Boundaries, expostion itinérante, University of Alberta, Edmonton (AB); Ewha Womans University, Corée; Camberwell College of Arts (GB); University for the Creative Arts (GB); Cardiff School of Art & Design (GB);

2008 - Edmonton Prints, Red Strap Gallery (SNAP), Edmonton (AB)

2008 - Successors: Illinois State University Printmaking Alumni Portfolio, Illinois State University, Bromen Medical Center.

2008 - None Of The Above, SNAP Studio Gallery, Edmonton (AB)

2008 - Re-Drawing the Line, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton (AB)

2007 - Write-Print: word & Image, Extension Gallery, Enterprise Square, Edmonton (AB)

2002 - The Biennial International Print Exhibition (Bimpe), Vancouver (BC)

2002 - Arenne’ Artists of Midwest Illinois, 316 Illinois Building Artists Show, Springfield, IL (USA)

2001 - BFA Group Show, Illinois State University, Normal, IL (USA)

2000 - BFA Group Show, Illinois State University, Normal, IL (USA)

2000 - Transcendentalism, Phoenix Gallery, Bloomington, IL (USA)

2000 - 3 Artists: Tyler Budge, Mitch Mitchell, Matt Pullford, Phoenix Gallery, Bloomington, IL (USA)

1999 - Landscapes and Mud Bogs, Improv Artists Studio, New Orleans, LA (USA)

1999 - BFA Group Show, Illinois State University, Normal, IL (USA)

1998 - Six Degrees of Separation, Phoenix Gallery, Bloomington, IL (USA)

1998 - Just a Group Show, Pigeon Gallery, Normal, IL (USA)

1997 - Ten Feet of Fury, (Co-Artist/Fabricator) Public Sculpture, Becker Library, Benedictine University Springfield College in Illinois, Springfield, IL (USA)