Sandra Meigs has been primarily a painter for more than 35 years, influencing Canadian art as a Governor General’s Award winner, educator (University of Victoria) and multi-disciplinary innovator. But it was grief over the loss of her husband after only a year of marriage that propelled her into her best-known […]
David Blackwood has been telling stories about Newfoundland in the form of epic visual narratives for 30 years. He is widely regarded as Canada’s most accomplished printmaker.
Shelley Niro (1954) received a 2017 Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts, reflecting her dedication to producing art that contributes to Indigenous identity in Canada. Niro, a painter, photographer, filmmaker and mixed-media artist, is a member of the Turtle Clan of the Kanien’kehaka (Mohawk) Nation, from the […]
Prudence Heward (1896–1947) was a portrait artist celebrated for her defiant female figures and expressionist colours. At the Theatre (1928) shows women in a public place unaccompanied by men, reflecting the growing independence of women in the 1920s.
Greg Curnoe’s Short Wave Radios on Long Board (1987) is central to a new exhibition in London, Ontario. That’s where Curnoe led an important art movement from the late 1950s through the 1970s that became known as London Regionalism.
The late E.J. Hughes, a renowned British Columbia coastal artist, is the first entry in a series running on Canadian Art Junkie. (This series was originally created in 2017 to celebrate the year of the 150th Anniversary of Canada’s founding, but it is now ongoing)