Kristin Nelson, 2019.
Born in Ajax Ontario, Kristin Nelson received her BFA in Visual Arts from the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design (2003) and MFA from 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 Toronto, Art + Design IDEA/EXCHANGE and Edition Toronto 2 (Ontario); Neutral Ground (Saskatchewan); 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 and in Austin, Texas. Kristin has been a mentor for women identified artists at MAWA and has served on the board of directors for Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba, Plug In ICA, the Winnipeg Arts Council, the Manitoba Craft Council and the Manitoba Printmakers Association Inc. Her work is in private and public collections including those of Boralex, BMO, the Province of Manitoba and the Winnipeg Art Gallery.