Davida Kidd

Davida Kidd was awarded the prestigious Grand Prix (for traditional and non-traditional printmaking) at the International Print Triennial in Krakow, Poland on September 19th, 2003.

"The content of my art practice, for years, has addressed themes of domination: the psyche by the dream or ideal, the conscience by guilt, the personality by passion. Individuals often appear to be trapped or misguided by their own choices.

Working in the general realm of manipulated photography, I like to blend the line between illusion and reality, cultivating the ambiguous line at which my subjects become invented creatures. We are, after all, human projectors. How we perceive what we see in front of us can change before our eyes.

As much as the intrinsic documentary quality and "truth" factor of the photograph has been challenged, it still lends a kind of rational surface, which I enjoy manipulating in order to pull the viewer into my ambiguous narratives."
[Photo by Grace Tsurmaru]
1995           British Columbia Institute of Technology: film course (16mm production and editing)

1988           University of Alberta : MVA Print-media, 1984 BFA  Photography, Print-media

1978-80       University of Alberta Faculty of Music:  Bachelor Music Program : Composition

1977-78       Grant MacEwan Community College, Edmonton- Music Program Jazz Composition

1974-76       Alberta College of Art, Calgary - Fine Arts (Painting, Printmaking)

1972,1974     Banff School of Fine Arts - Summer Sessions - Painting

Solo Exhibitions
Solo Exhibition National Museum, Krakow, Poland

Solo exhibition PLATFORM Centre for Photographic and Digital Arts, Winnipeg

2003 Base Imprints Solo Exhibition, Elliott Louis Gallery, Vancouver BC

2000 Solo Exhibition  PLATFORM Centre for Photographic and Digital Arts, Winnipeg

Solo Exhibition-Out of Senseless Nothing Falls... Open Studio Gallery, 520 - King Street West, Toronto, Ontario

Solo Exhibition -Exquisite Drifting Extension Gallery, Print and Drawing Council of Canada,503-80 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, Ontario

Solo Exhibition, Queen Elizabeth Theatre Gallery, Vancouver B.C. curated by Rosalyn Porter

Solo Exhibition - Malaspina Printmakers Society Gal lery, 1555 Duranleau, Vancouver B.C

Two, Three and Four Artist Exhibitions
“Double Exposure” 2 Person Exhibition , Davida Kidd and Jane Greer, 1225 Park Avenue,
New York

Plastic Eye Miracle Davida Kidd & Gary Ouimet, Struts Gallery, Sackville New Brunswick

Four Print Artists Okanagan Artists Alternative,Kelowna B.C. Wendy Christiansen, Tim Nash, Brenda Petays,Davida Kidd,

Women and Surrealism: Contemporary Art Practice in B.C. Marie Kennedy, Davida Kidd, Lori-    Ann Latremouille and Performance-poet Sheri-D Wilson, Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey B.C.

Juried Exhibitions
DNA Art & Science: The Double Helix Contemporary Art Museum, University of South Florida, Tampa Florida

Thailand New Media Art Festival 2004,  Srinakarinwirot University, Bangkok

Canariasmediafest, Centro Cultural Ciudad Alta, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

13th Tallinn Print Triennial, In Exhile Roterman Art Centre Tallinn, Estonia


Canada Prints Now Guang Dong Art Museum China (invited)

Lines of Site 2003: Confluent Visual Cultures, Boston University, Boston MA

International Print Triennial Krakow, Poland

Violence Online Festival, A New Media art project curated by Agricola de Cologne, media artist and New Media curator, Cologne, Germany              

Canada Prints Now Liu Hai Su Museum, Shanghai, China

La Biennale Internationale d’estampe Contemporaine de Trois-Rivieres, Quebec

Third Engraving Biennial of Ile-de-France, Versailles, France

“Prints From Canada’s Pacific Province”  INVITED Graphic Studio Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

International Works on Paper Invitational, University of Hawaii

OUTSIDER  Art Exhibition , The Puck Building, Soho, New York

INTERGRAFIA World Award Winners Gallery, Katowice, Poland

The Print and the Process, Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, St Joseph, Missouri

“Lines of Site: Ideas, Forms & Materialites” Prague, Czech Republic

Pacific Rim International Print Exhibition U.of Hawaii at Hilo

4th Kochi International Triennial Exhibition of Prints, Kochi, Japan

12th Norwegian International Print Triennial, Fredrikstad, Norway (Invited)

12th International Exhibition of Graphic Art, Frechen, Germany

Lines of Sight: Ideas, Forms & Materialities Gulbenkian Galleries, Royal College of Art, London England, Musashino Art University, Tokyo, Japan

12th German International Exhibition of Graphic Art, Frechen Germany

5th Sapporo International Print Biennale

2nd International Triennial of Graphic Art,  Prague Czech Republic

XV International Bienal de Ibiza ,Museum of Contemporary Art, Ibiza, Spain

Triennial of 100 Cities: International Print Triennial Society, Kracow, Poland1997

Second International Print Triennial Colour in Graphic Art, Torun, Poland (invited)

4th Bienal Internacional de Grabado Caixa Ourense, Orense, Spain

22nd International Exhibition of Graphic Art, Ljubljana, Slovenija (invited)

Vision 2000 Triennal of Original Coloured Graphics, Grenchen, Switzerland (Invited)

International Print Triennial 1997, Kracow, Nueremburg Germany, Museum of Modern Art Rio de Janeiro Brazil

Master Class: SIGHTLINES Printmaking and Image Culture, University of Alberta

The 8th International Print and Drawing Exhibition Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China

Prints of the World 12th National Culture Festival In Kagawa Japan
Banff Centre For The Arts Permanent Collections, Banff, Alberta
International Foundation Lyudmila Jivkava - Bulgaria
Canada Council Art Bank
Sapporo Grand Hotel, Sapporo, Japan
Museum of International Contemporary Graphic Art, Fredrikstad, Norway
Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, B.C.
Ukrainian Independant Centre for Contemporary Art - Ukraine
The Art Union Collection of Contemporary Graphic Art - Frechen, GDR
Keiyukai Sapporo Hospital Medical Corporation
National Centre for the Performing Arts: Centre for Photography as an Art Form,
Bombay,  India
Museum of Contemporary Graphic Art, Bitola, Republic of Macedonia
University of Alberta Permanent Collections
Collection of the Galerija Grafiicki Kolectiv, Beograd, Yugoslavia
Tama University Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Space Group of Korea: Arts Architecture & Environment, Permanent Collection
University of Hawaii Permanent Collection, Hilo Hawaii
Royal Canadian Mint, Ottawa Canada
Liu Hai Su Art Museum Shanghai China
Guang Dong Art Museum,    Guang Zhou,China
Smallville Productions
Distaff Eyes Reflect Surreal World ,The Vancouver Sun, Sept.12, 1992, p. D 9 , Ann Rosenberg.

$1.49 day no bargain for Artropolis wares, The Vancouver Sun, Week Watch, October 23,1993, Lloyd Dykk, p. C1-C

GRAPHEION: European Review of Modern Prints, Book and Paper Art, 1st Issue 1998, Central Europe Gallery and Publishing House, Czech Republic, p. 33, Ondrej Michalek

Plastic Eye Miracle Argosy Newspaper, New Brunswick, Robert Bay, Oct 22, 1998

5 Canadian Print Artists and the Labyrinth, Catalogue, INTER-KONTAKT-GRAPHIK 98, Visions and Interpretations of the Eternal Myth in Contemporary Printmaking

2nd International Triennial of Graphic Art Prague, p. 184-85, Walter Jule  (curator of the collection)

“Davida Kidd : Personality of the Day”  GRAPHEION European Review of Modern Prints, Book and Paper Art  1st Issue 2000, Central Europe Gallery and Publishing House, p. 10-16, Dr. Rory Wallace

L'art du trait Arts Visuels, Le Devoir, August 3, 2001, D7/8,  Marie Claude Mirandette

Canada Prints Now at the Liu Hai Su Art Museum Shanghai Weekly, Dec. 19, 2002 p. C6
"Creating Canadian Prints Using Toys from China", Han Cho Shanghai Weekly, Dec. 19,2002.
"Surveying Strange Not Silly Kid Stuff" Davida Kidd at the Ballard Lederer Gallery, Georgia Straight April 24th,2003; Robin Laurence, p.57
Poland News-Political, Business and Breaking Information, Sept 19 2003
CBC News in Brief, Arts Report, October 16 2003
Davida Kidd CANADA, Interview and article, Text & Cover Magazine, Warsaw Poland
2003 - Grand Prix, International Print Triennial, Krakow, Poland
2002 - Vancouver Artists Development Award (to learn Final Cut Pro Software) $5000
2001 - British Columbia Arts Council Visual Arts Project Grant $5000
1999 - Pacific Rim International Print Exhibition, University of Hawaii: Purchase Award
1996 - Hasselblad Austrian Supercircuit, Linz, Austria: Silver Medal: International Federation of Photographic Art

1995 - British Columbia Arts Council Visual Arts Project Grant $5000
1994 - International Print Triennial Macedonia: Gold Medal, City of Bitola
1994 - The 8th Space International Miniature Print Exhibition, Seoul, Korea - Grand Prize
1993 - 10th International Triennial of Graphic Art Frechen, Deutsland: Prize of Honour
1992 - Norwegian International Print Triennale Silver Medal
1991, 1993 - Sapporo International Print Biennale Sponsors' Awards
1987 - University Women's Club of Edmonton Graduate Scholarship, Canadian Federation of University Women

1986 - Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund
Ralph Steinhauer Award of Distinction for Academic Excellence  $20,000.00

1985 - Province of Alberta Graduate Scholarship  $10,000.00
1996-2002      University College of the Fraser Valley, Abbottsford, BC
Department of Visual Arts: Studio Instructor Print Media -  50% ongoing position

2001-03         University College of the Fraser Valley
Chair - Institutional Ethics Committeee

1995-96         Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design Sessional Instructor
Media Division: Crossover Photography, Senior Studio: Advanced Printmedia

1994-95         Okanagan University College, Kelowna, BC
One year full time sabbatical replacement - Department of Fine Arts, Foundation Printmaking, Drawing, 2-Dimensional Studies, Committees: Guest Artist

1989-90, 92-93  University of British Columbia, Department of Fine Arts
Full time Sabbatical Leave Replacement, Printmedia, Drawing, Foundation Studies