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Kelli Janson

Kelli (Randall) Janson grew up in Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia. She graduated from the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Diploma in Graphic Design in 1993. Upon graduation, Kelli worked as a graphic designer for the Chronicle Herald and Dalhousie Medical School in Halifax, before moving with her family to Digby, Nova Scotia, in 1999. Kelli now works as a visual artist from her home studio, focusing primarily on acrylic paintings and pencil drawings. She is a member of the Annapolis Royal Community Arts Council (ARCAC) and a past board member and current member of Visual Arts Nova Scotia (VANS). Kelli's paintings and drawings can be found in private collections throughout North America and the UK.

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EDUCATION

1993 - Bachelor of Fine Arts and Diploma in Graphic Design – NSCAD, Halifax, NS

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2022 - OPEN ROADS - Sissiboo Gallery, Bear River & Annapolis Royal, NS

2016 - RESIDENT - Sissiboo Gallery, Bear River, NS

2015 - LIGHT & LAND - The Dart Gallery, Dartmouth, NS

2014 - SPRUNG - The Dart Gallery, Dartmouth, NS

2011 - NEW WORKS - Westside Studio & Gallery, Annapolis Royal, NS

2010 - FEATURE ARTIST - Scallop Palette Gallery, Digby, NS

2009 - FRESH - Mym Gallery, ARTsPLACE, Annapolis Royal, NS

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022 - 40th ANNIVERSARY MEMBERS' EXHIBITION - ARTsPLACE, Annapolis Royal, NS

2021 - INSPIRED BY AN OBJECT – Bear River Artworks Gallery, Bear River, NS

2020 - ARCAC 2020 Members' Exhibition - ARTsPLACE, Annapolis Royal, NS

2019 - BECOMING THE OCEAN - Oakdene Centre, Bear River, NS

2018 - WEE ART - Round Hill Studio, Annapolis Royal, NS 

2018 - ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM - Sissiboo Gallery, Bear River, NS

2016 - LILLIPUTIAN - Bear River Artworks Gallery, Bear River, NS

2015 - CASSIOPEIA (CONSTELLATION) - The Mill: Arts Letters & Numbers, Averill Park, NY

2014 - IMITATION - ARTsPLACE, Annapolis Royal, NS

2014 - FIRE SALE -  ARTsPLACE, Annapolis Royal, NS

2014 - BLACK DOG - ARTsPLACE, Annapolis Royal, NS
2013 - GROUNDWORKS EARTH ART - French Basin Trail, Annapolis Royal, NS

2013 - INSPIRED BY MAGNOLIAS - Chapel Gallery, ARTsPLACE, Annapolis Royal, NS 

2012 - SEASONAL EXHIBITION - Scallop Palette Gallery Digby, NS
2011 - IMPRESSIONS: VANS EXHIBITION- Galerie Père Léger, Université Sainte-Anne, NS
2010 - IDENTITY: VANS EXHIBITION - ARTsPLACE, Annapolis Royal, NS
2010 - SEASONAL EXHIBITION - Scallop Palette Gallery Digby, NS
2008 - ARCAC 2008 MEMBERS' EXHIBITION - ARTsPLACE, Annapolis Royal, NS
2007 - ARCAC 2007 MEMBERS' EXHIBITION - ARTsPLACE, Annapolis Royal, NS
2007 - NORTH RANGE ART MEMBERS' EXHIBITION - Digby Library Gallery, Digby NS
2006 - DIGBY ARTISTS MEMBERS'
EXHIBITION - Heritage Centre, Digby, NS

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

- Member and Past Board Member of Visual Arts Nova Scotia

- Member of the Annapolis Royal Community Arts Council

- Supporting Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists

 

RESIDENCIES

2015 - ARTS LETTERS & NUMBERS / Averill Park, New York, USA

 

Bibliography

The Chronicle Herald: May 15, 2014 - Elissa Barnard

"VISUAL VIEWPOINTS: Janson's lively graphic style enlivens vivid work of Sprung"

REPRESENTATION

Teichert Gallery - Halifax, Nova Scotia

The Flight of Fancy - Bear River, Nova Scotia

Bear River Artworks Gallery - Bear River Nova Scotia