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Emily Critch

crow gulch I

crow gulch I, 2022
photopolymer, chine-collé, rose gold foil
53.34 x 71.12 cm

crow gulch v

crow gulch V, 2022
photopolymer, chine-collé, metallic gold ink
33.02 x 26.67 cm

crow gulch VII

crow gulch VII, 2022 
photopolymer, chine-collé, metallic gold ink
33.02 x 26.67 cm

Biography

Portrait of Emily Critch

Emily Critch is a Mi'kmaw and settler artist, curator, and writer from Elmastukwek, Ktaqmkuk Territory (Bay of Islands, NL). She received her BFA in Visual Arts from Memorial University of Newfoundland (2018). She has had solo exhibitions of her work at the Tina Dolter Gallery, Eastern Edge, St. Michaels Printshop (NL), and Galerie Sans Nom (Moncton, NB). Her work has been included in group exhibitions at the Grenfell Art Gallery (Corner Brook, NL). The Rooms (St. John's, NL), and Hafnarborg (Hafnarfjörður, Iceland), and her art practice has been supported by ArtsNL. She has been the recipient of several awards including the 2020 VANL Cox & Palmer Pivotal Point Grant, the 2020-2021 Don Wright Scholarship at St. Michael’s Printshop, and was longlisted for the 2021 Scotiabank New Generation Photography Award,. She is based in St. John's, NL, working remotely as the Program Coordinator with the Indigenous Curatorial Collective, and the 2021-23 Adjunct Curator with the Owen's Art Gallery.

@emilycritchart
Image credit: courtesy of the artist

Chantal Khoury

Two horses III

Two horses III, 2022
oil on canvas
20.32 x 25.4 cm

Sweet Cloth

Sweet Cloth, 2021
oil on canvas
50.8 x 60.96 cm

Shtawi

Shtawi, 2021
oil on canvas
35.56 x 27.94 cm

Biography

Portrait of Chantal Khoury

Chantal Khoury's practice is framed by transnational art histories, diaspora discourses, and methodical techniques. She leans into abstraction by refusing strict definitions, using disorientation to resurrect motifs and ahistorical forms of diaspora experience. Of Lebanese descent and born on the unceded territory of the Wolastoqiyik and Mi'kmaq First Nations (New Brunswick), she lived in Tiohtia:ke (Montreal) from 2006 until she relocated to Ontario in 2019. Key exhibitions include: Birch Contemporary (2021), the Beaverbrook Art Gallery (2020), the Orillia Museum of Art and History (2017). Her work is included in the collections of the Royal Bank of Canada, the Art Gallery of Guelph, and the University of New Brunswick, as well as private collections across North America and Lebanon.

@chanti.kho
Image credit: José Andrés Mora

Adriana Kuiper & Ryan Suter

COVER I

COVER I, 2022
Installation (Quilt, Video Monitor, Objects)
Dimensions variable

COVER II

COVER II, 2022
Installation (Sound Blanket, Video Monitor, Objects)
Dimensions variable

Biographies

Portrait of Adriana Kuiper and Ryan Suter

Adriana Kuiper and Ryan Suter, based in Sackville NB, have worked in collaboration since 2010.

Together they have completed public site-specific works in the Magdalen Islands, QC; Halifax, NS, Dawson City, YK, and Cologne Germany, and have exhibited at galleries across Canada - most recently at Contemporary Calgary, Waterloo University Art Gallery, and the Owens Art Gallery, in Sackville, N.B.

Kuiper completed her BA at the University of Guelph and her MFA at the University of Western Ontario. Her work has been shown across Canada and internationally in Oslo, Norway. She is a professor in sculpture and drawing at Mount Allison University.

Suter is a multimedia artist who holds a BFA from the University of Ottawa and an MFA from the University of Guelph. He has worked as an arts administrator in artist-run centres for the past 15 years and has taught a variety of courses at the Nova Scotia of Art and Design and Mount Allison University. His work has been shown at artist-run centres across Canada.

@adrianakuiper
@kuiper_suter_studio
@rcsuter
Image credit: courtesy of the artists

Lou Sheppard

Nine Songs for New York

Nine Songs for New York, 2019
Scores and Audio
Performed by Carlos Aguilar, Simone Baron, Robert Fleitz, Carrie Frey, Alec Goldfarb, Giancarlo Latta, Helen Newby, Erin Rogers, and Clara Warnaar

Biography

Portrait of Lou Sheppard

Lou Sheppard works in interdisciplinary audio, performance and installation based practice. His work pays queer attention to systems of meaning-making and how these systems construct and order our bodies and environments. His research is often evidenced through graphic notations, scripts and scores which are then performed in collaboration with other artists and in community gatherings. Lou has been long listed for the Sobey Award in 2018, 2020 and 2021, and was the recipient of the Emerging Atlantic Artist Award in 2017. He has participated in the Toronto Biennial, the Antarctic Biennial, and is currently completing a public art commission for the Broadway Subway Project in Vancouver, BC. Of Irish, English and Scottish descent Lou is a settler on the traditional and unceded territory of the Mi'kmaq in Mi’kma’ki/Nova Scotia.

@shep_shape
Image credit: Samson Learn

Florence Yee

A Legacy of Ethnography

A Legacy of Ethnography, 2021
Hand-embroidery on printed cotton voile
121.92 x 91.44 cm

Biography

Portrait of Florence Yee

Florence Yee is a visual artist and serial collaborator based in Tkaronto/Toronto and Tiohtià:ke/Mooniyang/Montreal. They collect text in underappreciated places and ferment it until it is too suspicious to ignore. Florence's work has been exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art (2021), the Art Gallery of Ontario (2020), the Textile Museum of Canada (2020), and the Gardiner Museum (2019), and many others. Along with Arezu Salamzadeh, they co-founded the Chinatown Biennial in 2020. They obtained a BFA from Concordia University and an MFA from OCAD U.

@Lan.florence.yee
Image credit: Jordan Dawson

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