Riisa Gundesen


Edmonton, AB



M.F.A. Studio Art (Painting), University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK (2018)

B.F.A. Studio Art, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, AB (2013)


2019         Pouvoirs de l’Horreur , Gallery Gachet, Vancouver, BC

2019         Portrait of the Artist, Harcourt House Incubator Gallery, Edmonton, AB

2018         Interiors, One on One Gallery, Medicine Hat, AB

2017         Chair/Chère, M.F.A Graduating Show, Gordon Snelgrove Gallery, Saskatoon, SK

2015         (Un)Desireables, Petit Trianon Gallery, Lethbridge, AB


2018            Figureground, The GALLERY / art placement, Saskatoon, SK

                   Change Climate, Rutherford Library Galleria, Edmonton, AB

2017            All Together Now, A.K.A. Artist Run Center, Saskatoon, SK

                   New Work By M.F.A. Candidates, Void Gallery, Saskatoon, SK

2016            Way In, Gordon Snelgrove Gallery, Saskatoon, SK

2015            Way Out, Penny Building Gallery, Lethbridge, AB

2014            B.F.A. Graduate Show, Penny Building Gallery, Lethbridge, AB

2013            The Dick Show, Potemkin Gallery, Lethbridge, AB                 

                   UNSEX’d Gallery Show, (in association with Theatre Outré), Bordello, Lethbridge, AB         

2012           3x8x10(Trap\door Fundraiser),SAAG Art Gallery, Lethbridge, AB                 

                  The Tainted Danish Presents, ArtSpot Artspace/Gallery, Calgary, AB                

                  The Tainted Danish, The Niche Gallery, University of Lethbridge, AB

                  Baggage, Potemkin Art Collective, Lethbridge, AB


2019 -         Sessional Painting Instructor, University of Alberta

2018 -          Visual Arts Instructor, Edmonton City Arts Center

2016-2017   Sessional Drawing Instructor (Graduate Teaching Fellowship Award), University of Saskatchewan

2014-2015   President of the Board, Trap\door Artist Run Center (Volunteer Position)

2013            Vice-President, Trap\door Artist Run Center (Volunteer Position)

2011-2012   Board Member, Trap\door Artist Run Center (Volunteer Position)


2017    The Monstrous I: Abjection as Disobedience in Contemporary Self-Portraiture (MFA Dissertation), https://primo-pmtna02.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?docid=USaskIII.b43588578&context=L&vid=USASK&search_scope=UofS&tab=default_tab&lang=en_US

     Guest Speaker, WGST 311 and 810 Courses, University of Saskatchewan

     CFCR Unframed Radio Interview, https://www.mixcloud.com/un-framedradio/april-6th-2017-riisa-gundesen-and-lucas-morneau-u-of-s-masters-of-fine-art-candidates/

          Artist Talk, Gordon Snelgrove Gallery (Saskatoon, SK), http://saskmuseums.org/events/detail/riisa-gundesen-artist-talk