Kristin Nelson | Dear Cheryl…, 2019 | Glow in the dark screen print on archival inkjet with hand sewn sequins on Epson Smooth paper | 20 x 20 inches | Edition of 5 | courtesy of the artist
Kristin Nelson is a celebrated artist, known for her refined re-imaging of everyday objects and materials. Her subjects range from a standard loose-leaf sheet of paper to the vaulted silhouette of the Sydney Opera House. Her generous donation to The Palace at 4am is a reworking of a multi-media installation incorporating hand sewn sequined fabric, glow in the dark paint and an elevator blanket. This digital print, as with the original, forges the signature of Cheryl Laschek - a name familiar to most Winnipegers who ride elevators. Laschek’s was a city Elevator Inspector who signed hundreds of permits of approval, which were displayed in elevators across the city.
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). 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), 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 exhibited at Plug In as part of Superimposition. Her work is in private and public collections including those of Boralex, BMO, the Province of Manitoba and the Winnipeg Art Gallery.
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