Miriam pulling a print.

Artist's Statement

My paintings and prints are visual diaries that narrate my experiences and perceptions of different places I have been to. It is important for me to experience my surroundings very consciously, to be aware of details and to render the essence of a place in my artwork. Beneath the narrative of memories lies the concept of my search for belonging that I experience after living in three different countries and cultures. My work shows places that I feel connected to and serves to document, to evaluate and to remember. I use a mapping method which has a lot of symbolic meaning for the search of belonging, because maps facilitate searching, way-finding, and revisiting. The map-like structure of my paintings allows me to build up a narrative of different experiences simultaneously. Also inspired by maps is the repetition of similar shapes that resemble cartographic symbols.

There is a shift in my more recent work from the cartographic illustration of places to more narrative maps that portray my observations of the relationships between people and places.

 

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Education
2014-Present University of Alberta
Master of Fine Arts - Printmaking
2007-2010 University of Manitoba
Bachelor of Education — Senior Years Stream
2003-2007 Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours Degree
University of Manitoba
2003 Canadian Mennonite University, Winnipeg, Manitoba, January-April
Solo Exhibitions
2013 The Art of Healing Program Exhibition, Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, MN, June - Sept.
2013 Narratives of Home and Farewell, Small Works Series - McNally Robinson, Winnipeg, MB, June
Encuentros y Despedidas, Espacio Miguel Acevedo - Manzana de la Rivera, Asunción, Paraguay, May
2012 Narratives of Winnipeg and other works, Fleet Galleries, Winnipeg, MB, November
Narratives of Home & Farewell, Threshold Gallery/Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Minneapolis, MN, May-July
2011 Mapping Home, Pembina Hills Art Center, Morden, MB, September
Mapping Home, Martha Street Studio, Winnipeg, MB, January (juried)
2010 Mapping Memories: The Cartographic Art of Miriam Rudolph Blue Sunshine Gallery, Montreal, QC, November
Mapping Memories, Small Works Series — MacNally Robinson, Winnipeg, Manitoba, June
2007 Experiencing Places, Outworks Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, July
2006 Visual Diaries, GoSA, Winnipeg, Manitoba, December (juried)
Selected Group Exhibitions
2015 International Footprint Biennial Exhibition Selection, JVS Project Space, New York, NY, Jan. - March, (curator: Julia Valdez)
2014 7th International Printmaking Biennial of Douro, Alijó, Portugal, August - October, (curator: Nuno Canelas)
4th Biennial Footprint International, Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT, June - August, (juror: Elisabeth Hodermansky)
2013 Global Print 2013, Douro Museum, Alijó, Portugal, August - September, (Invitation by Nuno Canelas, Curator)
23 Parkside National Small Print Exhibition, Parkside Gallery, Kenosha, WI, April - July, (juror: John Hitchcock).
From Paraguay to Winnipeg - Explorations of Place, Home, & Childhood, MHC Gallery, Winnipeg, MB, March - April, (Two-Person).
2012 Mid America Print Council Juried Exhibition, Arts Council of Southeast Missouri, Cape Girardeau, MO, November, (juror: Liz Zanis)
3rd Biennial Footprint International, Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT, June - September, (juror: Donald Sultan)
New Prints 2012/Summer, International Print Center New York, NY, May - July, (juror: Shahzia Sikander)
2011 Twenty: the 20th Cooperative Exhibition, Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Minneapolis, MN, December - February 2012
Prairie Narratives, Lafreniére & Pai Gallery in Collaboration with Prairie Scene, Ottawa, ON, April
Here and There, Propeller Center for the Visual Arts, Toronto, ON, March (curated exhibition)
Canadian Impressions, Inter American Development Bank Cultural Center, Washington, D.C., February-April (juried)
2010 2nd Biennial Footprint International, Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT, May-September (juror: Anne Coffin)
2008

All of the Above, a member's show, Martha Street Studio, Winnipeg, Manitoba, December

Winter Warmer, Ace Art Inc., Winnipeg, Manitoba, November

More With Less, 10th Annual Mennofolk, Outworks Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, March

2007

Thesis Works Exhibition, Gallery One One One, Winnipeg, Manitoba, April (curated by Robert Epp and Cliff Eyland)

Rub, Scratch, Cut, Pull — New Prints, GoSA, Winnipeg, Manitoba, April

Year of the Pig, International Exhibition, PROOF Studio Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, March

2006

Print Show, Martha Street Studio, Winnipeg, Manitoba, May

5th International Print Exchange and Exhibition, Ken Segal Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, January

Collections

Canada House, London, UK, Dept. of Foreign Affairs,

Manitoba Hydro, Winnipeg, Manitoba

National Leasing, Winnipeg, Manitoba

The Winnipeg Foundation, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Red River College, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Awards Received
2015

Joseph-Armand Bombardier Graduate Scholarship

Walter H. Johns Graduate Fellowship

2014

University of Alberta Master's Recruitment Scholarship

Manitoba Arts Council Student Bursary

Best in Show winner, 4th Biennial International Footprint Competition

2012

Best Illustrated Book of the Year, Manitoba Book Awards

2011

B Grant, Manitoba Arts Council

Nominated for Winnipeg Arts Council On the Rise Award

2009

C Grant, Winnipeg Arts Council

C Grant, Manitoba Arts Council

Sheldon Oberman Award (awarded by Manitoba Association of Teachers of English)
2008

C Grant, Winnipeg Arts Council

C Grant, Manitoba Arts Council

School Masters' Wives Association Scholarship (cash prize)
2006

Lynn Sissons Memorial Award (cash prize)

Heintz Jordan Printmaking Award (certificate)
2005 Shanski Award in Fine Arts (cash prize) — UMSU Scholarship
Reviews &
Publications

Abbe, Mary. “Reflections on a subtle eye." Star Tribune. Friday, December 16, 2011
  Rudolph, Miriam. David's Trip to Paraguay, the Land of Amazing Colours. CMU Press. Winnipeg, MB. 2011
  Canadian Impressions(exhibition catalogue). Washington, D.C., Inter-American Development Bank Cultural Center, 2011. Curator: Félix Ángel
  Gillmor, Alison. “Intricate works will make you look twice.” Winnipeg Free Press. Thursday, January 27, 2011
  Rudolph, Miriam. A Frozen Dream. Eloquent Books, New York. 2009
  Rudolph, Miriam. "Places — An Artist's Perspective." (Photo Essay) at www.culturallandscapes.ca. 2008
  Rudolph, Miriam. "Collecting Blue Gold for the Throne" (Cover Image). The Uniter. Issue 20, Vol. 62. February 28, 2008
  Roberts, Lorne. "Art explores sense of belonging." Winnipeg Free Press. Thursday, July 12, 2007
  Johnson, Evan. "Public Art Slashed and Ripped." The Manitoban. Vol. 94 No. 25. March 21, 2007