Featured Artists In Media/Performance

  • ALEESA COHENE

    Born in Vancouver in 1976. Lives and works in Toronto.   Aleesa Cohene is an emerging media artist who uses found footage and sounds to create videos and installations about human intimacie...

  • JASON DE HAAN

    Born in 1981. Based in Canada and the United States.   Jason de Haan is a multidisciplinary artist known for sculptures, installations, collages and other works that condense varying spans ...

  • STAN DOUGLAS

    Born in Vancouver in 1960. Lives and works in Vancouver.   Stan Douglas is recognized as part of the Vancouver School of photoconceptualists that also includes Ian Wallace, Jeff Wall and Ro...

  • DOUGLAS COUPLAND

    Born in Baden-Soellingen, Germany, on December 30, 1961. Lives and works in Vancouver.   Known worldwide for melding pop culture, technological acceleration and societal critique in breakth...

  • MELANIE GILLIGAN

    Born in Toronto in 1979. Lives and works in London and New York. The dramatic film works of Melanie Gilligan reflect disturbing and sombre dystopian worlds; they are produced with the smooth conven...

  • JAYCE SALLOUM

    Born in Kelowna in 1958. Lives and works in Vancouver. A photographer and video artist, Jayce Salloum is known for installation works that sensitively investigate historical, social and cultural co...

  • JENNIFER MARMAN AND DANIEL BORINS

    Marman born May 2, 1965, in Toronto. Borins born February 18, 1974, in Toronto. Both live and work in Toronto.   The art of Jennifer Marman and Daniel Borins is fun and rigorous—a marriag...

  • KRISTAN HORTON

    Born in Niagara Falls in 1971. Lives and works in Toronto.   Kristan Horton uses a variety of media—including but not limited to photography—to elaborate on the ways in which movement i...

  • IRIS HÄUSSLER

    Born in Friedrichshafen, Germany, on April 6, 1962. Lives and works in Toronto.   Iris Häussler is best known for elaborate, detailed and immersive narrative installations constructed arou...

  • ADRIAN NORVID

    Born in London, England, in 1959. Lives and works in Montreal.   Adrian Norvid’s drawing-based artworks combine many elements: psychedelic flashbacks and Victorian sympathies; ironic humo...

  • STEPHEN ANDREWS

    Born in Sarnia in 1956. Lives and works in Toronto.   Stephen Andrews is a multimedia artist interested in a handmade engagement with mechanically generated images. Work from the 1990s expl...

  • ADAD HANNAH

    Born in New York in 1971. Lives and works in Montreal and Vancouver.   Adad Hannah is known for beautiful, cleverly staged tableaux vivant videos that often revisit or re-enact f...

  • STEVEN SHEARER

    Born in New Westminster in 1968. Lives and works in Vancouver.   Steven Shearer is a multidisciplinary artist known for his paintings and drawings, photo collages, sculptures and text-based...

  • LUIS JACOB

    Born in Lima, Peru, in 1970. Lives and works in Toronto.

     

    Luis Jacob is a Toronto-based multimedia artist and curator concerned with notions of collectivity, and, increasingly...

  • KARIN BUBAŠ

    Born in North Vancouver in 1976. Lives and works in Vancouver.   Karin Bubaš looks at ways in which environments, both natural and built, interact with, shape and reflect their inhabitants...

  • CORIN SWORN

    Born in London, England, in 1976. Lives and works in Glasgow.   Corin Sworn’s installations, drawings and films, which intertwine history and fiction, often address the recent past and ou...

  • ERIN SHIRREFF

    Born in Kelowna, British Columbia, in 1975. Lives and works in New York City. Erin Shirreff is a photographer, sculptor and video artist who creates an interplay between these various media in her ...

  • MATHIEU LEFEVRE

    Born in Edmonton in 1981. Died in Brooklyn in 2011.

     

    During his short career, Mathieu Lefevre created a series of paintings and sculptures that humourously deconstructed the n...

  • JOHN WILL

    Born in Waterloo, Iowa, in 1939. Lives and works in Calgary.   A highly individual and experimental artist, John Will deals primarily with issues of mortality, death, politics, religion and...

  • PASCAL GRANDMAISON

    Born in Montreal in 1975. Lives and works in Montreal. Pascal Grandmaison’s photo, film and video works offer poetic meditations on subjects ranging from the portraiture traditions to modernist a...

  • JOYCE WIELAND

    Born on June 30, 1931, in Toronto. Died on June 27, 1998, in Toronto. Celebrated for bringing feminist concerns to the forefront of Canadian art in the 1960s and 1970s, and for her open engagement ...

  • ED PIEN

    Born in Taipei, Taiwan, in 1958. Lives and works in Toronto.

     

    Ed Pien creates drawing-based installations that pull from a myriad of sources, including myths and legends from ...

  • WILL GILL

    Born in Ottawa on July 5, 1968. Lives and works in St. John's. Will Gill is a Newfoundland-based artist known for his wide-ranging and often poetic works in sculpture, painting, photography and vid...

  • BRIAN JUNGEN

    Born in Fort St. John, British Columbia, in 1970. Lives and works in Vancouver and Fort St. John.   Sculptor and multidisciplinary artist Brian Jungen employs repurposed materials and a com...

  • DANIEL BARROW

    Born in Winnipeg in 1971.   Daniel Barrow is a draftsperson who works in video, performance and installation. He is best known for his intricate, live, manual animations on overhead project...

  • MICHEL DE BROIN

    Born in Montreal in 1970. Lives and works in Montreal. Working across sculpture, installation and other media, often in site-specific context, Michel de Broin’s practice strikes a deft balance be...

  • LAUREL WOODCOCK

    Born in 1960 in Montreal. Lives and works in Toronto.

     

    Laurel Woodcock is a multidisciplinary artist working in sculpture, video, audio, photography and performance. She is kn...

  • ROY ARDEN

    Born in Vancouver in 1957. Lives and works in Vancouver.   Roy Arden first became known for his photographic work, and since 2005 has also created notable video, collage, sculpture and digi...

  • MARLA HLADY

    Born in 1965 in Edmonton. Lives and works in Toronto.   Marla Hlady is a celebrated sound artist and kinetic sculptor. Her pieces deal with the nature of sound, often materializing it for v...

  • JANET CARDIFF AND GEORGE BURES MILLER

    Cardiff born in 1957 in Brussels, Ontario; Bures Miller born in 1960 in Vegreville, Alberta. Live and work in Berlin, Germany, and Grindrod, British Columbia.   Janet Cardiff and George Bur...

  • MARK IGLOLIORTE

    Born in Corner Brook in 1977. Lives and works in Sackville.   Mark Igloliorte's practice combines traditional and contemporary concerns. Of Inuit descent on his father's side, Igloliorte wa...

  • JAMELIE HASSAN

    Born  in London, Ontario, on September 1, 1948. Lives and works in London, Ontario.

     

    Political conflict, social activism and cultural displacement are some of the themes wove...

  • JACK GOLDSTEIN

    Born in Montreal on September 27, 1945. Died at San Bernardino, California, on March 14, 2003.   Jack Goldstein was a multimedia conceptualist. He has been associated with the Pictures Gene...

  • TIM LEE

    Born in Seoul, Korea, in 1975. Lives and works in Vancouver. Working at the cross-section of self-portraiture, parody and fandom, Tim Lee uses photography, video and text to upend assumptions about...

  • MICAH LEXIER

    Born in 1960 in Winnipeg. Lives and works in Toronto.

     

    Micah Lexier is a Toronto-based multimedia artist whose many-tiered practice includes sculpture, installation, photograp...

  • OLIVER HUSAIN

    Born in Frankfurt in 1969. Lives and works in Toronto and Frankfurt.   Oliver Husain is a filmmaker and installation artist with a particular interest in theatrical and cinematic notions of...

  • KENOJUAK ASHEVAK

    Born in Ikerrasak, Baffin Island, on October 3, 1927. Died in Cape Dorset on January 8, 2013.   Kenojuak Ashevak is one of the best known and most acclaimed Inuit artists of the last 50 yea...

  • EMILY VEY DUKE AND COOPER BATTERSBY

    Duke born in 1972 in Halifax; Battersby born in 1971 in Penticton. Live and work in LaFayette, New York, and Beach Meadows, Nova Scotia.   Emily Vey Duke and Cooper Battersby are an artist ...

  • JACK CHAMBERS

    Born in London, Ontario, on March 25, 1931. Died in London, Ontario, on April 13, 1978.

     

    Best known for realistic paintings that celebrate the city where he lived most his lif...

  • STEVE REINKE

    Born in Eganville, Ontario, in 1963. Lives and works in Chicago.   Memories, fantasy and the desiring body have been central themes in the work of Steve Reinke since the 1980s. His videos t...

  • KEN LUM

    Born in Vancouver on September 26, 1956. Lives and works in Philadelphia.   Known for investigations of identity, language and space that often address colonial legacies, Ken Lum has create...

  • MARK LEWIS

    Born in 1958 in Hamilton, Ontario. Lives and works in London, UK.   Photographer and filmmaker Mark Lewis emerged on the Toronto art scene in the 1980s after attending London’s Harrow Col...

  • TAMARA HENDERSON

    Born in Sackville in 1982. Lives and works in Vancouver. Tamara Henderson’s writings, sculptures and 16mm films often suggest an escape from conscious experience and an appearance of being orches...

  • MYFANWY MACLEOD

    Born in 1961 in London, Ontario. Lives and works in Vancouver. Myfanwy MacLeod brings a wry, alert humour to projects that help underscore personal and environmental vulnerabilities in the face of ...

  • AN TE LIU

    Born in 1967 in Tainan, Taiwan. Lives and works in Toronto.   Toronto-based artist An Te Liu is an innovative and incisive installation artist and sculptor whose work is influenced by his b...

  • DANA CLAXTON

    Born in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, in 1959. Lives and works in Vancouver.   Born of Lakota Sioux descent, Dana Claxton investigates the ongoing impact of colonialism on Aboriginal cultures in N...

  • KEVIN SCHMIDT

    Born in Ottawa in 1972. Lives and works in Vancouver. Kevin Schmidt’s interdisciplinary work tries, tests and ultimately celebrates traditional notions of the sublime in the Canadian landscape. T...

  • TERRANCE HOULE

    Born December 9, 1975, in Calgary. Lives and works in Calgary. In a practice that ranges from performance to photography to film and video works, Blackfoot artist Terrance Houle remakes the trouble...

  • ISABELLE PAUWELS

    Born in Kortrijk, Belgium, in 1975. Lives and works in New Westminster. Working primarily with video, film and installation, Isabelle Pauwels layers narratives in a manner that disrupts viewer expe...

  • TARAS POLATAIKO

    Born in 1966 in Ukraine. Based in part in Lethbridge.   Taras Polataiko a Ukrainian-Canadian artist known for provocative performances, paintings and films in which he tests the boundaries ...

  • REBECCA BELMORE

    Born in Upsala, Ontario, in 1960. Lives and works in Winnipeg. Since the late 1980s, the work of Anishinabe artist Rebecca Belmore has pivoted on a highly charged balance between the personal and t...

  • JIN-ME YOON

    Born in Seoul in 1960. Lives and works in Vancouver. The intersections between identity and location have been a central theme in Jin-me Yoon's work. Having emigrated from Seoul to Vancouver as a c...

  • MARK CLINTBERG

    Born in Edmonton in 1978. Lives and works in Montreal.   As an artist, critic, art historian and curator, Mark Clintberg often reveals the fluidity between private and public, intellect and...

  • MICHAEL SNOW

    Born in Toronto on December 10, 1929. Lives and works in Toronto.   Senior artist and member of the Order of Canada, Michael Snow is a pioneer of conceptualist and multimedia practice in Ca...

  • SARAH ANNE JOHNSON

    Born in Winnipeg in 1976. Lives and works in Winnipeg.

     

    The work of Sarah Anne Johnson engagingly and unpretentiously suggests photography’s limits in conveying one’s full...

  • MARGARET DRAGU

    Born in Regina in 1953. Lives and works in Vancouver.   Margaret Dragu is an award-winning performance artist. She began her career as a dancer. In 1971, she spent a year in New York City s...

  • DAVID HOFFOS

    Born in Montreal in 1966. Lives and works in Lethbridge.   David Hoffos’s unique hybrid of sculptural diorama and low-fi cinema lends his work a magical buoyancy while often addressing me...

  • MASSIMO GUERRERA

    Born in Rome, Italy, in 1967. Lives and works in Montreal.

     

    Multidisciplinary artist Massimo Guerrera uses performance, sculpture, installation, drawing and painting to explor...

  • DEREK SULLIVAN

    Born in Richmond Hill, Ontario, in 1976. Lives and works in Toronto.   Derek Sullivan employs drawing, painting, sculpture, book works and installation to question familiar forms and genres...

  • JED LIND

    Born in 1978 in Toronto. Lives and works in Los Angeles.   Jed Lind is a sculptor and installation artist currently based in Los Angeles. He has exhibited widely since receiving his MFA at ...

  • SUZY LAKE

    Born in Detroit in 1947. Lives and works in Toronto.

     

    Suzy Lake is known for photo-based works in which the politics of the body, beauty and gender are explored in intelligent...

  • KELLY RICHARDSON

    Born in Burlington in 1972. Lives and works in the UK.   Kelly Richardson’s works take the sublime and surreal traditions of landscape painting into the contemporary digital realm. Richar...

  • DUANE LINKLATER

    Born in Moose Factory, Ontario, in 1976. Lives and works in North Bay, Ontario. Working in performance, installation, film and other media, Duane Linklater addresses issues of cultural loss and rec...

  • DAMIAN MOPPETT

    Born in Calgary in 1969. Lives and works in Vancouver.   Utilizing multiple mediums including photography, sculpture, drawing, painting and video, Damian Moppett’s conceptual and studio-b...

  • BGL

    Jasmin Bilodeau: Born in Lac-Mégantic in 1973. Sébastien Giguère: Born in Arthabaska in 1972. Nicolas Laverdière: Born in Quebec City in 1972. All live and work in Quebec City. Few Canadian art...

  • ELEANOR KING

    Lives and works in Halifax. Combining music, sound art, social practices, improvisation and other modes of creation, the art of Eleanor King is difficult to classify, but remains reliably enjoyabl...

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