Ropeleski, Kristi

  • Home:
    Montréal, Québec
  • Title:
    White noise
  • Media:
    Oil on canvas / huile sur toile
  • Dimensions:
    91.5 x 122 cm

I’m interested in the subtle tension that exists within the relationship between context and subject. In White Noise, the subject is presented in a gesture that is not falling nor floating on a white plane. The disembodied head hovers in a state that is uncertain, its gaze is intimate yet diffused. The white ground, seen as an extension of the gallery’s wall, into infinite space, invites the viewer to imagine a new space, within which being in relationship with the giant head is possible. The subject is rendered to a point where it concurrently suggests reality and fabrication. As such, it is positioned at the intersection of perception and imagination.
EDUCATION:

2006-2008

York University, MFA in Visual Arts.


1998-2002

Concordia University, BFA in Studio Art. Conferred with distinction.


1995-1997

Dawson College, DEC in Fine Arts.


SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2008

White Noise, Lennox Contemporary, Toronto, Ontario.


2004

Look at Me Whe¬¬n I’m Talking to You, Artguise, Ottawa, Ontario.


2003

Blood Harmony, Zeke’s Gallery, Montreal, Quebec.


GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2008

The Body as Image, The Philoctetes Center, New York, NY. Curated by Hallie Cohen


2008

Peinture Fraiche, Art Mur, Montreal, Quebec.


2008

he Art of the Human Canvas, Museum of Canadian Contemporary Art, Toronto.


2008

Commited to Ink, curated by Susan Bush, Sullivan Goss, Santa Barbara, California.


EMPLOYMENT:

2009

Painting Instructor, Dawson College, Montréal, Québec.


2007

Painting Instructor, York University, Toronto, Ontario.


AWARDS:

2009

Artistic research and creation grant B, Conseil des Arts et des Lettres de Québec


2007

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Grant


2006

The Elizabeth Greenshields Award


BIBILOGRAPHY:

2008

“Attention: Peinture Fraiche”, Jocelyn Lepage, La Presse, le 2 aout 2008.


2008

“Carte Blanche Volume 2: Painting”, Magenta Publishing Foundation, Toronto Ontario.


2008

“What to See in Toronto”, Time Out New York.


2008

“Bodies of Work”, by Josef Woodward, The Santa Barbara News Press.


2006

“Portraits in the Flesh”, by Christina Bagatavicius, NY Arts, Nov/December vol.13, no.11/12.


2005

“Major Artists and Their Muses”, by Henry Lehman, The Gazette, CanWest, Mar 5th ‘05 p. D4.


2005

“Bodies Without Organs”, by Andres Manniste, essay for Faces and Transitions catalogue, independent publication.


2004

“Portraits of a Lady Once Disdained”, by Paul Gessel, The Ottawa Citizen, CanWest, Oct 14th ‘04 p. E1.


2004

“Paintings Stare Back” by Bernard Perusse, The Gazette, CanWest, Feb 6th ‘04 p.D9.


2004

“Identity License” by Mathew Woodley, Montréal Mirror, Gratte Ciel Communications Ltee. 2004 vol 19 number 30 p.35. Cover Story.

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