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Barry Ace is a visual artist and band member of M’Chigeeng First Nation, Manitoulin Island, Ontario. His mixed media paintings, photographs and textile assemblages explore various aspects of cultural continuity and the confluence of the historical and contemporary. His works are in numerous fine art collections and exhibited in Canada, France, Switzerland, Portugal and USA. Barry has recently been awarded the KM Hunter Visual Artist Award for 2015. Photo by Rosalie Favell.
Shahla Bahrami (Ottawa) has participated in over 80 exhibitions in public galleries and artist-run centers in Canada, Europe and Asia. In 2002, she received the First Prize from Art and Paper VI Biennial organized by Jean-Claude-Bergeron Gallery. Her works are part of private and public collections such as the City of Ottawa, Loto-Québec and the National Bank of Canada.
From heraldic painter to war artist, Karen Bailey’s career spans three decades. Past series feature behind-the-scenes workers and under-recognized people: servers, hairstylists, church tea ladies, military medical personnel. Presently, she is documenting the socialization process inherent in raising a guide dog for the blind.
Mimi Cabri studied at the Johannesburg School of Art with emphasis on drawing and ceramics and attended the Académie de la Grande Chaumière in Paris, France. Her experience as a painter gave new impetus for clay work and sculpture. She is represented in the following collections: Canada Council Art Bank, City of Ottawa Art Collection, Burlington Art Centre, Claridge (Bronfman) Art Collection, Historica Canada, and the Museum of Civilization Collection. Winner of the City of Ottawa Heritage Champagne Bath Art Renovation (1990).
Mustapha Chadid received his Bachelor of Art and Design, with a concentration in Visual Arts, from the Université du Québec en Outaouais in 2004. His work has been exibited in numerous solo exhibitions in public galleries, including Espace Pierre-Debain (2010), Galerie Montcalm (2009), the Ottawa School of Art (2008), and the Karsh-Masson Gallery in 2005. He lives and works in Gatineau, QC.
Margaret Chwialkowska was born and educated in Poland. Her work is inspired by local landscape and charged with vibrant colours. She paints alla prima, using palette knives in a spontaneous style allowing texture to evolve naturally. The goal of her painting is to evoke the mood of a natural setting and capture beauty of a landscape.
Chayle Cook is an artist goldsmith from Ottawa. She completed her BFA at NSCAD University. Recently, she completed an artist-residency at the Estonian Arts Academy and internship with Professor Tanel Veener. Chayle is now owner and goldsmith at “Chayle Jewellery Studio” and co-founder of the Ottawa Jewellery Collective.
Since 1953 Duncan de Kergommeaux has had over 50 solo exhibitions. His work, which has been included in many national group exhibitions including the Third and Sixth Biennials of Canadian Art is included in private, corporate and public collections in Canada and abroad; including the National Gallery of Canada and the Art Gallery of Ontario. Major holdings are in the Ottawa Art Gallery, Carleton University Art Gallery, the London Regional Art Gallery and McIntosh Gallery at Western University. Duncan de Kergommeaux is represented in London Ontario by Thielsen Galleries.
Brendan A. de Montigny holds a DEC from Heritage College, a BFA from Concordia in Painting & Drawing with a minor in Print Media, and a MFA from the University of Ottawa. He has exhibited and performed at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Ottawa City Hall Art Gallery, Todmodern Mills Museum, and participated in the 2013 edition of NXNE. de Montigny is the owner of PDA Projects, a contemporary commercial art gallery located in Ottawa. Most recently he has held positions as an instructor at Algonquin College, and as an contractual art consultant at Canada Council Art Bank.
Laura Demers is a painter and collage artist who grew up in Wendover, Ontario. She received her B.F.A. from the University of Ottawa in 2015. Demers was the 2014 recipient of the Michael Burgess scholarship, and selected drawings made her the winner of the Gunter Nolte scholarship in 2014 and 2015. She has recently received the Edmund & Isobel Ryan Visual Arts Scholarship in Painting.
Tim Desclouds has been working in Ottawa as a professional artist and art teacher at Canterbury High School's programme for the arts for twenty-four years. His works are found in numerous government, corporate, and private collections throughout Canada and the United States. He has also completed several large public commissions in Ottawa, where he is represented by Galerie St. Laurent + Hill.
I studied Religion and English at Carleton University where I earned an Honours BA, I also took a BFA at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. I have been painting professionally for thirty five years and have many works in public and private collections.
I was born in Ottawa, attended Broadview and Nepean and then on to Mt Allison for a BFA and Cranbrook Academy of Art where I earned a MFA. For the past 45 years I've lived west of Almonte with my wife Elizabeth where we raised 2 girls and I make sculpture. I am currently represented by Wallack Galleries in Ottawa, Sivarulrusa Gallery in Almonte and Oeno Gallery in Prince Edward County.
Caelen draws inspiration from the world around him, to create designs that carry a natural and organic aesthetic. In sourcing materials, Caelen strives to be as ethical, sustainable and transparent as possible. As he creates a piece, he considers not only the impact it will have on its eventual wearer, but also the greater impact on the environment.
Stephen Frew was born and raised in Calgary, finished his BFA (with Distinction) from the University of Calgary in 2002. After a year at the Vancouver Film School he applied and was accepted to Concordia University in Montreal. In 2009 he completed his MFA and moved to Ottawa.
Gauvreau has been passionate about drawing since early childhood, where she spent most of her free time drawing and dreaming. After practicing theater in her teenage years, she decided to pursue her studies in visual arts at college, where she felt more in touch with her personal process and more involved in her creations. Then in 1997, she obtained her bachelor in Fine Arts with honors, for her art work. Gauvreau has been represented at gallery St-Laurent + Hill since 2003. She has been part of many solo shows as well as group exhibitions in Quebec and Ontario. Her work is represented at Quartier Libre Gallery in Montreal and l’Harmattan in Baie-St-Paul, in the Québec city area.
Chantal Gervais' photo and video works deal with representation, identity, human condition and the relationship between the body and technology. Solo exhibitions include Harcourt House Gallery in Edmonton; Art-Image in Gatineau, Quèbec; McClure Gallery and Vidéographe in Montréal; Galerie Séquence in Chicoutimi, Quèbec; and Karsh-Masson Gallery and Carleton University Art Gallery in Ottawa. She has spoken about her work at institutions such as the National Gallery of Canada. She received the Karsh Award 2014 granted by the City of Ottawa and the Canada Council for the Arts' Duke and Duchess of York Prize in Photography in 2002. Her work has been supported by several Ontario Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts and City of Ottawa grants. She received a BFA in photography from the University of Ottawa and an MA in Art and Media Practice from the University of Westminster in London, UK. She has been a board member at local artist-run centres including Daimon as well as teaching at University of Ottawa and Ottawa School of Art.
Christopher Griffin was born in Toronto in 1966. Griffin’s practice has evolved from painting to large public murals and sculpture. His concrete turtle sculptures at the Beaverbrook Library won the Ottawa Urban Design Award in 2015. His work is influenced by the accidental and by early archaeological records and nature. Griffin currently lives and works in Ottawa.
Petra Halkes, painter, curator, art writer. Recent solo exhibitions include espace Odyssée , Gatineau (2015), Cube gallery, Ottawa (2014), and Glenhyrst Art Gallery, Brant, On.(2013). Her paintings are in public and many private collections. Halkes completed a BFA (1989) M.A. (1995) and Phd., (Cultural Analysis 2001). She recently received an Ontario Arts Council’s mid-career grant.
Sandra Hawkins, is a recognized visual and media artist whose paintings and photography artworks are held in public and private collections in Canada, China, Hungary, Columbia and Pakistan. She holds a Masters in Environmental Studies, a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Bachelor majoring in sociology and architecture. Her more than twenty-five solo and shared exhibitions include showing at the Karsh-Masson Gallery in Ottawa. Hawkins’s research-based practice investigates human-environmental interface and fluidity of memory.
Robert Hinchley is a painter and printmaker. He graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD U) in Toronto with honours. His recent work is connected to the natural environment and the expressive quality of the medium. Hinchley’s work is in the collection of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, the City of Ottawa Public Art Collection and numerous private collections. In 2009, he received the “Jurors Award” at the Shenkman Art Centre’s, International Printmaking exhibition. In 2012, he had a solo exhibition at the South of 60 Art Centre in Barry’s Bay Ontario.
Sayward Johnson’s works are made with woven copper wire which she then oxidizes with green patina. She is interested in copper's metamorphic and mutable qualities and in natural processes that cannot be controlled, such as decay and the transformation of surfaces through erosion and new growth. She is a graduate of NSCAD University and has been awarded grants from the City of Ottawa, the OAC and Craft Ontario.
David Kaarsemaker's paintings examine representation and its methods of mediation. His work has been shown at Art Mûr (2013), Carleton University Art Gallery (2014), and Karsh-Masson Gallery (forthcoming, 2016). He is represented by Galerie St. Laurent + Hill in Ottawa.
Kardish’s deeply poetic and personal images seem “always to have been” masking the passionate engagement with photographic craft required for their realization. Each work is the product of many hours in the darkroom, teasing out a richness of tone and quality of light that’s only possible with classic photo techniques. Kardish works exclusively with chemistry-based cameras and film. Final images are reproduced on materials selected for character and endurance.
Sharon Katz's domestic world takes curious, material form in her work--from needles pushing through fabric to animated pink lingerie, from beef to bone memento mori to the sensual bonding of a shirt collar and tie. Her work has recently shown at Daimon Centre de Production (Gatineau, QC), Victoria Film Festival (Canada), Athens International Film and Video Festival (USA), International Animated Film Festival Poznan (Poland), Melbourne International Film Festival (Australia), and the London International Animation Festival (UK). She has been a regular contributor to the online journal Animation World Network since 2005 and her animated films are distributed by GIV Video (Canada).
Born and raised in Montreal, Sharon Kelly studied Art History at Queens University and eventually moved to Ottawa where she began painting in the late 1990's. A self-taught artist, she maintains a local studio at The Stables in Little Italy. Much of her work is influenced by travels to the ocean where the horizon meets the sky. She paints abstracted ethereal landscapes and portraits of beaches, while exploring the human reaction we feel when positioned at water's edge. Sharon Kelly has been featured in several group and solo exhibitions since 1999.
Marcia Lea, MFA, is known for her paintings that explore issues of war, gender and power. Her art has been exhibited in Canada, the USA and the UK and is included in many collections such as the City of Ottawa, Toronto Stock Exchange, Omex Zurich and the Bank of Canada.
Whitney Lewis-Smith was raised in Chelsea, Quebec where she spent much of her childhood exploring the surrounding wilderness. Though biology had always been a passion, Lewis-Smith decided to pursue a career in the arts, studying at Concordia University and eventually at The School of Photographic Arts Ottawa. Preferring a more tactile art form, Lewis-Smith works with alternative photographic processes. She uses an 8x10 studio camera and glass plate negatives that are hand poured by her in the darkroom, making each one as unique as a fingerprint. Represented by Galerie St Laurent + Hill.
Gavin Lynch holds a BFA from Emily Carr University and a MFA from University of Ottawa. He has exhibited at the Musee des Beaux Arts in Montreal, the Art Gallery of Mississauga, Carleton University Art Gallery, Elissa Cristall Gallery, Vancouver, Angell Gallery, Toronto, SAW Gallery, Ottawa and Art Mûr, Montreal. He was a finalist in the 2014 RBC Painting Competition, and is represented by Angell Gallery (Toronto).
Rebecca Mason has exhibited at galleries, juried exhibitions and art events throughout the Outaouais since 1988. A resident of Chelsea, Quebec, Rebecca paints in her Gatineau Hills studio. She has travelled much of Canada, Northern USA and the UK speaking about where the canoe and creativity can take her.
Juliana McDonald, a BFA graduate from the University of Ottawa, explores the fragility and vulnerability of the natural environment. Using light, form and texture, her oil paintings invite introspection and question visual perceptions. McDonald’s work is held in the City of Ottawa’s Public Art Collection.
Meryl McMaster is an Ontario-based artist and an award-winning graduate in photography from OCAD. Her work has been included in numerous exhibitions throughout Canada and the United States and has been acquired by various public collections including the AGO, the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, the Canada Council Art Bank, the Eiteljorg Museum, the City of Ottawa and the Ottawa Art Gallery. McMaster is represented by Katzman Contemporary in Toronto, ON.
Alan Mirabelli was born in the parched land of the Middle East, immigrating to Canada in 1957 where he was struck by the green lushness of the land. A self-taught photographer, Alan studied Communications in Montréal. Artistic influences include the work of Courtney Milne, Adele Curtis, and Georgia O'Keeffe. Alan explores themes of textured land and abstraction in nature within his work.
I began exhibiting installations, sculptures and drawings in Montreal, Sackville NB, and St. John’s, NL. in the early 1980’s after completing a BFA at Mount Allison Univ., and a Masters in Fine Arts at Concordia Univ. I currently live and work in Pointe-Claire, QC.
Andrew Morrow is a Canadian painter whose professional practice is characterized by a restless desire to both inhabit and extend historical, narrative painting. He holds a BFA from Queen’s University and an MFA from the University of Ottawa. In addition to his practice as an artist, Morrow is a professor at the University of Ottawa, and a board member with the Ottawa Arts Council.
Drew Mosley is an artist and carpenter living in Ottawa, Ontario. He spends his days between an exhaustive studio practice and various building and woodworking projects around the Ottawa Valley. His free time is spent bushwhacking through the wilderness with his wife and their gentle giant Olive, their Newfoundland dog. Drawing from the solitude and resiliency of nature, these influences figure prominently throughout Drew’s paintings.
Marie-Jeanne Musiol is assembling a large energy herbarium with the luminous imprints of plants. Several series have been presented at the Oakland University Art Gallery (Mich.) and at Center Space (Toronto) in a featured exhibition of the Contact Photography Festival in 2015. Her video Luminous Fields (2016) now captures in real time the energy expression of plants.
Marc Nerbonne is a visual artist born in 1977. His work has been shown through Canada and he is represented by St-Laurent+Hill Gallery in Ottawa. We can find his work in many private and corportate collections, including Loto-Quebec, the city of Ottawa Art Collection and Avanti production. He studied at the Université du Quebec in Hull where he received his certificate in 2003.
Ottawa-based artist Patti Normand creates little worlds depicting situations that are frequently absurd or disquieting. A graduate of OCAD U, she has had a diverse career exhibiting in galleries in Ottawa and Toronto. Her work is included in the City of Ottawa's Art collection.
With a BFA from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and University of Colorado, USA, Cynthia O'Brien is an active member in the arts community, recognized through Grants and a Mid Career Artist Award/Ottawa Arts Council. After participating in residencies in France, Australia and the United States she created the first Artist In Residence at Blink Gallery. Her work has been collected by the Canada Council Art Bank, France and the City of Ottawa.
The Latest Artists (Andrew and Deborah O'Malley) are a collaborative, multi-disciplinary artistic duo. Spontaneous DJ sets are seamlessly blended with improvised video art to create captivating and intriguing coordinated audio-visual performances. Their visual arts practice focuses on "data driven" lighting installations and fixtures.
Eryn is an MFA Candidate at the University of Waterloo and practicing artist. After completing her Bachelor of Fine Art at the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design (Halifax, NS) in 2008, she returned to Ottawa to pursue a career as an artist. She has shown her work in both commercial galleries as well as Art Fairs in both Ottawa and Toronto. Her work is available at the Ottawa Art Gallery ART Rental & Sale Gallery.
Leslie Reid works primarily in painting and also in photography and video. She has travelled in the High Arctic with the Canadian Forces Artists Program. She is currently preparing paintings and photo installations based on this experience. Her work was shown in Builders: Canadian Biennial at the National Gallery of Canada, which included their acquisition of two paintings. Thirty-five years of painting and new videos were exhibited in the retrospective, A Darkening Vision, at Carleton University Art Gallery in 2011. She is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Visual Arts, University of Ottawa.
Having studied at Concordia University (BFA) and at Universität der Künste in Berlin (MFA), she has exhibited in Canada, Mexico and Germany. A recent mid career Ontario Arts Council grant has supported her work that explores 2-d and 3-d digital print media of her sculptures cast from discarded plastic packaging.
Erin Robertson is a sculptor and painter who explores the relationship between material and subject through her multidisciplinary practice relating to the human condition and the natural world. Her practice involves an inventive use of a variety of materials, including oils, acrylics, resins, ceramics, and bronze. Robertson exhibits in private and public galleries. Her work can be found in various collections in Canada and abroad, including the City of Ottawa, and the Crown Collection. She is represented in Ottawa by LA Pai Gallery.
Born in Ottawa, Benjamin Rodger has a BFA from Concordia University in Montréal and an MFA from the École nationale supérieure d’art de la Villa Arson in Nice, France. His work has been shown in Canada, Europe and the Middle East. He is the recipient of numerous grants and has participated in several artist residencies in Canada, Lebanon and most recently in Leipzig, Germany.
Susan Roston lives and has her art practice in Ottawa and is also represented by Studio Sixty Six. She is mainly a self-taught artist, though a two-week solo residency with the late Jim Thomson solidified her commitment to art. Susan creates from an internal point of view rather than a pre-planned one. Her work could be defined as solid, fluid and almost simplistic.
Frank Shebageget (Ojibway) was born and raised in Upsala, a small town in northwestern Ontario, and currently resides in Ottawa. His works in sculpture and installation reflect an enduring interest in the geography of the Canadian Shield and complex social features of communities like that of his youth. His practice, which draws on the aesthetics everyday materials, exploits the tense relationships between production, consumption and the economics of beauty, through the repetition of forms, labour-intensive processes, and the play between quasi-industrial and handcrafted methods. Without restating the usual tropes that too often define native identity and intercultural dynamics, the work engages larger cultural debates about the object, the direction of contemporary art practice and the nature of our increasingly complicated cultural environment.
Born and raised in Ottawa, Andrew Smith has been making paintings for 20 years. He has shown his work in Montreal, Toronto and Ottawa. He is represented by Galerie Dominique Bouffard in Montreal.
Michael Sproule, a Chelsea artist for 35 years, is known for his geological interpretations of the Canadian landscape. His The Lure of the Badlands exhibition opened at the Canadian Museum of Nature in 2001 and toured Alberta and Saskatchewan. Sproule is represented in the Crown Collection at 24 Sussex Drive and Rideau Hall.
Born in Montreal, Patrice Stanley attended the University of Ottawa, The University of Toronto and Concordia University in Montreal. She is the recipient of numerous awards and honours, including those from the Canada Council and the Ontario Arts Council and was a finalist in the RBC New Painting competition in 2001. A seasoned mid-career artist, she has been invited to attend several residencies, most notably the Pouch Cove Residency in 2001 and the Vermont Studio Centre Residency in 2010. Her work can be seen in many private and corporate collections, including Maple Leaf Foods of Canada. In addition she is a well respected art educator with over fifteen years experience in a variety of teaching methodologies, including methods and materials of the masters. Currently Patrice is the Art Teacher at OMS Montessori in Ottawa. Patrice’s work is committed to the tradition of oil painting. Conjuring up the spirits of both post-war Abstract Expressionism and 18th Century landscape painting, her work is authentic, innovative and full of historical references.
Cindy Stelmackowich's art practice has centered on the human body as a site of fragility, mortality and memory. Her artwork investigating the imagery of biomedical science has been shown in solo and group exhibitions across Canada and the US.
Norman Takeuchi attended the Vancouver School of Art, graduating with a painting scholarship. In 1996 he left a design career to become a full-time artist and has since participated in many solo and group exhibitions. His work is represented in public and in private collections in Canada and abroad.
Anne Wanda Tessier
Anne Wanda Tessier is an Ottawa-based artist, painter and printmaker whose works focus on colour, shapes, patterns and text. Her interests comprise limited-edition prints, letterpress and multiples. She has participated in several artist-in-residence programs abroad and has taught various printmaking workshops in art schools, colleges and universities in Canada. Photo by Ben Welland.
Rémi Thériault is an Ottawa-based photographer who’s work has been featured in numerous magazines such as Vice, Billboard, The Hollywood Reporter, Macleans, etc. He has also shown in a number of solo and group exhibitions in Ottawa (Ottawa Art Gallery, Bytown Museum, Council for the Arts in Ottawa), Gatineau (Imagier) and Toronto (Baitshop, Goodfellas Gallery and Le Labo).
Jeff Thomas is an urban-based Iroquois, self-taught photographer, writer, pubic speaker and curator, living in Ottawa, Ontario, and has works in major collections in Canada, the United States and Europe. In 1998, he was awarded the Canada Council's prestigious Duke and Duchess of York Award in Photography, inducted to the Royal Canadian Academy of Art, and in 2008 he received The Karsh Award in photography.
In addition, this year Jeff Thomas is also taking part in Le pARTy's Special Edition Project.
Amy Thompson (Ottawa) studied Fine Art at York University, graduating with Honours from the Ontario College of Art and Design, winning the David L Stevenson Scholarship. Her work explores themes of memory and the natural world through drawing and collage. Her subjects exist both within and without our reality, straddling and exploring the spaces in between. Her work has exhibited across Canada, the US and Europe and has been acquired by the City of Ottawa as well as private collections.
Raised in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue in Quebec, Tierney is a multi-disciplinary artist with a background in performance art. Using the body as a point of departure Tierney often foregrounds issues of sexuality and gender to question how society impacts our relationship to our own bodies and ultimately our identities, both private and public. Tierney holds an MA in Art History, an MFA, and is pursuing a Ph.D.
Sharon VanStarkenburg was born in Pembroke, ON in 1974. She earned her B.F.A. from the University of Ottawa in 1997 and upon graduation received the First Place Visual Arts Prize. She is a NYU MA candidate and has been featured in a number of both online magazines and print, including Fresh Paint Magazine (UK and US). She is the recipient of multiple grants from both the City of Ottawa and Ontario Arts Council, and prestigious arts awards. She has exhibited internationally and is included in numerous collections. She is currently represented by Wall Space Gallery in Ottawa, ON where she also resides and works.
Carol Wainio has exhibited at the National Gallery of Canada, Art Gallery of Ontario, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, the Stedelijk Museum, Venice Biennale, Galleria Comunale d’Arte Moderna in Bologna and in the U.S. and China. Her paintings are represented in major corporate, private, and public collections. She has received numerous grants and awards, including the 2014 Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Arts. Wainio is Adjunct Professor at the University of Ottawa.
Eric Walker studied at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. He has received numerous awards for his work, including awards from the Canada Council, the Ontario Arts Council and the Quebec Council. Walker has exhibited widely in Canada and internationally, with a solo at the Canadian Embassy Art Gallery in Tokyo. Walker's works are held in public and private collections including, Canada Council Art Bank, the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, The Ottawa Art Gallery, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and the Beaverbrook Art Gallery.
Silversmith and Metal Artist Erin Wallace approaches her craft as a mean of creating wearable metal art that is not only elegant and versatile but a pleasure to wear and touch. Erin studied sculpture at the University of Guelph and Jewelry at the Haliburton School of the Arts. Erin works out of her home studio in Ottawa. Her pieces can be found at art galleries and boutiques across Ontario.
Joyce Westrop explores the uses of abstracted imagery in conceptual art through drawing and sculpture. Westrop graduated from the University of Ottawa in 2001. She exhibits extensively and her work is held in many collections, including the Canada Council Art Bank. She has received grants from the City of Ottawa and Ontario Arts Council. Westrop is represented by Ottawa’s Gallery3.
Wiegers’ work investigates ideas of presence, accumulation and proliferation. Her research centers on themes of population, individuality, swarm behaviour, biodiversity, and infinity. Yvonne has exhibited nationally and in United States, Sri Lanka and Russia. She has a B.A. (University of Guelph) and a MFA (University of Calgary). Yvonne resides in Ottawa.
Anna Williams studied fine arts at Mount Allison University and then returned to Ottawa where she continues to live and work. Williams has had solo shows in both Canada and the U.S., and had works purchased by the Canada Council Art Bank, the Bank of Canada, the City of Ottawa, and the Femme Art Fund. Her work is also found in national and international private collections.
Justin Wonnacott was born in Belleville Ontario in 1950. He is a photographer who also teaches, curates and writes about his subject from time to time. His work is represented in many institutional collections in Canada including the National Gallery of Canada's C.M.C.P., the Canada Council Art Bank, the National Archives of Canada, the Carleton University Art Gallery, the Department of Foreign Affairs, the Ryerson University Image Centre, the Ottawa Art Gallery and others. He currently teaches photography at the University of Ottawa in the department of fine arts, he has also taught at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and the Ottawa School of Art. In 2005 he received the Karsh award from the City of Ottawa and in 2009 he was inducted as a member of the Royal Canadian Academy.
Born in Seoul and based in Ottawa, Jinny yu obtained her MFA and MBA from York University and BFA from York Concordia University. Her most recent project Don't They Ever Stop Migrating? was exhibited at Nuova Icona - Oratorio di San Ludovico during the 56th Venice Biennale in Italy. Yu, an Associate Professor of Painting at the University of Ottawa, was awarded the Mid-Career Artist Award by Council for the Arts in Ottawa in 2013; Laura Ciruls Painting Award from Ontario Arts Foundation in 2012; and was a finalist for the Pulse Prize New York 2011.
Russell Yuristy is an accomplished printmaker and painter and large-scale sculptor. He has been the focus of many solo exhibitions, including a retrospective by the Moose Jaw Art Gallery in 2010. He has an MFA from University of Wisconsin (Madison) and has taught at the University of Saskatchewan (Regina), at the University of Ottawa, and at the Ottawa School of Art. He is represented Cube Gallery in Ottawa.