Born 1960 / Gravelbourg, Saskatchewan, Canada



1989 -1991, 2001 – 2002         Independent Printmaking Studies, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada

1978 – 1983                 BA(Hons) Fine Art, Printmaking, Alberta College of Art & Design, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

1982                            GRAFF Atelier Study Scholarship, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

2002                            BFA completed


1989 – 1991                Member of the Board of Directors, the Alberta Printmakers Society, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

2001 – 2006                 Faculty Member, Alberta College of Art and Design, Continuing Education, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

2014-15                      Jury Members: BIMPE VIII (Biennial International Miniature Printmaking Exhibition) Vancouver, Kelowna, Edmonton, Canada


1993 – 1995                 Artist in Residence, Centrum Frans Masereel, Kasterlee, Belgium

1996, 1997                  Lecture, Workshop, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA

2004                            Artist in Residence, Association La Cardabelle-Arts and Culture, Cruéjouls, France

2000                            Intaglio workshop, Lecture, Hollins University, Roanoke, VA, USA


1986 – 1990                 USA Juror’s Commendations, The Boston Printmakers 39th, 41st and 42nd North American Print Exhibitions

1992 – 1995                 Annual Awards, Alberta Foundation for the Visual Arts, Project Grant

1994                            Medal for Excellence, Cuprum VI, International Biennial of Graphic Art in Metal Techniques, Lublin, Poland

Intergrafia 94, World Award Winners Gallery, Katowice, Poland

Prize, 9th Seoul International Print Biennial, Seoul, South Korea

1996                            Sponsor´s Prize, 3rd Sapporo International Print Exhibition, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Japan

2002                            Award for Excellence, Alberta College of Art and Design Alumni, Calgary, Canada

Exhibitions (selected)

1990                            K. Gwen Frank: Four Years, Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada

1992                            Inside Dreams, Equipe de Arte Postal, Sao Paulo, Brazil

8th Mostra Internazionale di Grafica, Instituto per la Cultura e L’Arte, Catania, Italy

1993                            6th International Biennial Print Exhibition, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan

1994                            Solo Exhibition, Epreuve d’Artiste Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

1995                            1st International Print Symposium Exhibition, Bratislava, Slovakia

1996                            8th Premio Internazionale Biella per L’Incisione, Biella, Italy

1998                            Stuwing at De Zaaijer, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

1999                            Deutsche Internationale Grafik Triennial, City Hall, Frechen, Germany

2004                            Group Exhibition, Association La Cardabelle – Arts et Culture, Cruéjouls, France

2006                            Fifteen Restless Nights by Derek Besant,Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Canada

2007                            The Boston Print International Biennial, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA

2008                            Maniere Noire, Atelier Les Mille Feuilles, Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, Canada

2012 – 2015                 La Vie Fantastique, Travelling Exhibition Program, Edmonton, Canada

She works in intaglio, watercolour and drawing techniques. She lives in Calgary and in East Coulee, Alberta, Canada.

Contact: kgfrank@yahoo.com

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