Donna is an interdisciplinary artist who creates installations, sculpture, video, photography, book works and collaborations. She received her MFA from NSCAD. Her work reflects her interest in the urban environment, language and communication, body and mind and the power of the habitual on our dreams and realities.
Lorène Bourgeois’ recent work in drawing, painting and photography investigates the ambiguity of the face, the head, and the body, disclosed or obscured through clothing, framing and head-dress. Here, clothing is examined not only for its social or utilitarian functions, but also as a framing device and a theatrical artifact. Born in France, Lorène completed her training in Paris, Philadelphia and Halifax. A Fulbright recipient, she holds an MFA from NSCAD University in Halifax. Her work has been exhibited widely in Canada as well as in France, Korea, Russia and the United States, with recent solo shows at Loop Gallery and Harbourfront Centre in Toronto. Her work is held in numerous collections, including the Canada Council Art Bank, the Banff Centre for the Arts, the Department of Foreign Affairs, the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, and the Hart House and Donovan Collections at the University of Toronto.
Gustavo Cerquera Benjumea is a Colombian-born Toronto-based digital media artist, animator, and teacher. He specializes in computer animation, video installation, and drawing. He teaches at OCAD and Brock University.
A doctoral candidate in Interdisciplinary Humanities, Couse researches Western thought and its relationship with death and dying through autobiographical accounts of illness in visual art. Couse earned an MFA (University of Calgary), and brings her knowledge of art as a site of entanglement between rhetoric, poetry, and event to her research. Highlights of her practice: winner, Premio Arte Laguna, and writing/directing Sick/Malade with the NFB.
Judy received her MFA from York University. Judy is an artist who works in various mediums including drawing, sculpture and photography. Her work was recently exhibited at Brock University and the Niagara Artist Company Gallery in St. Catharines, as well as the White Water Gallery in North Bay, Ontario.
Born and raised in Argentina, Max is a guitarist, composer and sound designer who has been heavily influenced by South American harmonies, rhythms and techniques. He has completed a BMus from Brock University and an MA from University of Ottawa, focusing on classical guitar performance, composition and music theory. He is also a founding member of Stolen Theatre Collective and of the Chimichangas Latin Music Duo. He actively teaches guitar at his home studio, sound design and music programming at Brock University, in addition to performing a wide range of musical genres throughout southern Ontario. Max has been a featured musician in several recordings, as well as a commissioned sound designer and composer for theatre companies and visual artists in Toronto and the Niagara Region.
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Arnold is an artist and musician who has exhibited across Canada. His work is represented in public & private collections across North America and is represented by Thielsen Gallery of London, Ontario. Recent projects include: Presencia mounted at the Gibson Library, Brock University 2016 and Parallax a two-person exhibition with Duncan MacDonald mounted at the Grimsby Public Art Gallery 2016.
B.A. hon. Brock University (1988)
B.ed. University of Western Ontario (1990)
MA. (Contemporary Literature and the Arts), Brock University (2013).
Denise received her MFA from the University of Waterloo. She is an Interdisciplinary Artist focusing on the psychological dimensions of familiar objects and environmental spaces. Denise’s practice hybridizes disciplines of print, installation, art intervention, sculpture, audio, video, photography and participatory experiences. Her conceptual concerns investigate the applied nature of perception, meaning and belief, while exploring the potential of social economies, the prosthetic use of objects, and the semiotics of language, text and dialogue.
Julie received her MFA in Documentary Media from Ryerson University. Her practice is aligned with a number of intersecting movements that emerged in the 1960s and 70s, including performance-based video, ecofeminism, and land art. Julie employs her body to speculate on theories concerning the self, space and the relationship between interior and exterior landscapes. She has participated in residency programs in Canada, the United States, and Italy and exhibits her work internationally.
Tracy received her MFA from Concordia University. She is an artist and filmmaker working with text, video, installation and the internet. Using the moving-image within immersive contexts her research focus is the affective relationship between bodies and mediums, both as conduits and networks, embodied and entangled, hosting the currents and maelstroms of feeling. Tracy’s work has been exhibited nationally and screened at festivals internationally.