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Diane currently lives and works in Toronto, Ontario.

Creator Id: 492
City: Toronto
Province: Ontario
Country: Canada
Gender: Female

George was born in Marseille, France in 1948. He currently lives and works in Millbrook, Ontario.

Creator Id: 497
Year of Birth: 1948
City: Millbrook
Province: Ontario
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: France
Gender: Male
Mediums: printmaking

ᕿᓐᓄᐊᔪᐊᖅ ᐋᓯᕙᒃ Kenojuak Ashevak RCA is celebrated as a leading figure of modern Inuit art and one of Canada's preeminent artists and cultural icons. Part of a pioneering generation of Arctic creators, her career spanned more than five decades. She made graphic art, drawings and prints in stonecut, lithography, stained glass, and etching, beloved by the public, museums and collectors alike. Ashevak became one of the first Inuk women in ᑭᙵᐃᑦ / Kinngait [Cape Dorset] to begin drawing. She worked in graphite, coloured pencils and felt-tip pens, and occasionally used poster paints, watercolours or acrylics. She created many carvings from soapstone and thousands of drawings, etchings, stonecut prints and prints — all sought after by museums and collectors. She was the first Inuit artist inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame (2001), was made an Officer of the Order of Canada (1967) and promoted to Companion in 1982. She received the Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Arts (2008) and the Order of Nunavut (2012). Her work, with its superb design qualities, was used for Canadian stamps, coins and banknotes. For instance, in 1970, Canada Post placed her 1960 print Enchanted Owl on a stamp to commemorate the centennial of the Northwest Territories and in 2017, the Bank of Canada unveiled a commemorative $10 banknote in honour of Canada's 150th birthday featuring Ashevak's print Owl's Bouquet on the note. She received Honorary Doctorates from Queen's University (1991) and the University of Toronto (1992) and many films were made about her life. Her work is included in the collection of the Art Museum The University of Toronto, St. Lawrence University, the National Gallery of Canada, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum and the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian.

Creator Id: 30
Web Site Link: Web Site Link
Community Detail: recoGnj3Hf0wf9phl
Year of Birth: 1927
City: ᑭᙵᐃᑦ / Kinngait [Cape Dorset]
Province: Nunavut
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: Canada
Province of Birth: Northwest Territories
Additional Statuses: Inuit
Community: recoGnj3Hf0wf9phl
Gender: Female
Living Status: Deceased
Mediums: drawing, glass, printmaking

After graduating from the five-year program of the Art Department of Central Technical High School (CTS) in Toronto, Brian Grison lived in Mexico for about two years. Later he completed Honours Bachelors degrees in Fine Art (Drawing and Painting) and in Art History from the University of Victoria, and a Masters degree in the History of Art at Carleton University, Ottawa. Beginning in 1970, he was a part-time instructor at CTS for eight years. He was a sessional instructor at York University in 1975, Camosun College in Victoria in the early 1980s and the University of Alberta in 2004. As well as teaching part-time at the Emily Carr College of Art and Design from 1978 to 1987 and the Art Gallery of Ontario from 1988 to 1992, he taught drawing part-time at the University of Victoria since about 1977 to 2011, as well as for art schools in Victoria, Toronto and Ottawa. Between 1975 and 1992, he received ten artist's grants from the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council. Since 1970, he has mounted solo exhibitions in public, artist-run and commercial galleries in Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia. His work has been in group exhibitions in New York, Paris and Belgrade as well as Ontario and British Columbia. Public galleries in Ontario and British Columbia have collected his work.

Creator Id: 246
Web Site Link: Web Site Link
Year of Birth: 1947
City: Victoria
Province: British Columbia
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: Canada
Province of Birth: Ontario
Gender: Male
Mediums: collage, drawing, mixed media

Donigan Cumming uses photography, video, painting, drawing, sound, and text in multi-media artworks and installations that have been widely exhibited in Europe, Asia, and North America. His work is recognized internationally for its forthright and compassionate representation of humanity and its forgotten members. His artist’s book The Stage (1991) is included in Parr and Badger’s The Photobook II (2006) and Errata Editions selected The Stage (2014) for its ‘Books on Books’ series on key photographic publications. Retrospectives of his video work have been mounted by leading festivals and museums. In 2005 Moving Pictures (MOCCA, Toronto) premiered his monumental photo and encaustic collages on panel, Prologue and Epilogue, and the DVD collection of 18 video works, Controlled Disturbance. His recent book and video, Kerr’s Suitcase(2015)and Out of Kerr’s Suitcase(2016), are an assemblage of visual documents, direct cinema, and animation that revisits the dream of a life in photography. Cumming lives in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Creator Id: 154
Web Site Link: Web Site Link
Year of Birth: 1947
City: Montreal
Province: Québec
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: USA
Province of Birth: Virginia
Gender: Male
Mediums: drawing, painting, photography, text-based, video

Kelly currently lives and works in Toronto, Ontario.

Creator Id: 401
City: Toronto
Province: Ontario
Country: Canada
Gender: Female
Mediums: installation

Kiakshuk was a Inuk graphic artist based in ᑭᙵᐃᑦ / Kinngait [Cape Dorset] and was part of the early days of the drawing and printmaking program in ᑭᙵᐃᑦ / Kinngait. In addition to being a versatile artist, he was also a well-known and respected storyteller and elder. Kiakshuk quickly became an important participant in the development of the ᑭᙵᐃᑦ / Kinngait graphic arts scene. As a printer, his preferred medium was engraving due to the direct nature of the process. He was highly respected for his ability to translate oral histories and tales of the hunt, animals, families and spirits into graphic media. Kiakshuk’s art was a mainstay of the Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection from 1960-1967. Kiakshuk’s work has been exhibited worldwide and his works are part of permanent collections across North America at institutions such as the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, QC, the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto, ON, the Prince of Wales Heritage Centre in Yellowknife, NT, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, NY, USA, and many more.

Creator Id: 324
Web Site Link: Web Site Link
Community Detail: recoGnj3Hf0wf9phl
Year of Birth: 1886
City: ᑭᙵᐃᑦ / Kinngait [Cape Dorset]
Province: Nunavut
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: Canada
Province of Birth: Nunavut
Additional Statuses: Inuit
Community: recoGnj3Hf0wf9phl
Gender: Male
Living Status: Deceased
Mediums: printmaking

Bowen Island, British Columbia My art practices embrace sculpture, site-specific installation, performance and video, utilizing the juxtaposition of found and manufactured objects within the context of real and imagined space. I am interested in the significance of our attachment to place as articulated through a correspondence of dwelling and landscape, both local and distant. Operating within the registers of the scientific and the poetic, my work seeks to subvert purely objective inquiry and find alternative ways of knowing our engagement with nature.

Creator Id: 379
City: Bowen Island
Province: British Columbia
Country: Canada
Gender: Female
Mediums: installation, sculpture

Creator Id: 325
Community Detail: recZJXig7mWdp3Us2
City: Qamanittuaq [Baker Lake]
Province: Nunavut
Country: Canada
Additional Statuses: Inuit
Gender: Female
Mediums: drawing, 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

Shelagh was born in Oakville, Ontario in 1954. She currently lives and works in in New York, USA and Toronto, Canada.

Creator Id: 320
Year of Birth: 1954
City: New York
Province: New York
Country: United States
Country of Birth: Canada
Province of Birth: Ontario
Gender: Female
Mediums: collage, drawing, installation, painting

Jane Buyers RCA is a Canadian multimedia artist who evokes the human presence and its impulse to manipulate through drawing, sculpture and printmaking. Her investigation and practice has a formal and thematic substance. Themes that have always preoccupied Buyers include books, labour and the domestic ritual. After getting her honours B.A. in Visual Art from York University (1973) and a Master of Education in History and Philosophy from the University of Toronto (1990), Buyers taught fine art at institutions in the Toronto region, was a Fine Art instructor at Fanshawe College, London, for seven years and Professor in the Fine Arts department at the University of Waterloo from 1988 to 2010, where she is now Distinguished Professor Emerita. Much of Buyers work concentrates on labour and repetitive work to build a form. Earlier, she referenced domestic approximations and substitutes and later, tools and books. She is interested in the area between the utilitarian and the decorative, the natural and the artificial, the organic and the fabricated. Buyers has had over forty solo exhibitions and participated in more than one hundred group exhibitions. Her most important solo exhibitions include Inscriptions at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery in 2005 which travelled to the Koffler Gallery, Toronto and the UW Art Gallery, Waterloo; and a thirty-year survey show titled Gather…Arrange…Maintain, curated by Crystal Mowry and circulated by the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery (2013). The exhibition catalogue included an interview by Nancy Campbell and a conversation with John Armstrong. Her recent group exhibitions include Into the Woods at the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo (2006); Pictured: Image and Object in Canadian Sculpture, and Making Space, both Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (2007-2008 and 2021). In Making Space, her work was shown with that of Vikky Alexander, Edward Burtynsky and others.

Creator Id: 109
Year of Birth: 1948
City: Elora
Province: Ontario
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: Canada
Province of Birth: Ontario
Gender: Female
Mediums: drawing, installation, printmaking, sculpture

R.C.A. Winnipeg, Manitoba [Budapest, Hungary, 1925 - Winnipeg, 2017] Born into a Jewish-Hungarian family in 1925, Eva Stubbs immigrated to Canada with her parents and brother in 1944 and settled in Winnipeg. In her early twenties, while convalescing from tuberculosis, Stubbs made the decision to enroll in the Fine Art program at the University of Manitoba. Over ensuing decades she furthered her training at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in the United States, the Banff School of Fine Art, and the Tokoname Clay Workshop in Japan. Stubbs taught art classes while raising a family through the 1960s. By the mid-1970s she turned exclusively to her own practice, and has exhibited in Winnipeg, Toronto, Montreal, and her native Budapest. She played a founding role in SITE Gallery, Winnipeg’s first artist-run commercial cooperative exhibition space, which existed between 1995 and 2005. Eva Stubbs was elected a member of the Royal Canadian Academy in 1995. For the Love of Creation: The Life and Art of Eva Stubbs A lavishly illustrated book, with extensive texts, authored by Faye Hellner. Published by the Winnipeg Art Gallery in 2010 to accompany a retrospective exhibition of her work. The CCCA Winnipeg Artists Project was generously supported by the Winnipeg Foundation, with additional research support from the Heritage Grants Program, Manitoba Culture, Heritage and Tourism.

Creator Id: 582
Year of Birth: 1925
City: Winnipeg
Province: Manitoba
Country: Canada
Beginning Year: 1925
Country of Birth: Hungary
Gender: Female
Living Status: Deceased

Winnipeg, Manitoba [Hamiota, Manitoba, 1964] Doug was educated at the University of Manitoba in the Fine Arts Diploma Program. He majored in ceramics and continued as a sculptor in clay for several years, eventually making a shift towards drawing and painting. His work has been exhibited in several group and solo exhibitions throughout Manitoba, the United States and Europe. Some exhibition venues include The Sculpture Center in Cleveland, Burke University in Ohio, the Kunsthal in Rotterdam and Plug In ICA in Winnipeg. His work resides in many corporate and private collections, including Manitoba Hydro, Great-West Life, the Manitoba Legislature, Blue Cross Canada, as well as the Manitoba and Canada Council Art Banks. Since 2001, Doug has been working primarily on a large-scale and on-going drawing project. The CCCA Winnipeg Artists Project was generously supported by the Winnipeg Foundation.

Creator Id: 562
City: Winnipeg
Province: Manitoba
Country: Canada
Gender: Male
Mediums: drawing

After graduating from the five-year program of the Art Department of Central Technical High School (CTS) in Toronto, Brian Grison lived in Mexico for about two years. Later he completed Honours Bachelors degrees in Fine Art (Drawing and Painting) and in Art History from the University of Victoria, and a Masters degree in the History of Art at Carleton University, Ottawa. Beginning in 1970, he was a part-time instructor at CTS for eight years. He was a sessional instructor at York University in 1975, Camosun College in Victoria in the early 1980s and the University of Alberta in 2004. As well as teaching part-time at the Emily Carr College of Art and Design from 1978 to 1987 and the Art Gallery of Ontario from 1988 to 1992, he taught drawing part-time at the University of Victoria since about 1977 to 2011, as well as for art schools in Victoria, Toronto and Ottawa. Between 1975 and 1992, he received ten artist's grants from the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council. Since 1970, he has mounted solo exhibitions in public, artist-run and commercial galleries in Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia. His work has been in group exhibitions in New York, Paris and Belgrade as well as Ontario and British Columbia. Public galleries in Ontario and British Columbia have collected his work.

Creator Id: 246
Web Site Link: Web Site Link
Year of Birth: 1947
City: Victoria
Province: British Columbia
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: Canada
Province of Birth: Ontario
Gender: Male
Mediums: collage, drawing, mixed media

Susan was born in Montreal, Quebec in 1949. She currently lives and works in Montreal, Quebec.

Creator Id: 542
Year of Birth: 1949
City: Montreal
Province: Québec
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: Canada
Province of Birth: Quebec
Gender: Female
Mediums: painting

Born in Toronto, Gabrielle de Montmollin began her career in television and film but moved on to still photography when she discovered it was the medium best suited to her unique vision and independent nature. Her photographs and mixed media assemblages are composed of imaginative tableaux vivants featuring dolls, masks, toys and other objects in surreal narratives. Gabrielle has exhibited widely in Canada, the United States, and Europe. Since May 2012 she has been a member of the Red Head Gallery, an artists' collective in Toronto.

Creator Id: 163
City: Toronto
Province: Ontario
Country: Canada
Gender: Female
Mediums: photography

Ashley was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. He relocated to Toronto in 2005 and took Canadian citizenship in 2011.

Creator Id: 303
City: Toronto
Province: Ontario
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: South Africa
Gender: Male

Laura was born in Ottawa, Ontario in 1955. She currently lives and works in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Creator Id: 41
Web Site Link: Web Site Link
Year of Birth: 1955
City: Vancouver
Province: British Columbia
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: Canada
Province of Birth: Ontario
Gender: Female
Mediums: installation, photography

Winnipeg, Manitoba [Birmingham, England, 1940] Diane studied painting at the Birmingham College of Art. She did postgraduate work at Bergen Kunsthandverskole, Bergen, Norway. After immigrating to Edmonton, Alberta she became a Canadian citizen. Subsequently, she moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba, where she continues to live and work. Diane has taught painting at the University of Alberta, The Banff Centre for the Arts, the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and the School of art, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg. She is a founding member of Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art (MAWA) and <SITE> Gallery, both in Winnipeg. She has served as a board member for the St. Norbert Arts and Cultural Centre, Plug In Gallery and the Winnipeg Art Gallery. From 1984-88 she was appointed to the Canada Council Advisory Committee and from 1975-77 she served on the Alberta Art Foundation Review Committee. The CCCA Winnipeg Artists Project was generously supported by the Winnipeg Foundation.

Creator Id: 643
Year of Birth: 1940
City: Winnipeg
Province: Manitoba
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: England
Gender: Female