Selected Exhibitions

2023 Freedom. Western GM Art Gallery, Drumheller, Alberta.
2023 Looking for Mona Lisa. Calgary Central Library “On Display” Gallery, Calgary, Alberta;
Masters Gallery, Calgary; Alberta.
2021-2022 Alberta Society of Artists 90th Anniversary Exhibition, ASA Gallery,
Calgary, Alberta.
2021 Freedom, Central Public Library, Calgary, Alberta; ASA Gallery, Calgary, Alberta.
2020 Freedom, Collaboration with Platform Edese Kunstenaars, Ede, Netherlands.
2018 Incognito, Royal Over-Seas League, London, England.
2018 3D, Western GM Gallery, Drumheller, Alberta.
2016 La Sabiduría de las Abuelas, Consulate of Colombia, Calgary, Alberta (Solo).
2011 Stations of the Cross, Theatre Calgary, Calgary, Alberta (Solo).
2008 La Figura de Santiago en los Caminos. Mundo Nuevo, San Sebastián, Spain.
2008-2010 The Home Show. The Stollery Gallery and Alberta Foundation for the ArtsTravelling Exhibition Program (Juried).
2008 The Feminine House. Campbell River and District Public Art Gallery, Campbell River, British Columbia. (Solo).
2006-2008 Lines of Communication. The Prairie Art Gallery and Alberta Foundation For the Arts Travelling Exhibition Program. (Curated).
2005-2006 Memory and Identity. Alberta Society of Artists 75th Anniversary
Exhibition. Bowman Centre, Lethbridge. (Juried)
2003-2005 Ars Poetica, The Prairie Art Gallery and The Alberta Foundation for the Arts Travelling Exhibition Program (Juried).
2002 Intimate Visions, Alberta Society of Artists’ Art Walk Exhibition, Masters Gallery, Calgary, Alberta (Juried).
2000 Icons, Canada Week, Royal Commonwealth Society, in conjunction with Canada’s High Commission, London, England (Solo).
2000 Undivided Highway, Artwalk Festival 2000, Institute for Modern and
Contemporary Art, Calgary, Alberta (Curated).
1999 Icons, Museum of Modern Art (Museo de Arte Moderno), Cartagena, Colombia (Solo).
1998 Poles Apart, Universidad Finis Terrae, Santiago, Chile.
1996-1994 Home is Where the Art Is, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Travelling Exhibition (14 Venues).
1995 The Alphabet, Galería de Arte Chica Morales, Cartagena, Colombia
1994 Drawing From Domestic Life, Muttart Art Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
1984-1985 Ottawa Watercolour Society: 9th, 10th, and 11th Juried Exhibitions, Braam Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario (Juried) (Honorable Mention).
1982 Cold Lake Artists’ Guild, Cold Lake, Alberta.

Public Art Commissions

2007 Village. Signal Hill Public Park Project, Calgary, Alberta.

Published Reviews and Articles

2018 Ann Baek, ‘A Day in the Life’ with visual artist and sculptor Cecilia Gossen, (December 19, 2018).
2018 Richard White, Confessions of a Public Art Artist, Every Day Tourist Blog, (November 2018).
2011 Jane McQuitty, Cecilia Gossen’s “I Pilgrim,” Alberta College of Art and Design Faculty Association Magazine (Calgary, Winter 2011).
2004 Nicole Le, Arts Attractions, Shaw TV Red Deer (Red Deer: July 28, 2004).
2000 Elaine Hujer, Artists Re-Inventing the House, The Hamilton Spectator (Hamilton: Saturday, March 11, 2000).
1999 Claudia M. Carmona Cárdenas, Cecilia Ripoll: Una Colombiana de
Exportación, Telecaribe, Noticiero 6:25 (Cartagena, Colombia: July
1999 Ricardo Vélez Pareja, Cecilia Ripoll y Vicky Fadul: Dos Artistas
Vitales, El Universal (Cartagena, Colombia: August 8,1999).
1998 Dave Kelley, Art in the Garden, A Channel (Calgary, Alberta:
April 1998).
1997 Christine Hart, Grad Students Strut Their Plumage, The Gauntlet
(Calgary: March 20,1997).
1996 Kathryn Burns, The Architectural Object, Muttart Public Art Gallery
Newsletter (Calgary: Vol. 8, Issue 3, May-June 1996).
1995 Redacción Nuestro Tiempo, Mujeres Hoy: Cecilia Ripoll de Gossen, El Periódico (Cartagena, Colombia: December 15, 1995).
1994 Kay Burns, Drawing From Domestic Life, Changing Artitudes, Muttart Art Gallery Newsletter (Calgary: Vol. 6, Issue 5, Sept – Oct.)


2012 Ph.D., Interdisciplinary Graduate Program, University of Calgary.
1998 M.F.A. in Sculpture, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta.
1992 B.F.A. in Sculpture, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta.

Professional Societies

Burns Visual Arts Society of Calgary (Treasurer 1998-2006, Secretary 2015-present)
Alberta Society of Artists (past member; Treasurer, South Branch 2003-2007)
Visual Arts Alberta
Ottawa Watercolour Society (past member)
Cold Lake Artists Guild (past member)

Public Service

2005-2018Fort Calgary Preservation Society. Chairman of the Board 2013-2017.

Special Projects

2019 Art Attacks, a series of pop-up art installations in several locations around Calgary to celebrate Burns Visual Arts Society’s 40th anniversary.
2003-present Co-creator of East Side Studio Crawl, an annual civic arts festival in the Communities of Ramsey and Inglewood; Calgary, Alberta.


Museum of Modern Art, Cartagena, Colombia; Law Society of Alberta; I.B.M. Canada; Mobil Oil Canada; Scurfield Hall, University of Calgary; private collections in Canada, United States, England, France, Holland, Colombia and Argentina.