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About


Raneece Buddan is a Jamaican visual artist who resides in Amiswaciwâskahikan (Edmonton) on Treaty 6 territory. She immigrated to Canada in 2015 and completed her BFA in Art and Design with Distinction at the University of Alberta in 2020. In her work, she focuses on her cultural identity as a Jamaican woman of Afro and Indo-Caribbean ancestry. She shows the beautiful merging of these cultures and the complexities of being of multiracial identity in Jamaican society, particularly around hair and skin complexion. This is depicted by replacing her skin tone with fabrics meant to represent each ethnicity as well as incorporating synthetic hair. Her process is based on material exploration and finding figures within the material - the wood grains and mounds of clay. Her practice includes oil painting, woodworking, clay sculpting, printmaking and weaving.

 
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Solo Exhibitions

 

2022

Desiderium (Coming Dec 2), Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, AB  

2022

Blending Families through Cultural Textiles, Prairie Crocus, Stride Gallery, Calgary, AB

2022

De more yu luk, de less yu si, Stollery Gallery, Edmonton, AB

Group Exhibitions

2022

Ornament and Crime, Stride Gallery, curated by Noor Bhangu, Calgary, AB

2022

Snap at 40: Archival Showcase, Future Forwards, SNAP Gallery, Edmonton, AB

2022

Atlantic World Art Fair, Artsy, exhibiting with Gallery OCA, London

2021

the soil between plants, Latitude 53, curated by Making Space: Kiona Callihoo Ligtvoet and 

Sanaa Humayun, Edmonton, AB

2021

Amplify, Art Gallery @ 501, curated by Kris Miller,  Sherwood Park, AB

2021

Sometimes I Have These Moments, Stollery Gallery, Edmonton, AB

2021

Edmonton Gallery District Diversity in Art Online Exhibition

2021

5 Artists 1 Love - Black Every Day, Art Gallery of Alberta, curated by Lindsey Sharman and 

Natalie Mayer, Edmonton, AB

2021

Skirts-A-Fire Visual Art Exhibit and Festival, curated by Stephanie Florence, Edmonton, AB

2020

Schmoozy, Latitude 53, curated by Michelle Schultz, Edmonton, AB

2020

Breathing Room Grad Show Online Exhibition, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

2020

Castles of Butter, Lowlands Project Space, curated by Steven Teeuwsen, Edmonton, AB

2020

5 Artist 1 Love, Art Gallery of Alberta, Scott Gallery and  Jake’s Framing, curated by Elizabeth Hill, Natalie Mayer and Darren Jordan, Edmonton, AB

2019

As Is, On Sight Auction, curated by the Visual Arts Student Association, Enterprise Square, 

Edmonton, AB

  

2019

North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Show (NBOSS), curated by Joe Chirchirillo, North Bennington, Vermont, USA

2019

Becoming, North Main Gallery, curated by Anthony Cafritz, Salem, NY, USA

2019

As if Matter Matters, Rutherford Library, curated by Royden Mills, Stephanie Jonsson, Cam Wallace, Edmonton AB

2018

Going Once Auction and Exhibition, Enterprise Square Gallery, curated by the Visual Arts 
Student Association, Edmonton, AB

2017

Hope and Fear, Rutherford Library, curated by Royden Mills and Marliene Oliver, Edmonton AB

 

Residences, Workshops & Talks

2022

Teen Night Collaging Workshop, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

2021

TD Artist Collaboration Workshop, Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts, Edmonton, AB

2021

RBC Emerging Artist Apprenticeship, Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts, Edmonton, AB

2020

Artist Talk, Lowlands Project Space, Edmonton, AB

2019

Artist Talk, Union College, Albany, NY

2019

Artist Talk, North Main Gallery, Salem, NY

2019

Young Artist in Residence, Salem Art Works, Salem, NY

2019

Representation of Blackness in the Arts in Edmonton Research Presentation by Mpoe Mogale, 


University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

 

Education

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2016-2020

The University of Alberta, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art and Design

 

Awards & Grants

2021

Edmonton Arts Council's (EAC) Equity and Access Grants for Individuals & Collectives

2018

Universiade ‘83 Scholarship

 

Member of the Following Organizations

2020 - present

Making Space

2016 - 2020

Visual Arts Student Association

 
 

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