Curriculum Vitae

PERSONAL


Born in Vernon, British Columbia, Canada, 1974


EDUCATION

2016 - 2020 Master of Fine Arts, Interdisciplinary Studies. University of British Columbia

1992 - 1997 Bachelor of Fine Arts, with Distinction, University of Victoria


PUBLIC COMMISSIONS and COLLECTIONS

2023 Nuclei. Surrey Public Art Collection. Surrey, BC

2019            The Chief Sʷknc̓ut Monument. Public Artwork in Kelowna, BC. Commissioned by Westbank First Nation

2017            Branches and Birds. Public Art Commission, Amica, Edgemont Village, North Vancouver

2013            Illuminature. City of Kelowna Public Art Collection. 

2012-13 The Hands of Time. Public Sculpture Commission by the City of Victoria for the sesquicentennial.

Victoria 150 Public Art Collection. Victoria, BC. Shortlisted for the International Award for Public Art, 2015.

2012 The Father Pandosy Mission 150th Anniversary Commemorative Sculpture. City of Kelowna Public Art Collection

(Project recipient of Federal Legacy Fund - Canadian Heritage and Central Okanagan Foundation Grant)

2001 Element Wheel. Temporary Public Art Installation. De Distilleerketel Windmill, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

2000            Elemental. Tree Grate design. City of Kelowna Public Art Collection

1997            The Ringmaster. University of British Columbia Okanagan Art Collection


SELECTED SCHOLARSHIPS, GRANTS, AWARDS and RECOGNITIONS

2018            British Columbia Arts Council Scholarship

2017            Graduate Deans Thesis Fellowship, University of British Columbia, Okanagan

2017            University Graduate Fellowship, University of British Columbia – Okanagan

2016            SSHRC (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada) Canada Graduate Scholarship - Master's

2016            Graduate Dean's Entrance Scholarship, University of British Columbia

2015            Semi-finalist (North American Region) for the International Award for Public Art (IAPA). The Hands of Time.

Administered by the Institute for Public Art (Hong Kong) in collaboration with Forecast Public Art (USA) 

and Shanghai University (China)

2015            Panellist. Creative City Network of Canada Summit. October 27-29

2014 Kelowna Top Forty Under 40

Initiative by BDO Accountants, Junior Chamber International. Kelowna Chamber of Commerce and 

Kelowna Daily Courier

2013            Okanagan Arts Award – Visual Arts Category

2002            Canada Council Travel Grant

2001            British Columbia Arts Council Project Grant

2001            Canada Council Travel Grant

1997            President’s Purchase Award

1997            Helen Pitt Award for Graduating Students

1996            Helen Pitt Fund for Fine Arts Award


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS/UNVEILINGS

2019 Listen to the River. Thesis exhibition. FINA Gallery, University of British Columbia, Okanagan (November)

2019 The Chief Swcnkut Monument. Public Art in the City of Kelowna. Commissioned by Westbank First Nation

2017 Viewpoint. Signage Intervention Exhibition and discussion. Knox Mt., Kelowna

2017 Rethink150: Indigenous Truth Billboard Art. IR#7, British Columbia

2017 Rethink150: Indigenous Truth Billboard Art. IR#2, British Columbia

2014 Wish. Kelowna Art Gallery - Satellite Gallery. Kelowna, BC

2013 Illuminature - City of Kelowna Public Art Collection

2013 The Hands of Time - City of Victoria Public Art Collection

2012 The Father Pandosy Mission 150th Anniversary Commemorative Sculpture - City of Kelowna Public Art Collection

2011 Studio 111 Residency Project: F. Pandosy Mission 150th Ann. Com. Sculpture Original Exhibit. Alternator Gallery, Kelowna BC

2011 Under the Big Top, Rotary Centre for the Arts, Kelowna, BC, Canada

2008 my own myth, Rotary Centre for the Arts, Kelowna, BC, Canada

2002 13 little freaks, Vernon Art Gallery, BC, Canada

2002 Misses and Misters Myth, Observatoire 4 de Montreal, QUE, Canada

2001 Misses and Misters Myth, Art Gallery of the South Okanagan, Penticton, BC, Canada

2001 Element Wheel, De Distilleerketel Windmill, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

2001 Installaties, De Overslag, Eindhoven, the Netherlands

1999 Trying to Get Up, Alternator Gallery, Kelowna, BC, Canada

1997 A Story, performance, Alternator Gallery, Kelowna, BC, Canada

1997 Glisten, Alternator Gallery, Kelowna, BC, Canada


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2023 Hither and Yon. Headbones Gallery, Vernon, BC

2022 We Meet Again. Lake Country Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC

2019 From Lochs to Lakes. Lake Country Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC

2017       Social Engine. FINA Gallery, UBCO, Kelowna, BC

2017       MFA Connect. FINA Gallery, UBCO, Kelowna and Audain Gallery, UVIC, Victoria, BC

2017        Rethink150: Indigenous Truth Exhibition. Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art, Kelowna, BC

2017        MFA Open House Exhibition. FINA Gallery. University of British Columbia - Okanagan

2016        Emplace. FINA Gallery, University of British Columbia - Okanagan

2016        Shh! Good Art Up and Down the Valley. Headbones Gallery. Vernon, BC

2016        Triumph. Lake Country Art Gallery. Lake Country, BC

2015        A Flourish of Feathers. Headbones Gallery. Vernon, BC

2014        Local Pride, Global Love. Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art. Kelowna, BC

2013        Ecotone. Rotary Centre for the Arts. Kelowna, BC

2011        The Pandosy Project. Atrium space, Rotary Centre for the Arts. Kelowna, BC

2011        Please Touch the Art: Art in the Public Space, Kelowna Art Gallery. Kelowna, BC

2011        North Okanagan Artists Alternative 10th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Gallery Vertigo, Vernon, BC

2011        Ecotone, Rotary Centre for the Arts, Kelowna BC

2010        Winter Juried Art Show (National), TOSH, Qualicum, BC

2010        Conduit, Rotary Centre for the Arts, Kelowna, BC

2008        Life and Arts Festival, Kelowna, BC

2004        De Sideshow (International Art Symposium: Art Below Sea Level), Kinderdijk, NL

2003        De Sideshow, Molenstraat 26, Kinderdijk, the Netherlands

2000        A Place to Stay Forever, Art Gallery of the South Okanagan, Penticton, BC

2000        New Millennium: Past & Future, Burnaby Arts Council. Burnaby, BC

1999        Starting From Zero, Alternator Gallery, Kelowna, BC

1999        North Okanagan Juried Exhibition, Vernon Art Gallery. Vernon, BC

1999        Helen Pitt Award Exhibition, OR Gallery, Vancouver, BC

1998        Light, Alternator Gallery, Kelowna, BC

1996        First Annual Juried Exhibition, Vernon Art Gallery. Vernon, BC

1996        BC Festival of the Fine Arts, Penticton, BC (work selected for traveling exhibit)

1996        OMRAC exhibition, Oliver, BC


ARTIST RESIDENCIES, PRESENTATIONS and RELATED PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

2023 Artist's Talk, UBC - Okanagan (for Creative and Critical Art Theory II)

2022 - Present Instructor of 2-D and 3-D Visual Art. Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, UBC - Okanagan

2022 Artist Presentation for Creative Mornings, Victoria Arts Council. February 25

2018 Teacher assistant. Professor Dr. Robert Belton (ARTMUSC115). UBCO

2017 - 2018 Academic Assistant. Professor Stephen Foster. UBCO

2017 UBC Alterknowledge Series Discussant, Canada 150 and Alternative Commemorations. May 19. Kelowna

2017              The Friendly Facade: Deconstructing Settler Identity in Canada. FINA Gallery, UBCO. April

2017              Professional Artist Presentation. University of British Columbia Okanagan. 03/13

2016 - 18    Research Assistant. Professor Samuel Roy-Bois, UBCO

2016 - 17 Teacher Assistant. Professor Myron Campbell (4th Year Studio: 482-83) UBCO

2016 Foundations Credential: Centre for Teaching and Learning - University of British Columbia, Okanagan

2016              Professional Artist Presentation. University of British Columbia Okanagan. 03/29

2015              Panellist. Creative City Network of Canada Summit. October 27-29

2015              Alterknowledge Lecture Series (UBCO). "Public History and Art: The Pandosy and Sʷknc̓ut Sculptures"

2014              Lunchbox Series guest speaker. Kelowna Art Gallery

2013              Lecture. Kelowna Art Gallery

2012              Lecture. Vernon Art Gallery

2011             1 year Artist-in-Residence, Alternator Gallery Studio 111, Kelowna, January-December

2010 -12    Painting Instructor, Kelowna Art Gallery

2010 Art Instructor, Cool Arts Summer Program, Kelowna

2008            Art Instructor, The Clubhouse, Summer Program

2002             Artist-in-Residence, Matchbox Gallery, Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, January

2001             Artist-in-Residence, Stichting Kunst & Complex, Rotterdam, NL, April - October

2001             Artist-in-Residence, De Overslag, Eindhoven, NL, August


SELECTED ARTICLES, CATALOGUES, PUBLICITY AND REVIEWS

Ashley Stroh. The Bastion. Holding Hands with Victoria's Past. February 2023

Ben Musset. CBC. British Columbia. How this BC sculptor takes a wider approach to history when making statues. Sep 7, 2020

CBC Radio. Daybreak South. Interview. A Kelowna sculptor reflects on representation in statues. Sep 2, 2020

Przybille, C. K. Master of Fine Arts Thesis:  Transforming Settler identity through art and engagement with Indigenous culture in the Okanagan, University of British Columbia. University of British Columbia. 2020

Kelowna Daily Courier. Steve MacNaull. Statue of 1850's Syilx Chief completes circle for sculptor. June 21, 2019

Info News.ca. Sean Mott. New statue in Waterfront Park will honour Westbank First Nations chief. June 18, 2019

Kelowna Daily Courier. Sculpture of syilx Okanagan chief to be unveiled Friday in Kelowna. June 18, 2019

Kelowna Capital News. Sylix artist’s mural on display for long weekend in Kelowna. June 27, 2018

BC Studies Journal. Crystal Przybille. Reflections on Rethink150: Indigenous Truth. No 195. Autumn 2017

Canadian Dimension Magazine. Rethink150:Indigenous Truth Billboard.  Volume 51 No3, Summer 2017. Photo spread. pg. 34-35

Jon Manchester. Castanet. Billboard rethinks 150. June 13, 2017

Sense of Place. Roundhouse Radio. Interview with Minelle Mahtani regarding Rethink 150 Billboard Art

Anna Dimoff. CBC News, BC (online). Rethink 150 promotes commemoration through First Nations perspective. May 19, 2017

CBC Radio West. Interview regarding Rethink150: Indigenous Truth. May 19, 2017

Editorial. First Nations Billboard a Soft Reminder to Rethink Canada 150. Art image and interview. May 16, 2017

Artist Crystal Przybille: The Call of Art. Boulevard Magazine, Okanagan Home. Premiere Edition. December 2016/January 2017. Pg. 22 - 25

Sssh! Good Art Up and Down the Valley. Catalogue. Headbones Gallery. Rich Fog Micro Publishing. 2016

CBC, Radio West. Studio visit interview with Audrey McKinnon. August 8, 2016

Gregory Door. Hands of Time Case Study. Institute for Public Art. https://www.instituteforpublicart.org/case-studies/hands-of-time/ c. 2015, Shanghai University

A Flourish of Feathers. Catalogue. Headbones Gallery. Rich Fog Micro Publishing. 2015

Morning Star Staff. Artist to show flights of fancy at Headbones. Vernon Morning Star. B3. Nov. 27, 2015

Stacey Penner. Can Sculptures Like The One of Father Pandosy Affect How We See Kelowna? Kelowna Now. May 3, 2015

Dorothy Brotherton. Sculpting history into art. Article and colour photo of artist and work-in-progress. Daily Courier special supplement: Focus on Business Women of the Okanagan. Feb. 17, 2015

Top Forty under 40: Art in the public eye. Front page business section, colour photo of artist and work and article. Daily Courier, November 19, 2014. Pg. B

Przybille takes Wing. Colour photo of artist and work. Capital News, May 29, 2014. A14

The Kelowna Daily Courier. May 9, 2014. Front page colour photo of artist installing work. Continued story, colour photo pg. 5

CBC Radio - Daybreak. May 5, 2014. Artist Interview

Kelowna Art Gallery Journal, Issue 44, May - Aug. 2014. Pg. 9. Crystal Przybille: Wish

J.P. Squire. The Daily Courier. July 22, 2013. Pg. A3. Light Poles get Artistic Finish. Photo of artwork and article

Nick Wells. The Times Colonist. May 22, 2013. Public Art Project Helps Mark Victoria's Historic Places. Photo of Artist and Victoria Mayor Dean Fortin

Amy Smart. The Times Colonist. May 22, 2013. New Public Art, Inspired by Victoria's Heritage, Hits City Streets. Photo of Artwork

Frank Stanford. CFAX, Victoria. 1/2 Hour Radio Interview re: The Hands of Time

Kelowna Capital News. April 5, 2013. Five Artists Speak about a Work that has Inspired Them

Megan Parker. Sage-ing. Pg. 27. Number 7, Spring 2013

CBC Radio One. All Points West. Jo-Anne Roberts. June 26, 2012

CBC Radio One. Daybreak South. Alya Ramadan. June 26, 2012

Front Page colour photo: artist with artwork. Capital News. May 29, 2012

Front Page colour photo and article: Father Pandosy Statue Unveiled at Mission Site. Photo of artist, dignitaries and artwork, Kelowna Daily Courier. May 27, 2012

CHBC News. Interview with artist regarding Pandosy Sculpture Unveiling. May 27, 2012

Pandosy Statue Headed to Mission. Editorial. Kelowna Daily Courier. May 1, 2012

Kelowna Capital News. A. Waters. Article: Father Pandosy Sculpture Set or Pandosy Mission Site. April 30, 2012

AM 1150. Radio interview with artist and published article: Bronze Pandosy to Watch over Mission. James Moore. April 29, 2012

Review on Ma Caravane au Canada. TV5 Quebec. December 5, 2011

Okanagan Historical Society's 75th Annual Report. 2011. (Published Book)

YouTube Video commissioned and publicized by Kelowna Art Gallery. Crystal Przybille - Father Pandosy Sculpture. Link: http://youtu.be/fC9T4VQdpCg

Rand Zacharias. Okanagan Mission Review. Przybille's Pandosy. 2 colour photos and full page article. Pg 24. Fall 2011

Ron Seymour. Kelowna Daily Courier. Father Pandosy cast in bronze. Pg. A4. August 11, 2011

Jennifer Smith. Capital News. Artist feels kinship with subject of her sculpture. Photo of artist and work. Pg. A4. July 28, 2011

Steve MacNaull. The Okanagan Sunday. Reach out and touch me. Photos of artist and her work re: KAG Exhibition Please Touch the Art: Art in the Public Space. Pg. A3. July 24, 2011

Okanagan Artworks Magazine. Crystal Przybille: Realizing a Dream. Photos and Interview. March online edition (pg. 26 -31) and May printed edition, 2011

150th Ann. Commemoration. The Father Pandosy Statue. Photo and Article. Heritage BC Quarterly. Pg. 9. Fall 2010

Rand Zacharias. 2 colour photos and full page article: Father Pandosy Mission 150th Anniversary Commemorative Sculpture. Okanagan Mission Review. Pg.24. Fall, 2010

Photo and article re: Father Pandosy Mission 150th Anniversary Commemorative Sculpture. Kelowna Capital News. August 11, 2010

J.P. Squire. Photo re : Father Pandosy Mission 150th Anniversary Commemorative Sculpture. The Okanagan Sunday (Kelowna Daily Courier). August 8, 2010

Ron Seymour. Why Doesn't Kelowna Have a Sculpture of Father Pandosy? Kelowna Daily Courier. April 2010

Photo and Review re: De Sideshow. De Drechtstreek\. Pg.9. August 27, 2003

Front page colour photo and article re: De Sideshow. Het Kontakt De Noord. Vol.9, No.47. August 26, 2003

Front page colour photo (Vincent Mentzel) and article re: De Sideshow. Niewe Rotterdamse Courant (NRC Handelsblad). Vol.3, No.276. August 25, 2003

Sok, Albert. Photo and Review re: De Sideshow. De Dordtenaar. Pg.6. August 20, 2003

Priegart, Portia. Review with 3 photos re: Misses and Misters Myth. Event Magazine. Pg.10. November 15, 2001

Front page photo and caption re: Misses and Misters Myth. “Fairytale Beginnings,” Penticton Western. Vol.35, No.45. November 6, 2001

Front page article re: Elemental Wheel. “Kunst aan molenwieken” (“Art on Mill Wings”), De Havenloods. No.40. October 4, 2001

Article and image re: Element Wheel. “Kunst op de molenwieken”, De Havenloods. No.41. October 11, 2001

Schoonen, Rob. Review and image re: Installaties. "The Backside of the Midway", Eindhovens Dagblad. No.185. Pg.2. August 25, 2001