Biography CV

Kim Henigman Bruce
Phone: 403.949.2693
Resides: Redwood Meadows, Alberta

Kim studied fine art at The Alberta College of Art & Design and The University of Calgary from 1989 to 2002.  Her formal education is in Interior Design where she received her diploma from Mount Royal University in 1977.

Kim, a native Calgarian, has been published in the New York Times in conjunction with a group show at the R & F Gallery in Kingston, N.Y. and the exhibition catalog from the Grassi Museum in Leipzig, Germany. She has also been reviewed in See Magazine, FFWD Magazine and The Gauntlet.

Major exhibitions include:

  • “DisBound”, Harcourt House, Edmonton, AB (2016)
  • “The Art of the Book”, Seager Gray Gallery, San Francisco, CA (2016 & 17)
  • “Pins & Needles” at Housatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport CO, USA (2014)
  • “Strong Appearance – experimental shoe design” at Grassi Museum in Germany (2013)

Her work is in the collection of the Alberta Foundations for the Arts and is privately and publicly collected throughout Canada, Australia, and the Netherlands.

Kim Bruce resides and works in the foothills of Alberta just outside the City of Calgary.

Education
1989-2002 Fine Art studies Alberta College of Art & Design and University of Calgary
1977 Interior Design Diploma, Mount Royal University

Upcoming Exhibitions

2017 Disbound – The Langham Kaslo, B.C., Sept. 8th – Oct. 29th, 2017
2018 Disbound – Cecelia Croker Gallery, Hartsville, South Carolina, Sept – Oct, 2018

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2016 DisBound – Harcourt House, Edmonton, AB, April 21 – May 27, 2016
How I Got Here – Western GM Drumheller Gallery, Drumheller, AB, Jan 5 – 28
2012 Negative Space – Dade Gallery, Calgary, AB, March 3 – April 15
2011 Off the Wall – Visual Arts Alberta Assoc., Edmonton, AB, April 28 – May 28
2010 DiverCity – Epcor Center for the Performing Arts, Calgary, AB, October 4 – January 3
2009 Face the Figure – ArtFirm Gallery, Calgary, AB, November 26 – December 23
2007 About Face – ArtFirm Gallery, Calgary, AB, June 9 – July 6
2006 Dips, Tychs & Polyptychs, Gallery Lacosse, Winnipeg, Manitoba, May 12 – 25
2005 onEdge – ArtFirm, Calgary, AB, October 22 – November 10,
2004 All about Eve – Untitled Art Society, Calgary, AB, April 1 – 30

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017
Material Memories,
Frederick Holmes Gallery, March 2 – April 2, Seattle, WA. 2 person show with Seattle-Based Japanese Artist, Naoka Morisawa
The Art of the Book, Seager Gray Gallery, May 2 – 31, San Francisco, CA

2016
Transformation: An Exhibition of Altered Books, Helson Gallery, Halton Hills Cultural Centre, Sept 14 – Nov 27, Halton Hills, ON
The Art of the Book, Seager Gray Gallery, May 3 – June 5, San Francisco, CA
artMRKT, Seager Gray Gallery,  April 27 – May 1, San Francisco, CA
Materials Matter, Seager Gray Gallery, Jan 30 – Feb 28, San Francisco, CA
Kiyooka Ohe Arts Centre Fundraiser Auction, April 8, Calgary, AB

2015
Alternative Spaces – J. Creighton Design, October 16-17, Calgary, AB
Baby Jesus – Christine Klassen Gallery, June 24 to 27, Calgary, AB

2014
Pins & Needles, Housatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport CT, USA
January 20 – February 20
UnDressed SCICA Gallery, Tannery Santa Cruz, CA, May 7 – Jun 29
Still Burning Burns Visual Art Society 35th Anniversary, Passage Gallery, Calgary, AB, Sept 15 – Jan 15, 2015, Colleen Sharpe – Curator

2013
Strong appearance! – experimental shoe design
GRASSI Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Leipzig, Germany
March 28 – September 29, 2013, Catalogue
2012
Artists Choice, Alberta Society of Artists, Lougheed House, Calgary, AB, Sept 9 – Oct 30
Summer Survey II, Jarvis Hall Fine Art. Calgary, AB, August 9 – September 20

2011
Pulse: Alberta Society of Artists at 80 Years*, Triangle Gallery of Visual Arts, Calgary, AB, July 7 – Aug 25, Mary-Beth Laviolette Exhibition Curator
Bring the Noise*, Jarvis Hall Fine Art, Calgary, AB, July 5 – Sept 2
Leighton Center, Juried Members Show, April 23 – May 29
ASA Gallery – Lougheed House, Calgary,  February 2 – March 27
B&W – DaDe Art & Design Lab, Calgary, March 11 – April 22
*Denotes Catalogue

2010
“New Members” – Sculptors Society of Canada, Toronto, December 8, 2010 – January 7, 2011
Sculptors Society of Canada 11 Annual Emerging Sculptors Exhibition, Toronto, Aug 10 – Sept 10

2009
Visage – Artfirm Gallery, Calgary, 4 person show with Carl White, Robert Pierce, Laurie Steen, January 8 – February 7
Diversity – Visual Arts Alberta, Edmonton, June 18 – July 18

2008
Seasonable Salon – Artfirm Gallery, Calgary, Alberta – Gallery Artists, November 27 – December 23
The Whyte Museum Shop, Banff, Alberta; July 30 – August 28
EyeQ – Alternate venue April 8 – May 15
Summertide – Artfirm Gallery, Calgary, Alberta,  Gallery Artists, July 17 – August 16

2007
Snap to Grid – LACDA Los Angles Center for Digital Art, Sept 13 – Oct 4
Home Bodies – Profiles Public Art Gallery, St. Albert, Ab, June 7 – 30
3 person show with Bev Tosh and Elizabeth Clark
Summertide – Artfirm Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Gallery Artists, July 25 -Aug 31
A Seasonal Salon -Artfirm Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Gallery Artists, Nov 22 -Dec 31

2006
Give & Take, The Gallery at R & F, Kingston, New York, Dec 2 to Jan 27
4 person show with Valerie Hammond, Judith Kindler & John Maul
Taking Liberties, Harcourt House Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, May 25 – June 17
Articulate – Artfirm in conjunction with The Triangle Gallery Winter Art Stroll, Calgary, Jan 20 – Feb 10
Flux – Art Ark Gallery, Kelowna, B.C. – December 1 – January 30

2005
Mixed Bag – Arts on Atlantic, Calgary,Alberta, November 4 –27
A Mystery of Flesh (Figuratively Speaking) – Untitled Art Society in conjunction with the Triangle Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Jan 20-22

2004
The Anonymous Art Event – Art Firm, Calgary, Alberta, November 19
The Studio – Triangle Gallery, Calgary, November 4 – 6, 2004 to 2008
Taking Liberties – Red Deer and District Allied Arts Council, Red Deer, Ab, July 8 – Aug 27
Clear Cut: the under story – Bowman Center, Lethbridge, Alberta, May 22 – July 10
Clear Cut: the under story – Red Deer Museum, Red Deer, Alberta, Oct 3 – Nov 21
MiniArture* – Triangle Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, January 15 – March 13
*Denotes Catalogue

2003
Tactile, Artspace, Calgary, Alberta, October 10-23
Summer Salon Show, Garrison Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, June 20 –Sept 2,

2002
Urban Dialects, Artspace, Calgary, Alberta, August 1-31

2001
Open Windows, Devonian Art Gallery, Untitled Art Society, Calgary, Alberta January 3 – 21
Disposition, The Point of Art, Calgary, Alberta, Sept 27 – Oct 17 two person show with Susan Whyte

2000
Parallel Lines*, Leighton Centre, Burns Visual Arts Society, Calgary, Alberta
November 4 – 17 (juried) *Denotes Catalogue

Bibliography

Meaghan Baxter FFWD, “Pulse exhibit showcases polarizing debate”, July 28, 2011
Monique Westra for Galleries West, “Pulse: The Alberta Society of Artists at 80, Years, Triangle Gallery of Visual Arts” June 25, 2011
Akimbo: DICK AVERNS in Calgary 07/19/11 “Pulse at Triangle Gallery | Iran do Espirito Santo at Illingworth Kerr Gallery | Diabolique at The Founders’ Gallery | KOAC”
Heath MCcoy, Calgary Herald, “Pulse: Tensions and debate have fuelled growth in Alberta Society of the Arts for 80 years” June 23, 2011
Mike Landry, Things of Desire, “Face the Figure” November 26, 2009
Mari Saano, Edmonton Journal, “Domestic goddesses still have stereotypes to sweep” June 8, 2007
Olav Pokne,  Saint City News, St. Albert, “Challenging Gender Roles”,June 8, 2007
Michelle Falkenstein, The New York Times, “Creating Unusual Paints, and Teaching Artists How to Use Them”, December 31, 2006
Christa O’Keefe, See Magazine, “Ladies on Lady”, May25-31, 2006 #652 Edmonton
Wes LaFortune, ffwd, “It’s a small world”, Vol 9 No 10, Feb 12, 2004 Calgary
Karoline Czerski, , The Gauntlet, Vol 44, Issue #26; “Who says size doesn’t matter?”Jan 22/04

Grants & Awards

Alberta Foundation for the Arts –  Crating and shipping grant for Disbound 2017
Alberta Foundation for the Arts – Art Production Grant 2012

Collections

The Alberta Foundations for the Arts
GRASSI Museum für Angewandte Kunst
Private Collections, Canada, Australia, Netherlands

Virtual Collections
The Virtual Shoe Museum, Artist Page: Kim Bruce

Talks and Seminars

2016 
2 part presentation about artist website for Visual Arts Alberta Carfac

2014
Calgary School of Art – I can be Googled, Therefore I am.
Swintons – How to get found online.

2013
Thriving Artist Summit – The domino effect of blogging & creating search engine searchable images
WordCamp Edmonton – What you ought to know about the visual art website
Unititled Arts Society – Using WordPress for Fine Art
WordCamp Calgary – The Difference of the Visual Art Website

2012
Red Deer Arts Council – Half day workshop – What you need to know to set up an art website
Alberta Society of Artists – How to Get Your Art Found Online

Affilations

Sculptors Society of Canada
Alberta Society of Artists (Full Member)
Visual Arts Alberta Association
Burns Visual Arts Society

Contact Information

Kim Bruce, D.I.D., A.S.A.
14 Redwood Meadows Court
Redwood Meadows, Alberta, CanadaT3Z 1A3
Phone: 403.949.2693