Dependent, 2006 ed. 1/5
bronze, 5.25" × 4" × 4"
Me & Me, 2006 ed. 1/5
bronze, 5.25" × 5.5" × 4"
Natalie Avanessian was born to an Armenian family in Manchester, England on June 4, 1981. When she was one and a half years old, her family moved to Iran. After graduating high school in Tehran, her father sent her to Armenia to continue her education. In 2002, she entered the Yerevan Fine Arts Academy for General Design and graduated as a designer in 2007. She was inspired by her sculpture professor, Nune Toumanyan, who furthered her ambition in bronze casting. During this time, Natalie arranged a bronze sculpture exhibition in memory of the Armenian Genocide of 1915 and participated in several art competitions and exhibitions.
In 2007, she married Hovsep Seraydarian, and together they moved to Canada. Natalie uses her feelings and intuition to guide her sculpting, resulting in artwork that is simple, and yet full of expression through curvilinear forms. She is currently working towards creating new sculptures and preparing for future exhibitions.
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Daphne Odjig, Canadian Indigenous Artist and Icon Dies at 97.
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Odjig is frequently referred to as the "Grandmother of Indigenous Art." She has been the recipient of many awards, honours and recognitions for her works, to name a few: The Order of Canada, the Governor General's Award, and eight
Honorary Doctorates. Her works have been shown in the National Gallery of Canada, The McMichael Canadian Art Collection, the Canadian Museum of Civilization and the Art Gallery of Ontario.
She established the first native-run fine art print house in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1971. Known as 'Odjig Indian Prints,' this print house was so successful that it evolved into an Indigenous gallery space in 1974, called the New Warehouse
Gallery, run by Odjig and her husband, Chester Beavon. She was also a founding member of the Indian Group of Seven. This artistic group's purpose was to promote Contemporary Indigenous art and artists.
Alex Janvier's major retrospective, "Alex Janvier: Modern Indigenous Master" is now open at the
McMichael Canadian Art Collection in Kleinburg, Ontario until January 21st, 2018. Afterwards, it will travel to the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton and the Glenbow Museum in Calgary.
This exhibition was recently on display at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa and the MacKenzie Art Gallery in Regina. Alex Janvier is one of Canada's most acclaimed contemporary artists. His career of sixty-five years has yielded
thousands of paintings, and more than twenty-five murals and public commissions. (Photo credit: Kim Griffiths)
It is with profound sadness that Gallery Gevik announces the passing of our dear friend Rita Letendre, one of Canadas most renowned, trailblazing artists. She
passed away on November 20, 2021 after a long illness. She was 93 years old.