CCCA Canadian Art Database

Stark Differences

Selected Photographs

Hearing the Forest, [detail]

cone: 243.84 x 53.34 to 60.96 cm diameter; 619.76 x 137.16 to 154.94 cm diameter / steps: 45.72 x 45.72 x 76.2 cm; 116.84 x 116.84 x 193.04 cm / photos, each: 40.64 x 50.8 cm; 102.87 x 129.54 cm

Keith and Me, [detail]

Area: aprox. 50.8 x 40.64 cm

Skintext – a performance

dress/robe: woman's size/taille 6

Reproducing Luxury

20.32 diptychs, each panel/8 diptyques, chaque panneau : 83.82 x 93.98 cm; 213.36 x 238.76 cm

The Swimming Pool

paper: 55.88 x 76.2 cm/po / image: 14.605 x 22.225 cm/po

Featured Artists

Karen was born in Fergus, Ontario in 1954. She currently lives and works in Montréal, Quebec.

Creator Id: 612
Year of Birth: 1954
City: Montreal
Province: Québec
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: Canada
Province of Birth: Ontario
Gender: Female
Mediums: installation, media, sculpture

Linda Covit is a Canadian sculptor known for her public artworks. In 1994 Covit completed Nature Stations, a public artwork installed at the Cite de la Santé de Laval in Laval, Quebec. The 2002 work Circle of Words, Garden of Thought is installed at the Driftwood Community Centre in Toronto, Ontario. Covit's 2009 sculpture Water Garden is installed at the City of Calgary's Water Centre. Her 2015 large-scale work Havre, at 13m by 16m, is permanently installed on the McGill University Health Centre's Glen site in Montreal. Her work is included in the collections of the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, the City of Montreal and the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal

Creator Id: 151
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Year of Birth: 1948
City: Montreal
Province: Québec
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: Canada
Province of Birth: Quebec
Gender: Female
Mediums: earthwork, installation, photography, public art, sculpture

IAIN BAXTER& RCA is a Canadian conceptual artist. BAXTER& is recognized internationally as an early practitioner of conceptual art. BAXTER& was co-president with Ingrid Baxter of the conceptual project and legally incorporated business N.E. Thing Co., founded in 1966. BAXTER& is Professor Emeritus at the School of Visual Arts University of Windsor and a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts.

Creator Id: 51
Year of Birth: 1936
City: Windsor
Province: Ontario
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: England
Gender: Male
Mediums: conceptual, earthwork, installation, painting, photography, sculpture, text-based, video

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

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

Neena Arora is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, Canada. She works in sculpture/installation, video and performance, and has participated in exhibitions and performance events in Toronto and throughout North America. Exhibitions include Contemporary Art and Identity at the Baum Gallery in Arkansas. The video Shape-Shifter was originally created for the site specific installation exhibition Private Thoughts / Public Moments at the Art Gallery of Ontario. In the spring of 2001 Shape-Shifter was also included in Shaken and Stirred at Bose Pace Modern in New York, juried by Rina Banerjee and Barbara Hunt. It was also shown as part of Out Of The Box at the Queens Museum of Art in New York. Neena was part of three Lomography events curated by Pamila Matharu: DocuLomo, Gallery TPW, Toronto in May of 2002; Flomo Ed Video in Guelph, Ontario, November 2002; and runLOMOrun at the York Quay Gallery Case Studies Vitrines, Toronto, April-June 2003. She recently participated in [ESC], Electronic Social Culture, curated by Sylvia Grace Borda and Gu Xiong at Centre A in Vancouver. Neena has sat on the SAVAC (South Asian Visual Arts Collective) as a Board Member, resigning recently to move to the New York City area.

Creator Id: 27
Year of Birth: 1962
City: Fort Lee
Province: New Jersey
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: USA
Province of Birth: Illinois
Gender: Female
Mediums: installation, performance

Roy Arden is an artist who is a member of the Vancouver School. He creates sculpture from found objects, oil paintings, graphite drawings and collage, and curates and writes on contemporary art. Arden graduated from Emily Carr College of Art and Design with a bachelor's degree in photography and interdisciplinary studies in 1982 and with an M.A. from the University of British Columbia in 1990. In the early part of his career, Arden made straightforward Cibachrome images of the contemporary urban scene which he called "Fragments", then made what he called "meta-photography", archival image diptychs. In the 1990s, he made colour photographs of what he termed the "landscape of economy" that depicted the city of Vancouver and its rapid growth. Arden has been exhibiting since the late 1970S. He has had solo exhibitions at the Ikon Gallery, Birmingham (2006); Galerie Tanit, Munich (2005 and 2006); and a mid-career show at the Vancouver Art Gallery (2007). His work has also had been included in exhibitions at the Kunstmuseum Basel, and the Museum of Modern Art, Antwerp (Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst). It is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York – it was featured in their inaugural exhibition after their expansion in 2005 - besides being included in the collections of major museums in Canada, Europe and the U.S.A. such as the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, the Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo the Art Gallery of Ontario and the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa. He is represented by Monte Clark Gallery in Vancouver. He has been an instructor in the photography studio department at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design and the University of British Columbia. He has also been a guest teacher at art academies in Finland, Germany, and Switzerland. Arden has also been involved in curating as a curator - he curated a show on photography at Monte Clark Gallery in 1999 - and as a collaborator and published critical texts on contemporary art for catalogues and art magazines.

Creator Id: 25
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Year of Birth: 1957
City: Vancouver
Province: British Columbia
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: Canada
Province of Birth: British Columbia
Gender: Male
Mediums: painting, sculpture

Isaac Applebaum was born at Bergen Belsen, Germany, in 1946. His family immigrated to Winnipeg in 1948. He attended the University of Winnipeg, and graduated from the photography programme at Ryerson Polytechnical Institute in 1973. From 1975 to 1982 he was editor of Impressions Magazine. Since 1970 he has lived in Toronto, Ontario. He has exhibited extensively in Canada and abroad, including solo shows at the Koffler Centre for the Arts, Toronto (1995); the Saidye Bronfman Centre, Montreal (1991); and Mercer Union, Toronto (1985 and 1981). A selection of images from the Manitoba Flood Series was published in Canadian Art Magazine in spring 1998. Applebaum's participation in group exhibitions includes Passionate Regards, Ace Art, Winnipeg (1991), and Le Mois de la Photo, The Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa, 1989. His 1982 series Fighters and Lovers was shown at the WAG in Staged Images: Photographs from the Collection (1989) and Latitudes and Parallels (1983). From September 22, 2000 to January 14, 2001, Applebaum was one of three artists in The Space of Silence, a series of installations at the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography that questioned the ability of art to attest to recent and current wrongs and to depict the horror of genocide.

Creator Id: 23
Year of Birth: 1946
City: Toronto
Province: Ontario
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: West Germany
Gender: Male
Mediums: photography

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
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Year of Birth: 1962
City: Toronto
Province: Ontario
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: Canada
Province of Birth: Ontario
Gender: Female
Mediums: audio, photography, video

Anne was born in Kingston, Ontario in 1952. She currently lives and works in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Creator Id: 499
Year of Birth: 1952
City: Vancouver
Province: British Columbia
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: Canada
Province of Birth: Ontario
Gender: Female
Mediums: installation, photography, sculpture, video

Margaret Priest was born in England in 1944, where she completed an MA at the Royal College of Art. She has been living and working in Canada since 1976, and is Professor Emeritus at the School of Fine Art and Music, University of Guelph, Ontario.

Creator Id: 487
Year of Birth: 1944
City: Toronto
Province: Ontario
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: England
Gender: Female
Mediums: drawing, installation, painting

Bill was born in Toronto in 1933. He currently lives and works in Montreal.

Creator Id: 626
Year of Birth: 1933
City: Montreal
Province: Québec
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: Canada
Province of Birth: Ontario
Gender: Male
Mediums: conceptual, earthwork, installation, sculpture

David Barbour is a landscape, travel and street photographer currently based in Ottawa, Canada, where he instructs photography workshops and continues his lifelong commitment of documenting people, places and things with his camera. Some career highlights include a World Press Award (1985) for a photograph taken in Egypt and a Mid-Career Canada Council Grant (1999) to continue his work in Havana.

Creator Id: 47
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Year of Birth: 1952
City: Ottawa
Province: Ontario
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: Canada
Province of Birth: Manitoba
Gender: Male
Mediums: photography

Ann Beam is a multimedia artist based in M'Chigeeng First Nation, Manitoulin Island. Born Ann Elena Weatherby in 1944 in Brooklyn, New York, she is the spouse of artist Carl Beam. She has a BFA from State University of New York at Buffalo. She taught at the Art Gallery of Ontario in the late 1960s and 1970s and later managed the Neon Raven Art Gallery on Manitoulin Island. Themes covered in her art have been described as "cultural histories of women's labour in building homes, in motherhood, cooking and teaching." She has worked with various mediums, including oil and acrylic, found art, recycled materials, pottery, paper and cloth.

Creator Id: 52
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Year of Birth: 1944
City: West Bay
Province: Manitoulin Island, Ontario
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: USA
Province of Birth: New York
Gender: Female
Mediums: ceramics, mixed media, painting, textiles

Tim was born in Washington, D.C. USA in 1946. He currently lives and works in Tokyo, Japan.

Creator Id: 482
Year of Birth: 1946
City: Tokyo
Province: N/A
Country: Japan
Country of Birth: USA
Province of Birth: D.C.
Gender: Male

Ian Harris-Carr RCA is an artist, writer and educator. He has a B.A. from Queen's University in Kingston, a B.L.S. from the University of Toronto and AOCA from the Ontario College of Art and Design. Major solo exhibitions of his work have taken place across Canada and abroad. His writings on art and artists have been published in Canadian Art, Parachute, C Magazine, and Vanguard, among others. Primarily a sculptor and installation artist, Ian Carr-Harris' work investigates knowledge and ordering systems, often working with books and libraries, reflecting his early training and career as a librarian. In particular, his work reflects an interest in the intersections between memory and technology, often outmoded technology, which was a recurrent motif of Canadian art in the 1970s. Ian has been on the faculty of the Ontario College of Art and Design since 1964, and is a full-time instructor in the Faculty of Foundation Studies. He has received several grants from the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council, and is currently represented by the Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto.

Creator Id: 117
Year of Birth: 1941
City: Toronto
Province: Ontario
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: Canada
Province of Birth: British Columbia
Gender: Male
Mediums: audio, bookwork, installation, sculpture, text-based, video

Jennifer Angus is a professor in the Design Studies Department at the University of Wisconsin -Madison where she teaches textile design, specifically, everything to do with the dyeing and printing of cloth, including natural dyes. She is an artist described by Art Daily as “one of the top contemporary installation artists in the country.” Jennifer creates some of the most provocative work most people have ever seen in an art museum setting. She composes patterns using hundreds of insects, placing them in arrangements that suggest wallpaper and textiles. Angus was one of nine leading contemporary artists selected for the landmark exhibition Wonder at the Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery in 2015. Jennifer has been the recipient of numerous awards including Canada Council, Ontario Arts Council and Wisconsin Arts Board grants. More recently she received the inaugural Forward Art Prize, an unrestricted award for outstanding women artists of Wisconsin. At the University of Wisconsin-Madison she has received annual grants from the Graduate School, as well as the Vilas Associate Award, the Emily Mead Baldwin-Bascom Professorship in the Creative Arts, the Romnes Fellowship, the UW Arts Institute Creative Arts Award, Rothermel Bascom Professorship, the Kellett Mid-Career Faculty Researcher Award and most recently the Edna Wiechers Arts in Wisconsin Award. In 2013, Albert Whitman and Company, Chicago, published her first novel, In Search of Goliathus Hercules. At the University of Wisconsin – Madison she is the faculty leader of the Global Artisans Initiative which launched an interdisciplinary outreach program that connects students with artisans who have requested assistance with microenterprise development. The program leverages the relationships that University of Wisconsin has built over many years at global health field course sites in Ecuador, India, Kenya Mexico, Nepal and Vietnam to create a product design and marketplace system to support the economic wellbeing of local artisans.

Creator Id: 22
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Year of Birth: 1961
City: Toronto, Madison
Province: Ontario, Wisconsin
Country: Canada, United States
Country of Birth: Canada
Province of Birth: Alberta
Gender: Female
Mediums: fibre, installation, sculpture, textiles

Ann Beam is a multimedia artist based in M'Chigeeng First Nation, Manitoulin Island. Born Ann Elena Weatherby in 1944 in Brooklyn, New York, she is the spouse of artist Carl Beam. She has a BFA from State University of New York at Buffalo. She taught at the Art Gallery of Ontario in the late 1960s and 1970s and later managed the Neon Raven Art Gallery on Manitoulin Island. Themes covered in her art have been described as "cultural histories of women's labour in building homes, in motherhood, cooking and teaching." She has worked with various mediums, including oil and acrylic, found art, recycled materials, pottery, paper and cloth.

Creator Id: 52
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Year of Birth: 1944
City: West Bay
Province: Manitoulin Island, Ontario
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: USA
Province of Birth: New York
Gender: Female
Mediums: ceramics, mixed media, painting, textiles

John Armstrong is Canadian visual artist and educator. Armstrong has exhibited his solo work in Toronto galleries such as YYZ, Cold City and Birganart. In 2003-04, his solo work was included in the Kunsthalle Erfurt's touring exhibition (described above) The Ironic Turn. A 1998 survey exhibition of his artwork from the 1990s, titled Sanguine, was organized by Cambridge Galleries, and toured to the Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, New Brunswick, and to Plug In ICA, Winnipeg. Armstrong was a member of the Board of Directors of Mercer Union from 1991 to 1997, and has curated exhibitions in Toronto for Mercer Union, The Museum for Textiles and Harbourfront Centre, in Peterborough for Artspace, and in Kingston for the Agnes Etherington Art Centre. He has published many reviews and articles for C International Contemporary Art; his writing has also appeared in ArtsAtlantic, BorderCrossings, Canadian Art and Parachute, as well as in The Globe and Mail. Armstrong has instructed in the studio division of the joint Sheridan and University of Toronto Art and Art History Program since 1982; additionally, he has taught on the Cultural Studies Program, Trent University (1982-87), and has served as an external assessor for the École régionale des beaux-arts Caen la mer (1996, 1989, 2008) and for the École régionale des beaux-arts de Rouen (1991). Armstrong holds an M.A. from Chelsea School of Art (London, UK) and a B.F.A. from Mount Allison University (Sackville, NB).

Creator Id: 26
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City: Toronto
Province: Ontario
Country: Canada
Gender: Male
Mediums: painting, photography, video

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
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Year of Birth: 1950
City: Toronto
Province: Ontario
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: USA
Province of Birth: New York
Gender: Female
Mediums: photography, sculpture

Jo-Anne Balcaen is a Montreal-based artist who works with a range of mediums including video, installation, sculpture, and photography. Her work has been presented in Canada, the US and Europe, including solo exhibitions in Montréal at Optica, Galerie Clark, La Centrale, and Galerie B-312; in Calgary at Truck and The New Gallery, in Winnipeg at Ace Art Inc., and in Halifax at eyelevel gallery. She has been awarded grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, and the Manitoba Arts Council, and has attended residencies at the Banff Centre and at the International Studio and Curatorial Residency (ISCP) in Brooklyn, New York. Jo-Anne also works as a freelance English translator specializing in the arts and culture sector.

Creator Id: 43
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Year of Birth: 1971
City: Montreal
Province: Québec
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: Canada
Province of Birth: Manitoba
Gender: Female
Mediums: audio, installation, photography, text-based, video