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Christine Bolcsfoldy – Fishfull thinking design

NOV 24,25

My early years after high school were spent in the Canadian armed forces; first with the Calgary Highlanders, and later working with 1PPCLI overseas. This gave me an interesting first outlet for my creativity, bringing my sketchbook to occupy free time between courses, on workup, and later-on during deployment.

Following my 2008 rotation in Afghanistan, I enrolled at the Alberta college of art and design.  After experimenting with a variety of subjects, I began building a collection of aquatic pieces. Their brightness and warmth let me put something positive forward, even when thinking about the darker things people deal with day-today. I found this extremely helpful in processing experiences by myself, and there's something rewarding about the connection feel when I see a smile creep onto someone's face when they look at my work.

I work primarily in acrylic and oil paints on wood surfaces,

Utilizing vibrant colours alternated with layers of glaze medium.

Since graduating  in 2013 I've worked as a conservation framer and as a commercial painter.  The mentorship there has been of great value to my own practice, giving me a better appreciation for display, finishing, and craft.

Curriculum Vitae – Christine Bolcsfoldy Apt 2605 909 7 Ave SW Calgary, AB, T2P1A6 ph: (403) 629 4016 Email: fishfull_thinking@yahoo.ca FB: Fishfull Thinking Design IG: @fishfull_thinking_design

Education 2009-2013 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting

Alberta College of Art + Design Painting, Calgary, AB 2006 Extended studies: Figure Drawing

Alberta College of Art + Design, Calgary, AB Extended studies: Studio Arts Perspective Alberta College of Art + Design, Calgary, AB 2005 Extended Studies: Successfully Selling My Work

Alberta College of Art + Design, Calgary, AB

Exhibitions

2018 True Patriot Love Foundation, Toronto, Ontario, 2018 Gala Fundraiser (Group Show & Auction) 2018 Beacon Origina Art, Calgary, AB (Group Show) 2018 Loom, Avenida Art, Calgary, AB (Group Show) 2018 Love Show, Artspot, Calgary, AB (Group Show) 2018 Analog & Alchemy, Dickens Pub, Calgary, AB (Market) 2017 Keys To Recovery, C Space King Edward (Voted into top 15 pieces for gala auction) 2017 CAA Art Harvest, Calgary Arts Academy (Juried Artisan Market) 2016 A Printed Matter Affair, Stride Gallery (Juried Group Show)

Commission: “Angler Fish”, Melanie Figueroa, Calgary, AB CAA Art Harvest, Calgary Arts Academy (Juried Artisan Market) 2015 Bearspaw Christmas Market, Bearspaw, Calgary, AB (Artisan Market) 2014 Remember, Lovecraft Gallery, Calgary, AB (Juried Group Show)

Little Something, Lovecraft Gallery, Calgary, AB (Juried Group Show) Fluid, Lovecraft Gallery, Calgary, AB (Juried Group Show) 2013 5 Year Anniversary Market, Market Collective (Juried Artisan Market) 2012 Winter Show and Sale, Alberta College of Art + Design (GroupSale)

January Show, Motion Gallery, Calgary, AB (Group Show) Storefront, Alberta College of Art + Design, Calgary, AB (Group Show) 2011 Masquerade, ArtSpot, Calgary, AB (Group Show)

Spring Show and Sale, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, AB (Group Sale) 2010 Phobic, ArtSpot, Calgary, AB (Group Show)

Showcase, Higher Ground Coffee House, Calgary, AB (Group Show) Storefront, Alberta College of Art + Design, Calgary, AB (Group Show) First Year Show, Alberta College of Art + Design, Calgary, AB (Group Show)

Grants/Scholarships/Awards/Honors 2013 Jason Lang Scholarship, Government of Alberta 2012 ACAD Third Year Painting Award, Alberta College of Art + Design, Calgary, AB

Jason Lang Scholarship, Government of Alberta 2011 Calgary Sketch Club Scholarship, Calgary Sketch Club

Jason Lang Scholarship, Government of Alberta 2010 Ladies Auxiliary Bursary, Calgary Highlanders