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Winnipeg, Manitoba [Yorkton, Saskatchewan, 1971] Winnipeg-based artist KC Adams graduated from Concordia University with a BFA and works in medium that includes: sculpture, installation, drawing, painting, photography, ceramics, printmaking and kinetic art. She maintains her own website at www.kcadams.com showcasing her work and digital art projects. KC Adams has had several solo exhibitions, most recently Legacy at the Parramatta Artists Studios, Parramatta, NSW. She has also been featured in numerous group exhibitions, Circuit City at My Winnipeg at la maison rouge in Paris, France, Cyborg Living Space II, The Language of Intercession at the OBORO Gallery in Montreal and Cyborg Hybrids at the PHOTOQUAI: Biennale des images du monde in Paris, France. She has participated in residencies at the Banff Centre, the Confederation Art Centre in Charlottetown, National Museum of the American Indian in New York and Canada Council’s International residency in Parramatta, NSW. She has received several grants and awards from Winnipeg Arts Council, Manitoba Arts Council and Canada Council for the Arts. Twenty pieces from the Cyborg Hybrid series is in the permanent collection of the National Art Gallery in Ottawa, ten Circuit City prints to the Indian and Inuit Art Centre in Ottawa and Birch Bark Ltd. is in the collection of the Canadian Consulate in Sydney, NSW. The CCCA Winnipeg Artists Project was generously supported by the Winnipeg Foundation.

Creator Id: 5
Social Media Link: Social Media Link
Web Site Link: Web Site Link
Year of Birth: 1971
City: Winnipeg
Province: Manitoba
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: Canada
Province of Birth: Saskatchewan
Gender: Female
Mediums: ceramics, drawing, installation, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, video

Lorne was born in Downsview, Ontario in 1957. He currently lives and works in Owen Sound, Ontario.

Creator Id: 633
Year of Birth: 1957
City: Owen Sound
Province: Ontario
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: Canada
Province of Birth: Ontario
Gender: Male
Mediums: drawing, painting

Winnipeg, Manitoba [Prague, Czechoslovakia, 1957] The CCCA Winnipeg Artists Project was generously supported by the Winnipeg Foundation.

Creator Id: 624
Year of Birth: 1957
City: Winnipeg
Province: Manitoba
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: Czechoslovakia
Gender: Male

Randy & Berenicci is an oeuvre spanning more than 30 years, created a unique and evolving body of site-specific and time based art (performance, installation, video, public sculpture). They produced and presented their collaborative work internationally with an extensive history of recognition in art venues around the world. Working in the era of analogue video, they pushed the limits of the medium creating densely architected landscapes through an alchemy of pre-recorded video installations, front and rear projections, miniatures and mechanical effects. They are pioneers of a style of work that combines sensitive and playful reference to site with visionary metaphors infused with historical and cultural references. Poetic and multi-layered, their art is unexpected, surprising and always engaging. Randy Gledhill (b. Winnipeg 1951) currently lives and works in Vancouver. Berenicci Hershorn (b. Toronto 1945) currently lives and works in Toronto.

Creator Id: 500
Collaboration: (Rnady Gledhill and Berenicci Hershorn)
City: Toronto
Province: Ontario
Country: Canada
Gender: Undeclared
Mediums: installation, performance, sculpture, video

Marisa currently lives and works in Montréal, Quebec. She has had solo exhibitions, as well as group shows, across Canada, Europe and the United States, and has been awarded grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Quebec Arts Council (CALQ) and the Dumaurier Arts Council. Her work is part of private and public collections, and a book of her photographs has been published by Dazibao, in Montreal. Marisa teaches full time in the photography programme at Concordia University, and is represented by Gallery Trois Points in Montréal.

Creator Id: 483
City: Montreal
Province: Québec
Country: Canada
Gender: Female

Marisa currently lives and works in Montréal, Quebec. She has had solo exhibitions, as well as group shows, across Canada, Europe and the United States, and has been awarded grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Quebec Arts Council (CALQ) and the Dumaurier Arts Council. Her work is part of private and public collections, and a book of her photographs has been published by Dazibao, in Montreal. Marisa teaches full time in the photography programme at Concordia University, and is represented by Gallery Trois Points in Montréal.

Creator Id: 483
City: Montreal
Province: Québec
Country: Canada
Gender: Female

Rudolf Bikkers RCA was a Canadian painter, printmaker, educator and entrepreneur. In 1960 at the age of 17, he was the youngest student to be admitted to the Jan Van Eyck Academie in Maastricht on a six-year scholarship and graduated with honours in 1966. He studied the cello with Bob Reuling for two years, followed by four years with Chrétien Bonfrère at the Conservatorium of Maastricht. In the summer of 1966 he emigrated to Canada. From 1967 to 1969, he taught drawing at H.B. Beal Secondary School in London, Ontario. From 1969 to 1976, he was Chair of the Printmaking Department at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario. In 1975, he established the Master Print Studio “Editions Canada Inc.”, custom printing and publishing many Canadian and international artists, among them Greg Curnoe, Jack Chambers, Ed Bartram, Clark McDougall, Walter Redinger, Claude Breeze, Karel Appel and Paul Jenkins. In 1983, he became the Chair of Printmaking at OCA, (now OCAD University) in Toronto where he taught until July 1, 2012.

Creator Id: 68
Web Site Link: Web Site Link
Year of Birth: 1943
City: Toronto
Province: Ontario
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: The Netherlands
Gender: Male
Living Status: Deceased
Mediums: drawing, painting, printmaking

Barbara Astman RCA is one of Canada’s most highly acclaimed artists. Her work has received national and international recognition. Since the 1970s she has explored a wide range of photographic and mixed media. Her work is represented in many museum, corporate, and private collections, in Canada, United States, and Europe. Astman has degrees from the Rochester Institute of Technology, School for American Craftsmen, and Ontario College of Art. Active in the Toronto arts community, Astman has sat on numerous boards and advisory committees. Currently, she is a member of the Board of Trustees at the Art Gallery of Ontario and works as a Professor in the Faculty of Art at the Ontario College of Art & Design. In 2011 she was appointed to the Canadian Curatorial Committee at the AGO. In 1995 the Art Gallery of Hamilton organized a major touring retrospective exhibition, Barbara Astman - Personal/Persona - A 20 Year Survey, curated by Liz Wylie. She is represented by the Corkin Gallery, Toronto. Astman has been commissioned for public art projects beginning in the mid eighties. In 1987 she completed a floor installation for the Calgary Winter Olympics. In 2005 she completed a public art installation for the new Canadian Embassy in Berlin, Germany. Most recently she completed a public art project in Toronto, the Murano on Bay, comprised of 217 windows with photo-based imagery. In 2008 Astman and AGO Assistant Curator Georgiana Uhlyarik collaborated on a curatorial project for the Transformation AGO Exhibition, dealing with Joyce Wieland and early feminist practice. Astman’s photo-based work was included in the AGO exhibition titled: Beautiful Fiction, fall 2009. In May 2011, her recent installation, dancing with che: enter through the gift shop, opened at the Kelowna Art Galley. Her most recent solo exhibition, Daily Collage, opened at the Corkin Gallery in the fall of 2011. © Art Gallery of Hamilton, 1995 Curator: Liz Wylie.

Creator Id: 31
Social Media Link: Social Media Link
Web Site Link: Web Site Link
Year of Birth: 1950
City: Toronto
Province: Ontario
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: USA
Province of Birth: New York
Gender: Female
Mediums: photography, sculpture

Shelley Adler is a contemporary Canadian painter, with a studio in Toronto. Known primarily for her figure painting and portraits, Shelley attended the Edinburgh College of Art, has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from York University, and a Masters of Fine Arts from Boston University.

Creator Id: 8
Social Media Link: Social Media Link
Web Site Link: Web Site Link
Year of Birth: 1961
City: Toronto
Province: Ontario
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: Canada
Province of Birth: Alberta
Gender: Female
Mediums: painting

Especially pertinent to John Abrams' overall program of work is the strategy of using existing cultural objects – film, art, and narratives – that already have systems of signs and signifiers, existing languages. These languages or codes can then be applied – like the artist’s palette of colours – to reconstruct, remake or alter the dynamic of the conversation. This approach allows the artist a chance to communicate to viewers in a common vocabulary and offers a point of entry into the ongoing dialogues that make up contemporary culture. Some of Abrams' wildlife paintings can be found in the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, the Agnes Etherington in Kingston or the Art Museum at the University of Toronto.

Creator Id: 3
Web Site Link: Web Site Link
Year of Birth: 1959
City: Toronto
Province: Ontario
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: Canada
Province of Birth: Quebec
Gender: Male
Mediums: installation, painting, video

Winnipeg (Manitoba) [Winnipeg, Manitoba, 1948] The CCCA Winnipeg Artists Project was generously supported by the Winnipeg Foundation.

Creator Id: 622
Year of Birth: 1948
City: Winnipeg
Province: Manitoba
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: Canada
Province of Birth: Manitoba
Gender: Female

Combining found elements with those fashioned by his own hand, David Barnett's work encompasses two- and three-dimensional collage as well as sculptural objects. Infused with a rich sense of history, the essence of his work lies in the age-old struggle between nature and the man-made industrial world. He incorporates Victorian era botanical imagery, ancient anatomical diagrams, and vintage mechanical components along with natural materials. Whether it’s a rusty piece of metal, branches from an oak tree, or tiny turquoise-tipped rooster feathers, the right juxtaposition reveals itself to his—the more absurd, the better. A character is born and a narrative begins to unravel. The theme of flight is recurrent, as is the conflation of anatomy and mechanics. The result is a menagerie of ethereal winged creatures, human and animal hybrids, and fanciful flying machines. In this era of mass-production and instant gratification, it’s his hope that these intimate and meticulously crafted works will also evoke a sense of rarity, delight, and mystery.

Creator Id: 48
Social Media Link: Social Media Link
Web Site Link: Web Site Link
Year of Birth: 1933
City: Toronto
Province: Ontario
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: England
Gender: Male
Mediums: collage, painting, printmaking

Vikky Alexander RCA is a Canadian contemporary artist based in Vancouver, British Columbia who is a member of the Vancouver School and was a Professor of photography in the Visual Arts Department at the University of Victoria in Canada. She has retired from teaching and now holds the title professor emerita. She has exhibited internationally since 1981 as a practitioner in the field of photo-conceptualism, and as an installation artist who uses photography, drawing, and collage. Her themes include the appropriated image, and the deceptions of nature and space. Her artworks include mirrors, photographic landscape murals, postcards, video and photography. Her work can be found in the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, the International Center of Photography in New York City, the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, and at the Deste Foundation, Athens. Alexander is represented by Trépanier Baer Gallery, Calgary, Wilding Cran, Los Angeles, Cooper Cole, Toronto, and Downs & Ross, New York.

Creator Id: 10
Web Site Link: Web Site Link
Year of Birth: 1959
City: Montreal
Province: Québec
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: Canada
Province of Birth: British Columbia
Gender: Female
Mediums: collage, installation, photography, sculpture

Stonewall, Manitoba [Winnipeg, Manitoba, 1948] William Pura received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Manitoba followed by a Master's of Fine Arts degree from Indiana University in the U.S. He subsequently returned to Manitoba where he has taught Printmaking, Drawing and Painting at the University of Manitoba School of Art. Pura has exhibited widely in Canada and internationally. Locally he has had solo exhibitions at the Winnipeg Art Gallery and the Centennial Concert Hall as well as private galleries such as the Thomas Gallery, and the Uptown Gallery. He has been included in many international exhibitions in centres such as Chicago, Illinois; El Paso, Texas; Charlotte, North Carolina; Indianapolis, Indiana; Rockford, Illinois; cities throughout Australia; Maastricht, Holland; and Kiev, Ukraine. His work is part of many corporate and private collections in both Canada and the United States. William Pura is represented by the Ken Segal Gallery in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The CCCA Winnipeg Artists Project was generously supported by the Winnipeg Foundation.

Creator Id: 493
Year of Birth: 1948
City: Stonewall
Province: Manitoba
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: Canada
Province of Birth: Manitoba
Gender: Male
Mediums: painting, photography, printmaking

Glenn currently lives and works in Fredericton, New Brunswick.

Creator Id: 488
City: Fredericton
Province: New Brunswick
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: Canada
Province of Birth: Ontario
Gender: Male
Mediums: drawing, painting

Pat Badani draws from the fields of art, science, and technology to explore the intersectionality of environmental and social justice issues. She experiments across media to create artistic arguments that blend aesthetics and criticism, charting connections between theories related to art as object, as medium, and art as critique of political and technological networks. Over the past 40 years she has exhibited broadly in museums and art centers, and in dedicated Art, Technology and Science platforms in North and South America, Europe, and Asia including ISEA, Transmediale, ELO, FILE, CURRENTS, and Balance-Unbalance, to name a few. Projects have been distinguished with awards from the Canada Council for the Arts; Illinois Arts Council; DCASE; National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship @ MacDowell, The Robert Heinecken Trust; and recognized with nominations by Creative Capital, Art Matters, and AWAW.

Creator Id: 38
Social Media Link: Social Media Link
Web Site Link: Web Site Link
Year of Birth: 1951
City: Chicago
Province: Illinois
Country: United States
Country of Birth: Argentina
Gender: Female
Mediums: earthwork, installation, painting, web

Pat Badani draws from the fields of art, science, and technology to explore the intersectionality of environmental and social justice issues. She experiments across media to create artistic arguments that blend aesthetics and criticism, charting connections between theories related to art as object, as medium, and art as critique of political and technological networks. Over the past 40 years she has exhibited broadly in museums and art centers, and in dedicated Art, Technology and Science platforms in North and South America, Europe, and Asia including ISEA, Transmediale, ELO, FILE, CURRENTS, and Balance-Unbalance, to name a few. Projects have been distinguished with awards from the Canada Council for the Arts; Illinois Arts Council; DCASE; National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship @ MacDowell, The Robert Heinecken Trust; and recognized with nominations by Creative Capital, Art Matters, and AWAW.

Creator Id: 38
Social Media Link: Social Media Link
Web Site Link: Web Site Link
Year of Birth: 1951
City: Chicago
Province: Illinois
Country: United States
Country of Birth: Argentina
Gender: Female
Mediums: earthwork, installation, painting, web

Thomas Corriveau is a Canadian artist and filmmaker from Quebec. He is most noted as a two-time Prix Iris nominee for Best Animated Short Film, receiving nods at the 24th Quebec Cinema Awards in 2022 for They Dance With Their Heads (Ils dansent avec leurs têtes), and at the 25th Quebec Cinema Awards in 2023 for Marie. Eduardo. Sophie.. He is a professor in the École des arts visuels et médiatiques at the Université du Québec à Montréal, and was a co-founder with Gisèle Trudel and Michel Boulanger of the arts collective Grupmuv.

Creator Id: 145
Web Site Link: Web Site Link
Year of Birth: 1957
City: Laval
Province: Québec
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: Canada
Province of Birth: Quebec
Gender: Male
Mediums: collage, installation, painting, photography, public art, sculpture, video

Especially pertinent to John Abrams' overall program of work is the strategy of using existing cultural objects – film, art, and narratives – that already have systems of signs and signifiers, existing languages. These languages or codes can then be applied – like the artist’s palette of colours – to reconstruct, remake or alter the dynamic of the conversation. This approach allows the artist a chance to communicate to viewers in a common vocabulary and offers a point of entry into the ongoing dialogues that make up contemporary culture. Some of Abrams' wildlife paintings can be found in the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, the Agnes Etherington in Kingston or the Art Museum at the University of Toronto.

Creator Id: 3
Web Site Link: Web Site Link
Year of Birth: 1959
City: Toronto
Province: Ontario
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: Canada
Province of Birth: Quebec
Gender: Male
Mediums: installation, painting, video

Sharon Alward is a performance artist. Her works explore issues related to postmodern religious thought. Through her performances she invites her audiences to question dualistic thinking and to experience a bodily dimension of knowledge. Specifically, her research questions the metaphysical, moral and epistemological role of the contemporary artist through the use of ritual symbolism. Her interdisciplinary investigation into art and religious thought is focused on the performative body. Sharon Alward received her BA from the University of Winnipeg in 1975, her BFA from the University of Manitoba in 1983, and her MFA from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1985. In 1982 she received a Painting Fellowship to Yale University. Alward's spiritually based performances and video tapes have been exhibited in museums and site specific locations around the world. She has been nominated for an Art Pace Fellowship and a Blizzard award. Her video works have been exhibited by the American Film Institute and the Canadian National Screen Institute. The CCCA Winnipeg Artists Project was generously supported by the Winnipeg Foundation.

Creator Id: 16
Web Site Link: Web Site Link
Year of Birth: 1954
City: Winnipeg
Province: Manitoba
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: Canada
Province of Birth: Manitoba
Gender: Female
Mediums: performance

Douglas currently lives and works in Toronto, Ontario.

Creator Id: 636
City: Toronto
Province: Ontario
Country: Canada
Gender: Male

Winnipeg, Manitoba [Yorkton, Saskatchewan, 1971] Winnipeg-based artist KC Adams graduated from Concordia University with a BFA and works in medium that includes: sculpture, installation, drawing, painting, photography, ceramics, printmaking and kinetic art. She maintains her own website at www.kcadams.com showcasing her work and digital art projects. KC Adams has had several solo exhibitions, most recently Legacy at the Parramatta Artists Studios, Parramatta, NSW. She has also been featured in numerous group exhibitions, Circuit City at My Winnipeg at la maison rouge in Paris, France, Cyborg Living Space II, The Language of Intercession at the OBORO Gallery in Montreal and Cyborg Hybrids at the PHOTOQUAI: Biennale des images du monde in Paris, France. She has participated in residencies at the Banff Centre, the Confederation Art Centre in Charlottetown, National Museum of the American Indian in New York and Canada Council’s International residency in Parramatta, NSW. She has received several grants and awards from Winnipeg Arts Council, Manitoba Arts Council and Canada Council for the Arts. Twenty pieces from the Cyborg Hybrid series is in the permanent collection of the National Art Gallery in Ottawa, ten Circuit City prints to the Indian and Inuit Art Centre in Ottawa and Birch Bark Ltd. is in the collection of the Canadian Consulate in Sydney, NSW. The CCCA Winnipeg Artists Project was generously supported by the Winnipeg Foundation.

Creator Id: 5
Social Media Link: Social Media Link
Web Site Link: Web Site Link
Year of Birth: 1971
City: Winnipeg
Province: Manitoba
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: Canada
Province of Birth: Saskatchewan
Gender: Female
Mediums: ceramics, drawing, installation, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, video

Marisa currently lives and works in Montréal, Quebec. She has had solo exhibitions, as well as group shows, across Canada, Europe and the United States, and has been awarded grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Quebec Arts Council (CALQ) and the Dumaurier Arts Council. Her work is part of private and public collections, and a book of her photographs has been published by Dazibao, in Montreal. Marisa teaches full time in the photography programme at Concordia University, and is represented by Gallery Trois Points in Montréal.

Creator Id: 483
City: Montreal
Province: Québec
Country: Canada
Gender: Female

Michael Adamson studied at Carleton University Ottawa,ON (1989-1990), Toronto Metropolitan University Toronto, ON (1992) , The Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver, BC (1993-1997) and at the University of Kassel, Hesse, Germany (1996). His work has been widely exhibited, with inclusions in exhibitions at McMichael Collection, Kleinberg, ON; Gardiner Museum, Toronto, ON, Benetton Foundation, Venice; OCAD Gallery, Toronto, ON; McMaster Museum, Hamilton, ON; Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, NB, Valley Gallery, Markham, ON; McIntosh Gallery, London, ON; TIAF, Toronto; FFS, Satthci Gallery London; London Art Fair, London; UK; He was founder and curator of Revolver Contemporary (2000-2002) and co-founder of Track And Field Galley (2014) and has self published two studio monographs (Open Country, 2008 and Open Road, 2018) He has been invited to make numerous commissioned works in Canada, the USA and in the UK, noteworthy projects include Kent Council UK: Holt Renfrew, Toronto: Bennet Jones, Toronto. Adamson’s work can be found in numerous private, public and corporate collections in Canada well as the USA and UK. Adamson lives and works in Toronto, Canada and is represented by Thompson’s Galleries, London, UK.

Creator Id: 7
Social Media Link: Social Media Link
Web Site Link: Web Site Link
Year of Birth: 1971
City: Toronto
Province: Ontario
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: Canada
Province of Birth: Ontario
Gender: Male
Mediums: painting

Barbara Astman RCA is one of Canada’s most highly acclaimed artists. Her work has received national and international recognition. Since the 1970s she has explored a wide range of photographic and mixed media. Her work is represented in many museum, corporate, and private collections, in Canada, United States, and Europe. Astman has degrees from the Rochester Institute of Technology, School for American Craftsmen, and Ontario College of Art. Active in the Toronto arts community, Astman has sat on numerous boards and advisory committees. Currently, she is a member of the Board of Trustees at the Art Gallery of Ontario and works as a Professor in the Faculty of Art at the Ontario College of Art & Design. In 2011 she was appointed to the Canadian Curatorial Committee at the AGO. In 1995 the Art Gallery of Hamilton organized a major touring retrospective exhibition, Barbara Astman - Personal/Persona - A 20 Year Survey, curated by Liz Wylie. She is represented by the Corkin Gallery, Toronto. Astman has been commissioned for public art projects beginning in the mid eighties. In 1987 she completed a floor installation for the Calgary Winter Olympics. In 2005 she completed a public art installation for the new Canadian Embassy in Berlin, Germany. Most recently she completed a public art project in Toronto, the Murano on Bay, comprised of 217 windows with photo-based imagery. In 2008 Astman and AGO Assistant Curator Georgiana Uhlyarik collaborated on a curatorial project for the Transformation AGO Exhibition, dealing with Joyce Wieland and early feminist practice. Astman’s photo-based work was included in the AGO exhibition titled: Beautiful Fiction, fall 2009. In May 2011, her recent installation, dancing with che: enter through the gift shop, opened at the Kelowna Art Galley. Her most recent solo exhibition, Daily Collage, opened at the Corkin Gallery in the fall of 2011. © Art Gallery of Hamilton, 1995 Curator: Liz Wylie.

Creator Id: 31
Social Media Link: Social Media Link
Web Site Link: Web Site Link
Year of Birth: 1950
City: Toronto
Province: Ontario
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: USA
Province of Birth: New York
Gender: Female
Mediums: photography, sculpture

ᐸᓇᐸᓯ ᐊᓇᓴᒐ Barnabus Arnasungaaq was one of the first participants in his community’s sculpture program in the early 1960s. His work has had a great influence on his community and on the art of the Keewatin for more than four decades. Although he created a number of prints and drawings during his career, Arnasungaaq is first and foremost recognized as an important figure in contemporary Inuit sculpture. He continued to make works that embody the wonderful ideographic quality that we have come to associate with the artistic communities of the tundra. During his career, the artist participated in more than 100 group and solo shows in Canada, the United States and abroad. Today his works can be found in important collections, such as the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Center, the University of British Columbia Museum of Anthropology, the National Gallery of Canada, the Center of the Dennos Museum, the Canadian Museum of Civilizations, the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and much more.

Creator Id: 9
Community Detail: recZJXig7mWdp3Us2
Year of Birth: 1924
City: ᖃᒪᓂᑦᑐᐊᖅ / Qamani'tuaq [Baker Lake]
Province: Nunavut
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: Canada
Province of Birth: Nunavut
Additional Statuses: Inuit
Community: recZJXig7mWdp3Us2
Gender: Male
Living Status: Deceased
Mediums: sculpture