Wanda Lock

Selected Biography

Born: Oliver, BC, 1969

Education

1992  Emily Carr College of Art and Design, Vancouver BC, Four year diploma – Studio Major (painting and drawing)

1989 Okanagan College, Kelowna BC, Studio Major (art history, painting, drawing and printmaking)

Solo Exhibitions

2013 Flying Machines and Poems Sung by Strangers, Kelowna Art Gallery’s satellite space at the Kelowna International Airport, Kelowna, BC

2009 Pitching Tents, Vernon Public Art Gallery, Vernon, BC

2008 Stacks & Piles: Recent Work by Wanda Lock, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC

2006 Place Explained …, Art Ark Gallery, Kelowna BC

2005 You told me once, but I forgot, Gallery Vertigo, Vernon, BC

2004 Crush, Art Gallery of the South Okanagan, Penticton, BC

1997 New Work, Alternator Gallery, Kelowna, BC

1995 New Work, Vancouver Community Arts Council Gallery, Vancouver

Group Exhibitions

2015 OAR Exhibition, fina Gallery UBCO, Kelowna, BC
Elementary BASIC: A Steampunk Primer, Penticton Art Gallery, Penticton, BC
Steamrolled: How Steam Colonized the West, Penticton Art Gallery, Penticton, BC
Superheroes & Supervillians, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC

2014 Sotto Voce, Lake Country Art Gallery, Lake Country, BC
Styx n Stones, Penticton Art Gallery, Penticton, BC
Welcome Home, Penticton Art Gallery, Penticton, BC
Day Job, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC

2013 Salonus Paptrus, Headbones Gallery, Vernon, BC
Saturday Morning Cartoons, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC
Tall Tales, The Art Gallery of St Albert, St Albert, Alberta
Terroir: Physically Speaking, Penticton Art Gallery, Penticton, BC

2012 Group Show, Warehouse Gallery, Kelowna, BC
Revision: Member’s Show, Alternator Gallery, Kelowna, BC
Exploratorium: Member’s Show, Gallery Vertigo, Vernon, BC
Personal Topographies, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC
Members’ Wall, Gallery Vertigo, Vernon, BC
Members’ Exhibition, Lake Country Art Gallery, Lake Country, BC

2011 Leon Avenue Banner Project, Communities in Bloom, Kelowna, BC
Diversity in Drawing, Lake Country Art Gallery, Lake Country, BC
Starting Point, Lake Country Gallery, Lake Country, BC
Migration/Hibernation Show, Victoria Park Gallery, Kincardine, Ontario

2010 It came from the sky, Elevation Gallery, Canmore, Alberta
Constructions of Identity, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC

2009 six-month installation at the Kelowna Art Gallery’s satellite space at the Kelowna International Airport
Strength and Vitality, Elevation Gallery, Canmore, Alberta

2008 Whimsy, Front Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta

2007 Green, Gallery Vertigo, Vernon, BC

2006 Narrative?, The Drawers/Headbones Gallery, Toronto

2005 By the Book, Gallery Vertigo, Vernon, BC

2003 Fresh, Art Ark, Kelowna, BC

2002 Fresh, Art Ark, Kelowna, BC

2001 The Creative Voice: Life and Art in the Okanagan, Gallery 284, Penticton, BC
Celebrating Contemporary BC Visual Art, Artropolis 2001, CBC Broadcast Centre, Vancouver

2000 No Particular Order, Okanagan University College Gallery, Kelowna, BC

1997 Strange Patterns, Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, BC

1996 Rosanne Bennett & Wanda Lock: New Work, Gallery XX, Kelowna, BC

1993 New Work, Gallery XX, Kelowna, BC

1993 Wanda Lock: New Work, Vancouver Community Arts Council Gallery, Vancouver, BC

Public Collections

Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC
Penticton Art Gallery, Penticton, BC

Public Art Projects

2015 Gaudi in the Garden, Part Two, Cool Arts and Community Gardens Public Art Project, Kelowna, BC

2014 Gaudi in the Garden, Cool Arts and Community Gardens Public Art Project, Kelowna, BC

2011 Leon Avenue Banner Project, Communities in Bloom, Kelowna, BC

Bibliography

Artropolis: Celebrating Contemporary BC Visual Art. Vancouver: A. T. Eight Artropolis Society, 2001.

Best, Theresa. “In the Gallery,” Arts Vancouver, Volume XII, No.1, Winter, 1995, p. 5.

Brennan, Maev. “Arts and Entertainment,” Capital News (Kelowna, BC), September 22, 1993, p. A18.

_____. “Arts and Entertainment,” Capital News (Kelowna, BC), September 19, 1993, p. A18.

_____. “The Year’s Best,” Capital News (Kelowna, BC), December 30, 1993, p. B4.

Clark, Glenn. “Arts Letter,” Art Gallery of the South Okanagan, Vol. XXIV, no. 2, March/April, 2004.

Cook, Glenn. ‘Getting Happy at AGSA’, St Albert Leader, September 4, 2013.

Culen, Lubos. “North Okanagan Open Juried Exhibition: Here and Now,” Vernon Public Art Gallery Newsletter, Volume 15, No. 5, Sept/Oct, 2006, p. 4.

Crawford, Paul. “Arts Letter”, Penticton Art Gallery, Vol. XXXlll, no.2, March/April, 2013

Hawkshaw, Heather. You told me once, but I forgot. Vernon: Vertigo Gallery, 2005.

Hayes, Scott. ‘Making Noise (Two artists combine talents to show off offbeat fantasy worlds)’, St Albert Gazette, September 4, 2013.

Images & Objects X: Contemporary BC Artists: An Exhibition. Vernon, BC: Assembly of BC Arts Councils, 1992.

Johnson, Mia. “Wanda Lock: Stacks and Piles,” Preview magazine (Vancouver), Nov/Dec/Jan, 2008-9, p. 16.

Moore, Linda. “Artscene,” The Review (Richmond, BC) September 24, 1997.

Oakes, Julie. Headbones Anthology 2006, Toronto: Rich Fog Micro Publishing, 2006.

Oakes, Julie. Wanda Lock – Headbones Gallery, The Drawers. Toronto: Rich Fog Micro Publishing, 2006.

Parnell, Kevin. “Acceptance for all takes broad strokes in Lake Country”, Lake Country Calendar (Lake Country, BC), October 14, 2015, p. A8.

Pearson, Gary. The Creative Voice Life and Art in the Okanagan. Prince George, BC: Caitlin Press, 1998.

_____. “Drawing the perfect circle,” Off-Centre Magazine (Kelowna, BC), Volume 6, Issue 8, August, 2006, p. 12.

Priegert, Portia. “Artropolis,” Event magazine, The Daily Courier (Kelowna, BC), February 21, 2001, p. 8.

_____. “A breath of fresh art,” Event magazine, The Daily Courier (Kelowna, BC), November 28, 2002, p. 8.

_____. “Crushed,” Event magazine, The Daily Courier (Kelowna, BC), March 17, 2004, p. 11

_____. “Fabrics and patterns explored,” Event magazine, The Daily Courier (Kelowna, BC), June 29, 2005, p. 12.

_____. “Dick and Jane images inspire visiting artist,” Event Magazine, Daily Courier (Kelowna, BC), Nov 14, 2008, p. 7.

Turnbull, Glenna. “Lock finds voices through the ages …” Capital News (Kelowna, BC), Oct 30, 2008.

_____. “Art combines flying machines and songs of strangers” The Daily Courier (Kelowna, BC), Sunday Edition, June 9, 2013.

Vanyork, Stephanie. “Artropolis 2001 …,” The Calendar. (Winfield, BC) April 4, 2001, p. 17.

Wylie, Liz. “Something I have been meaning to tell you,” in Stacks and Piles: Recent Work by Wanda Lock. Kelowna: Kelowna Art Gallery, 2008.

_____. “Stacks and Piles: Recent work by Wanda Lock,” Capital News (Kelowna, BC), Oct 29, 2008, p. B15.

_____. “Piecing it Together,” in Constructions of Identity: Recent Acquisitions from the Permanent Collection of the Kelowna Art Gallery. Kelowna: Kelowna Art Gallery, 2010.

_____. “Lake Country’s Lock installs art at YLW”, Lake Country Calendar (Lake Country, BC), May 22, 2013, p. A8

Young, James. “Two-by-two in the Ark,” SNAP Okanagan, Volume 1, No. 3, October, 2006, p. 17.

Committees/Volunteer Experience

2015-present Okanagan Art Review, Kelowna, BC

2015 CentrePiece Committee, Lake Country, BC
Lake Country Rail Trail Action Committee, Lake Country, BC

2013-August 2014 Lake Country Art Gallery board member, Lake Country, BC

2007-present Lake Country Public Art Advisory Commission, Lake Country, BC

2003 Art for Kid’s Sake’ Fundraising Committee for Big Brothers & Big Sisters, Kelowna, BC

2001-2007 Acquisitions Committee, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC

Work Experience

October 2015-present  Curator, Lake Country Art Gallery, Lake Country, BC

2009-2014 Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC

Art Instructor (painting, mixed media, collage)

1994-2006 Opus Framing and Art Supplies, Kelowna, BC

1995-2006 Manager of the Kelowna Opus store

1992-1994 Kelowna and District Boys & Girls Club