Cynthia Chapman

Onward, Onward
Onward, Onward, 2017
oil on canvas, 10" × 10"
Just Before L.A.
Just Before L.A., 2017
oil on canvas, 24" × 30"
Suffocation, 2012
oil on canvas, 48" × 48"
Starburst #1
Starburst #1, 2017
oil on canvas, 24" × 24"
As I Was
As I Was, 2017
oil on canvas, 24" × 24"
South Beach at Night
South Beach at Night, 2010
oil on canvas, 24" × 48"
Starburst #1
Blue Lagoon, 2017
oil on canvas, 24" ×36"
Artic Landscape
Artic Landscape, 2018
oil on canvas, 30" × 24"


Cynthia Chapman – Artist Biography


Cynthia Chapman graduated from OCAD in 2002. Chapman was previously represented by Moore Gallery before its closure in recent years. Chapman's paintings can be found in private and corporate collections across Canada and internationally in the United States, Germany, Italy and Holland. Her most notable commissions include her series of large paintings done for the prestigious Hazelton Hotel, as well as the Canary Wharf Group in London, UK, who commissioned Chapman to do a large 84" x 84" painting for their private collection.

Chapman's recent work is a taste of her true passions, medium and colour. These paintings are an insight to her inner energy. Chapman uses a wide spectrum of colours she is not afraid of. She likes to explore radical themes of colour while at the same time appreciates traditional calmer palettes. Chapman is very generous with her paint; she layers it on with a thick impasto technique. The work oozes heavy globs along a horizon weaving in and out of strategically placed tiles of solid colours. Her brush strokes are painterly, yet mechanical; she applies the paint with quick left to right gestures in order to get her expression across. Her compositions are structured perpetually, they possess a strong sense of movement while allowing the viewer to also gain stability and find comfort. Chapman's work is diverse within itself.

Daphne OdjigDaphne Odjig, Canadian Indigenous Artist and Icon Dies at 97. Click here for more details.

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 JanvierAlex 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)

Rita LetendreGallery Gevik congratulates renowned Canadian and International abstract painter, Rita Letendre, on her first major museum retrospective exhibition outside of Québec. Rita Letendre: Fire and Light is now open until September 17, 2017 at the Art Gallery of Ontario.

This exhibition, which covers Letendre's career from the 1960's to 2000's, is co-curated by Wanda Nanibush and Georgiana Uhlyarik. The retrospective features nearly forty large-scale paintings drawn from major national public and private collections.

Letendre was widely exhibited with the artistic groups, Les Automatistes and Les Plasticiens. She has received the Governor General's Award in Visual Arts, the Prix Paul-Émile Borduas, and the Orders of Canada, Ontario and Québec. Click here for more details.