Eveline Kolijn is a printmaker and installation artist living and working in Calgary. Growing up in the Caribbean, she has experienced both the beauty and demise of coral reefs. Eveline received a MA in cultural anthropology from Leiden University in the Netherlands in 1986 and a BFA from the Alberta College of Art+ Design in 2008 including the Governor General’s Award for academic achievement.
Eveline strongly believes that the arts enrich society, and wants to share her experience and passion in learning environments and community involvement. She has served on the board of Alberta Printmaker’s Society and is also an artist-mentor and founding board member of the THIS IS MY CITY Art Society. She has been a member of the Calgary Public Art board from 2013-2016. She is an instructor at the Alberta College of Art + Design School of Continuing education.
She has participated in national and international exhibitions and residencies, public art projects and community engagement. Her art has been published in various scientific publications, such as Evolutionary Biology in 2016 and the June 2015 cover of Genome Research. She has presented on the relationship between art and science at an EMBO conference in Heidelberg in 2012. In 2013, she was an artist in residence at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. She is an instructor at the Alberta University of the Arts School of Continuing Education.
In 2018, she joined the Energy Futures Lab and is currently an Ambassador. In 2019, she received the AUArts Alumni Legacy award. In 2022, she created her first full-length film “Winterreise – A Winter’s Journey” in collaboration with the Mountainview Festival of Song and Chamber Music.
She is currently curating and editing a portfolio project called Energy Futures and a book publication, Reimagining Fire; Artists and Writers on the Future of Energy, with 20 artists, 20 writers and 20 energy experts. Both have been published in May 2023.