The world’s environment is rapidly deteriorating and the global political scene continues to be punctuated by episodes of chaos and violence.  Even so, compassion and humanity can be found alongside starvation and loneliness.  From destruction ruin, and decay comes opportunities for construction and renewal.  As an artist, my work reflects these and other dualities.  I seek to convey my mixed emotions through my art
while projecting a sense of peace, order and faith in simple and symbolic ways.   
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Born in Taipei, Taiwan, Catherine came to Canada after receiving her BFA degree in oil painting from National Taiwan Normal University.  In addition to her university studies, she was mentored by numerous Chinese painting masters. They are Hu Ke-Min, Su Fung-Nan and Liang Xio Zhong in floral and mountain scenery painting.

 

In Canada, Catherine studied printmaking at University of Alberta, and University of Calgary. To name a few, her instructors included:  Walter Jule, Bill Laing,  Lyndal Osborne, Noboru Sawai , John Will.  

 

Catherine is an active member of several art groups including the:

SCA Society of Canadian Artists Canada

Salt Spring Painters Guild, BC

Salt Spring Arts Council, Salt Spring Island, BC

Meeting Point Artists Association (founding member) AB

 

She has exhibited in many solo and group shows in the pass 35 years. Her works can be found in diverse permanent collections domestically and overseas, including:

 

National Taiwan Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan

University of Alberta Edmonton, Alberta

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology Calgary, Alberta

Museum of Contemporary Art   Calgary, Alberta

Shell Canada Calgary, Alberta

Husky Oil Canada Calgary, Alberta

Tama Art University, Tokyo, Japan

Numerous private collections


Solo Exhibitions
2018  " Ink and Colors by Catherine Tam" Salt Spring Island, BC

2011  “Renew” Two Person Show with Seka Owen, Axis Contemporary Arts, Calgary, AB

1996  “East Meets West” Chinese Cultural Centre, Calgary, AB

1994  “Recent works of Catherine Tam” ,Gallery View, Calgary, AB

1993  “Art Experience” Devonian Garden, Calgary, AB

1979  Chinese painting of Catherine Huang Citadel Theatre, Edmonton, AB

1979  Chinese painting of Catherine Huang Edmonton Library, Edmonton, AB

International Print Exhibitions

2020  10th International Triennial of Small Graphic Forms Vilnius, Lithuania

2020  11th International Biennial of Miniature art Czestochowa, Poland

2020  18th Lessedra World Art Print Annual Mini Print, Sofia, Bulgaria

2019   International Northwest Print Invitational 2019, Seattle, USA

2019   Awagami International Miniature Print Exhibition 2019, Japan

2019   39th Mini Print International of Cadaques 2019, Spain- FINALIST

2019   The International  Contemporary Miniprint of  Kazanlak 2019, Bulgaria

2019   Contemporary Northwest Print Invitational 2019, Seattle USA

2018    Awagami International Miniature Print Exhibition 2018, Japan

2018   International contemporary Miniprint Kazanlak 2018  Kazanlak, Bulgaria,

2018   16th Lessedra World Art Print Annual Mini Print, Sofia, Bulgaria

2018   38th  MiniPrint International of Cadaques, Spain 

2018   BIMPE X Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition Vancouver, BC

2018   10th International Biennial of Miniature art  2018 Czestochowa, Poland  

2016   2nd Annual ‘ On Paper ‘ International Printmaking Award 2016, Spain

2016   15th Lessedra World Art Print Annual Mini Print, Sofia, Bulgaria

2016   36th Mini Print International of Cadaques, Spain –FINALIST

2016   BIMPE IV Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition Vancouver, BC

2016   9th International Biennial of Miniature Art 2016 Czestochowa, Poland

2016   9th International Triennial of Small Graphic Forms Vilnius, Lithuania

2016   2nd New York International Miniature Print Exhibition New York, USA

2015   Tokyo International Mini-Print Triennial 2015 Tokyo, Japan

Selected Group Exhibitions

2020  10th International Triennial of Small Graphic Forms Vilnius, Lithuania

2020   11th International Biennial of Miniature art Czestochowa, Poland

2020   18th Lessedra World Art Print Annual Mini Print, Sofia, Bulgaria

2019   International Northwest Print Invitational 2019, Seattle, USA

2019   Awagami International Miniature Print Exhibition 2019, Japan

2019   39th Mini Print International of Cadaques 2019, Spain- FINALIST

2019   The International  Contemporary Miniprint of  Kazanlak 2019, Bulgaria

2019   Contemporary Northwest Print Invitational 2019, Seattle USA

2019   Impression 4 : Print Show, Salt Spring Island, BC Canada

2018   Awagami International Miniature Print Exhibition 2018, Japan

2018   International Contemporary Miniprint Kazanlak 2018, Kazanlak, Bulgaria,

2018   16th Lessedra World Art Print Annual Mini Print, Sofia, Bulgaria

2018   38th  MiniPrint International of Cadaques, Spain 

2018   BIMPE X Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition Vancouver, BC

2018   10th International Biennial of Miniature art Czestochowa, Poland  

2017   “Imprints” 2017 Duthie Gallery, Salt Spring Island, BC

2017   2nd Impressions Print Show, Salt Spring Island, BC

2017   Celebration of the Arts, Artspring, Salt Spring Island, BC

2017    Painters Guild 45th Anniversary Show, Salt Spring Island, BC

2016    “On Paper” 2nd Annual International Printmaking 2016 Barcelona, Spain

2016    15th Lessedra World Art Print Annual Mini Print, Sofia, Bulgaria

2016    36th Miniprint International of Cadaques, Spain –FINALIST

2016    BIMPE IV Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition Vancouver, BC

2016    9th International Biennial of Miniature Art 2016 Czestochowa, Poland

2016    9th International Triennial of Small Graphic Forms Vilnius, Lithuania

2016    2nd New York International Miniature Print Exhibition at Manhattan Graphic

           Centre, New York, USA

2015    Tokyo International Mini-Print Triennial 2015 Tokyo, Japan

2014    “Symbolically 8” Gallery 8, Salt Spring Island, BC

2013    “Chi” Meeting Point Artists Association Group Show, Willcox & Sax Gallery, AB             

2013    “Draw Till You Drop” show, Gorilla House, Calgary, AB

2013    “City in SINK” Alberta Printmakers Society, Calgary, AB

2010-2012 “Full Circle” AFA Travelling Exhibition Program (TREX) Alberta Society of

            Artists, AB

2012   “SEQUENCES: The Alberta Printmakers' Society 2012 Members' Exhibition”

            Calgary, AB

2012   “Inspired by Travel” Leighton Art Centre Calgary, AB

2012   “Cultural Intersection” Calgary Art Mosaic 4th Annual Art Exhibition, Calgary, AB

2012   “Art Boom 20/20” Art Exhibition, Chinese Cultural Centre, Calgary, AB

2011   “43rd Open National Juried Exhibition” Society of Canadian Artists, Todmorden

            Mills, Papermill Gallery, Toronto ON

2011   “On The Scene” Society of Canadian Artists, Leighton Art Centre, Calgary, AB

             Award of Merit winner

2011   “Print Folio Fundraiser Exhibition”, Triangle Gallery (MOCA), Calgary, AB

2010   “Full Circle” Meeting Point Artists Association, CCM Centre, Vancouver, BC,

           Multicultural Heritage Centre, Stony Plain, AB

2009- 2010 “Festive Show” Alberta Society of Artists, ASA Art Gallery, Calgary, AB

2010   “Print Show” Alberta Society of Artists, ASA Art Gallery, Calgary, AB

2010   “New Member Show” Society of Alberta Artists, ASA Art Gallery, Calgary, AB

2010   “Artists Choice” Alberta Society of Artists, ASA Art Gallery, Calgary, AB

2010   “Art of The Garden” Alberta Society of Artists, ASA Art Gallery, Calgary, AB

2010   “Artists Choice” Alberta Society of Artists, ASA Art Gallery, Calgary, AB

2009   Art Walk Exhibition, ASA Art Gallery, Calgary, AB

1988-2009 Annual shows with the Meeting Point Artists Association

2008   “Renewal”, Keystone Gallery, Calgary, AB
2005   “Scroll Show”, Myken Wood Gallery, Calgary, AB

2002   Art Bridge Traveling show, Hong Kong Exhibition Gallery, Hong Kong

1996   “Five Corners” Seoul Gallery, Calgary, AB

1995   Hong Kong University Art Gallery, Hong Kong Visual Arts Society and Meeting

           Point Artists Association Join Exhibition, Hong Kong

1994   Calgary Chinese Community Celebrate for Calgary Centennial year, City Hall,

           Calgary, AB

1983   Calgary Artists Group show,  Avant-Garde Gallery, Calgary, AB

1981   Student group show, Little Gallery, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB

1978   Invitational Exhibition, National Taiwan Museum, Taipei, Taiwan