KAY BONATHAN

artist profiles
procelain lotusKay Kay Bonathan studied art history and visual art at McGill and Concordia Universities. In 1970 she began specializing in sculpture and three dimensional design. She has taught art in several post secondary institutions including: Academie des Beaux Arts, Port au Prince, Haiti, Concordia University, Montreal, and Kwantlen University, Surrey, BC. She was an active community artist on the Sunshine Coast since 1991 and hosted the cable TV program, Arts Update.

In 2008 she won the Klein Award for Excellence and Innovation in Visual Art. She works in a wide range of sculptural materials including: fiberglass, plywood, concrete, cold cast bronze, antler, hydrostone and recycled materials. More recently she has been exploring the infinite potential of ceramics. She has travelled extensively in Asia and the Caribbean and now lives in Coquitlam.

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collage lotus
crane dancing owl raku bowl
dancers in wood DUO AND SOLO SHOWS:
1974 Academic des Beaux Arts, Port-auPrince, Haiti
1975 Gallery One, Concordia University, Montreal
1980 Galeric Bernard desroches, Montreal
1986 White Rock Station Art Centre, White Rock
1993 Sunshine Coast Art Centre, Sechelt
1996 Silk Purse Art Centre, West Vancouver
2008 "Wisdom of the Lotus Show", Doris Crowston Gallery,
          Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Sechelt
2010 "Myth and Reality" Amelia Douglas Gallery, New Westminster
2012 "Aspects of Karma" Seymour Gallery, North Vancouver

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS:
1972 Provincial Legislature, Quebec City
1977 Faculty Show Concordia University, Montreal
1981 Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond
1984 Douglas College Gallery, New Westminster
1982-6 Kwantlen Faculty Shows, Surrey Art Gallery
1985-9 Arterie Shows, Surrey Art Gallery
1992 White Rock Community Gallery, White Rock
1993-2004 Invitational Shows, Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Sechelt
2002 "Passion for Clay", Kwantlen Gallery, Surrey B.C.
2002 "911 Commemorative Show", Sunshine Coast Art Centre
2003 "Self Portraits Then & Now", Sunshine Coast Art Centre
2004 "Fibre...Pushing Boundaries", Sunshine Coast Art Centre
2005 "Friends of the Gallery", Sunshine Coast Art Centre
2005 " Power of Place, Point of Departure", Sunshine Coast Art Centre
2006 Fraser Valley Potters" Guild Show, Maple Ridge Art Gallery
2007 Terracotta Symposium Exhibition, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
2008 Potters Guild Juried Show, Seymour Gallery, North Vancouver
2009 Ceramic Show, New Westminster Arts Council Gallery
2013 FVPG Juried Show, (honorable mention), Evergreen Gallery, Coquitlam
2014 Juried Show (honorable mention), Main Gallery, Surrey Arts Centre, Surrey
ARTIST STATEMENT:
My work deals with the duality of existence: human society interacting with the natural elements, form displacing space and space disintegrating form..

Kay Bonathan can be reached at 604 936 2533
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