2015   Diploma, Welding & Fabrication Program, Mohawk College

2013   Honors B.A, Art and Art History, McMaster University

Solo Exhibitions


2015     Nov 11 till Jan 7-2016- Recollections, Old Town Hall, Waterford, Ontario

Group Exhibitions

2014    July 19th-30th- Desmond Juried Art Exhibition and Sale, University of Guelph Ridgetown Campus, Ridgtetown, Ontario

2014    April till July 10thArt in the Workplace, 14th Exhibit and Spring  Collection, McMaster Innovation Park, Hamilton, Ontario

2013   April-Bookmarkers, SUMMA McMaster University Graduating Show, McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, Ontario

2013    January till April- Group Show in the Presidents Corridor, McMaster  University, Hamilton, Ontario

2012    December till January- Bookmarkers, Chapter 1 Show, Upper James Toyota, Hamilton, Ontario

2012    November- Hamilton Artist Inc Annual Members show, Artist Inc, Hamilton, Ontario

2012    November- Anual River Arts Festival, Haldimand Art Works, Dunville, Ontario

2012    October 26th – Leadership and Learning Student Exhibit, Luina Station, Hamilton, Ontario

2012    January- Veritaz Freedom Exhibit, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario

2012    February-The Balloon Hoax, McMaster University Student Show, Baltimore House, Hamilton, Ontario


2013    York Wilson Foundation for the Visual Arts Undergraduate Student Award

2012    Marauder Scholar Award for achievement in academics and sports at McMaster University

2012    Third place People’s Choice Award for Veritaz Freedom exhibit at McMaster University

Employment/ Work Experience

March 2014-Present       Immigrant Culture and Art Association   Hamilton, Ontario Drawing and Painting Art Instructor

  • Creating lesson plans for students
  • Making weekly and monthly updates of students progress

January 2013-April 2013                Hamilton Artists Inc              Hamilton, Ontario

-Assisting with set up and dismantle of exhibits, events and artist talks, while
working with the artists.
-Inputting data into spreadsheets, including membership, and exhibit
-Being part of a jury for exhibit submissions.
-Assisting with event and exhibit planning, and promotion.
-Monitoring gallery and attending to visitors needs, while reciprocating
knowledge regarding the gallery and exhibits.

January 2013-April 2013    McMaster University, SOTA    Hamilton,Ontario          Sculpture Teacher’s Assistant

-Assisting with set up and clean up of class, while assisting with technical
demonstrations during class.
-Holding office hours in my studio in order to consult and assist with students
-Assisting with midterm and final marking of projects.

Volunteer Experience

May 2012-present                          Hamilton Artist Inc
Gallery Supervision

September 2012-present               McMaster Museum of Art
Gallery Supervision and Docent Training

Artist Statement

I am inspired by the world around me and by the places that I have an intense emotional response or attachment to. My imagery mainly references cottage country and rural areas. I intend to create an embodied experience with my art, where the viewer and myself are able to become emotionally involved in and around my work. I hope to achieve this by using vibrant colours, diverse textures, and layered materials that invite the viewer to investigate my pieces.

I am interested in pushing the boundaries of how to piece an image together and what is constituted as a painting verses a sculpture. My work is mainly constructed from cut and welded metal, but I often incorporate painting, which was my original passion. I found myself instantly drawn to the process of working with metal because of its physical aspect, for I spent most of my childhood as an athlete. My process involves blood, sweat and bodily exhaustion that consumes me in my art and hopefully engages the viewer. With metal I am able to intensify painterly aspects with the use of different welding techniques to create colour and textures in my pieces. Furthermore, the metal functions as my new canvas allowing me to push the emotional experience with my art further. I completed my Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art and Art History at McMaster University in April of 2013, and I am now looking to further my artistic education while practicing as an artist.

1.Kaylyn Roloson's Head Shot