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 returned to university and received 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 and many of her paintings reflect this cause 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.

 

She completed a summer residency at the University of Regina in 2015.  In 2016 she completed a mentorship program through CARFAC Saskatchewan with distinguished artist Iris Hauser.





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

 

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 Interior 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

 

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

 

2015                        James Weir Exhibition   Allie Griffin Art Gallery, Weyburn, SK

 

2014                        Art Reach                     Signal Hill Art Gallery, Weyburn, SK

 

2014                        James Weir Exhibition   Allie Griffin Art Gallery, Weyburn, SK

 

2013                        Outside the Box           Sask Central, AGR, Regina,SK                                                                                       

2013                       Outside the Box            Cathedral Free House, AGR, Regina, SK

 

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

 

2011                       WAC Shows Off            WCU Gallery, Weyburn, SK.

 

2010                      James Weir Exhibition     Allie Griffin Art Gallery, Weyburn, SK

 

2009                      James Weir Exhibition     Allie Griffin Art Gallery, Weyburn, SK

 

2008                      James Weir Exhibition     Allie Griffin Art Gallery, Weyburn, SK

 

2007                      A Thousand Miles Apart   Fifth Parallel Gallery, Regina, SK

 

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

 

Fundraiser Exhibitions

 

2014                       Team Kellan Fundraiser.               Calgary AB

 

2012 - 2016             Salon Show and Sale                   Art Gallery of Regina, Regina SK

 

2009 - 2010             Envision Art Auction,                   Weyburn SK

 

Residencies

 

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?, AGAG, Weyburn, SK

 

2016                       Subliminal Reflections, Weyburn Comprehensive School

 

2014                       Portraits of Song, GCHCC, Shaunavon, SK

 

2012                       Portraits of Song, SHAC, Weyburn,SK

 

Relevant Volunteer Experience

 

2015 - 2016             Installation - Salon Show and Sale, Art Gallery of Regina, Regina SK

 

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

 

2008 – 2011             Director, Weyburn Arts Council

 

2011                        Juror, OSAC Visual Arts Program Grants

 

2011                        Treasurer, Weyburn Arts Council

 

2010                        Secretary, Weyburn Arts Council

 

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

 

Relevant Affiliations

 

2015 – present          Amnesty International - member

 

2011 - present           CARFAC Saskatchewan - member

 

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

 

2010 - present           MackenzieArtGallery, Regina, SK - member

 

2005 – present          Beta Sigma Phi XIXI  (art and culture based social group)

 

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