Marlessa Wesolowski | CV

 

Selected Art Exhibitions

 

2013    Maple Studio, Saskatoon, SK

2010    Ukrainian Museum of Canada Saskatoon, SK

2006    Image 54 Gallery Calgary, AB

2004    Kimberly Arts Council “Centre 64” Kimberley, BC       

2004    The Weitzel Gallery Saskatoon, SK

2004    Magenta Gallery, The Centre East Galleries Saskatoon, SK

 

 

Professional Experience


2005 - Present
Artist in Residence, Healing Arts Program Coordinator, St. Paul’s Hospital Saskatoon, SK

 

2014 - Present
Editorial Board Member, Journal of the Surgical Humanities, Department of Surgery, Surgical Humanities Program, University of Saskatchewan Saskatoon, SK

 

2008 – 2009
Gallery Assistant, Saskatchewan Craft Council Saskatoon, SK

2007   

Art Instructor, Parkridge Center, Saskatoon Health Region Saskatoon, SK

 

 

Workshops & Projects

2016
"Blueprint of Life" Community Mural, St. Paul's Healing Arts Program, Core Neighbourhood Youth Co-Op, Boys and Girls CLub of Saskatoon, Toronto Kiawanis Boys and Girls Club


2013   
Coordinator, “One Earth One Family” community mural, St. Paul’s Hospital, Saskatoon, SK

 

2011- 2014   
Administrator, facilitator, “Colours of Grief & Healing for Children & Family One Day Expressive Workshop”, SHR Palliative care services, Healing Arts Program, Mendel Art Gallery Saskatoon, SK

 

2013  Present   
Facilitator, Women’s Metastatic Cancer Support Group, Saskatoon Cancer Center, Healing Arts Program Saskatoon, SK

 

2012   
Administrator, facilitator, “Colours of Grief & Healing for Adults”, SHRPalliative care services, SPH Healing Arts Program Saskatoon, SK

 

2012   
Facilitator, “Mosaic Art”, Social Work Education day, SHR Social Work Department Saskatoon, SK

 

2010   
Facilitator, “Art & Spirituality”, St. Paul’s Hospital Out of Scope Administrators Retreat Saskatoon, SK

 

2010   
Facilitator, “NAW Building Mosaic Installation”, People Strategies Dept. Education Day, Saskatoon Health Region, SK

 

2010   
Facilitator, "Art & Healing"St. Paul's Hopsital Spiritual Care Department Retreat, Saskatoon, SK


2008   
Administrator, Saskatchewan Craft Council, St. Paul’s Hospital Healing Arts Program, Oskayak High School and City Park, “Fine Craft Art Auction” Saskatoon, SK

 

2008   
Coordinator, Artist Presentation & Workshop – Master Carver Dempsey Bob, SPH Healing Arts Program, Oskayak High School, City Park Colligate Saskatoon, SK


 

Presentations 
 

2015   

Presenter; University of Saskatchewan, College of Medicine, Integrative Health Seminar, “Supported creativity enhances patients well-being and community in hospital environment” Saskatoon, SK
 

2014   

Presenter; First Congress on the Construction of Personal Meaning hosted by The International Network of Personal Meaning & Constructivist Psychology Network. Workshop & poster presentation, “Supported creativity enhances     patients well-being in hospital environment” Marlessa Wesolowski, Artist inResidence St. Paul’s Hospital, and Christopher Cooper, Department of Psychology, University of Saskatchewan Vancouver, BC
 

2014   

Presenter; Saskatchewan Hospice Palliative Care Association Annual Conference, “Rainbow Collective” St. Paul’s Hospital, Artist in Residence, Healing Arts Program Saskatoon, SK

2014   
Presenter; Saskatchewan Hospice Palliative Care Association Annual Conference, “Colours of Grief & Healing for Children & Family Creative Workshop”, SHR Palliative care services, Healing Arts Program, Mendel Art Gallery Saskatoon, SK

http://www.saskpalliativecare.org/2014/Anna%20Maria%20Buhr%20%20Colours%20Presentation%202014,%20BUHR.pdf

 

2013   
Research Poster Presentation; “Arts Based Supported Creativity in Hospital Environment”, Canadian Association for Music Therapy Association Conference, Expanding Horizons Saskatoon, SK

 

2012   
Presenter; University of Saskatchewan, College of Medicine, Integrative Health Seminar, “Expressive Therapies, The Healing Arts Program at St. Paul’s Hospital Saskatoon, SK

 

2010   

Presenter; The 5th William F. Mitchell Bioethics Conference, Dementia, Mental Illness & Addiction “Video Portrait Release, Corrections, Health & Creativity” Saskatoon, SK
 

2010   

Presenter; University of Saskatchewan, Department of Psychology, “Video Portrait Release, Corrections, Health & Creativity” Saskatoon, SK
 

2009  

Session Presenter; Saskatoon Health Region Volunteer Workforce Conference, “Creativity and movement” Saskatoon, SK
 

2008   

Presenter; Quality & Safety Summit Saskatoon Health Region, “St. Paul’s Hospital Healing Arts Program” Saskatoon, SK
 

2008  

Presenter, National Conference of Catholic Health Care, “St. Paul’s Hospital Healing Arts Program, Montreal, QC

 


Publications 

2014   

Journal of Surgical Humanities, Department of Surgery, Surgical Humanities Program, University of Saskatchewan, “My conversation”, “Art + Hospital = Healing”. Spring


2013   

Creative Arts In Humane Medicine, Brush Education. Lifeline: “The Healing Arts Program, St. Paul’s Hospital” Marlessa Wesolowski, Artist in Residence St.Paul’s Hospital, and Christopher Cooper, Department of Psychology, University of Saskatchewan Saskatoon
http://www.brusheducation.ca/books/creative-arts-in-humane-medicine

 

Research
 

2015

underway

 

2012  

(unpublished)“The Art of Arts Based Unconditional Positive Regard, The Practice of an Artist in Residence in Hospital”, Principle researcher and author Christopher Cooper, Department of Psychology, University of Saskatchewan; Second    researcher and author Marlessa Wesolowski, Artist in Residence St. Paul’s Hospital, Saskatoon, SK

 

Media 

 

2015 Prairie Messenger, Catholic Journal. Spring
http://prairiemessenger.ca/15_03_25/dnews_15_03_25_4.html

 

2015
Global News TV, A holisitic approach to health care - healing through art
http://globalnews.ca/news/1875321/a-holistic-approach-to-health-care-healing-through-art/

 

2013  

Newstalk 650, “Art used to heal, St. Paul’s Hospital Healing Arts Program”

http://www.newstalk650.com/story/art-used-heal-st-paul-s-hospital-saskatoon/124888
 

2013   

Meeting Ground, Healing Through Art, SPH Healing Arts Program by Geraldine Sparklehorse
http://soundcloud.com/geraldinesparklehorse/meeting-ground-healing-through?                    utm_source=soundcloud&utm_campaign=mshare&utm_medium=email&utm_co    ntent=http://soundcloud.com/geraldine-sparklehorse/meeting-ground-healing-   through

 

2013   

SPH Healing Arts Program & Saskatoon Community Youth Art Programming (SCYAP), Community Schools, One Earth One Family community mural

http://www.ckom.com/story/community-members-come-together-create-new-mural-st-pauls-hospital/116227
 

2013   

Prairie Messenger, Catholic Journal, “SPH One Earth One Family Mural”

http://www.prairiemessenger.ca/09_25_2013/mural_09_25_13.html

 

2013   

Saskatoon Express, “SPH One Earth One Family community mural”

http://issuu.com/saskatoon_express/docs/sx20130916

 

2012   

SASK NAC, Artist profile

http://www.sknac.ca/index.php?page=ArtistOfTheMonth&id=16

 

2008   

CBC Radio One, Morning Edition, Healing Arts & Artist in Residence

 

2007   

CARFAC Newsletter, Article, “Art and Healing, SPH Artist in Residence”   Saskatoon, SK

 

2004   

CBC Television de radio-Canada, CBC French Television, “ZIg Zag, artists in Western Canada


 

 

Volunteer community connection

 

2011 - 2012        

“A Friend In Me”, Oskayak High School mentorship program where students are matched up with mentors in areas of interest in the community, Oskayak High School, Saskatoon SK        

 

2010   

Community participant: Functional Program Art Gallery of Saskatchewan, Gallery visioning session Saskatoon, SK

 

2005 – 2006

Artist in Residence: St. Paul’s Hospital, Healing Arts Program Saskatoon, SK

 

1999   

Administrator: Center for Mountain Culture Banff, AB

 

1993   

Administrator: Wanuskewin National Native Heritage Park Saskatoon, SK

 

 

Awards

 

2008   

Bravo Award, Patient/Client/Resident Customer Service Award Saskatoon Health Region, St. Paul’s Hospital Healing Arts Program Saskatoon, SK

 

Collections
           

Canadiana Fund Collection of Canada, Canadiana Foundation, Ottawa, ON   

 

 

 

2010 - present

2010 - present

© 2015 marlessa wesolowski  

email: wmarlessa@gmail.com     mobile: 306.612.2787     Saskatoon, SK, Canada

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