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  • Reva Stone’s work is concerned with an examination of the mediation between our bodies and the technologies that are altering how we interact with the world. She engages with a variety of forms of digital technologies to initiate discourses about how biotechnological and robotic practices are impacting upon the very nature of being human. Her work has included pieces such as Imaginal Expression, an endlessly mutating responsive 3D environment, Carnevale 3.0, an autonomous robot that reflects on the nature of human consciousness, and Portal, a work that combines custom software, media, robotics and mobile phone technology to create a work that appears to be sentient. Recently, she has been altering and re-purposing obsolete devices that refer to the history of technology. By combining methods and genres of the past with those of the digital present, she is investigating transformations not only of the tools that we use but also how these transformations have impacted upon how we conceptualize ideas and thoughts. She has received many awards, including the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Manitoba, 2015 Governor General's Awards in Visual and Media Arts and an honorable mention from Life 5.0, Art & Artificial Life International Competition, Fundación Telefónica, Madrid, Spain. She has exhibited widely in Canada, the US and Europe, has presented at symposia and has been published in journals such as Second Nature: the International Journal of Creative Media.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2017
    Repositories
    pending: Alberta Media Arts Alliance Conference, Canmore, Alberta
  • 2017
    Repositories
    pending: Art Gallery of Algoma, Sault St. Marie, Ontario
  • 2014
    carrier signal
    New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA), Toronto, Ontario
  • 2010
    Future Self
    Two Rivers Gallery, Prince George, B.C.
  • 2007
    Carnevale 3.0 and Exchange
    Gallery Connexion, Fredericton, NB
  • 2006
    Imaginal Expression
    Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, B.C.
  • 2004
    Reva Stone—Displacement
    Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
  • 2004
    Carnevale 3.0
    Definitely Superior Gallery, Thunder Bay, ON
  • 2000
    Carnevale 1.0
    The Photographer's Gallery, Saskatoon, SK
  • 1998
    sentientBody
    La Chambre Blanche, Québec City, QC
  • 1997
    skin notwithstanding
    Muttart Art Gallery, Calgary, AB, in collaboration with Richard Dyck
  • 1997
    Interstitial Spaces
    Gallery 44, Toronto, ON
  • 1996
    Interstitial Spaces
    Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, SK, curator: Vera Lemecha
  • 1995
    Shift
    Collaboration with Tom Stroud, artistic director, Winnipeg Contemporary Dancers; Glen Buhr,composer, Winnipeg Symphony; Hugh Conacher, lighting designer; Margaret Sweatman, writer, and the Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
  • 1994
    no one ...... ....in conversation
    Ace Art, Winnipeg, MB, collaboration with Richard Dyck
  • 1993
    Legacy
    Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2017 - 2017
    What Flies Above
    pending: Gallery 1C03, University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 2015
    ISEA2015
    Vancouver, B.C.
  • 2015
    Governor General's Award Exhibition
    National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario
  • 2015
    Bees, Beasts and Binaries
    Gurevich Gallery, Winnipeg, MB with Diana Thorneycroft and Aganetha Dyck
  • 2014
    Celebrating Women's Work
    Howard Gurevich Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 2013
    Circus Objects: Instructograph
    Adhere and Deny commissioned travelling work, Winnipeg, MB
  • 2013
    Toxicity
    Toxicity: Microforge, a collaboration between Video Pool Media Arts Centre (Canada), INCUBATOR: Hybrid Laboratory at the Intersection of Art, Science and Ecology, University of Windsor (Canada), Plug In Institute for Contemporary Art (Canada)(exhibition component)
  • 2012
    carrier signal
    Night Gallery, Tempe, Arizona
  • 2009
    Interplay: Art, Technology, Man
    Gallery Lambton, Sarnia, ON
  • 2008
    The Forest for the Trees
    Lonsdale Gallery, Toronto, ON, Concept: Anne O'Callaghan, Francesca Vivenza, Jocelyne Belcourt Salem, Chad Wolfond Director of the Lonsdale Art Gallery, Essay: Barbara Godard, Travel: "Il Gabbiano" in La Spezia, Italy, Studio Gennai, Pisa, Italy, StFX Gallery, Sackville, NB
  • 2007
    Recent Acquisitions
    Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, BC
  • 2004
    Latitudes
    Academy of Art BK and Belgrade Cultural Centre, Belgrade, Serbia
  • 2003
    New Forms Festival
    Vancouver, BC
  • 2003
    Blind Spot: The Gothic Unconscious
    Gallery III, University of Manitoba, School of Art, Winnipeg, MB, curated by Sigrid Dahle.
  • 2002
    Sentient Circuitry
    Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, AB
  • 2001
    Metamorphosis et Clonage
    Musée d’art Contemporain de Montréal, Montréal, QC
  • 1998
    Interface: Encounters with New Technology
    Canadian Museum for Contemporary Photography, Ottawa, ON, Curator: Carol Payne
  • 1998
    Metronome Project
    La Chambre Blanche, Québec City, QC
  • 1996
    Surfaces Sensible
    Musée Régional de Rimouski, Rimouski, QC, Curator: Carl Johnson
  • 1995
    Fractured Spaces
    Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
  • 1993
    Cultural Commentary1: New Work from Manitoba
    Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK, Curators: Cindy Richmond and Timothy Long.

Video Screenings

  • 1997
    So Sue Me
    Video Pool/Ace Art, Make Art, Get Wired, Get Paid Conference, Winnipeg, MB. Travelled: 2nd/2e Global Attic, Winnipeg/Rotterdam Festival, Video Pool, Ace Art, Buhne de Bovenluct, Picos de Europa, Winnipeg/Rotterdam
  • 1993
    Generation
    Video Pool, Winnipeg, MB
  • 1992
    Western Difference Program
    Muttart Public Art Gallery, Calgary, AB
  • 1990
    Generation
    Canadian Women's Experimental Film and Video Festival, Montreal, QC

Net Art Projects

  • 2001
    Carnevale Mars-Patent Project
    http://www.mars-patent.org, site curated by Helene von Oldenburg and Claudia Reiche, Hamburg, Germany.

Curation

  • 2003
    On the Edge
    Three video screenings, co-curated with Elvira Finnegan, Video Pool Inc., Winnipeg, MB
  • 1999
    The Multiple and Mutable Subject
    Electronic arts symposium project with Vera Lemecha, in conjunction with The St. Norbert Cultural Centre, St. Norbert, MB.

New Media Residencies/Co-Productions

  • 2017
    Clear Lake Artist Residency
    Clear Lake, Manitoba. Sponsored by the Manitoba Arts Council and Parks Canada
  • 2012
    Summer Art Institute
    Plug In ICA, Winnipeg, MB
  • 2009
    Analogous Fields: Art and Science Residency
    Banff Center for the Arts, Banff, AB
  • 2008
    Deep Bay Artist Residency
    Manitoba Arts Council and Parks Canada
  • 2007
    Artist in Residence
    Gallery Connexion, Fredericton, NB
  • 2007
    Media Artist in Residence
    Video Pool Inc., Winnipeg, MB
  • 2006
    Media Artist in Residence
    TechLab, Art Gallery of Surrey, Surrey, BC
  • 2006
    Deep Bay Artist Residency
    Manitoba Arts Council and Parks Canada
  • 2001
    Co-Production Residency
    Imaginal Expression, The Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, AB
  • 2000
    Discovery Residency
    The Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, AB
  • 2000
    High Tech Storyteller Encounter Residency
    Video Verité and the Photographer’s Gallery, Saskatoon, SK
  • 1999
    Ottawa Civic Hospitals Residency
    Medical Visualization Technologies Research Residency with Dr. Rebecca Peterson, Chief of Radiology, Ottawa, ON
  • 1998
    Artist in Residence
    La Chambre Blanche, Québec City, QC

Selected Critical Writing

  • 2003
    Erika Lincoln's "Scale"
    Ace Art publication, Winnipeg, MB
  • 2002
    Laiwan: Excerpts
    Poolside Magazine, Video Pool, Winnipeg, MB, Robert Enright, editor
  • 2001
    The Multiple and Mutable Subject
    anthology, St. Norbert Art Centre, St. Norbert, MB, Lemecha, Vera and Stone, Reva, editors
  • 1999
    Would you rather be a cyborg?
    Poolside Magazine, Winnipeg MB

Selected Exhibition Catalogues and Brochures

  • 2014
    The Collection: Contemporary Canadian Art at Seneca College
    Text by David Phillips, Seneca College, publication
  • 2012
    The Activity of Sound
    A sound art exhibition in honor of the centennial of the birth of composer John Cage, ASU Night Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, catalogue
  • 2010
    Reva Stone: Future Self
    Two Rivers Gallery, St. George, BC, Brochure
  • 2006
    Reva Stone: Imaginal Expression
    Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, BC, Brochure
  • 2004
    Reva Stone—Displacement
    The Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB, Catalogue
  • 2004
    Latitudes
    Gallery 063, Academy of Art Bk, Belgrade,Serbia The Artget Gallery, Belgrade, Serbia Cultural Centre, Platform Gallery, Winnipeg, MB, Catalogue
  • 2002
    HighTech Encounters
    AKA and The Photographer’s Gallery, Saskatoon, SK, Catalogue
  • 2002
    Sentient Circuitry: the polemics of artificial life
    The Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, AB, Brochure
  • 2001
    Metamorphosis et Clonage
    Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Montréal, QC, Catalogue
  • 2000
    Temporalité
    La Chambre Blanche, Québec City, QC, Catalogue
  • 1998
    interface: encounters with new technology
    Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa, ON, Brochure
  • 1997
    Interstitial Spaces
    Gallery 44, Toronto, ON, Brochure
  • 1997
    skin not withstanding
    Muttart Public Art Gallery, Calgary, AB, text by Kim Sawchuk, Brochure
  • 1996
    Interstitial Spaces
    Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, SK, Vera Lemecha, curator (CD ROM), Catalogue
  • 1996
    Cultural Commentary: new work from Manitoba
    Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan, curators: C. Richmond and T. Long, Catalogue
  • 1994
    The Revolving Door
    Susan Chafe, Ace Art, Winnipeg, MB, Critical Distance Series, Volume 1#10
  • 1993
    a taste of the experience in question.............,
    Sigrid Dahle,Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB, Brochure
  • 1992
    Screens: Amanita, Aziz, Stone, Sujir
    The Nickle Arts Museum, The University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, curated by Katherine Ylitalo, Catalogue

CD, DVD, Web Publications

  • 2013
    Toxicity at Plug In ICA
  • 2010
    Second Nature: International Journal of Creative Media
    Vol2, No 1(2010): Super Human: Revolution of the Species, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), School of Creative Media, http://secondnature.rmit.edu.au/index.php/2ndnature
  • 2010
    Mind the Gap
    Joy James, Leonardo Electronic Almanac, Vol 16, Issue 4-5
  • 2008
    CBC Television Artspots
    CBC Television, http://artspots.com
  • 2007
    Imaginal Expression: Reva Stone's Embodied Technologies
    Joy James, Surrey Art Gallery, Open Book, www.surrey.ca/files/Stone1.pdf
  • 2007
    The Forest for the Trees
    the intersperse collective, online catalogue, http://www.rhen.com/icc/index.html
  • 2005
    Art et Biotechnologies
    Presses de l’Université du Québec, Publications de l’Université de Saint-Étienne, PQ, CD-ROM
  • 2003
    Electric Living in Canada: Interviews with Artists & Media Theorists
    James K-M and Carol Sills, Electric Living Productions Ltd., CD-ROM
  • 2002
    Sentient Circuitry, mimic: imitations of life: robots, automata and cyborgs
    horizon zero, issue 02, The Banff Centre for the Arts, http://www.horizonzero.ca/

Selected Articles and Reviews

  • 2015
    The Human Touch: Governor General's Awards recognizes Winnipeg's Reva Stone
    Prokosh, Kevin, Winnipeg Free Press, March 24, 2015
  • 2007
    The Incredible Lightness of Machines: an interview with Reva Stone
    Enright, Robert, Border Crossings, Volume 26 Number 1 Issues No. 101
  • 2007
    Art Meets Technology
    LeBlanc, Jacqueline, The Daily Gleaner, Fredericton, NB, July 5, 2007
  • 2006
    Imaginal a dark sea of data
    Laurence, Robin, The Georgia Strait, Vancouver, BC, February 2, 2006
  • 2006
    Imaginal Expression
    Burnham, Clint, The Vancouver Sun, Vancouver, BC, March 2006
  • 2004
    The Body Electric
    Vesely, Carolin, Winnipeg Free Press, Winnipeg, MB, Sunday, January 11, 2004
  • 2004
    Sentient Circuitry, mimic: imitations of life: robots, automata and cyborgs
    MIX magazine, Parallelogramme Artists-Run Culture & Publishing Inc, Toronto, ON, V28.2 Fall 2002
  • 1998
    Close encounters of the technological kind
    Wawzonek, Donna,The Ottawa Citizen, Ottawa, ON, June 1998.
  • 1997
    The Photo-Based Work of Art in the Age of Digital Simulation
    Madill, Shirley, Black Flash, Saskatoon, SK., Volume 15.2

Selected Awards And Grants

  • 2015
    Governor General's Award
    Visual Arts and New Media
  • 2015
    Canada Council for the Arts
    New Media Research Grant
  • 2011
    Canada Council for the Arts
    New Media Research Grant
  • 2010
    The Manitoba Arts Council
    Major Visual Arts Grant
  • 2009
    The Canada Council
    New Media Research Grant
  • 2009
    The Winnipeg Arts Council
    Individual Artist A Grant
  • 2008
    The Manitoba Arts Council
    Visual Arts A Grant
  • 2007
    The Canada Council
    New Media Research Grant
  • 2006
    The Manitoba Arts Council
    Visual Arts A Grant
  • 2003
    The Manitoba Arts Council
    Major Arts Grant
  • 2002
    Life 5.0, Art & Artificial Life International Competition
    Fundación Telefónica, Madrid, Spain, honorable mention

Selected Visiting Artist/Lectures/Panels/Workshops

  • 2014
    Artist Talk
    "Somewhere Between Human and Machine": Presentation to New Media, Culture Jamming and the Third Wave Class, Praba Pilar, University of Winnipeg
  • 2011
    Artist Talk
    Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
  • 2009
    Presenter: Super Human: Revolution of the Species
    Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT) Melbourne, Australia
  • 2008
    Invited Participant
    Australian Network for Art and Techology’s (ANAT) e-list
  • 2006
    Presenter: Interactive Futures 06
    New Media Conference, Victoria, BC
  • 2006
    Artist Talk
    Emily Carr College of Art and Design, Vancouver, BC
  • 2006
    Panelist: Artificial Life Roundtable
    Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, BC
  • 2006
    Artist Talk: Upgrade
    Vancouver, BC
  • 2004
    Artist Talk
    Academy of Art BK and Belgrade Cultural Centre, Belgrade, Serbia
  • 2003
    Panelist: New Forms Festival
    Cyberfeminist Panel, Vancouver, BC

Education

  • 1985
    Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honors)
    University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB

Collections

  • Manitoba Hydro, Winnipeg, MB
  • The Manitoba Arts Council Art Bank, Winnipeg, MB
  • The Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
  • The Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, BC
  • Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology, Toronto, ON
  • Two Rivers Gallery, St. George, BC
  • Private Collections in Canada and the United States