Musician and visual artist Buffy Sainte-Marie (b: 1941) has been appointed a Companion of the Order of Canada, the country’s highest recognition for Canadians who have helped shape society. Best known for her powerful music, she is also a respected digital artist.
One of Canada’s most celebrated contemporary artists, Rebecca Belmore (b: 1960) started as a performance artist in the late 1980s. Her works address climate change, water access, land use, homelessness, and human displacement. She focuses on conflicting relationships with the state of women’s lives, historical events and violence […]
Brian Jungen (b: 1970) is an acclaimed Canadian artist who is internationally renowned for his elaborate sculptures and installations inspired by his experience of post-industrial consumerism and his own First Nations heritage. The works are made from re-purposed consumer goods (think Nike Air Jordan trainers, above, or plastic […]
Nicholas Hornyansky (1896-1965) was born in Budapest and became familiar with technique long before he turned to art full time. Hornyansky was a colour mixer from the age of 12 in his father’s printing works. He later studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, and continued his studies […]
These works assembled from individually carved pieces of stone are the edgy, non-traditional works of Jamasee Padluq Pitseolak. He was born in 1968 in Nunavut, Cape Dorset on southern Baffin Island, the tiny Nunavut community known since the 1950s as the centre of Inuit art and where generations […]
David Altmejd (B: 1974) is a Montreal born sculptor who frequently represents Canada abroad and whose intricate works call to mind miniature stage sets, museum dioramas and architectural models.