Curriculum Vitae

Angela Grasse
34 Rose Street, Kitchener, Ontario  519-745-3219

As a self-taught artist, I have developed a practice of experimenting with my own ideas, which seem boundless.  Curiosity and research continually drive me daily.  For over 20 years I have taken an explorative approach towards art making. My optimistic approach to life is represented in my art as I find beauty in even the most difficult circumstances.  This beautiful, imperfect life I live is meant to be shared through my creativity, resourcefulness and curiosity.  I hope to influence my audience with joy.  

Studied under
Paula Nadelstern, Jan Beaney, Jean Littlejohn, Penny Berens, Helen Hughes, Jacqui Clarkson, Gunnel Hag, Marion Spanjerdt,  Marg Peters, Jacqueline Sullivan, Gloria Loughman, Cheryl Moote and Sandra Spagnuolo.

Selected Exhibitions and Curating
      2017 After the Summer of Love San Francisco School of Needlework, San Francisco
      2017 Contemporary Canadian Art Quilts Kitchener City Hall, Kitchener
      2017-2011 St. Jacobs Quilt Festival various venues, St. Jacobs
      2016 Solo show   Kwartzlab, Kitchener     
      2016 Transformation Helson Gallery, Georgetown
      2016 Pulse Walter Fedy, Kitchener
      2016 Lenten Meditation Wilfred Laurier University, Waterloo
      2015 Her Cup Runneth Over (Curator) The Button Factory, Waterloo
      2015 Kitchener Waterloo Society of Artists Kitchener Public Library, Kitchener
      2015 Unity Walls of Art Unity Centre, Kitchener
      2015 Reset Green Walter Fedy, Kitchener
      2015 Resurrection Wilfred Laurier University, Waterloo
      2015 Colour Dance Homer Watson Gallery, Kitchener
      2015 A Bird’s Eye View Berlin Tower Art Space, Kitchener
      2015 Flash photography event, Kitchener
      2014 Her Cup Runneth Over (Curator) The Button Factory, Waterloo
      2014 New Hamburg Live Art tour and sale, New Hamburg
      2013 The Birds & the Bees & the Flowers & the Trees Stratford Perth Museum, Stratford
      2013 Unity Walls of Art Unity Centre, Kitchener
      2012 A Sense of Wonder Greenwood Quiltery, Guelph
      2011 Grand National Show Joseph Schneider Haus, Kitchener
      2008 Grand National Show Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener 

Publications and Awards
        Crazy Quilt Quarterly, Bead Embroidery article, Fall 2017
        Crazy Quilt Quarterly, Artwork, Spring 2017        
        Our Quilting Journey, Artwork, Spring 2017
        Crazy Quilt Quarterly, Artwork, Fall 2016
        Through Our Hands, Artwork, Fall 2016
         Stitch, Artwork, August 2016
        Crazy Quilt Quarterly, Art Bra article, Summer 2016
        Crazy Quilt Quarterly, Artwork, Summer  2015
        Crazy Quilt Quarterly, Artwork, Winter 2015
        People’s Choice Award, Unity Walls of Art, 2013
        Rubbing Plate Roundup, Artwork, 2011
        A Needle Pulling Thread, Artwork, Summer 2008
        Creative Ways with Books and Journals, Artwork, 2009        


2017     MemoryMakers,  Facilitated printmaking workshop for seniors.
             Heritage House, Fibre art project for seniors
             Art Shine, Senior’s Program Coordinator and Workshop instructor, ongoing since 2016
             Ray of Hope, Art journal workshops
2016     City of Waterloo, We Are Waterloo, self-portrait workshop
             Waterloo County Quilt and Fibre Festival, Wet Felting adult workshop
2015     Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery, Bead Embroidery
2014     Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery, Crochet for Beginners  
2013     Alzheimer Society, Artist talk and instruction for seniors with dementia
             Waterloo County Quilt and Fibre Festival, Bountiful Beads adult workshop
             Royal City Calligraphy Guild, Decorative Surfaces adult workshop
2012     Wellington County Museum, Sumptuous Surfaces a week-long textile design workshop
             Waterloo County Quilt and Fibre Festival, Funky Flowers adult workshop
2011     Royal City Calligraphy Guild, Design techniques adult workshop
2010     Royal City Calligraphy Guild, Surface Decoration adult workshop   
2007    Waterloo County Quilt Guild, Monthly textile art related workshops   

2018    Ayr Library, Artist in Residence, Waterloo Region

Professional Organizations
Grand Guild of Fibre Artists

Kitchener Waterloo Society of Artists

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