Fall 2009 Artwork
while still a student at Emily Carr College of Art and Design in 1985, she was introduced as one of the Vancouver Art Gallery’s “Young Romantic” painters most likely to influence the course of painting in that decade. She has devoted much of her career to examining themes of displacement and social margins through the use of collaged and transferred discarded materials. In an early series titled Affaires d’Enfants (1987), she painted on the insides of suitcases abandoned by an agency in Paris that once sponsored summer camp holidays for orphans. In 1991, she created (Sign)ifying the END of the (Second) 2nd World War using photographs of unknown European children found in second–hand shops. In her recent work, she emphasizes coming–of–age themes. Alpha Girls (2004), a forceful narrative series, resonated with the emotional world of young teen girls. The Diane Farris Gallery has represented her in twelve solo shows and numerous group exhibits. After earning an MFA at Concordia University and teaching at Ottawa University, she returned to Vancouver in 1996 to paint and to teach at the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design. Her work has been exhibited widely across Canada, the United States, and Europe.
is a professor in The Department of Art at Ohio State University, Lima. Between starting and finishing his BFA degree at The Columbus College of Art and Design he worked in a variety of positions, from assistant art director for a television station in Columbus, master screen printer in Chicago, and freelance illustrator for Warner Bros. Records in New York City. He later taught drawing at The Maine College of Art in Portland, Maine, and St. Anthony’s school in Greenwich Village. In 2003, he conducted a three week workshop on markmaking at the Hochschule Wismar in Wismar, Germany. His work has been included in group exhibitions in Paris, Tokyo, The United Arab Emirate, San Francisco, and New York City. He has had exhibitions throughout the country and has had a dozen solo exhibitions in New York City and Los Angeles. In 2002 and 2003 he had a ten year survey of his work at The Atrium Gallery in Prague and The National Theater in Ostrava in The Czech Republic.