Category: 150 Artists

Canadian Artists You Should Know – An Ongoing Series

30/150: Brandy Saturley – Canadian Symbols

What could be more appropriate for Canada Day than the symbolic art of realist Brandy Saturley, whose works explore the Canadian consciousness. For five years in the lead-up to Canada’s 150th anniversary on July 1, Saturley sussed out the icons and settings that make us Canadian.  Her works […]

29/150: Dil Hildebrand – Scenographer

Montreal artist Dil Hildebrand (b: 1974) worked as a set painter for theatre and TV before moving into the international mainstream with his large format paintings, some of them inspired by ancient Roman trompe l’oeil frescoes. Lorem Ipsum is his first New York solo exhibition, showing new paintings through June […]

28/150: Joyce Wieland – The Feminist

The legendary Joyce Wieland (1931-1998) was a mixed-media artist, experimental filmmaker and Canadian nationalist whose feminist art made use of sewing, knitting, rug hooking and embroidery. She had a powerful influence on modernist art, and her 1971 retrospective at the National Gallery of Canada was the first ever for a woman artist.

27/150: George Dunning – Animator

Toronto-born animator George Dunning (1920-1979) is best known for his role as director of  The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine but he had a significant impact in Canada, especially at the National Film Board. In Britain, he’s regarded as the father of British commercial animation.

26/150: Kent Monkman – Shame & Prejudice

Kent Monkman’s (b: 1965) powerful, large-scale travelling project for Canada’s Sesquicentennial takes the viewer on a journey through 300 years of history, narrating a story of Canada through the lens of First Nations.  Monkman is of Cree ancestry, is one of Canada’s best-known artists, and has an increasingly credible […]

25/150: Geoffrey Farmer – The Sensation

Geoffrey Farmer (b: 1967) has become an international art sensation in the years since he first attended an art class with his sister at age 21. He creates hybrid arrays of sculpture, collage, video, film and performance.  He will represent Canada at the 2017 Venice Biennale.