2018 . Contact, Neutral Ground Gallery, Regina SK
2015 . PhD. Cultural Studies, Queen's University
2009 . MFA . Visual Arts: Intermedia, University of Regina
1995-99 . Visual Arts . Emily Carr University
1994 . BA . Communication, Simon Fraser University
selected solo exhibitions
Cartopgraphies for the Next 150, Art Gallery of Regina, July 5 - Sept. 6, 2018.
Unmapping the Last Best West, Modern Fuel Gallery, Kingston ON. Jan. 2 - Feb. 18, 2017.
Prairie History Redux, Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina SK. Oct. 18, 2015 - Feb. 18, 2016.
Unmapping the Last Best West, Comox Valley Art Gallery, Courtenay BC. July 12 - Sept. 17, 2016; Plain Red Art Gallery, Regina SK. Mar. 11 - Apr. 22, 2016.
Unmapping Assiniboia, in "Indian Fine Arts Faculty Show," First Nations University of Canada Gallery, Regina SK. Mar. 4 - Apr. 11, 2014.
Landmarks, at Fieldwork, Maberly ON. May-June, 2012.
The Whispering City, in "Natural Forms," Neutral Ground Gallery, Regina SK. Sept. 10 - Oct.30, 2010.
We Breathe Together, in "Create the Situation," Portland OR / Winnipeg MB. Online Exhibition 2009 -. http://createthesituation.tumblr.com/
The Idea Behind, MFA Solo Exhibition, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina SK. Nov. 22 - Dec .8, 2008.
Motion Mapping, in "Satellite Festivals (Be Longing)," Provflux V, Providence RI. Aug. 7 - 11, 2008.
In This Place, in "Infinite Exchange Gallery," 01SJ, San Jose CA. June 6, 2008.
Ice Room, in "Fire & Ice," Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina SK. Feb., 2007.
Yes, in "Open Engagement," University of Regina, Regina SK. Oct., 2007.
The Line-Up Utility Kit, in "Infinite Exchange Gallery," Nuit Blanche, Toronto ON.
Garage Dreams, in "The Garage Show," Regina SK. Sept. 8, 2007.
Reality, in "Real Estate: Ceremonies of Possession," Art Gallery of Regina, SK. Sept. 4 - Oct. 13, 2007.
Have One, University of Regina Public Sculpture, Regina SK. Sept. 2007 - Aug. 2008.
City Blocks, with Jennifer Delos Reyes, in "Fire & Ice," Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina SK. Feb., 2006.
House, in "Wood," at Two Rivers Art Gallery, Prince George BC. Mar. 31 - June 23, 2006.
Fence, in "Track," Wayward Girls, Downtown Eastside, Vancouver BC. June 18, 2005.
Wind Gate, in "Hive: SWARM," Blue Cobalt Studio Gallery, Vancouver BC. Apr. 16 - May 23, 2005.
And I Looked Up and Saw the Wire, in "Closet," Good Shepherd Center, Seattle WA. June 18 -19, 2004.
Bumbershimmer, at "Bumbershoot Festival," Seattle WA. 2001-04.
My Culture Has, in "Artropolis," Vanouver BC, Spring, 2001.
Keeping the Tower, Mediatheque: Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina SK. Sept. 5 - Nov. 14, 2015
Leaf Forever, at Sled Island Festival, Glenbow Museum Theatre, Calgary AB. June 19, 2014.
Keeping the Tower, in "Media X," Gallery West / White Water Gallery, Toronto / North Bay ON. Nov. 9, 2013 / Feb. 14, 2014.
Shelter, in "Open Engagement 2010," Portland State University, Portland OR. May 13-18, 2010.
I Have a Secret (2007) screenings:
- 2012 . East West: AKA, Saskatoon SK
- 2012 . Square Pegs V: Modern Fuel, Kingston ON
- 2011 . Red Rover: Emmedia, Calgary AB / Paved Arts, Saskatoon SK
- 2010 . WIFT-T Reception @ TIFF, Toronto ON
- 2009 . Toronto Urban Film Festival, Toronto ON
- 2007 . One Minute Film & Video Festival, Toronto ON
Hello Neighbour, in One Minute Film & Video Festival, Toronto ON, 2003
Unsettling, Agnes Etherington Gallery, Kingston ON, Sept. 25, 2015; Fifth Parallel Gallery, Regina S,. May 17, 2015.
Unofficial Apology, in "SHIFT: Dialogues of Migration in Contemporary Art," Strandline Curatorial Collective & MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina SK.
Oh Baby, in "D.U.C.K. Repertoire", The Seahorse, Halifax NS, Summer, 1990.
Mine (with Katrina Dunn, Su-Feh Lee, Mary Lou Trinkwon, and Anne Troake), in "Duck! It's Tragic Mulatto", R.J. Christie's, Vancouver BC. Fall, 1989.
A Sort of Celebration, in "Duck and Loving It," Firehall Arts Centre, Vancouver BC. Fall, 1989.
City on the Edge, with Kokoro Dance, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver BC, Summer 1990.
social practice & community art projects
The Breathing City, Queen City Exhibition, Regina SK, 2010
Luminance, Isabel Johnson Shelter, Regina SK, 2009
Port City Connect, Burnaby Art Gallery / New York Harbor School, Governor's Island, New York NY, 2007
Communty Textures, City of Vancouver: Moberly Arts and Cultural Centre & Sunset Community Centre, 2004
Heights Mosaic (with Glen Anderson and Shelley Twist), Burnaby BC, 2000-01
Branscombe House Residency Projects, Richmond BC, June 3-July 26, 2017.
Luminance, YWCA Isabel Johnson Shelter Artist Residency, Regina, SK. March 8, 2010.
/in/stall, with Judy Anderson, Kyle Herranen, Sheila Norse, and Jeff Nye, Lane Level Artists' Collective, Regina SK, Sept. 6, 2008.
Say Hello, 5th Parallel Art Gallery, Regina SK, August 13-17, 2007.
University of Regina President's Art Collection, with Jennifer Delos Reyes, University of Regina, 2006-2008.
Fifth Parallel Gallery, Regina SK, 2006-08.
Track, Co-Curator with Sharon Kallis and Connie Sabo, Wayward Girls Artists' Collective, Vancouver BC, Aug. 13, 2005.
Duck and Loving It, Firehall Arts Centre, Vancouver BC, 1989
Duck! It's Tragic Mulatto, R.J. Christie's, Vancouver BC, 1989
Ducks Ducks Ducks, Firehall Arts Centre, Vancouver BC, 1988
"Prairie History Redux," with Blair Fornwald, Public: Art / Culture / Ideas (Spring 2018) Issue #57, 270-73.
"On Critical Art Writing," CARFAC SK Newsletter (March / April 2018) 8-9.
"Exhibition Essay, Catherine Blackburn and Katherine Boyer: My History, My Tradition," Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils (OSAC) Arts on the Move, (Spring, 2015).
"Unsettling the Last Best West: Restorying Settler Imaginaries," Revue d'art canadienne / Canadian Art Review Volume 29 (Summer 2014), No. 1. 7-8.
"To PhD or not to PhD?" MAWA News (Fall 2014), 13.
"Settler Connections: 5th Generation Migrant Engagement," Migration and Displacement, Lalit Kala Contemporary (LKC), (New Delhi: The National Academy of Art, forthcoming)
"Have One," Fuse, 34:1 (2011) 7-8.
"Mapping Regina (and Saskatchewan and the people)," Small Cities Imprint, Volume 3 (2011), No. 1, pp. 59 - 65.
panels & presentations
Artist Talk, "Cartographies for the Next 150," Art Gallery of Regina, July 11, 2018.
Artist Talk, "Art for Lunch," University of Regina Visual Arts Lecture Series, Regina SK. March 23, 2018.
Artist Talk, Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond BC, December 7, 2017.
Artist Talk, Richmond City Hall, Richmond BC, January 26, 2017.
Artist Talk, Richmond City Hall Council Chambers, Richmond BC, January 19, 2017.
Artist Talk, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver BC, January 17, 2017.
Artist Talk, North Island College, Courtenay BC, July 14, 2017.
Presenter, "Dialogic Cartographies," at Where is Here?: Deep Mapping, Small Cities and Sustainable
Artist Talk, "Art for Lunch," University of Regina Visual Arts Lecture Series, Regina SK. Feb. 12, 2016
Panelist, "The Moveable Feast Provocation Series #1: Independent Artists: Live. Here. Now." Curtain Razors, Regina SK. Feb. 5, 2016.
Artist Talk, Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina SK. January 16, 2016.
Co-Chair, with Erica Grimm and Scott Marsden, "Practice-based Research: Making Meaning/Exploring Research-praxis in the Academy," at UAAC/AAUC 2014 Conference, OCAD University, Toronto. October 23-26, 2014.
Co-Presenter, with Judy Anderson, Katherine Boyer, and Lionel Peyachew, "Indian Fine Arts: Four Concepts, One Department," at Imagining Canada's Future: A First Nations, Métis & Inuit Research Showcase, University of Regina and First Nations University. March 24-28, 2014.
Co-Presenter, with Mimi Gellman, "Indigenous/ Settler Engagement: Dialogues on Writing the Land," Symposium on Decolonial Aesthetics from the Americas, Hart House, U Toronto ON. October 10-13, 2013.
Co-Presenter with Leah Decter, Mimi Gellman, Karl Hardy: Dispelling Utopia: Rethinking and Restorying, Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA) conference, Saskatoon, SK June 13- 15, 2013.
Moderator, "Diversified: The Art Bank & Canadian Culture" - Dr. Ashok Mathur, Dr. Andrea Fatona, and Brendan Fernandes; Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston ON. March, 2013.
Co-Presenter with Dannys Montes de Oca Moreda and Collin Wiggins, "Curating the City," at Queen's Cultural Studies Seminar Series, Kingston ON. October, 2011.
Presenter, "Unsettling the Last Best West," Undisciplined: Queen's Cultural Studies Graduate Symposium, Kingston ON. Sept. 2011 & 2012.
Presenter, with John G. Hampton, Robert Hengeveld and Crystal Mowry, "Natural Forms," Neutral Ground Gallery, Regina SK. Sept. 2010.
Presenter, ""Mapping Regina (and Saskatchewan and the people)," at Map My Culture: Community and Space in Small Cities, at CURA (Canadian University Research Alliance) Conference, Courtenay BC. May 2009.
research, academic & professional
2009 - present . Sessional Instructor, University of Regina, Regina SK
2009 - 2018 . Sessional Instructor, First Nations University of Canada, Regina SK
2018-19 . Mentor, CARFAC Saskatchewan Visual Art Mentorship Program
2018 . Analyst and Researcher, CARFAC Sask Critical Writing Mentorship Program,
2018 . Researcher & Writer, Advisory Note on Artist Residencies, CARFAC Sask, Regina SK
2018 . Mentor, CARFAC Sask Critical Writing Mentorship Program, Regina SK
2013-16 Research Assistant, Dr. Lynda Jessup, Queen's University, Kingston ON
2013-16 . Research Assistant, Bachelor of Fine Arts Planning Committee, Queen's
2012-13 . Teaching Fellow, Queen's University, Kingston ON
2012-13 . Lead Organizer: Queen's Visiting Scholars Project: Dr. Ashok Mathur
2008-09 . Mentor, CARFAC Saskatchewan Visual Art Mentorship Program
2006-08 . Research Assistant, Regina Cultural Mapping Project, University of Regina
1999-06 . Fine and Performing Arts Programmer, Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Burnaby BC
2001-06 . Visual Arts Instructor, Shadbolt Centre for the Arts and Burnaby Art Gallery,
university teaching - courses taught
Introduction to Art - Art practices and traditions of the present and the past, criticism and aesthetics from the viewpoint of the artist. Discussions by artists and gallery visits included.
Introduction to Art History - A survey of visual culture from prehistoric times to the present.
North American Indigenous Art History - A survey of North American Indian art from prehistory to the present. Analysis of styles in their historical context, development of the specialist's vocabulary.
Early Canadian Indigenous Art History - A course investigating the change in Indian art styles and media as the result of European contact in Canada.
Indigenous Art and the 20th (& 21st)Century - A course examining twentieth-century Indigenous art. Politics, revolution, education, and economic issues of Canada, USA, and Mexico are considered as affecting stylistic developments.
Post 1945 Contemporary Art Histories (co-taught with Dr. Clive Robertson) - This course will examine the histories, meanings and sites of contemporary art in the metropolitan West from 1945 to the present. Students will become familiar not only with the works themselves, but with shifts in critical conceptions and popular media that affect both the production and reception of contemporary art.
Modern & Contemporary Art History - A selective examination of issues in Canadian art history and historical practice, especially as they inform the production and critique of the history of Canadian art.
Canadian Art and Cultural Identity - Art in Canada from the colonial period to the present. Students will be introduced to issues of culture, ethnicity and gender, in relation to the Canadian context.
Three Dimensional Foundation (studio) - This foundation studio course provides undergraduate students with an introduction to the principles, processes, and vocabulary of three-dimensional art practices. Students will develop a practical understanding of sculpture, installation, site-specificity, performance, and socially engaged practices.
Introduction to Intermedia (studio) - An introduction to the theoretical framework and practical application of Intermedia practice, involving several of the following: time-based electronic and digital media, performance art, artist's books and installation.
Installation and New Media (studio) (co-taught with Kathleen Sellars) - An introduction to the theoretical framework and practical application of Intermedia practice, involving several of the following: time-based electronic and digital media, performance art, artist's books and installation.
board & committee service
2016 - . Board Member, Sâkêwêwak Artists' Collective, Regina SK
2014 - 16. Board Member, Neutral Ground Gallery & Soil Digital Media, Regina SK
2013 . Member, Walking with Our Sisters Committee, First Nations University, Regina SK
2013-16 Member, Events Committee, Neutral Ground Gallery, Regina SK
2012-13 Member, Cultural Studies Project Committee, Queen's University, Kingston ON
2011-13 Member, Cultural Studies Seminar and Curriculum Committee, Queen's University, Kingston ON
2007-08 Member, Faculty of Fine Arts Strategic Planning Committee, U Regina, Regina SK
2006-08 Board Member, Fifth Parallel Gallery, Regina SK
2006-08 Mentor, Visual Arts Students Association, University of Regina SK
2004-06 Board Member, Cineworks Filmmakers Society, Vancouver BC
2014 - . Member, Sâkêwêwak Artists' Collective, Regina SK
2013-15 . Member, Video Pool Media Arts Centre, Winnipeg MB
2013 - . Member, MAWA (Mentoring Artists for Women's Art), Winnipeg MB
2012-13- . Member, Corridor Culture, Kingston ON
2012-13 . Member, Fieldwork Collective, Maberly ON
2011 - . Modern Fuel Artist Run Centre, Kingston ON
2010 - . Member, Neutral Ground Gallery & Soil Digital Media, Regina SK
2010-12 . Member, Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative, Regina SK
2009 - . Member, CARFAC
2006-08 . Board Member . Fifth Parallel Gallery, Regina SK
2006-08 . Mentor, Visual Arts Students Association, U Regina
2004-06 . Board Member, Cineworks Filmmakers Society, Vancouver BC
2017 In the Hole Residency, with Linda Duvall, Saskatoon SK
2017 City of Richmond Branscombe House, Richmond, BC
2016. Comox Valley Art Gallery, Courtenay BC
2014. Wallace Stegner House, Eastend SK (also 2011 & 2010)
2013 . MAWA, Winnipeg MB
2010 . Queen City Exhibition, Regina SK
2009/10 . Isabel Johnson Shelter, Regina SK
2004/05 . Vancouver Parks Board: Moberly Community Centre, Vancouver BC
grants, awards & scholarships
2018 . Saskatchewan Arts Board Microgrant
2017/18 . Saskatchewan Arts Board Independent Artists Grant
2016 . Saskatchewan Arts Board Independent Artists Grant
2016 . Saskatchewan Foundation for the Arts Literary Artists Award
2015/16 . Saskatchewan Arts Board Independent Artists Grant
2014 . Arts '49 Principal Wallace Fellowship
2013 . Ontario Graduate Scholarship
2013 . Queen's Graduate Award
2013 . Graduate Dean's Doctoral Field Travel Grant
2012 . R.S. McLaughlin Fellowship
2011 . Queen's University Graduate Scholarship
2011 . Queen's University GETA Entrance Scholarship
2011 . Ontario Graduate Scholarship
2011 . Saskatchewan Filmpool Production Grant
2010 . Saskatchewan Arts Board Travel Grant
2009 . Saskatchewan Arts Board Creative Partnerships Grant
2009 . Saskatchewan Arts Board Travel Grant
2008 . Graduate Centennial Merit Scholarship, U Regina
2008 . Doris & W.A.Riddell Fine Arts Scholarship, U Regina
2008 . Alumni Association Scott Irving Spirit Award, U Regina
2007 . Graduate Students' Association Scholarship, U Regina
2007 . Alumni Association Leadership Award, U Regina
2007 . Graduate Centennial Merit Scholarship, U Regina
2007 . Graduate Student Travel Award, U Regina
2007 . University of Regina Sculpture Competition Award
Joanne Bristol, "to be exact," Art Gallery of Regina Exhibition Catalogue, Cartographies for the Next 150," July, 2018.
Maggie Shirley, Exhibition Review: Make Art Place, Galleries West, Spring 2017.
CJTR Queen City Improvement Bureau, Prairie History Redux, January 28, 2016.
Martin, Ashley. "Barbara Meneley's Prairie History Redux is an artistic reflection of Saskatchewan's complex history," Leader Post, January 17, 2016.
Beatty, Gregory. Barbara Meneley (Updated), Prairie Dog Magazine, Jan. 16, 2016.
CTV Morning Live, "Preview: Prairie History Redux," November 5, 2015.
Canadian Art: "Must-Sees This Week: October 15 to 21, 2015." (Prairie History Redux)
Canadian Art: "Must-Sees This Week: September 3 to 9, 2015." (Keeping the Tower)
Hampton, John G. "natural Forms," Neutral Ground Gallery catalogue, Regina SK, 2011
Beatty, Gregory. "Nature, My Grass," Prairie Dog Magazine, 2010
Bessai, Margaret. "Nature in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction," Blackflash, 2010
Rennie, Sheryl. "Luminance," CBC Radio Blue Sky / Afternoon Show, Mar. 8, 2010
Miliokas, Nick. "Art Can be Found in Unusual Places," Regina Leader Post, Sept. 4, 2008
Delos Reyes, Jennifer. "Art After Aesthetic Distance," Open Engagement catalogue, 2007
Robertson, Carmen. "Real Estate : Ceremonies of Possession," Art Gallery of Regina, 2007
Delos Reyes, Jennifer and Lori Gordon. Infinite Exchange Gallery catalogue, 2007
Farr, Sheila. "Ethereal Dresses Honor Spirit of Wayward Girls," Seattle Times, June 25, 2004
Lacey, Liam. "What, no Odes to Spring? No spiritual journeys?" Globe & Mail, June 1, 1990
Wyman, Max. "Fun featured in delightfully absurd dances," The Province, Dec. 10, 1989
Scott, Michael. "DUCK performance a throwback," The Vancouver Sun, May 11, 1989
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