Jewellery can represent love, commitment, mourning, celebration and ancestry. As we adorn ourselves with jewellery, the object becomes part of our identity. My focus as a jeweller is to create meaningful, well designed and carefully crafted pieces. I work in gold, silver and platinum and I often use pearls, semi precious and precious gems as accents in my designs.
Andrew Morrow is a Canadian painter whose professional practice is characterized by a desire to both inhabit and extend historical, narrative painting. He holds a BFA from Queen’s University and an MFA from the University of Ottawa. In addition to his practice as an artist, Morrow is a professor at the University of Ottawa, and a board member with the Ottawa Arts Council.
Born and raised in Ottawa, Andrew Smith has been making paintings for 20 years. He has shown his work in Montreal, Toronto and Ottawa.
Anna Williams studied fine arts at Mount Allison University, and then returned to Ottawa where she continues to live and work. Williams has had solo shows in both Canada and the U.S., and had works purchased by the Canada Council Art Bank, the Government of Canada, the City of Ottawa, Humber College, and the Kamm Foundation.
Ottawa- based Anthony Tremmaglia is an illustrator, artist and educator. He combines, drawing, paint, and photographs in multi-layered works that underscore the paradox of our conflicting desires to both assimilate and break free. He has been included in several exhibits with his most recent Solo Show coming up at the OAG in January. His work has been recognized by some of the industries most respected bodies including; American Illustration, 3x3 Magazine and the Saatchi gallery.
Over a career spanning five decades Sharpe has held numerous solo exhibitions in Ottawa and Toronto, most recently at the Ottawa School of Art (2017); a major mid-career survey in 1989 at the Ottawa Art Gallery, was a significant milestone. He is included in public, corporate and private collections.
He is represented by Wallacks Galleries.
Bozica Radjenovic was born in Belgrade, Serbia, where she received an MFA (1991) from the Faculty of Fine Arts. In 1993 she moved to Canada from former Yugoslavia. She works in sculpture, drawings and performance. Radjenovic has exhibited widely and her work is included in museum and private collections in Canada and internationally.
She is represented by Central Art Garage.
I was born and raised in Ottawa, studied Industrial Engineering in College. I have been practicing was I call the technology of transformation (3D printing) for the past 6 years. My challenge always remain too create a product that is both artistic and functional.
Graduate of McGill University , University of Ottawa, and represented by galerie St Laurent+ Hill since 1985,Bryna was educator for National Gallery of Canada , Ottawa School of Art and is a founding member of Artengine Ottawa .Her art is in Collections of Global Affairs Canada, Canada Council Art Bank and City of Ottawa.
CARA TIERNEY & PASCAL ARPIN
From Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec, Cara Tierney (they/them) is a performance artist, activist, community-builder and educator. Proudly trans, Tierney holds a MA in Canadian Art History from Carleton University, a MFA from the University of Ottawa and is currently a Phd student in Cultural Mediations at Carleton University. Their current research focuses on the way art provides dynamic and affirmative entry-points to understanding gender diversity. Tierney teaches History and Theory of Art at the University of Ottawa and regularly works with organizations, institutions and independent businesses to bring them in line with human rights legislation and creatively, tangibly guide them through large organizational change aimed at redressing systemic oppression.
Pascale Arpin is a freelance creative from Ottawa, Ontario whose first loves are painting and illustration but whose practice has grown to include a wide range of media and disciplines such as carpentry, photography and production design. As a self-taught artist, Arpin is particularly concerned with the democratization of art and with finding ways to erode the barriers that restrict the creation and enjoyment of art. For Arpin this goal has taken many forms, from: running a weekly volunteer arts program at the Nunavut Women’s Correctional Centre in Iqaluit, Nunavut for over five years, to learning the traditional art of signpainting and contributing to the beautification of her community. Recently hired as American signpainter Mike Meyer’s assistant, Arpin has spent the last year travelling between the US and Canada refining her newfound signpainting skills both away and at home, all the while continuing to work on a number of creative projects, such Phantomtits and a new series of personal paintings entitled “Who Died and Made You King?”.
Wainio has exhibited widely, including at the National Gallery of Canada, AGO, Musée d’art contemporain and Musée des beaux arts de Montréal, and at the Stedelijk and Venice Biennale.
Her paintings are in major public collections and she received the Governor General’s Award. Adjunct Professor at University of Ottawa, Wainio is represented by Paul Petro Contemporary.
Caroline Monnet is a multidisciplinary artist from Outaouais, Quebec. She studied at the University of Ottawa and the University of Granada before pursuing a career in visual arts and films. Her work has been in exhibitions and festivals internationally, including the Palais de Tokyo, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, TIFF, Sundance, Cannes Film Festival, Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, Arsenal Contemporary NY, Axenéo7, Walter Phillips Gallery, and the National Gallery of Canada.
Chayle Cook’s exclusively handmade jewellery is influenced by flora, branches and lichen. The bold graceful designs emphasize the contours and negative spaces within the body. Her work as an artist goldsmith combines her passion for traditional metalsmithing and minimalist design. All of her materials are ethically mined and sustainably sourced.
Pagurek is a photo-based and video artist. She has shown widely in galleries, public art events, and film/video festivals, including exhibits in Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto, Halifax and Quebec City, and screenings in Canada, USA, France, Brazil, Columbia, Morocco, Egypt, and Ethiopia. She installed a permanent video commission at Marketplace transit station in 2011. She is represented by Patrick Mikhail Gallery.
Christine Nobel was born in Montreal, Quebec and received her Bachelor of Fine Art from Concordia University and her Masters of Fine Art from York University. She has had a number of exhibitions in Canada and is part of private and public collections. She has worked at various galleries, including the National Gallery of Canada and the Art Gallery of Ontario. In addition, she has received Visual Artist Grants from the Ontario Arts Council.
Cindy Stelmackowich's art practice has centered on the human body as a site of fragility, mortality and memory. Her artwork investigating the imagery of biomedical science has been shown in solo and group exhibitions across Canada and the US.
Dale Dunning was born in Ottawa. After receiving a BFA from Mt. Allison University in Sackville NB., a MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, he and his wife settled near the town of Almonte where they raised a family and he pursues a life in sculpture.
Daniel F. Effah is a Ghanaian visual artist and photographer currently residing in Ottawa, Canada. Inspired by works of both past and contemporary masters, his work amalgamates both his Ghanaian culture with the contemporary, to render stylized images that evoke the duality of the past and present
Born in Montreal, Deborah Margo lives in Ottawa. She has exhibited her multi-media installations in Canada, Mexico and the United States. She is a faculty member in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Ottawa, teaching painting and sculpture, and spends her summers working as a professional gardener.
Elle Chae is a Korean-born artist who lived in South Korea and Fiji before moving to Ottawa. She obtained her BFA from the University of Ottawa in 2011 and her MFA from the University of Ottawa in 2016. Chae's work has been exhibited in different cities in Canada and in the U.S.
Elle is represented by Wall Space Gallery www.wallspacegallery.ca
Eric Walker is Sang Mêlés Métis Acadien and a Member of the Eastern Woodland Métis Nation of Nova Scotia. Media and visual artist Eric Walker was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1957 and studied at the world renowned Nova Scotia College of Art and Design from 1976 to 1983. Walker has received numerous awards and grants for his artwork, and has exhibited his work widely in Canada and internationally. Eric Walker is represented by Cube Gallery, Wellington Street West, Ottawa.
Erin Robertson is a Canadian painter and sculptor based in the National Capital Region. Robertson draws on mythological as well as environmental and societal themes to create works that reference folk traditions, popular cultural and art histories. A graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design and the University of Guelph, her site specific installations have led to a number of permanent public art commissions. Robertson’s work is found in collections across Canada and abroad, including the City of Ottawa and the Crown Collection.
Gail Bourgeois has been invited to create new works based on museum collections and her works are part of many public and private collections. Invited to engage with the Firestone Collection of Canadian Art, she presented a research-based solo exhibition in 2016. She holds an MFA from Concordia University.
Howie Tsui employs a variety of mediums to construct tense, fictive environments that subvert canonized art forms and narrative genres, often from the traditional Chinese literati class. Tsui synthesizes diverging socio-cultural anxieties around superstition, trauma, acculturation, and otherness through a distinctly outsider lens to advocate for liminal and diasporic experiences.
Jamie Kronick is an Ottawa-based musician and photographer. As an international touring drummer since 2014, he has performed over 500 shows in 30 countries. The high speed life of a touring musician has led Kronick to document his ever-changing environments.
Jeff Thomas (b. 1956, Buffalo, New York) is a self-identified urban-Iroquois, self-taught photo-based artist, writer, pubic speaker, and curator, living in Ottawa, Ontario, and has works in major collections in Canada, the United States, and Europe. In 1998, he was awarded the Canada Council's prestigious Duke and Duchess of York Award in Photography, inducted to the Royal Canadian Academy of Art, in 2008 he received The Karsh Award in photography, and in 2017 received a REVEAL Indigenous Art Award.
Jerry Grey born Vancouver, B.C. Her work appears in numerous private and public collections including: The Canada Council Art Bank, The National Library of Canada, Global Affairs Canada, The Secretary of State (Protocol Division),The Art Gallery of Ontario and The Ottawa Art Gallery.
Jinny Yu’s work grows out of an inquiry into the medium of painting, as a means of trying to understand the world around us. Her work has been shown widely in Canada, Germany, Japan, Italy, Portugal, South Korea, UK and USA. Yu is an Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa.
Joyce Westrop explores the uses of abstracted imagery in conceptual art through drawing, photography, and sculpture. Westrop graduated from the University of Ottawa in 2001. She exhibits extensively and her work is held in many collections, including the Canada Council Art Bank. She has received grants from the City of Ottawa and Ontario Arts Council. Westrop is represented by Ottawa’s galerie StLaurent+Hill.
Juliana McDonald, BFA graduate magna cum laude of the University of Ottawa, explores the fragility and vulnerability of the natural environment. Her light-filled oil paintings, textured by palette knife, invite introspection and celebrate the complexities of nature. McDonald’s work is held in the City of Ottawa’s Public Art Collection. www.julianamcdonald.ca
Julia Martin - information Bio I make intimate work, I am as confident in my expertise on this subject matter as I am distressed by the depths in which we come to know ourselves. My practice relies on and exploits the tension between humour and tragedy, text and image, chance and deliberation.
Karen Whyte is an Ottawa artist and a graduate of the University of Ottawa (Fine Arts, Studio). She has had many solo shows and has participated in group and charitable exhibits.
Karen works mainly in oils and charcoals. Most of her imagery is of water/land edges and pathways through water.
Laura Demers is a Toronto-based artist and writer who grew up near Ottawa. She completed a B.F.A. at the University of Ottawa in 2015, and an M.A. in Art History and Theory at the University of Toronto in 2017. She is compelled by the legacy of utopian architectures and spaces, media theory, and ideas of self-preservation. Her current interests manifest themselves mainly through writing, drawing, and print media. www.laurademers.com
Lindsay MacDonald graduated from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago with an MFA in Designed Objects (2009), and from NSCAD University with a BFA in Jewellery Design and Metalsmithing (2004). She was an artist-in-residence at the Harbourfront Centre metal studio from 2004-2007 and has exhibited her work nationally and internationally. Lindsay has been a jewellery instructor at multiple institutions including NSCAD University and The Shanghai Commercial School (through Selkirk College). Currently she teaches part time at OCAD University while maintaining her studio practice in Ottawa.
Manon Labrosse is a Franco-Ontarian artist from Northern Ontario. She currently lives in the Outaouais region in the province of Quebec. She studied painting at the University of Ottawa. Labrosse’ practice is based on experiences in nature : her painting style plays on memory, using her experiences as an adult, documentation of the landscape and an unavoidable connection to growing up in Northern Ontario to create conflicting landscapes of bright colours and dark neutral tones.
Internationally recognized Ottawa artist, Margaret Chwialkowska, works primarily in the Ottawa area, focusing on the banks of the Ottawa River and the forests of the Gatineau Hills, working to capture both its timeless grandeur and the ever-changing moods.
She is represented by Art Galleries across Canada and her works are in private and corporate collections in Canada, US and Europe. She was born and educated in Poland. www.artistsincanada.com/margaret
Marcia Lea, a graduate of the University of Ottawa MFA program, currently uses the fluid movements of paint to investigate the experiences of departure, anticipation and arrival. Lea’s works have been exhibited across Canada, the USA and the UK and are included in collections such as the Bank of Canada, Omex Software Zurich, the City of Ottawa, and the Toronto Stock Exchange.
Martin Golland’s paintings present a fictional meeting point between a built environment and the natural world, resulting in imaginary architectural spaces. His work presents imperfect facsimiles of lived experience, mitigated through forgetfulness, imagined recognition, and reconstituted history. He is an associate professor at the University of Ottawa
Maura Doyle lives and works in Ottawa / Algonquin Anishinaabeg Aki. Her multidisciplinary practice has included video, ceramics, sculpture, printed matter and drawing.
She is represented by Paul Petro Contemporary Art (http://paulpetro.com).
Melanie Yugo is an educator, organizer and artist. Her practice explores cultural life in the public sphere. She co-founded Possible Worlds, a project space and gallery in Ottawa’s Chinatown, and Spins & Needles, recognized for programming in alternative venues. Her printed work investigates histories and futures, both personal and social, and invisible experiences of everyday life. http://melanieyugo.com
Born in Windsor, educated in Toronto and AnnArbor Michigan, Monica Rosenthal lives in Ottawa via a stint in Tokyo. She has been working as a ceramic artist for more than 15 years, creating functional ware, jewelry, and wall pieces. Her aesthetic is always informed by her Japanese experience and is influenced by her inveterate travels.
Natasha Mazurka’s multi-disciplinary art practice examines the communicative potential of pattern systems and disciplines of information visualization. With her embossings, paintings and installations Mazurka engages with the different functions of pattern languages. Her projects flatter and disturb concepts of stability and certainty, and her research explores how visual syntax is manipulated with the intention of bringing order to our experiences.
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Represented by Patrick Mikhail Gallery
Norman Takeuchi attended the Vancouver School of Art, graduating with a painting scholarship. In 1996 he left a design career to become a full-time artist and has since participated in many solo and group exhibitions. His work is represented in public and in private collections in Canada and abroad.
Born in Montreal, Patrice Stanley is the recipient of numerous honours, including those from the Canada Council, the Ontario Arts Council and the RBC Canadian Painting Competition. A seasoned, mid-career artist, she has attended several residencies, most notably the Pouch Cove Residency in 2001, the Vermont Studio Centre Residency in 2010 and most recently the Lacawac Sanctuary in Pennsylvania.
Elected member of the International Academy of Ceramics, Paula Murray, lives and works from Meech Lake, Quebec. Her practice uses ceramic materials and processes to explore how we respond and engage with the injury of experience. Her exhibition You Are Me, first shown at OAG has just opened at the Taiwan Ceramic Biennale.
Pixie Cram lives and works in the Ottawa-Gatineau region. She creates fiction and stop-animation on themes of nature, technology, and war. Her films have screened at festivals across North America and in Europe and have aired on CBC TV. Cram is the recipient of the 2018 Ottawa Arts Council Mid-Career Artist award, and was the 2017 Artist-in-residence at the Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum. On top of her own art practice, she works as a freelance director, cinematographer and editor.
Philip Craig was born in Otttawa in 1951. He started his formal art training in high school and then at Sheridan College of Art and Design in 1971. The next decadewas spent working and painting in Newfoundland, returning to Ottawa in 1986 topaint full time. Philip was then represented by galleries in Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary, Vancouver, and London, England. Craig and his wife Diane now live in and work from their new Otterlake studioe in Lombary Ontario.
Philip Craig is represented by Toronto Yorkville, Winnipeg, and Calgary by LOCH Gallery www.lochgallery.com
The essence of Rémi Thériault’s series B-sides relies on spontaneity. Selecting to utilize a pocket size camera he carries allows Rémi to capture intimate interactions with people and places he encounters.
Robert Hinchley is an artist and art educator. He is interested in combining iconic nature based imagery with process driven working methods. He graduated from the Ontario College of Art (OCADU) in Toronto with honours. In 2009, he received the “Jurors Award” at the Shenkman Art Centre’s, International Printmaking exhibition. Hinchley’s work is in the collection of the Carleton University Art Gallery, the City of Ottawa Public Art Collection. Hinchley is the 2014 and 2017 recipient of the Gordon J. Wood Print Purchase Prize at the Carleton University Art Gallery. Robert maintains a studio in Arnprior Ontario and is represented by Galerie StLaurent+Hill. Hinchley will be having a solo exhibition in 2019 at the Ottawa School of Art Byward Market Gallery.
Russell Yuristy is an accomplished printmaker and painter and large-scale sculptor. He has been the focus of many solo exhibitions, including a retrospective by the Moose Jaw Art Gallery in 2010. He has an MFA from University of Wisconsin (Madison) and has taught at the University of Saskatchewan (Regina), at the University of Ottawa, and at the Ottawa School of Art. He is represented by Cube Gallery in Ottawa.
Sarah started her addiction with clay over a decade ago. She works in a variety of techniques from wheel-throwing to hand-building. Her pieces focus on the intersection of sculpture and function, and are often based on variation of simple shapes being used to create the basis for more complex forms. Sarah trained as an Industrial Designer, and worked for many years developing products for a wide range of applications; You can see the reflection of her training in her work with clay. Sarah has been creating with clay for more than a decade. Her work has been shown and sold locally in Ottawa, as well as in Toronto and New York City. She is represented by the Wunderkamer
My deep interest in human nature and my insatiable curiosity about the natural world is found throughout my paintings and mixed media work.
I am an artist who sees both light and dark in everything, whether in the painted ripples spreading across the surface of water, or the pathos of a mandala made from the bodies of dead insects. Through my paintings and mixed media work, I observe and explore notions of longing, transition, mortality, and human connections with nature.
Sharon VanStarkenburg was born in Pembroke, ON in 1974. She earned her BFA from UofO (1997), studied at NYU (2007) at the graduate level and is a MFA candidate from UofO (2018). She has been featured in a number of periodicals and is the recipient of multiple grants from the City of Ottawa, OAC, and other arts awards.
Shirley Yik uses drawing, painting and printmaking to examine the Anthropocene; who we are, and what we value. Yik holds a Diploma of Fine Arts from Ottawa School of Art and graduate degrees from Carleton University. Her works are found in the City of Ottawa permanent collection and private collections.
Stephen Frew completed his BFA (with Distinction) at the University of Calgary and his MFA at Concordia University, specializing in intaglio printmaking and figurative works. Residing in Ottawa since 2008, he has exhibited in solo and group shows across the city and beyond. His work resides in the City of Ottawa Collection as well as private collections across Canada and the US.
Susan lives and has her studio practice in Ottawa. She is a mainly self-taught ceramic artist who teaches privately and in outreach programs. Susan focuses on the non-commercial aspect of art and likes to challenge society’s perceptions of clay- based works. Susan is represented by Studio 66 and has had her work featured in newspaper articles and photographed for a design magazine.
Svetlana Swinimer was born in Siberia USSR. She finished Moscow University with degrees in mathematic and fine arts. Svetlana immigrated to Canada in 1975. She taught art in Canada, Kenya, Tanzania and Russia. From 1993 she lives and works in Ottawa. She is a member of Enriched Bread Artists studios since 1995.
Tami Galili (BFA) is an Israeli born Canadian artist known for her use of luscious colours and contrasted subject matters. An EBA member, Galili is a recipient of grants and awards. She exhibits regularly and her art can be found in various collection in Canada and abroad. Galili is represented by Wallack galleries.
Tim desClouds is an Ottawa-based artist, born in Montreal. He has been an educator, artist, and arts advocate for well over 35 years. He has created numerous public art works throughout Ottawa-Gatineau and Metro Toronto areas, and his work has been acquired for numerous corporate, private, and government collections throughout North America.
Veronika Holcová studied drawing, painting and graphic art at the Prague Academy of Fine Arts. Her practice incorporates drawing alongside classical and experimental painting techniques. There is an undeniable sense of automatism implicit within Holcová’s practice. She applies this approach primarily in her oil drawings on paper, which act as a form of diary entry for her. They are created from sudden impulses, alla prima, using brushes and fingers. Her motifs, both figurative and abstract, are concentrated into compact organic and crystalline composites that form their central theme amidst a neutral white background. Using dreamlike imagination, she weds fragments of everyday life with dreamscapes and art historical references. Holcová’s work possesses strong traces of German Romanticism and Czech Surrealism and Symbolism.
Veronika is represented by Cutts Gallery www.cuttsgallery.com
Violeta was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She has a degree in Architecture from the University of Buenos Aires and Visual Arts from the Ottawa School of Art. She is a mixed media artist and jewelry designer. Some of her pieces are at the OAG boutique. Violeta is represented by Orange Art Gallery.
Wiegers’ work investigates ideas of presence, accumulation and proliferation. Her research centers on themes of population, individuality, swarm behaviour, biodiversity, and epigentics. Yvonne has exhibited nationally and in United States, Sri Lanka and Russia. She has a B.A. (University of Guelph) and a MFA (University of Calgary). Yvonne resides in Ottawa.