CYNTHIA FUHRER

CURRICULUM VITAE

Education
                      2001-3 - University of Alberta, M.F.A. in Painting, Edmonton, AB
                      2000-1 - University of Guelph, M.F.A. in Painting, Guelph, ON
                      1997-9 - Extracurricular Courses: University of Alberta
                      1994-7 - University of Alberta, B.F.A., Edmonton, AB
                      1992-4 - Grant MacEwan Community College, Fine Art Diploma, Edmonton, AB

Awards
                      2012 - Edmonton Artist Council, CIP Project Grant
                      2010 - Edmonton Artist Trust Fund, Project Grant
                      2008 - Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Project Grant
                      2007 -  Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Project Grant
                                      Edmonton Arts Council, Project Grant
                      2006 - Canada Council Visual Arts, Travel Grant
                                      Edmonton Artist Trust Fund: Travel Grant
                                      Alberta Foundation for the Arts: Project Grant
                      2004 - Canada Council Visual Arts: Creation/Production Grant
                      2002 - Alberta Heritage Graduate Scholarship
                                     Florence Andison Friedman Award
                      2000 - University of Guelph, Delpha Award

Solo Exhibitions
                      2011 - I Make My Own Friends, Harcourt House Gallery, Edmonton, AB, January – February
                      2008 -  Abyss Bliss, Fringe Gallery, Edmonton, AB
                      2007 -  It was the Biggest Brick You Could Have Thrown, Fringe Gallery, Edmonton, AB
                      2005 -  Recent Shootings - Faces and Figures, Scott Gallery, Edmonton, AB
                                       Strict Machine, Fringe Gallery, Edmonton, AB
                                       If this mouth could talk….Harcourt House Gallery, Edmonton, AB
                       2003 - Go a Progress, MFA graduate show, FAB Gallery, U of A, Edmonton, AB
                       2001 - Dank; Zavitz Gallery, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON
                       2000 - Catharsis; Harcourt House Public Gallery, Edmonton, AB

Group Exhibitions
                       2011-12 - Lost and Found, Art Gallery of St. Albert, St. Albert, AB, December 2011- January 2012
                       2008 - Worse things have happened to better people, Works Festival, Stollery Gallery, Edmonton
                       2007 - TURF, Peter Robertson Gallery, Edmonton, AB
                                       Free for All, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
                       2006 - Neither Here Nor There, ArtsHab Gallery, Edmonton, AB
                       2005 - 'Collections - FINA Faculty', University of Kelowna, Kelowna, BC
                       2003 - Fast Forward, FAB Gallery, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
                       2002 - Just Desserts, FAB Gallery, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
                       2001 - 2 - + Headed Projects; Zavitz Gallery, U of G, Guelph, ON
                                      The Helpless Academics; Zavitz Gallery, U of G, Guelph, ON
                       2000 - Curious Hybrids; Douglas Udell Gallery, Vancouver, BC
                                       Fresh Meat; Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton, AB

Teaching and other Art Related Experience
                        1999 - 2009 - Instructor: Figurative Drawing, GMCC Outreach, Edmonton, AB
                        2007 - 2010 - Lead Artist: Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts, Edmonton, AB
                        2007 - Instructor: Portrait Drawing, GMCC Outreach, Edmonton, AB
                        2006 - 2007 - Gallery Assistant: Peter Robertson Gallery, Edmonton, AB
                        2006 - 2007 - Preparator Assistant: Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
                        2005 - Art Education Chair: Harcourt House, Edmonton, AB (Volunteer)
                        2004 - 2005 - Instructor: Figurative Drawing and Painting, Harcourt House, Edmonton
                        2004 - 2006 - Gallery Assistant: Scott Gallery, Edmonton, AB

                        2002 - 2003 - Assistant: various art courses, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
                        2002 - Visual Art Coordinator: Other Voices Magazine (Volunteer), Edmonton, AB
                        2001 - Instructor: Visual Foundations, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
                        2001 -  Instructor: Visual Studies II (Foundations), University of Guelph, Guelph, ON
                        2000 - Print Study Archivist: Bachinski-Chu Print Study Centre, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON
                        1999 - Gallery Assistant: Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton, AB

Publications and Reviews
                       • “Exhibit captures joy of rediscovery”, Janice Ryan, Edmonton Journal, December 20, 2011
                       • “Artists find themselves at AGSA exhibit”, Glenn Cook, St. Albert Leader, December 1, 2011
                       • “Flakes fascinate photographer”, Scott Hayes, St. Albert Gazette, November 30, 2011
                       • “Familiar decay”, Carolyn Jervis, VUE Magazine, Jan 13-18, 2011
                       • “Following Her Bliss”, Jill and Mandy, SEE Magazine, December 18, 2008
                       • “You Gotta Fight For Your Right To Be Arrr-ty!”, Amy Fung, Vue Weekly, July 2007
                       • “A showcase for 'challenging' art”, Gilbert Bouchard, Edmonton Journal, July 18 2007
                       • “Purging Pain Through Art”, Gilbert Bouchard, Edmonton Journal, Dec 29 2006
                       • “Cynthia Gardiner’s Body of Work”, Barbara Dacks, Legacy Magazine, Winter Issue 2006
                       • “Postmodern Touches”, Gilbert Bouchard, Edmonton Journal, January 27 2006
                       • “Shapes in the Shadows”, Agnieszka Matejko, Vue Weekly, January 19 2006
                       • “Portraits of the Artists” Mari Sasano, Edmonton Journal, June 24 2005
                       • “Artist in Touch with Mortality”, Gilbert Bouchard, Edmonton Journal, February 18 2005
                       • “Matter of timing for these artists”, Gilbert Bouchard, Edmonton Journal, , December 12 2003
                       • “Fuhrer Sticks With the Art Gig”, Mike Winters, See Magazine., August 17 2000
                       • “Fresh Meat at Douglas Udell” Ed Charles, Edmonton Journal, May 5 2000

Public Art Projects
                        Alberta Avenue Revitalization Project, Permanent Installation, 3 images selected for granite installation on
                       118th Avenue, Edmonton, AB

Public Art Collections
                       Alberta Foundation for the Arts

Cynthia Fuhrer’s work is included in private collections in Canada, the US, and the UK, and is
represented in Edmonton by The Front Gallery.