Featured Artists In Painting

  • GATHIE FALK

    Born in Alexander, Manitoba, on January 31, 1928. Lives and works in Vancouver.

     

    Working in painting, sculpture, installation and performance, Gathie Falk has spent more than ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • SKY GLABUSH

    Born in Alert Bay in 1970. Lives and works in London, Ontario.   Sky Glabush’s multifaceted practice concerns ways in which gesture and biography grapple with art history—particularly h...

  • REBECCA BREWER

    Born in 1983 in Tokyo, Japan. Lives and works in Vancouver.   Rebecca Brewer’s paintings bridge figuration and abstraction in fresh, unexpected ways. Brewer’s works—which some may reg...

  • 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...

  • TOM THOMSON

    Born on August 5, 1877, in Claremont, Ontario. Died on Canoe Lake, Ontario, in 1917. Tom Thomson's paintings have defined the northern landscape for generations of Canadian artists and art lovers. ...

  • JOHN KISSICK

    Born in Montreal in 1962. Lives and works in Southern Ontario.

     

    John Kissick creates abstract paintings that feature a hybrid pictorial space which balances art-historical all...

  • MONIQUE MOUTON

    Born in Fort Collins, Colorado. Lives and works in Los Angeles.

    Monique Mouton is a Vancouver-trained artist garnering growing attention. Her work bridges several poles: fragility and stren...

  • PAUL-ÉMILE BORDUAS

    Born in 1905 in Saint-Hilaire, Quebec. Died in 1960 in Paris, France.

     

    A legendary Canadian abstract painter, Borduas wrote the Refus Global manifesto that served as a corners...

  • 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...

  • ALEX COLVILLE

    Born on August 24, 1920, in Toronto. Died on July 16, 2013, in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. Alex Colville was a high realist painter known for his splendidly detailed, and also unsettling, views of ever...

  • JACK BUSH

    Born in Toronto on March 20, 1909. Died in Toronto on January 24, 1977.   Best known for his abstract paintings made in 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, Jack Bush was a prominent member of the Toron...

  • PETER DOIG

    Born in Edinburgh in 1959. Based in Trinidad and New York.   Peter Doig is among the world's most renowned living painters. Born in the UK, Doig soon moved to Trinidad with his parents, and...

  • HAROLD TOWN

    Born in Toronto in 1924. Died in Peterborough in 1990.

     

    Harold Town was a Canadian abstract painter who played a quintessential part in shaping the Toronto art scene of the 19...

  • SHANNON BOOL

    Born in 1972 in Comox, British Columbia. Lives and works in Berlin, Germany.   Shannon Bool is inspired by literature, psychology, art history and decoration, among other topics, and she of...

  • GUIDO MOLINARI

    Born in Montreal in 1933.  Died in Montreal in 2004.

     

    The name Guido Molinari is synonymous with abstract painting in Canada. From his studio in Montreal, Molinari found hims...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • ATTILA RICHARD LUKACS

    Born in Calgary in 1962. Lives and works in Vancouver.   Attila Richard Lukacs famously combines reverence and irreverence in his large-scale paintings.  Lukacs graduated from Vancouver’...

  • BRAD PHILLIPS

    Born in Toronto in 1974.   Brad Phillips is known for photorealist paintings that integrate literary references and texts. His canvases, which have become more autobiographical over the cou...

  • ELIZABETH MCINTOSH

    Born in Simcoe, Ontario, in 1967. Lives and works in Vancouver.   Elizabeth McIntosh is a painter who puts questions of resolution at the core of her work: her lively, intriguing canvases r...

  • EMILY CARR

    Born in Victoria on December 13, 1871. Died in Victoria on March 2, 1945. Emily Carr has been called "the most important BC artist of her generation" by the Vancouver Art Gallery. Known for paintin...

  • 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...

  • DENYSE THOMASOS

    Born in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, in 1964.  Died in New York City in 2012.   Denyse Thomasos was known for large abstract paintings in which intensive, energetic, dynamic use of line and co...

  • WILLIAM KURELEK

    Born in Whitford, Alberta, in 1927. Died in Toronto in 1977.

     

    William Kurelek, the painter, illustrator and author, grew up in Stonewall, Manitoba, and studied at the Ontario ...

  • 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...

  • MELANIE AUTHIER

    Born in Montreal in 1980. Lives and works in Ottawa.   Melanie Authier is an Ottawa artist known for lush, complex paintings. Her works elegantly morph and layer various shapes, lines and ...

  • JEAN PAUL RIOPELLE

    Born in Montreal in 1923.  Died at Île-aux-Grues, Quebec, in 2002.

     

    The internationally renowned Quebec painter and sculptor Jean Paul Riopelle began his career studying und...

  • JOANNE TOD

    Born in Montreal in 1953. Lives and works in Toronto.

     

    Joanne Tod is known primarily for her paintings, which tend to use a realist style to generate cogent social critiques. ...

  • BEN REEVES

    Born in North Vancouver in 1969. Lives and works in Vancouver.   How and why can simple brushstrokes evoke smoke, whipped cream or snowflakes? Can brushstrokes themselves be duplicated on c...

  • GORDON SMITH

    Born in 1919 in Sussex, England. Lives and works in West Vancouver.   Gordon Smith is a key figure in the history of Modernist painting in Vancouver. Born in the UK, Smith immigrated to Can...

  • 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...

  • DORIAN FITZGERALD

    Born in 1975 in Toronto. Lives and works in Toronto.

     

    Known for the production of monumentally large paintings—one measures 18 feet high by 12 feet wide—FitzGerald has bui...

  • PAUL P.

    Born in Hamilton in 1977. Lives and works in New York and Paris.   Paul P. is a painter and draughtsperson whose exquisite landscape and figurative work has equal roots in late-19th-century...

  • KIM DORLAND

    Born in 1974 in Wainwright, Alberta. Lives and works in Toronto. Synonymous in Canada with the idea of “extreme painting,” Kim Dorland rose to the forefront of our contemporary painting scene i...

  • IAN WALLACE

    Born in Shoreham, England in 1943. Lives and works in Vancouver.

    Ian Wallace is a celebrated artist and teacher, best known as...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • ETIENNE ZACK

    Born in Montreal in 1976. Lives and works in Vancouver and Los Angeles.

     

    The paintings of Etienne Zack suggest the nearly infinite possibilities that can be found in an artist’s st...

  • 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...

  • MARCEL BARBEAU

    Born in Montreal on February 18, 1925. Lives and works in Montreal.   An original signatory of the Refus global manifesto of 1948, which called for liberation from typical Quebec values of ...

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