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Born and raised in the southeast area of Vancouver, Ross Bollerup graduated with honours in painting From the Vancouver School of Art (Emily Carr University) in 1960. There he was influenced and mentored by Jack Shadbolt, Don Jarvis and Reginald Holmes among others. Their interest and example stimulated him to continue in a career as an artist. While living in downtown Vancouver on West Hastings his work was exhibited with Bau-Xi and Mary Frazee Galleries as well as local public galleries. He moved to Popkum (near Chilliwack) more than forty years ago. There he established the ideal studio space needed for working on big, multiple and ongoing projects. He has been a part of the Lower Mainland artistic community for more than five decades, and continues to contribute to the field of printmaking and painting with his unique vision and innovative techniques. He has exhibited his work across Canada, in the U.S.A. and in most of the public galleries in the lower mainland. His most recent exhibitions include the Visual Space Gallery of Vancouver 2018, Reach Art Gallery of Abbotsford in 2016, the Chilliwack Cultural Centre in 2014, the McGill library in 2009 and Evergreen Cultural Centre in 2006. For a complete image timeline of Ross’ work from 1966 to the present go to the artists section of the Centre for Canadian Contemporary Art database at www.ccca.ca. and also visit his web site at: http://www.rossbollerup.com

Creator Id: 75
Web Site Link: Web Site Link
Year of Birth: 1942
City: Rosedale
Province: British Columbia
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: Canada
Province of Birth: British Columbia
Gender: Male
Mediums: collage, drawing, painting, printmaking

Douglas currently lives and works in Toronto, Ontario.

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

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

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

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

Marion was born in Port-au-Spain, Trinidad in 1943. She immigrated to Montréal, Québec in 1951 where she continues to live and work.

Creator Id: 634
City: Montreal
Province: Québec
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: Trinidad
Gender: Female
Mediums: painting