Bio

Aeris Osborne

Aeris is the 2022 Alberta Artist In Residence (AIR)/ Art Ambassador, the 3rd Alberta artist & 1st immigrant appointed by the Government of Alberta for this grant award since 2019. She has been painting for over 14 years and is known for painting bold impressionist heritage and landscape paintings and her husband fully supports her ideas.

She is a self-taught visual artist & registered social worker in Alberta who moved from Hong Kong to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada in 2007. In 2022 Alberta AIR, she traveled over 3000 km and visited over 30 Alberta galleries & museums to meet up with various people from directors, curators, and staff to volunteers who support Alberta Arts.

Alberta Old Buildings” is her 2022 Alberta AIR project and travel exhibit across Alberta from Edmonton, Calgary to Red Deer. The project has received 13 media interviews from Alberta to Vancouver. In 2020, her 1st artist-in-residence art project “YEG Old Houses” at McLuhan House artist studio in Highlands was operated by Art Habitat Edmonton and awarded a 2021 Canada Council For The Art grant. In 2023, Aeris’s “Colorful Travel Journey” series was selected by The Works International Visual Arts Society and converted into Alley Of the Light Art Boxes enlightening in Edmonton’s downtown alley. Furthermore, She won twice a year of the Open Art Competition at the Allied Art Council Spruce Grove. Also, she is the 2023 Edmonton Art Council grant assessor & 2022 Juror of Strathcona Art Acquisition and Salon. Lately, Aeris has accepted art sector invitations to provide art workshops, webinars, seminars, and artist talks to the community members.

Aeris’s artworks were collected in North America and Asia.

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Sylvan Lake Stone House Cafe By Aeris Osborne
Sylvan Lake Stone House Cafe By Aeris Osborne
Aeris Osborne En Plein Air Alberta Table Mountain Beave Mines Lake
Aeris

Artist Statement

As a self-taught visual artist who moved to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada from Hong Kong in 2007. I was born and raised in both Eastern and Western cultures. Hong Kong was a modern international city mixing Eastern and Western cultures, from Traditional Chinese Temples to Victorian Architecture. My cultural background influences my perspective on life as well as my Art.

My visual art is a journey of self-exploration, a reflection of a deeper love for the freedom of expression since living in Western Canada. Each painting represents the uniqueness of my character and personality. The combination of my passion for life and yearning for peacefulness. My artworks were taken from the essence of the landscapes, and surrounding objects. I redefined them and gave them a new identity while keeping the soul of the land and surrounding objects.

Because my love of history, architecture, and nature, inspired my art creation and practice from observer to a storyteller. My art projects developed a positive conversation for the public to engage and acknowledge the value of Alberta Arts and heritages.

My Favorite

Bible Scripture:

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;

in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”

Proverb: 3:5-6

Aeris Osborne C.V

Awards

2022

Government Of Alberta

2021-2022 Alberta Art Ambassador/ Artist In Residence

Canada Art Council, Explore and Create Program

YEG Old Houses Solo Art Exhibition-Concept to Realization Component Grant

2016
The Allied Arts Council of Spruce Grove
2nd place in Open Art Competition – The Butchart Gardens Night Pond (2013)
2015
The Allied Arts Council of Spruce Grove
1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in Open Art Competition –
Sunset In Winter (2013), Revelstoke Cafe (2012), Fairmont Hot Spring (2012)

Residence

Feb 14, 2022- Sept 30, 2022
Alberta’s Artist In Residence, Government Of Alberta

Oct 1, 2020- Sept 30, 2021
McLuhan House Studio, Art Habitat Edmonton

Media Interviews & Articles

CBC Edmonton News, CKUA Radio, Edify Edmonton, Rat Press Creek

Professional

Grant Assessor- 2023 Edmonton Arts Council

Juror – 2022 Strathcona County Annual Art Acquisition Program & Salon Exhibition
Active Member of Alberta CARFAC, St. Albert Painter Guild

Presentations, Workshops

Alberta CARFAC – My Artist In Residences Experience Plus Benefits (Jun, 2023)
Revera McConachie – Garden Senior Residence, Edmonton History Presentation (Feb, 2023)
Alzheimer Society Of Calgary (Seton Club 36), Recreated Our Memory Art Workshop (Jul, 2022)
Stony Plain Multicultural Heritage Centre – Alberta Artist In Residence Q & A (May, 2022)
Portage College (Lac La Biche)- Watercolor & Sketch Art Workshop (May, 2022)

Exhibitions
Solo & Group Show

2024

Alberta Old Buildings (Solo), Lougheed House National & Provincial Historic Site, Calgary– April to June

YEG Old Houses & Colorful Travel Journey (Solo), Leduc Arts Foundry, Leduc – March

2023

Alberta Old Buildings (Solo)- Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium (Lower) Kassa Gallery – Aug 14 to Dec 7, 2023

EN PLEIN AIR (Solo)- The Alley Of Art Light Boxes, The Works, The Place Program – March 1 to Summer, 2023

12 YEG Old Houses (Solo), Northwest TREX Wall & Art Gallery Of Grande Prairie – March 1 to May 12, 2023

Eternal Summer, Multicultural Heritage CentreArt Gallery, Stony Plain – Dec 222 to Feb 2023
After Hours Gallery (Feature), McMullen Art Gallery, Edmonton – Oct 2022 to Jan 2023

2022

After Hours Gallery (Feature), McMullen Art Gallery, Edmonton – Oct to Jan
YEG Old Houses (Feature), Allied Art Gallery, Spruce Grove– Oct to Dec

YEG Old Houses (Solo), Enbridge Center, Edmonton – Aug to Sept
Stony Plain Multicultural Heritage Centre, Group Exhibition – Jun to Aug
YEG Old Houses (Solo), Little Brick Cafe, Edmonton – Mar to April
Sturgeon Women Clinic – Feb to May

2021

Art Gallery Of Alberta “Edmonton Art Club 100 Years”– Nov 2021 to Jan 2022
YEG Old Houses – (Solo)  McLuhan House – Aug to Sep
Edmonton ATB Market Place – May to July
Misericordia Community Hospital – Jan to April
Edmonton Propaganda Salon virtual exhibit– Dec 2020 to Feb 2021

2020
Art Gallery St. Albert “ Guilded Vision 20:20 – November
The Allied Arts Council of Spruce Grove – September to December
The Carrot Art Gallery Kaleido 2020 – September
The International Society of Experimental Artists (ISEA) 29th Annual Juried Exhibition Artists (St. Albert Art Gallery Rescheduled 2021)
YEG ART WALK, Displaying Cacao 70 Eatery – July to August
Art Night, Edmonton Convention Center – March

2016 -2017
Strathcona County Gallery @ 501
VASA St. Albert

2013-2016

Allied Arts Council of Spruce Grove Open Art Competition
Art Society of Strathcona County
Strathcona County Health Centre
Harcourt House – Multicultural Mosaic
Edmonton Whyte Art Walks

Art Retail

2020-Present
Edmonton Arts Council Shop & Services