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Peter was born in Providence, Rhode Island, USA in 1949. He currently lives and works in Sussex, New Brunswick.

Creator Id: 485
Year of Birth: 1949
City: Sussex
Province: New Brunswick
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: USA
Province of Birth: Rhode Island
Gender: Male
Mediums: ceramics, glass, sculpture

Andrea Bolley is a Canadian abstract painter based in Toronto. Bolley's paintings are abstract canvases which take their inspiration from Colour Field painters such as Helen Frankenthaler, Clyfford Still and Jules Olitski. Her work has been praised for the complex treatment of surface and depth. Bolley has made distinctive use of paper, both as a tool for the application of paint and in her "paper paintings", which incorporate a paper collage element. Bolley participated in the Art Gallery of Ontario's Artists with their Work program in the 1970s, for which she presented art workshops throughout the province of Ontario. In the 1970s and 1980s, Bolley worked closely with the painter Tony Calzetta and the two artists' work was paired in a number of exhibitions. Bolley's first major exhibition was held at the Pollock Gallery in 1977, and received critical attention for the artist's seriousness and ability to establish her own expressive voice within the tradition of colour field painting. A retrospective exhibition of Bolley's work was held at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre in 1981. Solo exhibitions of her work have also been held at the Thames Art Gallery (2004), Gallery 132, Toronto (1994-2003), Gallery One (1984-1986), and the Pollock Gallery (1977-1980). Bolley's work is in major public and private collections including the Art Gallery of Windsor, Canada Council Art Bank, Imperial Oil, Labatt's of Canada, and Toronto Dominion Bank.

Creator Id: 76
Social Media Link: Social Media Link
Year of Birth: 1949
City: Toronto
Province: Ontario
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: Canada
Province of Birth: Ontario
Gender: Female
Mediums: painting

Dennis Ekstedt is a painter who lives and works in Vancouver, Canada. He received my Diploma in Fine Arts in 1986 from Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver, B.C and my M.F.A in 1993 from Concordia University in Montreal. Ekstedt was the Eastern Canada winner of the RBC Canadian Painting Competition in 2002 and my paintings are included in many public, corporate and private collections. He has had many exhibitions and have recieved numerous artist grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Quebec. The artist's work is included in the publications Carte Blanche Vol 2-Painting (2008) and The RBC Painting Competition: 10 years (2008). He has worked with many art consultants, including Soho Art Consulting, Kalisher, Art and Objects, DAC Art Consulting and Tatar Art Projects. He is currently represented by Herringer Kiss Gallery in Calgary, Alberta and Mark Moore Fine Arts in Los Angeles, and have work with Nancy Toomey Fine Art in San Francisco.

Creator Id: 193
Social Media Link: Social Media Link
Web Site Link: Web Site Link
Year of Birth: 1961
City: Montreal
Province: Québec
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: Canada
Province of Birth: British Columbia
Gender: Male
Mediums: painting

Françoise was born in Bourgneuf-Val-D'Or, France in 1947. She currently lives and works in Montreal, Quebec.

Creator Id: 610
Year of Birth: 1947
City: Montreal
Province: Québec
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: France
Gender: Female
Mediums: painting, sculpture

Gordon was born in Toronto, Ontario in 1935. He died in Toronto in October 2010.

Creator Id: 501
Year of Birth: 1935
City: Toronto
Province: Ontario
Country: Canada
Beginning Year: 1935
Country of Birth: Canada
Province of Birth: Ontario
Gender: Male
Living Status: Deceased
Mediums: painting

Roland currently lives and works in Sainte-Angèle-de-Monnoir, Quebec.

Creator Id: 484
Year of Birth: 1940
City: Sainte-Angèle-de-Monnoir
Province: Québec
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: Canada
Province of Birth: Ontario
Gender: Male

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

Canadian sculptor Kim Adams studied painting at the Northwest Institute of the Arts (1974), the Kootenay School of Art (1974-1975), and the University of Victoria (1975-1977), where he received an MFA in 1979. At the University of Victoria, he was taught by teachers with competing aesthetics, Mowry Baden and Roland Brener. By 1976, Adams was an abstract painter, but knew that sculpture and installation were his future. Despite his formal education, Adams found much of his inspiration outside the classroom. Adams's sculpture work is composed of different parts: architectural structures, street events and miniature models of landscapes and architecture. His practice grew from creating miniature models in the 1980s to life-size sculptures and installations. In Toaster Work Wagon (1997), Adams assembled bicycles, lawn chairs, and parts of a 1960 Volkswagen bus. For his Autolamp (2008), he used the shell of a 1985 Dodge Ram which through holes which perforate it, gives light, transforming it into a glowing structure. The Mendel Art Gallery (now amalgamated into Remai Modern) acquired Kim Adams' sculpture Love Birds (1998-2010) in 2013 composed of 11 foot tall sculptures - made from water barrels, grain-silo caps, and parts of two Ford Econoline vans. Adams's work is included in many major public collections such as the Buffalo AKG Art Museum (formerly the Albright-Knox Art Gallery), Art Gallery of Ontario, the National Gallery of Canada, the Remai Modern, and the Centraal Museum in Utrecht, Holland. His Brueghel-Bosch Bus (1997-ongoing, sculpture-installation) is permanently installed at the Art Gallery of Hamilton. In 2001, he created a permanent outdoor work for the Vancouver Art Gallery. In 2012, Adams received the Gershon Iskowitz Prize. In 2013, he received a Guggenheim Fellowship, from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. In 2014, Adams won the Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Arts.

Creator Id: 6
Year of Birth: 1951
City: Grand Valley
Province: Ontario
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: Canada
Province of Birth: Alberta
Gender: Male
Mediums: 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

Canadian sculptor Kim Adams studied painting at the Northwest Institute of the Arts (1974), the Kootenay School of Art (1974-1975), and the University of Victoria (1975-1977), where he received an MFA in 1979. At the University of Victoria, he was taught by teachers with competing aesthetics, Mowry Baden and Roland Brener. By 1976, Adams was an abstract painter, but knew that sculpture and installation were his future. Despite his formal education, Adams found much of his inspiration outside the classroom. Adams's sculpture work is composed of different parts: architectural structures, street events and miniature models of landscapes and architecture. His practice grew from creating miniature models in the 1980s to life-size sculptures and installations. In Toaster Work Wagon (1997), Adams assembled bicycles, lawn chairs, and parts of a 1960 Volkswagen bus. For his Autolamp (2008), he used the shell of a 1985 Dodge Ram which through holes which perforate it, gives light, transforming it into a glowing structure. The Mendel Art Gallery (now amalgamated into Remai Modern) acquired Kim Adams' sculpture Love Birds (1998-2010) in 2013 composed of 11 foot tall sculptures - made from water barrels, grain-silo caps, and parts of two Ford Econoline vans. Adams's work is included in many major public collections such as the Buffalo AKG Art Museum (formerly the Albright-Knox Art Gallery), Art Gallery of Ontario, the National Gallery of Canada, the Remai Modern, and the Centraal Museum in Utrecht, Holland. His Brueghel-Bosch Bus (1997-ongoing, sculpture-installation) is permanently installed at the Art Gallery of Hamilton. In 2001, he created a permanent outdoor work for the Vancouver Art Gallery. In 2012, Adams received the Gershon Iskowitz Prize. In 2013, he received a Guggenheim Fellowship, from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. In 2014, Adams won the Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Arts.

Creator Id: 6
Year of Birth: 1951
City: Grand Valley
Province: Ontario
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: Canada
Province of Birth: Alberta
Gender: Male
Mediums: sculpture

Winnipeg, Manitoba Collaborators since 1989, Shawna Dempsey and Lorri Millan are among Canada’s best-known performance artists. They were catapulted into the international spotlight in their 20s with the performance and film We’re Talking Vulva. Since then, their live work and videos have been exhibited in diverse venues as far-ranging as women's centres in Sri Lanka to the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. This Winnipeg-based duo has created installations (such as Archaeology and You for the Royal Ontario Museum), public art pieces (such as One Gay City, the subject of a Manitoba Human Rights Commission challenge) and books (such as Bedtime Stories for the Edge of the World, Arbeiter Ring Press). To most, however, they are known simply as the Lesbian Rangers of Lesbian National Parks and Services. Their humourous, feminist and provocative work has been acclaimed as “one of the high-points of contemporary Canadian artistic production” (Border Crossings Magazine). Performance documentation and artifacts are held in the collections of the National Gallery of Canada, the Canadian Museum of History and the Dia Art Foundation, among others. They have also curated for institutions including the Winnipeg Art Gallery, Hallwalls Contemporary Art Centre and YYZ. Dempsey and Millan are the recipients of many awards, most proudly the Canadian Museums Association Award for Outstanding Publication and the Manitoba Arts Council Special Prize for Innovation and Excellence. The CCCA Winnipeg Artists Project was generously supported by the Winnipeg Foundation.

Creator Id: 167
Social Media Link: Social Media Link
Web Site Link: Web Site Link
Year of Birth: 1989
City: Winnipeg
Province: Manitoba
Country: Canada
Beginning Year: 1989
Country of Birth: Canada
Province of Birth: Manitoba
Gender: Female
Mediums: film, installation, performance, video