Welcome to the world of Debbie.lee Miszaniec, BFA:

One Life Fine Art:Image of the artist

Is the umbrella that shelters the Visual Art related activities of Canadian painter Debbie.lee Miszaniec BFA. Here you will find several thematically curated galleries showcasing her original art, including the Covid Chronicles & the Sunflower project, CV, news, events and announcements, and blog. One Life Fine Art and Debbie.lee Miszaniec can also be found on:
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Artist Statement:

“Art comes from life, art is what we make of it. Life is precious, ubiquitous, beautiful, ugly, cruel and caring, inspiring and terrifying, all of that and more. It is the vision of the artist that chooses the meaning of life, both what we take from it and give to it.

Artist Bio:

Debbie.lee Miszaniec is a Canadian visual artist working from her studio on the edge of Fish Creek Provincial Park in Calgary Alberta Canada, where she lives with her husband and two adult children. Her studio paintings engage art history, popular culture and social movements from her western regional, socialist and atheist viewpoints. Since graduating from the Alberta University of the Arts in 2008 she has been involved in a breadth of creative ventures in Calgary, including public commissions, writing about art, teaching classes, giving talks, participating in and leading art events, organizing shows, volunteerism, and studio painting. Her paintings have most recently been seen at the Southern and Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditoriums in Calgary and Edmonton. If you are interested in working with Debbie.lee Miszaniec you can reach out to her at studio@onelifefineart.com

Curriculum Vitae:

Education

2020   Rozsa Arts-Administration Fundamentals Training (RAFT) , Rozsa Foundation – Calgary AB

2008   Bachelor of Fine Art with Distinction (Pntg), Alberta College of Art & Design – Calgary AB

2001   Portfolio Development,  University of Calgary, Faculty of Continuing Education – Calgary AB

1995   Foundation Course, Alberta College of Art & Design – Calgary AB

1994   Water Colour I , University of Calgary, Faculty of Continuing Education – Calgary AB

 

Solo Shows

2011 Exit Eden, ArtPoint – Calgary AB

2009 In Eden Perchance, ArtPoint – Calgary AB

2006 Debbie’s Dream, Marion Nicoll Gallery, Alberta College of Art and Design – Calgary AB

 

Exhibitions

2021 Medium of Exchange: Process, Alberta Society of Artists Gallery, Calgary – AB

2020 Covid-19 Artwork Series Showcase, Fortune Brainstorm Health Virtual Event, Fortune Magazine, based in New York, NY

2020 S.H.E. Sharing Her Experience on Covid 19, Virtual Exhibition, Women’s Art Museum of Canada, Edmonton – AB

2020 Pandemic Archive, Immortal Artist, the-pandemic-archives-artist-debbie-lee.html

2020 Cancelled Due to Covid 19 Western Art Gallery Mini-Masters Salon, Western Showcase, Calgary Stampede, Calgary AB

2019 Shaping Alberta, CARFAC (AB Chapter), Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Calgary – AB

2019 Shaping Alberta, CARFAC (AB Chapter), Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton – AB

2019 The Motion of Shopping, Women’s Art Museum of Canada (AB Chapter), Edmonton – AB

2018 Western Art Gallery, Western Showcase, Calgary Stampede, Calgary – AB

2018 Summer Stampede Exhibition, Edge Gallery YYC, Calgary – AB

2018 Journey of a Lifetime, Heritage Park Historical Village and Museum, Calgary – AB

2017 Wish150 Mosaic, Latitude 53, Edmonton – AB

2017 Art From The Unknown, McDougall Centre, Calgary – AB

2017 Mystical, Magical, Fantasy, Visual Arts Studio Association of St. Albert – AB

2017 I AM CANADIAN, Edge Gallery – Calgary AB

2016 Thickwood Hills Studio Trail, Guest Artist – Shellbrook SK

2016 Creekfest, Fish Creek Provincial Park – Calgary AB

2016 I Love Inglewood, Edge Gallery – Calgary AB

2015 Creekfest, BowValley Ranch, Fish Creek Provincial Park – Calgary AB

2015 Group Exhibition, Calgary Klein MLA Office – Calgary AB

2015 Thickwood Hills Studio Trail, Guest Artist – Shellbrook SK

2014 Expo, Mid-sun Community Centre – Calgary AB

2014 Shift, ArtPoint – Calgary AB

2014 Instructor’s Art Show, Mid-sun Community Centre – Calgary AB

2014 Thickwood Hills Studio Trail, Guest Artist – Shellbrook SK

2014 Her / Self, Women’s Art Museum Society of Canada – Edmonton AB

2013 Momentum Trade Show & AGM, Mount Royal University – Calgary AB

2013 Valentine’s Market, Market Collective – Calgary AB

2012 Christmas Open House & Trade Show, Momentum – Calgary AB

2012 Christmas Show & Sale, Atlantis Fine Framing Studio – Calgary AB

2012 4 Eyes: A Fine Art Event, Elbow Park Clubhouse – Calgary AB

2011 As You Like It (ArtPoint Member Show), Theatre Calgary – Calgary AB

2010 Eastside Studio Crawl, ArtPoint – Calgary AB

2010 Revealed, Keystone Gallery – Calgary AB

2010 Colour of Whimsy, ArtPoint – Calgary AB

2010 Medium of Exchange, ArtPoint – Calgary AB 

2009 Art In The Park, Fishcreek Provincial Park – Calgary AB

2009 East Side Studio Crawl, ArtPoint – Calgary AB

2009 Alberta Art Days Art Fair, Fishcreek Library – Calgary AB

2008 TEPPA, Throw Away Gallery – Calgary AB (with Koren Scott)

2008 Art In The Park, Bow Valley Interpretive Centre – Calgary AB 

2008 Graduate Show, Alberta College of Art and Design – Calgary AB

2008 Digital Sugar Cubed, EM media – Calgary AB (video festival)

2008 NASAD Review Show, Alberta College of Art and Design – Calgary AB

2008 The Horse Show, Alberta College of Art and Design – Calgary AB (performance festival)

2008 Documentation in the Expanded Field, Alberta College of Art and Design – Calgary AB 

2008 Loss, Alberta College of Art and Design – Calgary AB

2007 The _ _ _ _ _ Show, Alberta College of Art and Design – Calgary AB 

2007 Behind Doors, Alberta College of Art and Design – Calgary AB 

2007 In Memory, Marion Nicoll Gallery – Calgary AB (with Jamie Shiu)

2007 How to Draw a Tree, Marion Nicoll Gallery – Calgary AB 

2007 Fiber Week Show, Alberta College of Art and Design – Calgary AB 

2006 Fall Show and Sale, Alberta College of Art and Design – Calgary AB

2006 The Nemesis Show, Alberta College of Art and Design – Calgary AB (with Darren Wood) 

2006 MADT 203 Taking Back the Airwaves, Alberta College of Art and Design – Calgary AB

2006 Life Forms, Alberta College of Art and Design – Calgary AB 

2006 Spring Show and Sale, Alberta College of Art and Design – Calgary AB

2006 Storefront, Alberta College of Art and Design – Calgary AB

2005 Moving Pictures, Alberta College of Art and Design – Calgary AB 

2005 Fall Awards Show, Alberta College of Art and Design – Calgary AB 

2005 Fall Show and Sale, Alberta College of Art and Design – Calgary AB 

2005 Awards Ceremony Show, Alberta College of Art and Design – Calgary AB

2005 It Came From First Year Studies, Alberta College of Art and Design – Calgary AB 

 

Teaching

2016 Friends of Fish Creek Park – Painting workshop – Calgary AB

2015 In-Definite Arts Society – Artist Residency – Calgary AB

2015 Friends of Fish Creek Park – Painting workshop – Calgary AB

2015 Studio C. Guest Artist. Pop portrait workshop – Calgary AB

2013 Studio C. Guest Artist. Two day portraiture workshop – Calgary AB

 

Public Art

2018 Public Art Installation: Pancake Breakfast, 17th AVE SE BRT project, City of Calgary – Calgary AB

2018 Painted City Utility Box Mentorship Program, Marbank Dr. & 52 St., City of Calgary – Calgary AB

2013 Painted Utility Box Program (commissioned artist), City of Calgary – Calgary AB

2006 Children’s Choice Childcare Services, design and execution of public mural – Calgary AB

 

Presentations, Performances & Professional Activities

2019 Storytelling: Making Facts Matter, Heritage Park Historical Village & Museum – Calgary AB

2018 Buffalo Bill: History Rewrites the Victor, Heritage Park Historical Village & Museum – Calgary AB

2018 Artist Talk, Journey of a Lifetime, Heritage Park Historical Village and Museum – Calgary AB

2016 Kaleidoscope, Confederation Park – Calgary AB

2015 Creekfest, Friends of Fish Creek Park – Calgary AB

2014 Art Battle Canada, Contemporary Calgary MOCA – Calgary AB

2008 IMPART (Media and Performance Art), engaging the community in Acts of Art – Calgary AB 

 

Bibliography

2020  The Gratitude Collaboration, Scott Bradshaw, Seven Ravens Bakehouse. https://www.instagram.com/tv/CBQvOAsgO2U/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

2020  But First Coffee Episode 14 The Importance of Creativity, EllieMac Designs by Ellie McIntosh. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dz0cVGRl3zQ&feature=emb_title

2020  Covid-19 Sketchbook Update. CBC Calgary Instagram. By Kevin Brown. May 12 2020.

2020  Covid-19 Sketchbook Update. CBC Calgary Instagram. By Kevin Brown. April 13 2020.

2020 CBC Homestretch. Interviewed by Doug Dirks. April 2 2020.

2020 Calgary artist conveys COVID-19 fears, hope for the future with beautiful sketches. Calgary Herald. By Eric Volmers, Published April 2 2020.

2020  Covid-19 Sketchbook. CBC Calgary Instagram. By Kevin Brown. March 28 2020.

2016 Taking Art Outdoors. Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society Southern Alberta Chapter: August Greenbites. by Stacey McGuire, Published August 26th 2016. http://cpaws-southernalberta.org/ news/taking-art-outdoors

2008 View Catalog, Painting Department, Alberta College of Art and Design – Calgary AB

 

Published Writing

2009 Artist Proof Gallery, “New Hybrids.” Essay – Calgary AB

2009 filling Station, “June Hills: A Difficult Relationship With the Landscape Tradition.” – Calgary AB 

2008 FFWD, “Going Dutch.”  Visual Arts Review – Calgary AB

2008 FFWD, “Is That a Gold Star on Your BFA?”  Visual Arts Review – Calgary AB 

2008 FFWD, “Better Living Through Ownership.”  Visual Arts Feature Article – Calgary AB

2008 FFWD, “Cube Constructions.”  Visual Arts Review – Calgary AB

2008 FFWD, “Transplanting the Suburban Experience.”  Visual Arts Review – Calgary AB

 

Professional Affiliations

2019 CARFAC (AB Chapter) Member

2014 Women’s Art Museum of Canada Member

2012 Portrait Society of Canada – Canada

2012 Portrait Society of America – USA

2008 Member of ArtPoint Gallery & Studios Society – Calgary AB

2006 Member of TRUCK – Calgary AB

2006 Associate Member of CARFAC, National – Canada

2003 Member of The New Gallery – Calgary AB

2001 Member of The Cosmopolitan Art Group – Calgary AB

 

Awards

2015 Social Entrepreneurship Award, Friends of Fish Creek Park Society – Calgary AB

2007 Jason Lang Scholarship, Alberta Minister of Advanced Education – AB

2007 President’s Honour Roll, Alberta College of Art and Design – Calgary AB

2007 Delwyn Darling Memorial Bursary, Alberta College of Art and Design – Calgary AB

2006 Jason Lang Scholarship, Alberta Minister of Advanced Education – AB

2006 Audrey E. Klinck Memorial Bursary, Alberta College of Art and Design – Calgary AB

2006 Wilfred and Elsie Perrott Bursary, Alberta College of Art and Design – Calgary AB

2006 Delwyn Darling Memorial Bursary, Alberta College of Art and Design – Calgary AB

2005 Jason Lang Scholarship, Alberta Minister of Advanced Education – AB 

2005 Second Year Painting and Drawing Scholarship, Alberta College of Art and Design – Calgary AB 

2005 Alberta College of Art and Design Students’ Association Bursary-Fall – Calgary AB

2004 Delwyn Darling Memorial Scholarship, Alberta College of Art and Design – Calgary AB 

 

Volunteerism

2017 Juror, Jane Cameron Award, In-definite Arts Society – Calgary AB

2011 Treasurer, ArtPoint Gallery & Studios Society – Calgary AB

2010 Auditor for the New Gallery – Calgary AB

2010 Juror, ArtPoint Gallery & Studios Society – Calgary AB

2009 Visual Editor, Filling Station Magazine – Calgary AB

2009 Director at Large, ArtPoint Gallery & Studios Society – Calgary AB

2009 Auditor for the New Gallery – Calgary AB

2008 Auditor for the New Gallery – Calgary AB

2008 Editing Committee, Current Projects, Alberta College of Art and Design – Calgary AB 

2008 Committee, Horse Show, Alberta College of Art and Design – Calgary AB

2007 Auditor for the New Gallery – Calgary AB

2006 Jury member for Marion Nicoll Gallery – Calgary AB 

1999 Volunteer for The Centre Gallery – Calgary AB