Vincent Sheridan Artist Biography
Vincent Sheridan (b. 1945 -) is an award-winning printmaker born in Dublin, Ireland. He has studied at the Dublin Institute of Technology and the National College of Art and Design, Dublin.
From 1989 to 1998, Vincent Sheridan lived and worked as an artist in Toronto and Vancouver. Sheridan has spent a considerable amount of time traveling the Canadian Arctic. In 1991, he maintained an artist residency at the West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative in Cape Dorset, Nunavut. In 2000, he held another artist residency at the St. Michael's Print Shop in St. John's, Newfoundland.
Vincent Sheridan's work is often concerned with the social behaviour of animals, especially birds, which figure prominently in his work. He has also completed a study of the ill-fated Canadian expedition in search of the North West Passage by Sir John Franklin in 1845. In this series, he aims to re-enact the tragic event of the failed Franklin expedition (1845-1859). Vincent Sheridan traveled to the site at Dealy Island, Nunavut in 1989. He encountered a number of Franklin-era artifacts including old ship masts, graves, cairns, rusting food cans, and most morbidly, skulls. These skulls are a reoccuring motif in his intaglio prints, which serve as memento mori.
Vincent Sheridan currently lives in Dublin, where he serves as the Director of the Board at Black Church Print Studio. He is also currently working on a study of the many Megalithic structures found in Ireland. His prints have been exhibited in Canada, Ireland, Peru, Japan and elsewhere abroad.
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.
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)
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.
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
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