Krista Gerwing

About Krista aka kapu

FAQ#1 – When did you decide to become an artist? My answer…I didn’t.

My Dad used to take care of my « art affairs ». He was my precious link to the galleries I showed in. When he retired, I simply dropped out of the scene. I’m not good at telling curators that they should be showing my work. I never stopped working though. That is not possible.

Two years ago, I decided I needed to get my act together and moved into a bigger workshop; big enough to show my work. That solved my problem of talking to curators and gave my audience a decent venue where they could see my latest work and sit down comfortably for a bit of a chat.

FAQ#2 – Where do your ideas come from? My answer…my life.

Most of my work is a snapshot of personal experience. Something happens, my brain takes a picture, my imagination makes a few adjustments and my hands take over from there.

FAQ#3 – Where are you « really » from? My answer…

Canadian by birth
Hawaiian by looks
Swiss by accident

The « really » part? I suspect I look a bit like the asker’s maid.

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Education

University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada – Fine Arts

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Shows

2019
Immersif.ch, lausanne, switzerland

2006
centre culturel pôle sud, le flon, lausanne, switzerland
hôtel de ville, bussigny, switzerland
h&b gallery, lausanne, switzerland

2005
festival de la cité, h&b gallery, lausanne, switzerland
galerie hétéroclyte, grandson, switzerland
centre thérmale, yverdon, switzerland

2003
multiarts
crissier, switzerland

2002
multiarts
crissier, switzerland

2000
le caveau du moulin de semblanet
martigny, switzerland

1999
imd international
lausanne, switzerland

1987
federation of canadian artists gallery
annual members show
vancouver, bc., canada

1987
federation of canadian artists gallery
trans-canada travelling show

1986
federation of canadian artists gallery
annual members show
vancouver, bc., canada
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Galleries

2003 –
resident artist
kapu13k atelier galerie
bussigny-près-lausanne, vd, switzerland

1986 – 2000
resident artist
alex fraser gallery (now linda lando fine art)
vancouver, bc., canada

1984 – 1992
resident artist
sharli gallery
north vancouver, bc., Canada

1984 – 1992
resident artist
old customs house art gallery
britannia beach, bc., canada

1983 – 1985
resident artist
park gallery
west vancouver, bc., canada

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