2008: Bachelor of Fine Arts (with distinction), Alberta College of Art + Design, Calgary, Alberta.

1987: Master of Arts in Cultural Anthropology, Rijks Universiteit Leiden, Leiden, the Netherlands.



2017:   The Ocean Inside, Ledge Gallery, Arts Commons, Calgary, Canada.

2017: Sublime Waste, Alberta Craft Council exhibit at Edmonton International Airport, Edmonton, Canada.

2016:   Metabolic Rift. DaDe Loft Gallery, Calgary, Alberta

2015:   Vorres Residency, Art Athina 2015, Athens, Greece.

2015:   Discovering Prairie Roots, Okotoks Art Gallery, Alberta, Canada

2015:   Bearspaw Sea, Leighton Art Centre, Alberta Canada                 

2014:   Breath of Life, Tiny Gallery, Calgary, Alberta.

2013:  The Ecological Mesh, DaDe Art and Design Lab, Calgary

2012:  Welcome to the Anthropocene, Grafisch Atelier Alkmaar, Alkmaar, The Netherlands.

2011:  Plastic Culture, Open Spaces – West LRT Platform, Calgary.

2011:  Encountering Nature, Arts on Atlantic Gallery, Calgary.

2011:  Cultured/Carbon/Culture, RT Arts Consortium Gallery, Limerick, Ireland.

2010:  Noösphere. Expression Graphics, Oak Park, Illinois, U.S.A. .

2009:  Biosphere. Mon Art gallery, Curaçao, Netherlands-Antilles.



2017:   GLOW, Light Festival, Calgary, Canada

2016:   BIMPE IX, the Fifth Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition, Vancouver, Canada.

2016:   Mini Print Dreux, Dreux, France.

2016:   2nd TKO International Miniprint Exhibition, Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Japan.

2016:   Crafting Conscience, Alberta Craft Council Gallery, Edmonton, Canada.

2016:   8th International printmaking Biennial of Douro 2016, Portugal (invitational).

2015:   EGE University 6th International Egeart Days (invitational), Izmir, Turkey

2015:   Printing Marks and Codes, Printing Design International Invitation Exhibition, Sichuan Fine Arts Institute,     Chongqing, China.

2015:   Masterworks, Alberta Craft Council Gallery, Edmonton, Canada.

2015:   Water, Whyte Museum of the Rockies, Banff, Alberta, Canada.

2015:   2nd Global print 2015, Douro, Portugal

2015:   Pipelines and Borderlines, Lubeznik Center for the Arts, Michigan City, U.S.A.

2014:   International Mokuhanga Exhibition 2014, Tokyo Geijutsu Daigaku, Tokyo, Japan.

2014:   Shy Rabbit Print International 5, Shy Rabbit Gallery, Pagosa Springs, Colorado, USA

2014:   Made for this Place: The Art, Architecture, and Artifacts of the Leighton Legacy, Nickle Galleries, Calgary.

2014:   Interconnectivity: A Call to Earth. USC IGM Art Gallery, Institute for Genetic Medicine,

South Pasadena, California.

2013:   Living Data, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Australia.

2013:   The Lure of the Local: Women Artists in the Canadian Landscape, Vorres Museum of  Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece

2013:   EGE University 5th International Egeart Days (invitational), Izmir, Turkey               

2013:   Conform/Confront, Hong Kong Open Printshop exchange exhibition, Hong Kong.

2013:  4 th Guanlan International Print Biennial, China

2012- 2013:  Paper Pulp Pages. Alberta Craft Council gallery, Edmonton (2012 $ 2014); The     Leighton Centre, Alberta (2013); Wonju Hanji Festival, South-Korea (2013).

2012:  New Alberta Contemporaries. Esker Foundation Gallery, Calgary.

2012-2015:  TRACE. AFA Provincial Travelling Exhibition (TREX) program, Alberta.

2012:  BIMPE VII, the Fifth Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition, Vancouver.

2012:  Okanagan Print Triennial 2012, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, British Columbia.

2012:  Art Park. Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta.

2011:  Desastres no Naturales, Centro Cultural Taxco, Taxco, Mexico.

2011:  ARTificial. St. Albert Public Art Gallery, Alberta.

2011:  Pulse: Alberta Society of Artists at 80 Years, Triangle Gallery, Calgary.

2011:  3rd Guanlan International Print Biennial, China.

2011:  Artist Ranch Project. Western Showcase exhibition, Calgary Stampede. Calgary.

2011:  6th KIWA Exhibition. Kyoto Municipal Museum, Kyoto, Japan.



2017: Invited international artist for CollaboratioNZ 2017, Whangarei, New Zealand.

2016: Lead-artist for Utility Box Mentorship Public Art Project, City of Calgary, Calgary, Canada

2013 – 2016:  Board member of the Calgary Public Art Board.              

2010 – Current: Board member (President) This is My City Art Society, Calgary, Alberta.

2015:  Vorres Artist Residency, Vorres Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece

2012-2016:  Emma Lake International Collaboration 2012,2014,2016, Ness Creek, Saskatchewan.

2013:  Visiting artist to the Norris Comprehensive Cancer Centre at the University of Southern California and Canary Foundation early cancer detection conference at Stanford University.

2006 – 2012; 2016- Board member (past-president) of Alberta Printmakers Society.

2012:  Artist-in-Residence at Grafisch Atelier Alkmaar, The Netherlands.

2012:  Calgary Parks -Banner Design for the City of Calgary Public Art.

2011:  BAIR residency at the Banff Centre, Canada.

2011:  St{art} Creative residency, Calgary Allied Art Foundation, Art Central, Calgary.

2010:  Printed for Peter von Tiesenhausen’s Passages, A Celebration of the Bow, a Public Art Project in Calgary.

2010:  Visiting artist to Expression Graphics, Oak Park, Illinois, U.S.A.

2009:  Artist-mentor for “THIS IS MY CITY”, an initiative by the City of Calgary, to engage homeless citizens in the process of artistic expression and developing projects for public display and/or performance throughout the year.

2009:  Artist-in-residence at TELUS World of Science and Creative Kids Museum, Calgary.

2008:  Attended workshop New Sciences/New Paradigms on Science and Creativity at the Pari Center for New Learning in Pari, Italy.



2009 – Current: School of Continuing Education instructor, Alberta College of Art + Design.

2009 – Current: Artist-educator with the Royal Conservatory of Music’s national Learning Through the Arts (LTTA) program.

2013:   Red Deer Summerschool Series Instructor.

2012:   Artist-Consultant for Learning Through The Arts Program in Würzburg, Germany. Two weeks of artist-training workshops and demo-lessons in German schools.

2012:   Instructor for Professional Development workshop at LTTA Teacher’s Institute at the Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta.



2015:   The Paper landscape. Presentation for Paper Points North – 2015 FDH International Papermaking Conference, Banff Centre, Banff, Canada

2014:   Meet an Innovator, Telus SPARK Science Centre, Calgary, Canada

2013:   Artist talk for The Lure of the Local: Women Artists in the Canadian Landscape, Vorres Museum of  Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece

2013:   Observation and Visualization. Invited speaker for EMBO Workshop The Planctomycetes Verrucomicrobia-Chlamydiae superphylum: Exceptions to the bacterial definition? University of Heidelberg, Germany.

2013:  The Paper Landscape (with Romy Straathof). Presentation for the Surface Design Association of Alberta, DaDe Art + Design Group, Calgary. (January 15, 2013)

2012:  Artist talk for Kunst tot de Nacht 2012, Alkmaar, The Netherlands.

2010:  Speaker for Visiting Artist and Scholar Lecture Series, University of Calgary.

2009:  Parallel Paradigm shift in Art and Science. Panel presentation for UAAC/AAUC National Conference, University of Alberta, Edmonton.



  • Averns, Dick. The New Alberta Contemporaries”, Galleries West, August 2012
  • “Calgary utility boxes brightened up by 12 artists.” CBC Video, October 22, 2016.
  • Hawke, Linda and Tarr, Patricia. “A Space for Art: Artist’s Space at the Creative Kids Museum.” Alberta Museums Review Vol.35 Issue 7. Fall 2009 (9-14).
  • Hunt, Stephen, “Alberta artists celebrated in Athens”, Calgary Herald, 1 November 2013
  • McLaughlin, Bryne. “The New Alberta Contemporaries. Western Promises.”Canadian Art, July 26, 2012 , < >, (image 2)
  • Osenton, Evan. “Alberta Artists…and the search for a province’s identity.” Alberta Views, March 2013
  • Sibbald, Barbara. “Art is Science made clear.” CMAJ • April 14, 2009; 180 (8)
  • Smith, Laurel. “An Ocean of Possibilities. Eveline Kolijn combines art and marine science in the foothills.” FFWD Weekly, Jan 21- Jan 27 2010, Vol.15 No. 07:25
  • Westra, Monique. “Pulse: The Alberta Society of Artists at 80 Years.” Galleries West.



  • Genome Research Vol. 25 No. 6, 2015 (cover art)
  • Evolutionary Biology, 3, No. 3, September 2016, Springer. ISSN 0071-3260 (cover art)
  • Kolijn, Eveline. “Plankton silk in Art” Sir Alister hardy Foundation of Ocean Science Annual Report 2014, pp. 50-51
  • Kolijn, Eveline. “Observation and Visualization: reflections on the relationship between science, visual arts and the evolution of the scientific image.” Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, 2013, Springer Science + Business media Dordrecht. DOI 10.1007/s10482-013-9951-z
  • Kolijn, Eveline. “A Virus from Outer Space/ Un virus dans l’espace”. RACAR, Revue d’art Canadienne/ Canadian Art Review, Vol. XXXIII 1-2 2008, 120 – 123.
  • Kolijn Eveline. “Transforming prints into Virtual and Hyperbolic Space. CMDJ2,           <>, 138-147.
  • Moser, Mary Anne. Science She Loves Me. Banff, Banff Centre Press, 2011. (Illustration, 66).
  • Roberts, Lisa. Kolijn, Eveline and Smith, Melissa. “Printmedia’s role in changing understandings.” The quarterly journal of the Print Council of Australia Inc. Winter 2013. Volume 48, Number 2, 10-11
  • DNA Poet Christian Bök gets his Words in a Twist.” Dazed &Confused, Vol 2-issue77-september 2009. (Illustration, 66).
  • SCRIPT-ed: Online Journal of Law, Technology and Society, 5:3 (2008). <>, (Cover illustration)
  • dANDdelion Magazine, issue 33.2 (Dec. 2007), (Cover illustration, front and back).



2015:   Artist Opportunity Grant, Calgary Arts Development, Calgary, Canada.

2014:   Visual Arts Project Grant, Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA), Canada.

2012:  Connecting Calgary, Calgary Culture Capital 2012, travel grant.

2011:  Alberta Creative Development Initiative grant, Canada Council for the Arts.

2009:  Prins Bernhardt Culture Fund, Travel and Exhibition grant, Netherlands Antilles.

2008:  Governor General’s Academic Medal, Alberta College of Art + Design, Calgary.

2008:  Print Portfolio Research Scholarship, Alberta College of Art + Design, Calgary.

2006:  Kathleen and Russell Lane Canadian Art Award, the Calgary Foundation, Calgary.