Rhonda Neufeld, completed her Master in Printmaking and Drawing degree at the University of Regina in Regina, SK in 1996.
Rodney Konopaki, completed his Fine Arts degree at the University of Saskatchewan in 1989.
Rhonda and Rodney have been collaborating for eight years on work that spans the mediums of drawing, print media, collage and photography. Walking various terrains –mountain trails, urban streets, rural fields, boreal forests and shoreline, have recorded through their movements the surface of the land, on paper or print matrix carried between them and captured the working relationship, and the interactions with wildlife, encounter curious observers, and notice the human made environment.
Simon Schama, in Landscape and Memory, refers to the “archive of the feet” to directly experience a sense of place.
All blocks and drawings for these projects are completed on site while walking. The Saskatchewan wood blocks were cut with cordless rotary tools and the prints editioned on hand-made oriental papers that we coloured with powdered pigments, then printed soon afterwards.
Rhonda Neufeld and Rodney Konopaki collaborative work has been exhibit at: Art Gallery of Regina in Regina SK – Kamloops Art Gallery in Kamloops BC – Thames Gallery in Chatham ON – Two Rivers Art Gallery in Prince George BC – Penticton Art Gallery in Penticton BC – Mann Art Gallery in Prince Albert SK – Vernon Public Art Gallery in Vernon BC – Gallery Jones in Vancouver BC – Gallery 501 in Sherwood Park AB – Burnaby Art Gallery in Burnaby BC – Moose Jaw Art Gallery in Moose Jaw SK –
Kelowna Art Gallery in Kelowna BC – Emily Carr University of Art & Design in Vancouver BC – Art Placement in Saskatoon SK – Martha Street Studio in Winnipeg MB.
Rhonda Neufeld: National Bank of Canada, PQ – Saskatchewan Arts Board, Regina, SK – Cenovas Energy, Calgary, AB – Mann Art Gallery, Prince Albert, SK – Grand Forks Art Gallery, Grand Forks, BC – University of Regina, Regina, SK – Malaspina Printmakers Society Archives, Vancouver, BC – Government of British Columbia, Victoria, BC – Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, BC – Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre, Medicine Hat, AB – Martha Street Studio, Winnipeg, MB – St. Michael’s Printshop, St. John’s, NL
Rodney Konopaki: The Canada Council Art Bank – Alberta Foundation for the Arts – Saskatchewan Arts Board – Art Gallery of Alberta – Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery – Mendel Art Gallery – University of Lethbridge – University of Saskatchewan – St. Michael’s Printshop Archive – Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre – Keyano College – Malaspina Print Archive – Suncor Resources – Cenovus Energy Inc. – The Mann Art Gallery
Rhonda lives in Amstrong, BC. and Rodney lives in Vancouver, BC.