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 […]
Through the act of weaving tapestries, Jane Kidd engages in a sensual process and uses a physical language to establish links with the viewer. The renowned textile artist is a recipient of a 2016 Governor General’s Award for the Visual Arts.
Sandra Meigs, one of eight winners of the 2015 Governor General’s Awards in Visual Arts announced this week, has shaped painting in Canada for 40 years, including through a period when painting was maligned.
Cybèle Young shows the elegance of the mundane in her miniature sculptural works, created from fine Japanese papers. The Toronto based artist is critically acclaimed, including as an author and illustrator of children’s books. She won the Governor General’s Award for illustration in 2011. She is on exhibition […]
A Montreal sculptor and performance artist who caused a sensation with her meat dress – – no, not the one Lady Gaga wore — has been honored with a 2012 Governor General’s award, Canada’s highest recognition for the visual and media arts. Jana Sterbak’s dresses made from raw […]