Biography

Canadian artist Deborah Danelley is best known more recently, for her experimentation with repurposing common, found objects and materials like old books, used tea bags, scrap metal and wood, and transforming them into intriguing unconventional collage works.

Fascinated by the philosophical concept and aesthetic qualities of “wabi sabi”, Deborah has adopted a simple yet mindful approach to art-making  and life. The physicality of the materials she uses, honours the beauty of things imperfect, impermanent and incomplete, yet her resulting abstractions are timeless as well as being skilfully and seamlessly constructed. 

The recipient of a Gold Medal upon graduating in 1997 from the School of Art, University of Manitoba, Deborah, currently resides in Winnipeg where she continues her full time artistic practice.

 

Curriculum Vitae

 

solo exhibitions

The Pathos of Things, Fleet Gallery, Winnipeg MB 2016

Impromptu, Fleet Gallery, Winnipeg MB 2012

Salvage, Blankstein Gallery, Millenium Library, Winnipeg MB 2012

Fragments of Time, Fleet Gallery, Winnipeg MB, 2011

Material Circumstances, Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery, Winnipeg MB, 2008

Concealed Intentions, the LION and ROSE Gallery, Winnipeg MB, 2004

group exhibitions

20th Anniversary Exhibition, MHC Gallery, Winnipeg, MB, 2018

This Week Only, UND Museum of Art, Grand Forks ND, 2017

Poetic Licence, Blankstein Gallery, Millennium Library, Winnipeg MB 2015

Por la Boca Muere el Pez, Galeria de Arte, La Moderna, Havana Cuba, 2015

Art and Architecture, Gurevich Fine Art, Winnipeg MB, 2014

Botony Books and Beyond, Archives, Elizabeth Dafoe Library, U of M, Winnipeg MB, 2014

In/Organic, Gurevich Fine Art, Winnipeg MB, 2013

Murales Pintados, Main St. Landing Gallery, Burlington VMT, 2013

The Chelsea International Fine Art Competition, Agora Gallery, New York NY, 2012

Homage: Between the Lines, Canadian Mennonite University, Winnipeg MB, 2012

Manitoba Society of Artists Annual Juried Exhibition, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg MB, 2012

Murales Pintados, Bohemia Coffe House and Gallery, Ojai, California, 2012

International Original Print Exchange, Windsor Printmaker’s Forum Windsor ON, 2011

International Original Print Exchange, Thames Gallery, Artspace, Chatham ON, 2011

Latin Quarter – Murales Pintados, The Atrium Gallery, Ventura California, 2011

Bound by Nature, Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery, Winnipeg MB, 2011

Por Amor, Galeria de El Tanque, Proyecto  Muraleando, Havana Cuba 2011 

To’Mezcla’ O, Galeria Mariano Rodriguez, Villa Panamerican, Havana Cuba 2011

Art Confrontations #11, Costume Museum Space, Winnipeg MB, 2010

The Portable Library Project, Mixed Media, Hamilton ON, 2010

The Portable Library Project, Roberts St. Social Ctr., Halifax NS, 2009

The Portable Library Project, Lower Case Gallery and Reading Room, Vancouver BC, 2009

Beyond Words, Book Works, McGarry Guild Gallery, Winnipeg MB, 2009

Art Confrontations #10, Adelaide McDermot and Cre8ery Galleries, Winnipeg MB, 2007

Human Dignity, Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery, Winnipeg MB, 2007/8

Kundalini Rising, Vault Gallery, Winnipeg MB, 2007

Why Art? 3, Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery, Winnipeg MB, 2006/7 

Convergence, Oseredok Gallery, Winnipeg MB, 2006

Bound for Peace, Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery, Winnipeg MB, 2006

The Compass of Perpetual Peace, the LION and ROSE Gallery, Winnipeg MB, 2005

Aruhe, the LION and ROSE Gallery, Winnipeg MB, 2004

Converge Errata, The Albert Hub Gallery, Winnipeg MB, 2004

Books, Inside/Out, McGarry Guild Gallery, Winnipeg MB, 2004

2004 Inter. Print Exchange, School of Art, U of O, Ottawa, Ont. 2004

Black and White ... Pure and Simple, the LION and ROSE Gallery, Winnipeg MB, 2003

Home to My Heart, Adelaide McDermot Gallery, Winnipeg MB, 2003

(dis)comfort level, Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery, Winnipeg MB, 2002

After Hours, Martha Street Studio Gallery, Winnipeg MB, 2002

Alchemy, La Gallerie - CCFM, Winnipeg MB, 2001

Thesis Exhibition, U of M, Main Access Gallery, Winnipeg MB, 1997

Sculpture/Video Exhibition, (U of M), Ace Art Gallery, Winnipeg MB, 1997

Contemporary Book Arts in Wpg, ST. JOHN’S COLLEGE, Winnipeg MB, 1997

Canadian Portfolio Project, W. Virginia Univ, Morgantown W. Virginia, 1996

curatorial experience

Las Mujeres, contemporary cuban art, Blankstein Gallery, Winnipeg MB 2015

The Pleasure of Getting Lost, contemporary Cuban art, MHC Gallery, Winnipeg MB. 2011

Bound by Nature, Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery, Winnipeg MB, 2011 

major commissions

City of Winnipeg, Charleswood Public Library, Winnipeg MB 2015

LM Architectural Group, Mel P. Michener Conference Centre, Winnipeg MB 10/ 2014

Sabourin Residence, Winnipeg MB. 09/ 2014

Worship Centre, Deer Lodge Centre, Winnipeg MB 06/ 2005 

FWC, Architecture and Urban Design Inc., Vancouver BC 

(Book Works for Two Private Residences), 03/ 2003
Variety Speech and Language Services Centre

Victoria General Hospital, Winnipeg MB 05/ 2000

major collections

University of Calgary, Calgary AB

Manulife Securities Inc. Winnipeg MB

Crosier, Kilgour & Patners Ltd   Winnipeg MB

Provincial Government of Manitoba, Winnipeg MB

Manitoba Hydro Head Office, Winnipeg MB

Acquire Capital/Rice Financial Group, Winnipeg MB

Deer Lodge Centre, Winnipeg MB

LM Architectural Group, Winnipeg MB

Victoria General Hospital Foundation, Winnipeg MB

Gerdau (MRM) Steel Inc., Selkirk, MB

Canada Meds.Com, Winnipeg MB

Bijou Treasures, Winnipeg MB

Print Archives, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg MB

Print Archives, University of Windsor, Windsor ON

Numerous Private Collections