Kristin Nelson at the Sydney Opera House, 2015(bio)
Born in Ajax Ontario, Kristin Nelson received her BFA in Visual Arts at Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design (2003) and MFA at Concordia University (2014). Through a process of examination and re-contextualisation, she transforms mundane subjects into larger social concerns. Kristin completed a Riding Mountain Artist Residency (2017), a Canada Council International Residency at Artspace in Sydney Australia (2015) and a residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts (2008). She has exhibited work across Canada at Musée Regional de Rimouski, Parisian Laundry and Skol (Québec), Art + Design IDEA/EXCHANGE and Edition Toronto 2 (Ontario), and at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, La maison des artistes visuels francophone, Plug In ICA, Actual and RAW Gallery (Manitoba). Her work has shown internationally at Museo Textil de Oaxaca in Oaxaca, México. Kristin has been a mentor for women identified artists at MAWA and is on the board of Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba. She has served on the board of directors for the Winnipeg Arts Council, the Manitoba Craft Council and the Manitoba Printmakers Association Inc. Her work is available through Lisa Kehler Art + Projects and is in private and public collections including those of Boralex, BMO, the Province of Manitoba and the Winnipeg Art Gallery.