Meryl McMaster at McMichael

Canadian and Plains Cree photographer Meryl McMaster was an emerging artist when last profiled on Canadian Art Junkie 10 years ago. Now, a survey exhibition of her pioneering large-scale photographic works is about to open at one of Canada’s preeminent institutions, the National Gallery of Canada now holds […]

Queer Newfoundland Hockey

Lucas Morneau’s provocative Queer Newfoundland Hockey League (QNHL) proposes 14 fictional teams that reclaim, empower, and amplify LGBTQIA2S+ voices. The series playfully challenges the prevalence of homophobia and hyper-masculinity in the culture of team sports, the Kamloops Art Gallery says in notes for the exhibition (on through April). […]

Sketchbook Saturday – Péah

Montreal-based Pierre-Antoine “Péah” Moelo works in the animation industry as a visual development artist, with a long list of movies that include the Spongebob and Playmobil productions. His fantastical sketchbooks are where the concepts begin: “Most of my illustrations and speedpaintings start with a graphite sketch somewhere in […]

Eyeing Medusa

Multidisciplinary artist and musician Amanta Scott’s newest project – Eyeing Medusa – is a powerful and ambitious celebration of visionary women making a difference. Each painting’s title and story parallels a legendary heroine with a contemporary woman. Former Supreme Court Justice Rosalie Abella, for example, is paired with […]

Unboxing Treasures

It’s fascinating to watch this unpacking of works for a major exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, not something most of us will ever be involved in or even get to see. The exhibition Spain and the Hispanic World at the Royal Academy of Arts in London […]

Bicocacolors

If you have been watching this blog since it began (in 2011), you may recall previous Art Junkie posts about the marvelous Elena Nuez, the Spanish industrial designer and artist who paints (mostly leaves). I can’t get enough of her inspiring palettes. Also, have a look at the […]