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Marlene Kawalez SSC

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Sculptor Marlene Kawalez SSC
Marlene Kawalez

About Marlene Kawalez

The focus for the work is to express the direct correlation between man and the earth. The creations of the Maker and mankind`s interpretation of it. How it has been altered and modified to satisfy our own needs and requirements. To further develop this theme other organic elements are introduced and merged with the sculpture to create a more organic interesting effect. These elements are petrified wood, rock, moss, steel and glass all facilitate in the creation of a sculpture. This amalgamation brings forth its own natural energies that compliment each other and articulate their own expressions.

Exhibition History of Marlene Kawalez

2013 - Art Gallery of Sudbury.
2013 - Living Arts Centre.
2013 - John B. Aird Gallery.
2013 - Corporate Building in Toronto.
2013 - Sculptors Society of Canada.
2012 - Patrick International Gallery.
2012 - John B. Aird Gallery.
2012 - Holcim Gallery.
2011 - Hamilton Conservatory For the Arts Gallery.
2011 - Dam Gallery.
2011 - "Fireworks 2011" by Fusion.
2011 - Sherway Garden Gallery.
2010 - Sudbury Gallery.
2010 - John B. Aird Gallery.
2010 - Burlington AIC Gallery.
2010 - Harrop Gallery.
2010 - Carnegie Gallery.
2010 - Burlington AIC Gallery.
2010 - Canadian Sculpture Society Gallery.
2010 - Dorland-Haight Galleries. Dundas.
2009 - Cambridge Centre for the Arts. Solo show.
2008 - Art Gallery of Hamilton.
2008 - "Fireworks 2008" by Fusion.
2008 - Carnegie Gallery. Hamilton Pottery Guild.
2008 - Fine Art Society of Milton. "Heart to Hand". 2008 - Etobicoke Civic Centre Art Gallery. "Colour and Form
2007 - Arta Gallery. Toronto Distillery District. "Forms of
2007 - Burlington Art Centre. Perry Gallery.
2008 - Dorland-Haight Galleries, Dundas
2008 - Cambridge Centre for the arts - solo show
2008 - Art Gallery of Hamilton
2008 - Fusion - Fireworks 2008
2008 - Fine Art Society of Milton. Heart to Hand
2007 - Etobicoke Civic Centre Art Gallery. Colour and Form
Society. Honourable Mention.
2007 - Arta Gallery Toronto Distillery District
2007 - Burlington Art Centre, Perry Gallery
2007 - Fine Art Society of Milton, Heart to Hand
2006 - Mississauga City Hall Gallery - First Prize
2006 - Dorland-Haight Galleries in Milton
2006 - Brudette Gallery in Orton
2006 - Co-Op Gallery in New Toronto "A Feast for the Eyes"
2006 - Fine Art Society of Milton, Heart to Hand
2006 - Streetsville Art Gallery, Modern Art
2006 - Burlington Cultural Centre
2006 - Stratfords Amazing Clayworks
2005 - Oakville Art Society
2005 - Fine Art Society of Milton, Heart to Hand
2005 - Mississauga City Hall Gallery, Honouralbe Mention in

Biography / CV of Marlene Kawalez

When I was a young child I had a fascination with clay and would spend countless joyful hours sculpting. The endless possibilities of what could be created from a block of clay mesmerized me. It was boundless.
As youth past, life sent me on its own journey to seek my true path and self. It took me into other creative realms but my true passion always was sculpting.

Artist Statement of Marlene Kawalez

“The earth does not belong to man, man belongs to the earth. All things are connected like the blood that unites us all. Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. What- ever he does to the web, he does to himself.” CHIEF SEATTLE The inspiration for my work comes from this wise statement made one hundred and sixty seven years ago. The notion of history and the contemporary existence channels the spirit of these words and are carried into my work with the use of clay and other organic materials such as wood, rock, moss and glass. It is within the lines of a petrified piece of wood or the crevice in a centuries old rock that a story is waiting to be recalled. My practice is based in the moment of invention - which seeks to locate the story of the material to give form. These “energies” recreate my perception of their tale. Currently, I am working to incorporate cast and blown glass with clay. The two materials at first seem to contradict each other - being that one is solid and unrevealing and the other transparent and exposed. They both share a process of solid liquid and solid in the evolution. Similar to the moment and
act of creation. As mentioned this is where the “spirit” resides. As well with this union there exists the fourth dimension where the very act of perception (consciousness) or feeling (sensation) has a life of its own.

Awards and Prizes of Marlene Kawalez

2011 - Bruno Capolongo Invitational Award.
2011 - Dam Gallery. Juror`s Choice Award.
2009 - Member of the Sculpture Society of Canada.
2009 - City of Burlington purchased a sculpture for a Junior
Person of the Year Award.
2007 - Etobicoke Civic Art Gallery. Honourable Mention.
2006 - Mississauga City Hall Gallery. First Prize in
2007 - Etobicoke Civic Centre Art Gallery "Colour Society"
Honourable Mention.
2006 - Mississauga City Hall Gallery. First Prize in
2005 - Mississauga City Hall Gallery. Honourable mention in

Public Works of Marlene Kawalez

2012 - Outdoor sculpture for the city of Elora.
2011 - Art Gallery of Sudbury. Permanent Collection.

Qualifications / Education of Marlene Kawalez

Diploma in Business Management, Seneca
College of Applied Arts and Technology

Diploma in Advertising and Graphic Design
Humber College of Applied Arts and Technology

2011 - Pate de Verre in Glass with Jayne Cornelis.
2011 - Casting in Glass with Valerie Dennis.
2010 - Cold Working Glass with Glass Craft.
2010 - Box Casting in Glass with Jayne Cornelis.
2010 - Kiln Casting with Irene Frolic.
2009 - Crystalline Glaze Firing Workshop by Diane Creber.
2009 - Working in Winterstone. Instructor Lorne Winters.
2008 - Slumping and Fusing Glass by Heather Woods.
2008 - Burlington Art Centre Artist Exchange Program.
2008 - Saggar and Raku Workshop with Fusion.
2008 - Outdoor Sculpture by Scott McNichol.
2008 - Exploration in Form instructed by Ying Yueh Chuang.
2007 - Saggar Firing by Becky Webster.
2007 - Glazing Techniques with Kasia Piech.
2007 - Finishing Techniques with various established artists.
2006 - Raku Firing with Barb Vansickle.

Publications / Media / Bibliography of Marlene Kawalez

2011 - Lark Book, 500 Raku.
2011 - Fusion Magazine.
2010 - Sudbury, Northern Life.
2011 - Araella Magazine.
2009 - Sideroads Magazine.
2009 - Cambridge Times.
2009 - The Halton Compass.
2009 - The Artists Way.
2009 - Fusion Magazine.
2009 - Milton Champion.

Teaching Experience

2012 - Private lessons in working with clay.
2011 - Private lessons in working with clay.
2010 - Sculpting in Clay. The Glass Cutter Studio.

Influences / Inspiration of Marlene Kawalez

With the many courses that I have taken in the past and will continue to take in the future, each artist has left with me a part of themselves that enable me to be a better artist.

Price Range of Work

Marlene Kawalez's work has a price range from £317 to £1,334

Mediums utilised

Marlene Kawalez's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

Marlene Kawalez's work is found in the following categories on site:
Figurative Abstract Modern or Contemporary Sculptures Statues statuary statuettes figurines (5)
Indoor Inside Interior Abstract Contemporary Modern Sculpture / statue / statuette / figurine (5)
Stylized People Sculptures (4)
Busts and Heads Sculptures Statues statuettes Commissions Bespoke Custom Portrait Memorial Commemorative sculpture or statue (3)
Human Form: Abstract Sculptures (3)
Objets Trouve or Found Objects Sculptures or Statues (2)
Green Man (and Green Woman)Faces, Busts, Heads, Torsos (2)
Ceramic Sculptures (2)
Human Figurative Sculptures
Parent - Child Sculpture
Fashion Sculptures Catwalk Models fashion Garments fashionable women or people
Clothes Dresses Gowns Shirts etc Sculptures Statues
Females Women Girls Ladies Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines
Nudes, Female Sculptures
Recycled Materials / Objets trouvees or Upcycle sculpture Statues statuettes
Children Child Babies Infants Toddlers Kids Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines
Nudes / Male Sculpture
Little Small Nude or Naked Girls Women Ladies Females Sculpture Statue statuettes Figurines
Toys Sculpture / statue / statuette / figurine
Interior, Indoors, Inside Sculpture
Indoor figurative sculpture
Family Groups Sculptures
Birds Abstract Contemporary Stylised l Minimalist Sculpture / Statues
Contemplative, Restful, Thougtful Sculptures
Every day Objects ( Sculptures of inorganic things)
Meditation sculpture / Statues / statuettes / figurines
Mixed Media Sculptures, Statues Garden Ornaments
Abstract Modern Contemporary Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines statuary
Male Men Youths Masculine Statues Sculptures statuettes figurines
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