About me


Bio

 

Marilyn Nelson was born in the ranch land of South-west Saskatchewan.  After working many years as a Medical Laboratory Technologist, she switched paths and returned to university to attain her BFA with distinction (Visual Art) from the University of Regina in 2011. A proponent of social equity and social justice, she is a member of Amnesty International; many of her paintings reflect this theme in an abstract expressive style. She works out of her studio near Griffin, SK, has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions throughout Saskatchewan, and has work in private collections throughout Canada and the United States.

 

 




Marilyn Nelson is an abstract painter interested in portraying visually the emotion she hears in musical selections.  She is known for her large expressive paintings full of vibrant colour.

 

CV

 

 

Education

 

 

2020 (confirmed)       Mixed Media painting with Jean Pederson                                                                              Red Deer College, Red Deer AB

 

2019                          Mixed Media painting with Jean Pederson                                                                              Red Deer College, Red Deer AB

 

2018                          Seeing the Land workshop with Amy Dryer                                   

                                  Art Gallery of Regina, Regina, SK  

     

2017                          The Visual Language of Abstraction with Blu Smith                 

                                  Art Gallery of Regina, Regina, SK                                                                                      

2015 – 2016              CARFAC SK Mentorship program with Iris Hauser

 

2011                          BFA (distinction)            

                                  University of Regina, Visual Arts Major                                                                                  Regina, SK

 

2008                          ID                                

                                  Sheffield School of Design                                                                                                      Toronto, ONT 

 

 

Solo Exhibitions 

 

 

2014                           Portraits of Song             Grand Coteau Heritage & Cultural Centre,                                                                             Shaunavon, SK

 

2012                           Portraits of Song             Signal Hill Art Centre, Weyburn, SK

 

 

Collaborative Exhibitions

 

 

2016                             Where Is the Love?         Allie Griffin Art Gallery, Weyburn, SK

 

 

Group Exhibitions

 

 

2020 (confirmed)     Digitial Art for Alley Doors      Regina Downtown Bus. Improvement,                                                                                    Regina, SK

 

2019                        J.W.P.C. Winners Ex.             WCU Gallery, Weyburn, SK

 

2018                        Diversity At It’s Finest            Signal Hill Art Gallery, Weyburn, SK

 

2018                        Saskatchewan Summer         Signal Hill Art Gallery, Weyburn, SK

 

2017                        Canada as We See It             Signal Hill Art Gallery, Weyburn, SK

 

2017                        Timeraiser150                        The Owl, Regina, SK

 

2016                        Mentorship Exhibition             CARFAC Gallery, Regina, SK

 

2016                        What’s Up Weyburn                Signal Hill Art Gallery, Weyburn, SK

 

2015                        Divergent Pathways                Allie Griffin Art Gallery, Weyburn, SK

 

2015                        Art Reach                                Signal Hill Art Gallery, Weyburn, SK

 

2007 - 2020             James Weir Exhibition             Allie Griffin Art Gallery, Weyburn, SK

 

2014                        Art Reach                                Signal Hill Art Gallery, Weyburn, SK

 

2013                        Outside the Box Exhibition      Sask Central, Art Gallery of  Regina,                                                                                      Regina, SK

 

2013                        Outside the Box Exhibition      Cathedral Free House, 

                                                                                 Art Gallery of Regina

 

2011                        U of R Graduate Exhibition      Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK

 

2011                        WAC Shows Off                       WCU Gallery, Weyburn, SK

 

2007                        A Thousand Miles Apart           Fifth Parallel Gallery (student run),                                                                                         Regina, SK

 

 

Fundraiser Exhibitions

 

 

2014                        Team Kellan Fundraiser            Calgary, AB.

 

2012 - 2019             Salon Show and Sale                Art Gallery of Regina, Regina, SK

 

2009 - 2010             Envision Art Auction                  Weyburn, SK

 

 

Awards

 

 

2019                        Millie Coghill Fine Arts Award    Administered by Weyburn Arts                                                                                               Council

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2015                        Resident Artist, University of Regina, Visual Arts (Summer Program)

 

 

Art Talks/Workshops

 

 

2016                      Painting Expressively Using Music as Inspiration, SHAC, Weyburn, SK

 

2016                      Where Is The Love?, Allie Griffin Art Gallery, Weyburn, SK

 

2016                      Subliminal Reflections, Art Club, WCH, Weyburn, SK

 

2016                      Subliminal Reflections, Grade 11 Art Class, WCH, Weyburn, SK

 

2014                      Portraits of Song, Grand Coteau Heritage & Culture Centre,                                                                                Shaunavon, SK

 

2012                      Portraits of Song, Signal Hill Arts Centre, Weyburn, SK

 

 

Relevant Volunteer Experience

 

 

2014 - present       Salon Show and Sale, Art Gallery of Regina, Regina SK

 

2008 – 2011           Director, Weyburn Arts Council

 

2011                       Juror, OSAC Visual Arts Program Grants

 

2008                       Clay workshops, Signal Hill Art Centre, Weyburn, SK

 

 

Relevant Affiliations

 

 

2017 – present         Weyburn Artists Workshop - member

 

2011 - present          CARFAC Saskatchewan - member

 

2011 - present           Art Gallery of Regina, Regina, SK - member

 

2010 - present           Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK - member

 

2000 – present          Signal Hill Art Centre (SHAC), Weyburn, SK – member