Philip Cheung joined the military at 16, and soon embarked on a NATO mission. He knew he had begun a career—but he didn't realize it was as a photographer.
Grafton Tyler Brown was a painter whose identity changed from Black to white as he moved across the Pacific Northwest.
In the wake of 9/11, Finnigan began experimenting with crystallization to preserve community and acknowledge loss.
In the middle of the Central Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, Montreal artist Hajra Waheed has built another world—and marked a return to painting.
The Toronto artist’s uncanny figurative sculpture heads into new territory in his Venice showing: the art-historical past.
The Toronto-born artist has shown installations at the MoMA and been featured in Vanity Fair, but just opened her first Canadian solo show last weekend.
The famed American painter could create a world just as well as she could capture one. A new exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario shows how.
Could Canada ever produce an exhibition like the Whitney Biennial? A look at this year's edition generates envy—and five strategies worth taking north.
It's difficult to operate a commercial gallery anywhere in Canada, and many challenges are larger in smaller markets—here’s what some gallerists are doing.
Kent Monkman knew that, for Canada 150, he had to speak directly to the colonial, genocidal policies that have marked the country’s history.
This year, art by Ana Mendieta, Emily Mast and Deanna Bowen underlined that it is difficult to know someone else entirely—or even just a little.
An AGO show highlights incredibly detailed boxwood carvings made all the more fascinating by their illustrious owners, from Henry VIII to Baron Rothschild.
Self-taught Toronto sculptor Tau Lewis talks about her representations of black identity, which redress the dissociation between black bodies and nature.
Inside the transformative world of Montreal artist Vicky Sabourin, whose installations keep her audience guessing.
I want Sophie La Rosière to be real. Her biography and art seem real enough. And inventing a woman artist could, in some lights, constitute a feminist act.
Agnes Martin, poster child for spartan living, finds a following in the fashion world. But what does it mean to make a creative recluse into a style muse?
A recent artist residency at the Banff Centre questioned the status of the still-life genre. Caoimhe Morgan-Feir reports.
The famed immersive installations of Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama will be travelling to Toronto in 2018.
Calgary’s newest institutional curator looks to push local audiences beyond their comfort zones with a contemporary take on the classic landscape genre.
With art institutions across the country undergoing construction and renovation, is accessibility being considered on a structural level?
Vigée Le Brun, the subject of a summer retrospective at the National Gallery of Canada, is art history’s unsung entrepreneur.
The quest for art fame on Instagram can be elusive, so we got Artsy curator (and avid Instagram user) Elena Soboleva to give us her best art-selfie tips.
“Picasso: The Artist and His Muses” is the most significant exhibition of Picasso’s work ever presented in Vancouver, but is the framing inescapably sexist?
Toronto artist Marvin Luvualu Antonio shows us around his studio, which often functions as an incubator for the ideas behind his multimedia installations.
Mall rats, rejoice: Douglas Coupland is travelling around Canada to 3-D print volunteers at Simons stores. Caoimhe Morgan-Feir reports.
Toronto-based artist Naomi Yasui shows us inside her studio, and relays her most-valued piece advice: that you can’t be afraid of making bad work.
The Royal Ontario Museum is not known as an art-focused organization, but this is poised to change with new director Josh Basseches.
You might not have heard of artist Kapwani Kiwanga yet, but the rest of the world has.
Access Gallery has sent three artists on an unusual residency: travelling across the Pacific Ocean for 23 days from Vancouver to Shanghai in cargo ships.
A Toronto performance by Radiodress (aka Reena Katz) expands the Jewish tradition of mikvah by offering ritual healing baths to queer and trans individuals.
Take a look inside Toronto-based artist Mary Grisey's studio, where her intricate textile works are created through weaving, bleaching, burning and more.
The Art Gallery of Ontario’s new director, Stephan Jost, talks about his priorities for the gallery and his emphasis on audience.
Carolin Köchling, the newly appointed curator of the Power Plant in Toronto, discusses her institutional experience and curatorial ethos.
It has been difficult to get a handle on the Canada Council’s new funding model, but here are a few knowns and unknowns worth watching.
Caoimhe Morgan-Feir’s 2015 art highlights offered a chance for self-reflection and a necessary lesson in writing for the right audience.
Erroneous reports said that the Art Gallery of Alberta requested emergency funding from City Council. The reality is more optimistic, but also more complex.
Last week, Brandalism co-opted 600 advertising spots in Paris to protest commercial interests encroaching on climate talks, and four Canadian artists joined in.
The Remai Modern brought together an international group of presenters for the two-day Supercommunity Live conference, but the results were mixed.
Calgary-based artists Caitlind Brown and Wayne Garrett brought their light-installation project to Dawson City with ethereal results.
Toronto-based, Tehran-born artist Abbas Akhavan talks about winning the $50,000 first-place prize at this year’s Sobey Art Award.
Famed street artist JR speaks about his working process, artistic references and wide travels ahead of his project in Toronto’s Scotiabank Nuit Blanche.
Kathleen Bartels and Christine Binswanger discuss Herzog & de Meuron’s design for the Vancouver Art Gallery, funding matters and the public’s reaction.
Three summer exhibitions at Toronto's Power Plant by artist collectives simulate conditions of radical artmaking, but ultimately reveal hollow cores.
R.M. Vaughan discusses his new book, which traces the increasing prevalence of insomnia and argues that it is affecting our health and our art.
The Alberta College of Art and Design is eliminating the curatorial position at the college's renowned Illingworth Kerr Gallery, to the dismay of many.
In mid-century Canada, Levine Flexhaug created hundreds of versions of the same painting. A new exhibition sheds light on his unusual story.
Ahead of Montreal's Papier15, attendees reflect on the event's upcoming changes. Will the fair sustain its reputation for quality and accessibility?
Will Ramsay, founder of the Affordable Art Fair and Toronto's Love Art, discusses the proliferation of art fairs and their uncertain future.
Jon Sasaki plans to build a plane—the Popular Mechanics Woodhopper—this summer during his time in the Glenfiddich Artist-in-Residence Program in Scotland.
Portland-based Seneca artist Marie Watt discusses her multidisciplinary way of working, and using objects that evoke different connotations across borders.
The Audain Art Museum recently hired Darrin Martens as chief curator. He speaks about his plans for the museum, its unique role and his future programming.
Ahead of the AGO's exhibition "Jean-Michel Basquiat: Now's the Time," Buchhart discusses evaluating the late artist's work, and resisting his celebrity.
“Sign, sign, everywhere a sign” at the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery and the UTAC takes a surprisingly self-reflexive approach to a collection exhibition.
Larry's List has produced the most expansive research project about art collectors to date. We speak to the project's co-founder about his findings.
Barrie Mowatt and Miriam Blume of the Vancouver Biennale talk about the event's unique model, the public's unpredictable reactions and the year ahead.
Jack Bush was a late-blooming artist. Though his retrospective contains plenty of mediocre work, it offers a generous, rounded portrait of the artist.
Caoimhe Morgan-Feir's top picks of 2014 look to the past to bring the present into focus.