CCCA Canadian Art Database

Seas

Deep Blue Fascination

Voyage

530 x 308 x 310 cm installed

Ice Flows

0.795528 m in diameter, 0.972312 x 1.237488 x 0.176784 cm each

Featured Artists

Richard was born in Comox, British Columbia in 1949. He currently lives and works in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Creator Id: 489
Year of Birth: 1949
City: Vancouver
Province: British Columbia
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: Canada
Province of Birth: British Columbia
Gender: Male
Mediums: sculpture

Palluq Pullat Palluq inuuliqtuminiq Villuali 1915, Ilupirulimmi, Ammarjuat saniani ungasinniqaqsuni 350 kilumiita mitsaani kanannangani Kinngait, Qikiqtaaluk, Nunavut. Qaujimajaujjutilik titiqtugarnik 4500-nik (titiqtugaliarisimajut, titiqtugait, amiaqsimajullu) sanasimajangit arraaguit 33 iluani. Pigiarutiqaqpallialauqsimajuugaluaq sanannguanirmik kisiani quviagilauqsimanngimmauk, utirami Kiaktuumut, titiqtugaqattapallialilauqsimajuq 1958 uvvalu 1960. Tiliuqtaugianngalauqsimatsuni James Houston-mut ammalu Terry Ryan-mut, ilitaqsisitsautigilauqsimajuq titiqtugarnirmik, ammalu kinguningagut titiqtugaliurnirmik amiarinirmillu, niruaqtariliqsugu. Palluq kingulliqpaami titiqtugangit takutsaujut arraagutamaaqsiutini titiqtugarni 1993-mi. Inuujunniilauqtuq Tiisippiri 28, 1992

Creator Id: 491
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Year of Birth: 1916
City: Kinngait [Cape Dorset]
Province: Nunavut
Country: Canada
Beginning Year: 1916
Country of Birth: Canada
Province of Birth: 350km east of Cape Dorset
Additional Statuses: Inuit
Community: recoGnj3Hf0wf9phl
Gender: Male
Living Status: Deceased
Mediums: drawing, printmaking, undeclared

Creator Id: 481
Community Detail: recoGnj3Hf0wf9phl
City: Kinngait [Cape Dorset]
Province: Nunavut
Country: Canada
Additional Statuses: Inuit
Gender: Male
Mediums: drawing, printmaking

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

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

David Charles Bierk RCA was an American-Canadian realist painter. During the year that he lived in Toronto, Bierk immersed himself in the local cultural scene, which he described as exploratory. Then he moved to Peterborough, Ontario in 1972 to take up a teaching position at Kenner Collegiate Vocational Institute, and later at Fleming College. Along with poet Dennis Tourbin, Bierk founded and directed Artspace between 1974 and 1987, which was one of Canada's earliest artist operated art centers. Bierk's early painting drew on sources such as diverse as American West Coast Pop and Photo Realism. In Canada, he expanded his West Coast Pop into Canadian images as well as painting a Canadian Rock series, and a multiple fold painting series. In the early 1980s, he began his Repaintings, quoting from famous artists of the past. His solo shows included exhibitions at Artspace, Peterborough (1976), the Art Gallery of Peterborough (1981–1983), and Museum London (1983). The travelling exhibition After History: The Paintings of David Bierck organized by the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama in 2002 toured in Canada. His group exhibitions were extensive.

Creator Id: 67
Year of Birth: 1944
City: Peterborough
Province: Ontario
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: USA
Province of Birth: Minnesota
Gender: Male
Living Status: Deceased
Mediums: painting

Originally a painter and mixed media artist, since 2001 Pamela Allen has focused her practice on fibre art. Throughout her career, Pamela has explored many aspects of the arts community. In international exhibitions, writing articles for magazines, proposing solo exhibitions to galleries and museums, and teaching, she has become an active member of the arts community. She has been a full time artist since 1981. Pamela has taught art at all levels of education, from grade school to university. She began conducting fibre art workshops in Canada, the United States, and South Africa. She loves teaching and traveling, and both have informed her practice throughout her career. Many experiences soothed the angst and assuaged the competitive spirit, thus today Pamela finds great pleasure in expressing her own personal voice with her own personal style. She is confident that scale, colour, and spatial logic can be arbitrary if she wishes it. Pamela’s interest in Folk and Outsider art has persuaded her that sincerity of intent carries more impact than sensational technique. Abandoning linear thinking has opened up infinite possibilities for visual expression. She allows the work itself to direct the progress of its own development: for her, this is the most creative aspect of art making.

Creator Id: 11
City: Kingston
Province: Ontario
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: Canada
Province of Birth: Ontario
Gender: Female
Mediums: collage, fibre

Among the rapidly growing number of important First Nations artists in Canada, Carl Beam RCA was a strong, independent character and by that virtue he became a leader. His 1985 painting, The North American Iceberg (titled in ironic opposition to the Art Gallery of Ontario’s landmark exhibition of the same year, The European Iceberg) was the first work by an artist of native ancestry purchased by the National Gallery of Canada as contemporary art. He mainly eschewed traditional style and imagery and helped himself to the world through its overflowing inventory of photo-documents, inserting the personal and the symbolic alongside the iconic in remarkably lucid and powerful combinations that partially disguised the artist’s own motives and intentions to force the viewer’s active involvement in their interpretation.

Creator Id: 53
Web Site Link: Web Site Link
Year of Birth: 1943
City: West Bay
Province: Manitoulin Island, Ontario
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: Ontario
Province of Birth: Manitoulin Island
Additional Statuses: First Nations
Gender: Male
Living Status: Deceased
Mediums: mixed media

Sandra Altwerger is a Canadian artist living and working in Toronto. She studied at the Ontario College of Art (as it was then known), graduating in 1963. Afterwards she studied at the Instituto Allende, in Mexico and received her Master of Fine Arts Degree in 1966. In 1975 she began teaching at OCA and continued there (now OCAD University) as an associate professor until retirement in 2013. Sandra began exhibiting her work, first at Gallery Moos in Toronto and then at Mira Goddard gallery since 1980. Her work is represented in over 60 public and corporate collections including the Canada Council Art Bank, the Toronto Dominion Bank, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Ernst and Young, the University of Lethbridge and the Agnes Etherington Art Center. Past exhibitions include solo and group exhibits in Canada in Toronto, Ottawa, Hamilton, Guelph, Kingston and Brantford Ontario as well as exhibits in the USA in Chicago, the Albright Knox Gallery in Buffalo, Michigan, Indiana, Virginia, The Bronx Museum, New York, She has also exhibited in Europe in England at Oxford University and Finland at the Alvar Alto museum. Awards have been from the Canada Council for the Arts; Ontario Arts Council Grants and several Purchase Awards.

Creator Id: 15
Web Site Link: Web Site Link
Year of Birth: 1942
City: Toronto
Province: Ontario
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: Canada
Province of Birth: Ontario
Gender: Female
Mediums: painting, printmaking

Ralph Allen was born and educated in England, graduating from the Slade School of Fine Art in London (1953). In 1957 he arrived at Queen’s University with a boisterous young family and excellent artistic credentials, to begin a long career in fine art education. This career included becoming the Director of the Agnes Etherington Art Centre (1963-72),Professor of Art in the Fine Arts department(1972-87), and finally Professor Emeritus on his retirement in 1987. All the while Allen pursued his artistic career exhibiting widely in the early days, receiving several Canada Council grants, gaining critical attention through venues such as Canadian Art magazine, and entering important collections across North America ( National Gallery of Canada, Hirschorn Collection, Art Gallery of Ontario, and many university, private and corporate collections). A large exhibition of new work in 1990 at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre, and Rodman Hall Gallery in St. Catharines became the starting point for a renaissance in Allen’s work....he has essentially begun again. His early years represent a powerful reality for him and he works to remain in contact with them as a touchstone. Whilst landscape has always been an important feature of his work, in his later years, Allen was more interested in the human dimension.

Creator Id: 12
Web Site Link: Web Site Link
Year of Birth: 1926
City: Kingston
Province: Ontario
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: England
Gender: Male
Living Status: Deceased
Mediums: painting

Sara Angelucci is a Toronto-based artist working in photography, video and audio. Her work explores vernacular photographs and films, analyzing the original context in which images are made. Drawing attention to conventions of image making, her work foregrounds the cultural role vernacular images play in framing particular stories, creating histories, and memorialization. Her interest lies in drawing our attention outside of the image frame, pointing to the social and historic conditions which are the unspoken basis of the image. Angelucci’s work has developed from an examination of the family archive and immigration, to a broader analysis and interpretation of anonymous/found photographs. In recent photography, video, and audio projects, Angelucci draws from the history of photography, as well as natural and social histories. Recent projects have brought particular attention to the historic conditions of women's labour. Sara Angelucci completed her BA at the University of Guelph and her MFA at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. She has exhibited her photography across Canada in solo exhibitions at the Art Gallery of York University, Le Mois de la Photo in Montreal, Vu in Quebec City, the Toronto Photographers Workshop, the MacLaren Art Centre, the Art Gallery of Hamilton, the Richmond Art Gallery, and the St. Mary’s University Art Gallery in Halifax. Internationally she has had solo exhibitions at the Canadian Cultural Centre in Paris, the Lianzhou Photography Festival and the Halsey Institute of Art in Charleston. Her work has been featured in numerous group shows in the US, Europe, and in China at the Pingyao and Beijing Biennales. Her videos have been screened across Canada and abroad, at festivals in Europe, China, Australia and the U.S. She has participated in artist residencies at the Art Gallery of Ontario, NSCAD (Halifax), the Banff Centre, and at Biz-Art in Shanghai. Angelucci is an Adjunct Professor in Photography at the School of Image Arts, Toronto Metropolitan University.

Creator Id: 20
Social Media Link: Social Media Link
Web Site Link: Web Site Link
Year of Birth: 1962
City: Toronto
Province: Ontario
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: Canada
Province of Birth: Ontario
Gender: Female
Mediums: audio, photography, video

Patrick Bérubé obtained a Master's degree in visual and media arts from the University of Quebec in Montreal in 2005. A finalist for the Pierre Ayot prize twice, his work has been noticed on the national and international scene through his participation in numerous exhibitions and major events, notably in New York, Berlin, London and Luxembourg. He also has several artist residency stays including the Hangar in Barcelona, Spain, the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, and at Buy-Sellf, in Bordeaux. Active member of the Clark gallery in Montreal, he has also created several works integrating architecture (1%).

Creator Id: 66
Social Media Link: Social Media Link
Web Site Link: Web Site Link
Year of Birth: 1977
City: Montreal
Province: Québec
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: Canada
Province of Birth: Quebec
Gender: Male
Mediums: installation, sculpture

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

Joyce was born in Toronto, Ontario in 1931. She died in Toronto, Ontario in 1998.

Creator Id: 647
Year of Birth: 1931
City: Toronto
Province: Ontario
Country: Canada
Beginning Year: 1931
Country of Birth: Canada
Province of Birth: Ontario
Gender: Female
Living Status: Deceased
Mediums: drawing, fibre, painting, printmaking

Originally a painter and mixed media artist, since 2001 Pamela Allen has focused her practice on fibre art. Throughout her career, Pamela has explored many aspects of the arts community. In international exhibitions, writing articles for magazines, proposing solo exhibitions to galleries and museums, and teaching, she has become an active member of the arts community. She has been a full time artist since 1981. Pamela has taught art at all levels of education, from grade school to university. She began conducting fibre art workshops in Canada, the United States, and South Africa. She loves teaching and traveling, and both have informed her practice throughout her career. Many experiences soothed the angst and assuaged the competitive spirit, thus today Pamela finds great pleasure in expressing her own personal voice with her own personal style. She is confident that scale, colour, and spatial logic can be arbitrary if she wishes it. Pamela’s interest in Folk and Outsider art has persuaded her that sincerity of intent carries more impact than sensational technique. Abandoning linear thinking has opened up infinite possibilities for visual expression. She allows the work itself to direct the progress of its own development: for her, this is the most creative aspect of art making.

Creator Id: 11
City: Kingston
Province: Ontario
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: Canada
Province of Birth: Ontario
Gender: Female
Mediums: collage, fibre

Paul Butler is an artist with an interest in multidisciplinary, social and alternative pedagogical practices. His practice includes hosting the collage parties, a touring experimental studio established 1997, and directing the operations of The Other Gallery, a nomadic commercial gallery focused on overlooked artists' practices established in 2001. In 2007, he founded the UpperTradingPost.com, a website that facilitates artist trading. He also initiated the experimental school Reverse Pedagogy that began at the Banff Centre for the Arts in 2008, and has since travelled to Venice in 2009, among other locations. Butler has served as the Curator of Contemporary Art at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, and the director of 2/edition in Toronto. He has exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Plug In ICA, Winnipeg, White Columns, New York City, Creative Growth Art Centre, Oakland and Sparwasser HQ, Berlin. Butler has contributed writing to the book Decentre: Concerning Artist-Run Culture (2008) and the magazines Canadian Art and Hunter and Cook. He was the Art Gallery of Ontario's first Artist-in-Residence, from October to November 2011.

Creator Id: 107
Social Media Link: Social Media Link
Web Site Link: Web Site Link
Year of Birth: 1973
City: Winnipeg
Province: Manitoba
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: Canada
Province of Birth: Manitoba
Gender: Male
Mediums: collage

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

Catherine Bolduc's work has been presented in many exhibitions, both locally and abroad (Japan, Germany, Spain, France, the Netherlands, and USA). In 2007-2008, she carried out a residency at Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin and in 2010 at the Studio du Québec in Tokyo. The winner of the Powerhouse Prize in 2013, she has also received many grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Quebec Council for the Arts throughout her career. In addition to close to a dozen public art projects, the artist has also created works that have been acquired by major private and public collections (Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, National Bank Collection, Desjardins Collection, among others).​

Creator Id: 73
Social Media Link: Social Media Link
Web Site Link: Web Site Link
Year of Birth: 1970
City: Montreal
Province: Québec
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: Canada
Province of Birth: Quebec
Gender: Female
Mediums: drawing, sculpture

Françoise Sullivan was born in Montreal, where she received her early training at the École des beaux-arts. She is a unique and multi-faceted artist. Well known at the outset as a dancer and choreographer, it has been her work as a painter, sculptor and photographer that has truly marked her long career. She was part of the Automatistes, the avant-garde movement led by Paul-Émile Borduas, and was a signatory of the groupás 1948 manifesto, Refus Global. Since then, her work has been seen continuously in solo and group exhibitions, including retrospectives at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (1993) and at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (2003). She has received the Prix Paul-Émile Borduas (1987); the Governor Generalás Award in Visual and Media Arts (2005), and the Gershon Iskowitz Prize (2008). Françoise Sullivan has taught at Concordia University since 1977 and holds honorary degrees from the Université du Québec à Montréal and York University in Toronto. She lives in Montreal.

Creator Id: 583
Year of Birth: 1929
City: Montreal
Province: Québec
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: Canada
Province of Birth: Quebec
Gender: Undeclared
Mediums: dance, painting, performance, sculpture

Kai Chan immigrated to Canada in 1966, having graduated with a degree in biology in 1963. He has received numerous grants and awards including the 1998 Jean A. Chalmers National Crafts Award and in 2002, the Saidye Bronfman Award for Excellence in the Fine Crafts. In 2003, and again in January 2010, Chan was awarded the Canada Council's Paris studio residency. Kai has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions across Canada, the United States, Japan, Australia and Europe, and is represented in the collections of the Canadian Museum of Civilization (Gatineau, Quebec), Museum London (London, Ontario), the Mendel Art Gallery (Saskatoon, SK); the Canada Council Art Bank (Ottawa, Ontario), the Library & Gallery (Cambridge, Ontario), and Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimusem in Norway.

Creator Id: 123
Web Site Link: Web Site Link
Year of Birth: 1940
City: Toronto
Province: Ontario
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: China
Gender: Male
Mediums: commission, fibre, sculpture, wood