Walking Owl Studio -- Cat Fink, Visual Artist
drawings in mixed media

Cirriculum Vitae

Solo Shows

2016     The Joy Diary, Station House Gallery, Williams Lake, BC (an interactive art show)

 

2014     Coyotes, Cheshires, Angels, and other Complications, Station House Gallery, Williams Lake, BC

 

2013     Recent Work, Cariboo-Chilcotin Teachers Association Office, Williams Lake, BC, ongoing

             rotating  exhibit

 

2012     Recent Work, Cariboo-Chilcotin Teachers Association Office, Williams Lake, BC, ongoing

             rotating  exhibit

 

2011     Recent Work, Cariboo-Chilcotin Teachers Association Office, Williams Lake, BC, ongoing

             rotating  exhibit

 

2011     Drawing Home, Gallery Vertigo, Vernon, BC

 

2010     Crazy Wisdom, Station House Gallery, Williams Lake, BC

 

2008    Dancing the Ghosts, Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria, Aboriginal Arts Week,

             Victoria, BC

 

2004    Everything I Know About the Human Heart 2, Demitasse Coffee Bar, Victoria, BC

 

2003    Everything I Know About the Human Heart, Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria

            (CACGV),  Victoria, BC

 

2000    Series for Anna 2, Demitasse Coffee Bar, Victoria, BC

 

1999     Series for Anna, Demitasse Coffee Bar, Victoria, BC

 

Group Shows

2017      Expectations of Character: Dorothy Alice and Ann, Station House Gallery ,  Williams Lake, BC

             CNIB Eye Appeal Art Event 2017, Victoria, BC             

2015     In Cahoots (Synergy), Slide Room Gallery, Vancouver Island School of Art, Victoria, BC

             Gallery Artist, Groop Gallery, Prince George, BC

              Spruce Kings Show Home, Prince George, BC

             Central Cariboo ArtRoute 2015

              CNIB Eye Appeal Art Event 2015, Victoria, BC

 

2014     Gallery Artist, Groop Gallery, Prince George, BC, ongoing

              Spruce Kings Show Home, Prince George, BC

             Earthly, Two Rivers Gallery, Prince George, BC

             Ekphrasis II, Groop Gallery, Prince George, BC

             The Art of Reconciliation, Station House Gallery, Williams Lake, BC

             Central Cariboo ArtRoute 2014, ongoing

 

2013     Sooke Fine Arts 2013, Sooke, BC

              Laundry, Station House Gallery, Williams Lake, BC

              Gallery Artist, Groop Gallery, Prince George, BC

              CNIB Eye Appeal Event, Victoria, BC

              Ringtone-Can you hear me know?, www.aboriginalcuratorialcollective.org

              Central Cariboo ArtRoute 2013

 

2012     Ringtone-Can you hear me know?, www.aboriginalcuratorialcollective.org

 

2011     Ringtone-Can you hear me know?, www.aboriginalcuratorialcollective.org

 

            Devastating Beauty: Curator’s Invitational Exhibit, Campbell River Art Gallery,

            Campbell River, BC

 

            ArtWalk 2011, Station House Gallery, Williams Lake, BC

 

            Fine Arts 2011, Sooke, BC

 

2010     Fine Arts 2010, Sooke, BC

 

            DRAWN, Two Rivers Gallery, Prince George, BC

 

2009    A(r)t 35, University Canada West, Victoria, BC

 

            Fine Arts 2009, Sooke, BC

 

            Fiction Residency Online Exhibition, www.aboriginalcuratorialcollective.org

 

2008    Fiction Residency Exhibition, The Other Gallery, Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta

 

            Bits and Pieces, The Other Gallery, Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta

 

2007    Fine Arts 2007, Sooke, BC

 

            Elements: Shambhala Arts, Shambhala Meditation Centre, Victoria, BC

 

            Stillness: Art as Contemplative Practice, Martin Batchelor Gallery, Victoria, BC

 

2005    Even Crow Girls Get the Blues, CACGV, Victoria, BC

 

            Even Crow Girls Get the Blues, Blackberry Gallery, Port Moody, BC

 

2004    Fine Arts 2004, Sooke, BC

 

            Arts Revue Fundraiser, CACGV, Victoria, BC

 

2003    Evolution, Maltwood Art Museum, Victoria, BC

 

            The Apple Show, CACGV, Victoria, BC

 

                  Surrealist Picnique, Victoria College of Art (VCA), Victoria, BC

 

            Fine Arts 2003, Sooke, BC

 

            Moss Street Paint-In, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, BC

 

2002    VCA Alumni Exhibit, Gallery at the Mac, Victoria, BC

 

            Fine Arts 2002, Sooke, BC

 

            Here’s Looking At Us, CACGV, Victoria, BC

 

            LOOK 2002, Mahon Hall, Saltspring Island, BC,

 

2001     VCA Alumni Exhibit, Gallery at the Mac, Victoria, BC

 

            Fine Arts 2001, Sooke, BC

 

            Gallery Artists Group Show, Staub Gallery, Victoria, BC

 

            Cavities: Salon de Refuses, Victoria, BC

 

1999     Fine Arts 1999, Sooke, BC

 

            ArtWORK ’99, BC Festival of the Arts, Victoria, BC

 

            VCA Graduates – Class of ’99, Blanshard Building, Victoria, BC

 

            VCA Graduates – Class of ’99, Gallery at the Mac, Victoria, BC

 

Grants, Awards & Residencies

2016     Artist in Residence, Station House Gallery, Williams Lake, BC

 

2008    ‘Fiction’ Visual Arts Residency and Financial Award, Aboriginal Arts Program, Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta

 

2007    Patron’s Purchase, Fine Arts 2007, Sooke, BC

 

2004    Purchase Award, Fine Arts 2004, Sooke, BC

 

      2002    Juror’s Choice Award, Fine Arts 2002, Sooke, BC

 

2000    Education Grant, Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation, New Brunswick

 

Articles & Publications

Hoffman, Brandon, ‘Workshop explores creativity in various arts', Williams Lake Tribune, January 5, 2017

 

Farrar, Gaeil, ‘The Joy Diary to end 2016 gallery season', Williams Lake Tribune, November 9, 2016, and  'More than 40 art pieces from the public contributed to gallery show', November 25, 2016

 

McDonough, Kate, 'Morning Meditation', The Green Gazette print and online editions, February 2016, and Lived Experience Literary Journal Number 15, 2016, illustrations

 

2014 Multifaith Calendar,  Multifaith Action Society of BC, calendar and online, month image, 2014

 

Farrar, Gaeil, ‘Artist Shares Her Creative Search', Williams Lake Tribune, February 19, 2014

 

‘Artists Tackle BC’s Devastating Beauty’, Campbell River Mirror, September 21, 2011

 

‘Opening Reception for Major New Exhibition’, Campbell River Courier-Islander, September 21, 2011

 

Brennan, Katie, ‘On the Recent Work of Cat Fink’, Drawing Home Exhibition Catalogue,   Gallery Vertigo, Vernon, BC, 2011

 

Shebageget, Frank, ‘Ringtone-Can you hear me know?’, Aboriginal Curatorial Collective, www.aboriginalcuratorialcollective.org, 2011-2012

 

Farrar, Gaeil, ‘Exploring Life Through Art’, Williams Lake Tribune, February 18, 2010

 

FOCUS, October 2005, Vol. 18, No. 1, Victoria, BC, Cover image & page 3

 

‘Crow Girls Have the Blues’, Tri-City News, Port Moody, BC, July 27, 2005

 

Terry Dodd and Jennifer King eds., How did you paint that?: 100 ways to paint Still Life and  Florals, International Artist Publishing Inc., USA, 2004, page 61

 

Devlin, Mike, ‘Sooke Offers Fine Display of Art’, Times Colonist, Victoria, BC, August 8, 2002

 

 

Teaching

2017        Creativity Coaching

                'Creativity Playground', Central Cariboo Arts Centre, Williams Lake, BC

2016        Creativity Coaching

                'Telling Your Story: Writing Memoir', Cariboo Chilcotin Teachers Association,  Professional

                     Development, Williams Lake, BC

2015        Creativity Coaching

2014       'Stepping Onto the Artist's Way', Cariboo Chilcotin Teachers Association,

                    Professional Development, Williams Lake, BC

2013       'Cracking Open Your Creativity', Thompson Rivers University, Williams Lake, BC

              'Pastels: Drawing With the Rainbow', Station House Gallery, Williams Lake, BC

              'Pastels: Playing in the Biggest Crayon Box', Cariboo Chilcotin Teachers

                   Association,  Professional Development, Williams Lake, BC

2012     ‘Pastels: Materials and Techniques’, Grade 9 Drawing

                   and Painting,  Columneetza Secondary School, Williams Lake, BC

            ‘Building an Artist Portfolio’, Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society,  Williams Lake, BC

            ‘Creating Artist Proposals’, Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society,  Williams Lake, BC

 

Memberships and Volunteering

CARFAC--Canadian Artist Representation/Le Front Des Artistes Canadiens, 1999 - ongoing

Charter Member, The Resonance Project, online, 2016

Donating Artist for the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, Eye Appeal Art Event 2013 2015 2017

Director, Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society, Williams Lake, BC, 2013 and 2014

Station House Gallery, Williams Lake, 2012 - ongoing

 

Education

2016     Graduate, Success Signature/Peak Performers Mastermind (Jennifer McLean, Linda Caducoy),

                  Los Angeles, CA, and online (heart-based business creation and practice)

             Certified  Level 2 Spontaneous Transformation Technique Practitioner (Jennifer McLean),

                  Los Angeles, CA, and online

             The Resonance Project (Jayne Warrilow), online (international coaches mastermind)

2015     Success Signature/Peak Performers Mastermind (Jennifer McLean, Linda Caducoy),

                  Los Angeles, CA, and online (heart-based business creation and practice)

2014     Comic Course (Jazmyn Douillard), Station House Gallery, Williams Lake, BC

2001     Writing and Meditation Retreat (Natalie Goldberg), Hollyhock, Cortes Island, BC

             Intensive Life Drawing (Heather Spears), Metchosin International Summer School of the

                  Arts, Metchosin, BC

             Abstract Expressionism (Bill Porteous), Victoria, BC

2000     Pastels (Nancy Slaght), Victoria College of Art (VCA) Extension, Victoria, BC

1999     Graduate, 3-year Studio Arts Diploma Program, VCA, Victoria, BC

             Figure Drawing: The London School (Joseph Ho), VCA Extension, Victoria, BC

             Human Anatomy & Drawing (Dr. S. Drabbitt), University of Victoria, Extension Courses,

                 Victoria, BC

     1998     Pastels (Nancy Slaght), VCA Extension, Victoria, BC

            Focus on the Figure (John Greffen), VCA Extension, Victoria, BC

1991     Graduate, Public Sector Management, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC

1979     Graduate, Business Administration, Malaspina College (now Vancouver Island University),

                 Nanaimo, BC