KARI DUKE

CURRICULUM VITAE
 
Kari Duke lives in Edmonton, Alberta, in a small community near the University surrounded by urban alleys that tend to reflect an untouched and overgrown environment. “I find the reflections in the puddles after a heavy rain or the play of light on the old fences to be an exciting subject matter. The naked trees in winter, the deep snow, and the simplicity of the old back alleys in changing seasons, is what draws me in time and time again.” Kari Duke’s work is portrayed by many as nostalgic, and reminiscent of a simpler time. The colorful paintings have a fresh confident feel that captures the charm of an earlier era. The Canadian icon aspect of her work speaks to those not only in Alberta, but all across Canada.
 
Solo Exhibitions
 
2013
“Kari Duke & Tom Gale”
The Front Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
 
2012
“Commonplace Beauty”
The Front Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
 
“New Work”
Gibson Fine Art, Calgary, Alberta
 
2011
“Canmore Memories”
Avens Gallery, Canmore, Alberta
 
2010
“New Paintings”
The Front Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
 
2009
“New Work”
Avens Gallery, Canmore, Alberta
 
2009
“New Work”
Front Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
 
2008
“Down the Lane”
The Front Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
 
2007
“Pallet Expressions”
Kensington Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
 
2007
“Back Alleys and River Valley Landscapes”
The Front Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
 
2006
“New Work”
The Front Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
 
2005
“Impressions and Reflections II”
The Front Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
 
2004
“Impressions and Reflections”
The Front Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
 
2004
“Backlane Blues and Other Hues”
Art Beat Gallery, St. Albert, Alberta 
 
2003
“Places and Perceptions”
The Front Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
 
2002
“Art in the Lobby”
Waterdale Theatre, Edmonton, Alberta
 
1995
“Upstairs Gallery”
Hope, British Columbia
 
Group Exhibitions
 
2009
“New Arrivals”
Collectors Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
 
2005
“Town and Country”
Art Beat Gallery, St. Albert, Alberta
 
2003
Art Beat Gallery, St. Albert, Alberta
 
 
Collections
 
Lois Hole Robbins Pavilion, Edmonton, Alberta
Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation, Edmonton, Alberta
Mazankowski Heart Institute, Edmonton, Alberta
 
Published Works
 
2009
“Old Strathcona Business Association” magazine cover, Edmonton, Alberta
 
2004
“Alberta Views” magazine cover, Edmonton, Alberta
 
1998
“Federation of Canadian Arts” magazine, Vancouver, British Columbia
 
1997
“Federation of Canadian Arts” magazine, Vancouver, British Columbia
 
Articles Published
 
2013
Arabella
Back Alley Beauty, Toronto, Ontario
 
2005
Galleries West Magazine, Edmonton, Alberta
 
2004
Vue Weekly, Edmonton, Alberta
 
Awards
 
2013
Arabella
Semi-finalist, Arabella Canadian Lanscape Competition
 
1998
Federation of Canadian Artists, honorable mention, Fall Exhibition
 
1996
Federation of Canadian Artists, honorable mention, “Small Pictu