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Selected Exhibitions

2018 Incognito, Royal Over-Seas League, London, England.
2018 3D, Western GM Gallery, Drumheller, Alberta.
2017 Spontaneous Combustion, Leighton Centre, Calgary.
2016 La Sabiduría de las Abuelas, book launch, Consulate of Colombia, Calgary, Alberta (Solo).
2015 Refranes, Consulate of Colombia, Calgary, Alberta (Solo).
2014 Still Burning, PASSAGE Gallery, Calgary, Alberta.
2012 Magnificent Eleven, Wallace Gallery, Calgary, Alberta.
2011 I, Pilgrim. Artpoint Gallery, Calgary, Alberta (Solo).
2011 Immigrants of Distinction, ASA Gallery at Lougheed House, Calgary.
2011 Stations of the Cross, Theatre Calgary, Calgary, Alberta (Solo).
2010 Stations of the Cross. Epcor Centre for the Performing Arts Window Gallery, Calgary, Alberta.
2009 Wanderlust, The Little Gallery, Calgary, Alberta (Solo).
2009 Cultural Intersection. Epcor Centre, Calgary, Alberta.
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).
2008 Pilgrimage. The Little Gallery, Calgary, Alberta. (Solo).
2007 Stepping Out. Artpoint Gallery, Calgary, Alberta. (Juried).
2007 The Feminine House. EyeQ, Calgary, Alberta.
2006 The Feminine House. The Little Gallery, Calgary, Alberta. (Solo).
2006 Alberta Cities: The Urban Landscape. Image 54 Gallery. (Juried).
2006-2008 Lines of Communication. The Prairie Art Gallery and Alberta Foundation For the Arts Travelling Exhibition Program. (Curated).
2006 Tactile, VAAA Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta.
2006 Taking Liberties, Harcourt House Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta.
2005-2006 Memory and Identity. Alberta Society of Artists 75th Anniversary
Exhibition. Bowman Centre, Lethbridge. (Juried)
2004 Reflections: Different Ways of Looking at Yourself. Leighton Art Centre, Calgary, Alberta. (Juried).
2004 Taking Liberties, Allied Arts Council Gallery, Red Deer, Alberta.
2003 The Wood Menagerie, Masters Gallery, Calgary, Alberta.
2003-2005 Ars Poetica, The Prairie Art Gallery and The Alberta Foundation for the Arts Travelling Exhibition Program (Juried).
2003 Translations, New Gallery +15 Window, Centre for the Performing Arts, Calgary, Alberta (Solo).
2002 Intimate Visions, Alberta Society of Artists’ Art Walk Exhibition, Masters Gallery, Calgary, Alberta (Juried).
2002 Welcome To My House, Allied Arts Council Gallery, Red Deer, Alberta.
2000 Parallel Lines, Leighton Centre, Calgary, Alberta (Curated).
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).
2000 CC, Suncor Gallery, organised by the Art Gallery of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta. (Juried).
2000 Re-Inventing the House, Burlington Art Centre, Burlington, Ontario
(Curated).
1999 Icons, Museum of Modern Art (Museo de Arte Moderno), Cartagena, Colombia (Solo).
1999 Undivided Highway, Harcourt House Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
(Curated).
1999 Alberta Bound, Sun Life Plaza Gallery (Juried).
1998 Nineteen Ninety Eight: Masters of Fine Arts Graduating Exhibition,
The Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary, Alberta.
1998 When I Told My Mother About That First Tattoo…, The New Gallery,
Calgary, Alberta (Curated).
1998 Prelude, The New Gallery, Calgary, Alberta.
1998 Silence and Space, Devonian Art Gallery, Calgary, Alberta.
1998 Poles Apart, Universidad Finis Terrae, Santiago, Chile.
1997 Enigma Variations, The Little Gallery, Calgary, Alberta.
1997 Silence and Space, The Little Gallery, Calgary, Alberta.
1996 The Architectural Object, Muttart Art Gallery, Calgary, Alberta (Juried).
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
(Solo).
1995 The Feminine Viewpoint, Boutique Jacob, Edmonton, Alberta (Juried).
1994 Drawing From Domestic Life, Muttart Art Gallery, Calgary, Alberta (Curated),
1992 Gulf Canada GalleryGroup Show, Calgary, Alberta (Curated).
1992 B.F.A. Graduating Exhibition, Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary, Alberta.
1992 Interior Places and Resting Spaces, Little Gallery, Calgary, Alberta.
1985 Ottawa Watercolour Society: 11th Juried Exhibition, Braam Art
Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario (Juried) (Honorable Mention).
1984 Ottawa Watercolour Society: 10th Juried Exhibition, Wells Gallery,
Ottawa, Ontario (Juried).
1984 Ottawa Watercolour Society: 9th Juried Exhibition, Wells Gallery,
Ottawa, Ontario (Juried).
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 Richard White, Confessions of a Public Art Artist, Every Day Tourist Blog, everydaytourist.ca (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
23,1999).
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.)

Education

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.

Awards

2012 Trevithick Book Prize awarded to PhD Thesis for innovative excellence in research.
2011 Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Pre-Doctoral Scholarship
2010 Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Pre-Doctoral Scholarship
2010 Queen Elizabeth II Doctoral Scholarship
2009 Queen Elizabeth II Doctoral Scholarship
2008 Queen Elizabeth II Doctoral Scholarship
2008 Immigrant of Distinction (Arts and Culture), Calgary Immigrant Aid Society
2007 Dean’s Entrance Scholarship, University of Calgary
1997 Alberta Arts Foundation Scholarship
1996 Dean’s Entry Scholarship, University of Calgary

Professional Societies

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

Public Service

2005-present Fort Calgary Preservation Society. Chairman of the Board 2013-2017; past Chairman, 2017-present.

Publications and Paper Presentations

2015 La Sabiduría de las Abuelas. 48hrbooks.
2014 Place-Making and Meaning-Making on the Camino de Santiago. Lambert Academic Pubishing, Germany.
2014 Musings on the Camino de Santiago. 48hrbooks.
2012 Place-Making and Meaning-Making in the Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. PhD Thesis, Interdisciplinary Graduate Program, University of Calgary. Awarded the Trevithick Book Prize for innovative excellence in research.
2011 The Stories of Place. Canadian Society of Landscape Architects Congress,”On the Land” Iqaluit, Nunavut.
2009 Place-Making in the Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. Graduate Conference, University of Calgary.
2009 Place-Making in the Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. SPACE
Graduate Conference, University of Toronto.
2008 Meaning-Making and Place-Making: A Study of the Pilgrimage to
Santiago de Compostela. Confraternity of Saint James Bulletin 102: 16-18.
2008 A Pilgrim to Santiago. Presentation to the Alberta Society of Artists,
Calgary.
2007 The Dynamic of Space and Place in the Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion,
University of Lethbridge, Canada.

Special Projects

2003-present Co-creator of East Side Studio Crawl, an annual civic arts festival in the Communities of Ramsey and Inglewood; Calgary, Alberta.

Collections

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.