Nadine Stefan has been a practicing artist for the past 30 years. Nature and its elements has been her source material throughout her career whether the final work is a painting, installation or photograph. By observing seasonal changes, growth patterns and cycles inherent in the natural surroundings that are just outside her studio door, Nadine marries the human condition and the landscape as a synonymous relationship.
Nadine has received numerous grants and awards for her art over the past 30 years of her practice. She has also received fellowships as artist-in-residence at internationally recognized artist centers in Canada, USA, and India. Her work has been shown extensively and is represented in corporate collections, foundations and private collections nationally, in the USA and Europe. Private foundations and funding bodies to which Stefan has received grants and scholarships includes the Canada Council, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, the Joan Mitchell Foundation, the Kimmel Harding Nelson Foundation and the Sanskriti Foundation.
1982-85 University of Calgary, BFA (Painting)
Alberta College of Art, Calgary
Residencies and Workshops
2012 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
2011 Residency, Sanskriti Foundation, New Delhi, India
2010 Residency, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Nebraska City, N
1990 Retreat, Gushul Studio, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, AB
1989 Residency, Banff Centre, Banff, AB
Grants and Scholarships
2012 Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance Major Project Grant
2011 Sanskriti Foundation Fellowship
2010 Kimmel, Harding, Nelson Fellowship
1995 Canada Council Visual Arts Project Grant
Alberta Foundation for The Arts Project Grant
1989 Trans Alta Utilities Fine Arts Fellowship to attend the Banff Center
Public Art Commissions
2011 “Naturally Inflated” (team of Paul Slipper and Nadine Stefan)
Public Art Commission for the City of Thunder Bay
2010 “Human Nature”, Private Commission for Vancouver Development
2014 "Homespun", Cranbrook Arts Council Gallery, Cranbrook, BC
2014 “Homespun”, Silverton Art Gallery and the Village of New Denver, BC
2012 “Forest for the Trees”, Touchstones Contemporary Gallery, Nelson, BC
2012 “Inner and Outer Landscapes”, Kootenay Public Art Gallery, Castlegar, BC
2010 Bellevue Art Gallery, West Vancouver, BC
Hidden Garden Gallery Two Person Show, New Denver, BC
2007 Railway Street Exhibition, Vancouver BC
2005 “Flow:, Oxygen Gallery, Nelson BC
1994 Construction, Form, Material, Harcourt House Arts Centre, Edmonton, AB
1992 False Door Series, Artwalk '90, Virginia Christopher Galleries, Calgary, AB
1989 Recent Works, Virginia Christopher Galleries, Calgary, AB.
1988 The Gathering, Muttart Art Gallery, Calgary, AB.
1988 Based in Banff, Eric Harvey Gallery, Banff, AB.
Solo Show, Sports Illustrated Headquarters for the 1988 Olympics, Calgary, AB
1987 “Nomads”, Victoria College of Art Gallery, Victoria, B.C.
2012 “Valley Artists”, Silverton Art Gallery, Silverton, BC
2011 “Of the Land”, Silverton Gallery, Silverton, BC
2001 Faculty Show, Kootenay School of Art & Design, Nelson BC
1997 "Between Idea and Concept", Triangle Public Art Gallery, Calgary, AB.
1996 Artwalk '96, Virginia Christopher Gallery, Calgary, AB.
1995 Group Show, Artwalk '95, Vanderleelie Gallery, Edmonton, AB.
1995 “Calgary Artists”, Shayne Gallery, Montreal, Quebec.
1994 Artwalk '94, Viriginia Christpher Gallery, Calgary. AB.
1993 Olga Havel Foundation Exhibition of Canadian Art, Prague, Czech Republic.
“Crossways”, Stride Gallery, Calgary, AB
“Recycled Art”, Triangle Public Art Gallery, Calgary, AB.
1992 Calgary Artists, Shayne Gallery, Montreal, Quebec.
1991 25th Anniversary Exhibition, Glenbow Museum, Calgary, AB.
1990 “Made in Canada”, Virginia Christopher Galleries, Calgary, AB.
1990 “Artists Under 30”, Triangle Public Gallery, Calgary, AB.
1989 “Works on Paper”, Virginia Christopher Galleries, Calgary, AB.
“Figurative Paintings”, Group Exhibition, Virginia Christopher Galleries, Calgary, AB.
Alberta Art Foundation Exhibition, Triangle Public Gallery, Calgary, AB.
Public and Corporate Collections
Alberta Art Foundation Petro Canada Resources
Amoco Canada Poco Petroleum Ltd.
Canada Council Art Bank Ross Vescarelli Barristers & Solicitors
Canadian Hunter Oil & Gas Sceptre Resources Ltd.
City of Richmond Sports Illustrated
Delta Bow Valley Hotel Suncor Resources Group Inc.
Esso Resources Canada Telus
Foothills Hospital TransAlta Utilities
Kimmel, Harding, Nelson Foundation Westcan Towers
MacLeod Dixon Barristers & Solicitors
MacKimmie Matthews Barristers & Solicitors
In private collections across Canada, the United States, the Czech Republic and Germany.