James Kemp CV
2014- BED, Education, Secondary, University of British Columbia
2012- BFA, General Visual Arts, degree focus in sculpture, Emily Carr University of art and design
2009- BA of Psychology, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
2016- America's Clay Fest Honourable mention ($325.00 US)
2014- Special Judges Award (1060.00) International Ceramics Competition, Mino Japan
2012- Circle Craft Graduation Award ($1000.00) Emily Carr grad exhibition
2012- BMO 1st Art Invitational Student Art Competition, Sculpture, Nominee
2009- People’s choice award New Westminester
2008- Best in show in the non- professional ceramic
New York, Rochester Firehouse Gallery
The Museum of Modern Ceramic Art Gifu , Japan
2009- Sandra Dolph, Cedar Grave Gallery: Looked over gallery operations and sales, property maintenance and upgrades.
2007- Chris Motloch, Molten Spirits studio, (Glass blowing) assisting
with craft production, Learnt basic glass blowing skills and how to tack glass
rods together, operation of glass annealing kiln, built a gallery next to the
Artist Studio and Gallery Assistant Work Experience
2013- Liz Magor, assistant for public art proposal; Casting with synthetics
2012- Liz Magor, assistant for her solo show at Catriona Jeffries Gallery: painting, wood working,
organizing and cleaning studio
2010-12- David Robinson studio and gallery: Large and small scale urethane and silicone
mold making, wood construction, bronze chasing on small figures, bronze, and silver waxing, and patina
finishing, welding and soldering, fiber glass, FGR, Kast Krete, wax casting, public art installation,
gallery installation/ renovations, crating and shipping receiving of sculptures, updating materials
and tools order list.
2011- Liz Magor, commissioned Whalley Public Library Sculpture: "Marks" Large scale silicone mold making,
Silicone casting, wood construction of structural support for casting. Design and operation of
adapted mold hoist mechanics.
2010- Köbberling& Kaltwasser: The Games Are Open: Construction of model from which to make
measurements for an up scaled sculptural form of a large life size bulldozer, wood construction.
2013-14- Prince of Whales Secondary School- Teaching (grades 8-12) Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Mixed Media and Ceramics and Psychology.
2013- Art Space for Children, Children's' ceramic instructor: Programing and Teaching ceramic
hand building to children.
2013- Place De Arts: Children's' ceramic instructor: Teaching ceramic hand building to children coordinating
kiln firing schedules for large quantities of kids camp projects. Organizing a gallery display box that
featured student work.
2013- Fraser Valley Potters Guild, Surrey: Biographical presentation of artistic production, including the
presentation and discussion of my ceramic sculpture as well as sculpture made with
other materials. Demoing advanced sculptural hand building and mould making technics.
2013- Tri-City Potters, Port Moody, Coquitlam, and Burnaby pottery guild: Biographical presentation of
artistic production, including the presentation and discussion of my ceramic sculpture as well as sculpture
made with other materials.
2012- Port Moody Art’s Centre: Teaching ceramic hand building to children and adults, coordinating
glazing and kiln firing for large events such as birthday parties.
2006-11- Semiahmoo House Society: Teaching, facilitating and programming recreational art day camps,
one of which was ceramics; I taught ceramic hand building, and operated kilns.
2010- Olympic celebration committee: Demoing large scale ceramic sculpture slab construction
2005-08- Delta Fire Hall Center for the Arts: Programming, class brochure designee, studio and glaze technician;
operating and loading/unloading cone 6 electric kilns and teaching
all age ranges wheel throwing, hand building.
2003- Crescent Beach Community Services: Teaching painting and ceramic hand building to Teen moms and
2012 to 2013- One year studio residency, Port Moody Art’s Centre: Developing a cohesive body of work for a solo
show; organizing fundraiser; open studio supervisor.
2013- Leo Koo Gallery, leokoo.com
2013- Port moody arts center, Port Moody, BC
2012- Introduction of the Ceramic Artist in Resident, Port Moody Arts Centre, Port Moody, BC
2016- America's Clay Fest. Lincoln California, US
2014- International Ceramic Competition, Mino Japan
2013- Fire House Gallery, 5th Annual College Clay Collective, NY, Juried by David MacDonald
2013- Gallery Fukie, Nouveau Baroque , Vancouver
2013- Circle Craft award recipients, Circle Craft Gallery, Vancouver
2012-2013- Leo Koo Gallery, Vancouver (current representation)
2012- Fresh Paint, New Construction: (Canadian National Student Exhibition), La Mur Gallery, Montreal
(nominated to show by the ECUAD sculpture department)
2012- "Ceramic Sculpture 2012" featuring 8 artists including Jeffry Mitchell, Alwyn O'Brien,
and Eliza Au, Quinary Art Projects, Van, BC
2012- Arts 2012, Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, BC
2012- Duration, The Sheppard gallery, Van, BC
2012- Ceramic Multiple Show, Emily Carr, Van, BC
2012- ECUAD Graduate Award Winners, Windsor gallery, Van, BC
2012- Emily Carr Grad show, Van, BC
2011- Drop, 221A Gallery, Van, BC
2011- Don’t Touch, Emily Carr Concourse Gallery, Van, BC
2011- Hall Gallery, Van, BC
2010- Fabrication, Emily Carr Concourse Gallery, Van, BC
2010- Trade, Asian Center for Contemporary Art Gallery, Van. BC
2010- Fraser Valley Potters Guild Group Show, Evergreen Cultural Centre for the Arts, Coquitlam, BC
2009- Fraser Valley Potters Guild Group Show, New West Minister Art Gallery, New West Minister, BC
2009- Arts 2009, Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, BC
2008- Fraser Valley Potter Guild Group Show, Deep Cove Art Gallery, North Van, BC
2007- Fraser Valley Potters Guild Group Show, Evergreen Cultural Centre for the Arts, Coquitlam, BC
2012- I See, Think, Do, Emily Carr Concourse Gallery, Van, BC http://www.ecuad.ca/about/events/186103
2009- In-side, Emily Carr Concourse Gallery, Van, BC, Co-curated with Debbie Westergaard Tuepah,
Claudia Fernandez, Krystian Guevara, Margaret Mah,http://insideatemilycarr.wordpress.com/
2015- The Westender
2015- Vancouver Co-Op Radio
2016- Ballad Of Magazine
2013- Tri City News "PMAC residency ends with exhibit"
2012- Vancouver Sun news paper, print version
2011- Emily Carr Woo Magazine
2010-12- Emily Carr agenda
2010-11- Emily Carr agenda
2009- "Witness," Canadian Immigrant Magazine
available upon request