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25 Artists To Rep Alberta’s Art Scene in 2017 Biennial

This morning, the Art Gallery of Alberta and the Banff Centre’s Walter Phillips Gallery released the list of 25 artists to be featured in the 2017 Alberta Biennial.

Based in centres from Fort McMurray (Megan Green) to Lethbridge (Roy Caussy), the artists range from those who have done installations on Rocky Mountain golf courses (Miruna Dragan) to those who have created digital scenes based on their day-job experiences in the Alberta oilsands (Kristopher Karklin).

For the first time ever, the biennial will be preceded by a series of workshops for all the artists, to take place at the Banff Centre in summer 2016. This series, called the Alberta Biennial Sessions, will allow the artists to further develop their artworks and expound upon the exhibition themes.

Here is the complete list of artists to be featured in the 2017 Alberta Biennial:

Ashley Bedet b. Calgary, based in Calgary

Devon Beggs b. Edmonton, based in Edmonton

Andrew Buszchak b. Brantford, Ontario, based in Edmonton

Roy Caussy b. Hamilton, Ontario, based in Lethbridge

Mark Clintberg b. Edmonton, based in Calgary

Gerry Dotto b. Edmonton, based in Sherwood Park

Miruna Dragan b. Bucharest, Romania, based in Calgary

Craig Fahner & Neal Moignard b. Calgary, based in Calgary & b. Adelaide, Australia, based in Calgary

Svea Ferguson b. Calgary, based in Calgary

Megan Green b. St. John’s, Newfoundland, based in Fort McMurray

Tia Halliday b. Calgary, based in Calgary

Tamara LeeAnne Himmelspach b. Lloydminster, Saskatchewan, based in Saddle Lake Cree Nation/Calgary

Kristopher Karklin b. Lac du Bonnet, Manitoba, based in Calgary

Taryn Kneteman b. Edmonton, based in Edmonton

Kristopher Lindskoog b. Edmonton, based in Calgary

Jay Mosher b. Red Deer, based in Calgary

Wil Murray b. Calgary, based in Okotoks/ Berlin, Germany

Justin Patterson & Stacey Watson b. Brooks, based in Calgary/Vancouver, British Columbia & b. Washington, D.C., based in Calgary

Paul Robert b. Calgary, based in Calgary

Marigold Santos b. Manila, Philippines, based in Calgary/ Montréal

Parker Thiessen b. Beaverlodge, based in Edmonton

Justin Waddell b. Toronto, Ontario, based in Calgary

Nicole Kelly Westman b. Red Deer, based in Calgary

These selections were based on more than 260 applications and 4,500 kilometres of research travel.

The upcoming biennial is based in partnership between the Art Gallery of Alberta and the Banff Centre’s Walter Phillips Gallery—the curators are Kristy Trinier of the AGA and Peta Rake of the Walter Phillips.

The exhibition will exist in two parts and open first in the summer of 2017 at the Walter Phillips Gallery and at the Art Gallery of Alberta on September 22, 2017.

Since its inception in 1996, the Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art has served to promote Alberta artists across the country and brings national attention to Alberta’s art scene.

Kristy Trinier curated “Future Station,” the 2015 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art, while Peta Rake has curated exhibitions at the Oakland Museum of California, the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art in San Francisco and the Esker Foundation in Calgary, among other shows.


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