Brenda Malkinson is a Canadian artist working across disciplines to create inventive and contemporary stained glass, painting and woodblock prints since 1976. Malkinson experiments with mixed media and works with the creative possibilities of natural and organic forms. Her practice researches, explores and experiments with the impression of nature, light, form and materials.
Brenda is a recipient of the 2013 Edmonton Artists Trust Fund Award, 2018 Alberta University of the Arts Alumni Legacy Award, 2019 Eldon & Anne Foote Edmonton Visual Arts Prize, shortlist award.
Her solo exhibition, The Surface of Things, Chasing Light, was comprised of a series of twenty-three woodblock prints and three glass sculptures. The work was exhibited at the Alberta Craft Council, Edmonton and Calgary, and Bluerock Gallery. Nine prints from this series have been selected for the permanent art collection of Advantage Oil and Gas, Calgary, Alberta.
Malkinson taught Art and Design for the University of Alberta, Faculty of Extension for twenty-three years, taught stained glass for fifteen years at Series, Red Deer College as well as numerous workshops and courses in her studio and throughout Canada. Malkinson's glasswork has been published in several glass journals and the book Canadian Contemporary Stained glass, as well as reviewed in many periodicals and magazines. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Alberta Craft Council and Society of Northern Alberta Print Artists and volunteered her knowledge, skills, and time to schools and not-for-profit organizations as a mentor, as well as facilitating several stained glass projects with students and the community. She has organized several local glass exhibitions and events including a lecture and exhibition at the Royal Alberta Museum in 1986, hosting Johannes Schreiter, German glass master. She has been a guest speaker and juror for numerous arts organizations and mentor for emerging and established artists. She is a member of the Alberta Craft Council and the Glass Art Association of Canada.
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