Artist cv

Freda Pagani

An architect by training and an environmentalist at heart, Freda is fascinated by pattern in nature and society and her art explores the relationship between the two. Her love of textiles, handwork, style and colour and her academic exploration of pattern in the natural and artificial world have resulted in small works using found objects, image transfer, embroidered giclee collage, and often incorporating antique hand worked textiles. She is currently exploring encaustic and is increasingly fascinated by the idea of expressing the passage of time in two dimensional work. Freda finds herself drawn to celebrating the care and beauty of women’s traditional skills and abilities while exploring the contrast between natural design, which has evolved over eons, and artificial design by humans.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy in Resource Management and Environmental Studies

1999: The University of British Columbia, Department of Resource Management and Environmental Studies – Vancouver, BC

Master of Environmental Studies (Theory in Architectural Practice and Education)

1981: York University, Faculty of Environmental Studies – Toronto, ON

Bachelor of Architecture

1969: Strathclyde University, School of Architecture – Glasgow, Scotland

Shows and Publications

  • February 2020 “Ways Of Seeing”, Four Person Show, Ferry Building, West Vancouver
  • July 2019 “30 Years”, (invited), Ferry Building, West Vancouver
  • August 2018 “Slow Clothes Fashion Show”, Harmony Arts Festival, West Vancouver
  • August 2017 “Slow Clothes Fashion Show”, Harmony Arts Festival, West Vancouver
  • August 2016 “Slow Clothes Fashion Show”, Harmony Arts Festival, West Vancouver
  • August 2015 “Slow Clothes Fashion Show”, Harmony Arts Festival, West Vancouver
  • July 2015 “Fragments and Shadows”, Two Person Show, Ferry Building, West Vancouver
  • April – September 2015, “Mended”, Travelling Group Show, Italian Cultural Centre, Vancouver, Squamish Library and Madera Park Gallery.
  • 2015 “Mono No Aware”, Cherry Blossoms, Group Show, Silk Purse Gallery, West Vancouver, Mar 31 – Apr 19 and Foyer Gallery, Squamish Public Library, Squamish, May 5 – Jun 1
  • 2015 “Piecing Memories I, II and III”, Mended, Group Show, Il Museo, Italian Cultural Centre, Vancouver, Mar 17 – May 15
  • 2014 “Highland Fling, Mosquito Chrysalis etc.” Slow Clothes Fashion Show, Harmony Arts, West Vancouver, Aug 6.
  • 2014 “Cherry Picking I and II”, Cherry Blossoms 2014: A Textile Translation, Group Show, Silk Purse Gallery, West Vancouver, April 1 – 20
  • 2013 “Nested” & “Home Sweet Home”, Wearable Art Awards, Port Moody Arts Centre, February
  • 2013 “Maslow’s Needs on Reality TV”, Group Show, Ferry Building, West Vancouver, January 8 –  20
  • 2012  “I Think About Pattern All the Time”, Harmony Arts, Group Show, Ferry Building Gallery, West Vancouver, Aug 3 -19
  • 2012  “Art to Wear”, Seymour Art Gallery, April 1
  • 2011 “Art Gallery Fundraiser”, Port Moody Arts Centre, June
  • 2011 “Mosquito Chrysalis”, Wearable Art Awards, Port Moody Arts Centre, February 19- 20
  • 2010, “I Think About Pattern All the Time”, Room: A Space of Your Own, Vol. 33.4, pp.34-36
  • 2010 “I Dream of Genes 2”, Harmony Arts Festival Group Show, July 30 – August 8
  • 2009 “Cherry Blossoms”, Mason Sewing Centre, March – April
  • 2009 “Give Peace a Chance”, Silk Purse, West Vancouver, February 3-15
  • 2008 “The Anonymous Art Show”, North Vancouver Community Arts Council, November 27-December 13
  • 2008 “Art to Wear”, Seymour Art Gallery, September 28