Brought together by a shared interest in visual storytelling and the value of symbolic language Kristin Bjornerud and Erik Jerezano have been making collaborative drawings since 2008. In the spring of 2011 a portfolio of their drawings was published in the art magazine ETC Review de L’Art Actuel, alongside an article by Gentiane Bélanger entitled “Les multiples versants du folk”. In the winter of 2013 the Latcham Gallery hosted an exhibition of their work titled Phantom Limbs. Their collaborative drawings can be found in the BMO Art Collection and in numerous private collections across the country. They are currently working on another collaborative series between Oxford, England and Toronto, Canada.
Kristin Bjornerud was born in Edmonton, Alberta in 1980. She received her BFA from the University of Lethbridge in 2002 and an MFA from the University of Saskatchewan in 2005. She has since been awarded grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Saskatchewan Arts Board and the Ontario Arts Council, including a Chalmers Fellowship. In 2010 she was Brucebo artist in residence in Sweden. Works made during this period were featured in a 2012 solo exhibition at the Art Gallery of Hamilton. Kristin’s work can be found in the collections of the Saskatchewan Arts Board, The Bank of Montreal, the City of Ottawa Fine Art Collection, and the Canada Council Art Bank. Until recently, Kristin made her home in Ottawa, Ontario. She currently lives in Oxford, England. Kristin is represented by Gallery Jones (Vancouver) and Galerie Trois Points (Montreal).
Erik Jerezano was born in Mexico City in 1973. He is a self-taught artist who arrived in Toronto in 2001. Since then, he has exhibited his work in galleries and artist-run centers across Canada, Mexico and Europe. In 2005, he was awarded a Toronto Arts Council Emerging Artist grant, Ontario Arts Council Emerging Artist grand and his work was selected by the Drawing Center viewing program in New York. Also, in 2012, he received the price from the foundation Pollock-Krasner. In the past, he was involved in community projects in Mexico City, where he collaborated on outdoor murals. He is represented by Galerie Trois Points (Montreal) and General Hardware Contemporary (Toronto).
About work: 2013, Ink, watercolour and gouache on paper, 38.5 x 55 cm