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Visiting Artist Lecture Series

The Fine Art Program (Visual Art) plays host to a variety of artist talks and seminars throughout the year.

Winter 2017

The Fine Art (Visual Art) Program at Queen’s University is very pleased to present the third lecture in its 2017-2018 Visiting Artist Lecture Series, featuring Melanie Authier. The Quebec based artist will present a public lecture on her work at 2:30pm on Thursday, January 25, 2017 in Dupuis Hall Auditorium, 19 Division Street, Kingston Ontario. 

For further details, please view the poster below.

 


 

Fall 2017

Mathieu Leger
 
The Fine Art (Visual Art) Program at Queen’s University is very pleased to present the second lecture in its 2017-2018 Visiting Artist Lecture Series, featuring Mathieu Leger. The New Brunswick based artist will present a public lecture on his work at 2:30pm on Thursday, November 9, 2017 in Dunning Hall – Room 14, 94 University Avenue, Kingston Ontario. 
For further details, please view the poster below.
 
 
 
 
 
Marigold Santos
 
The Fine Art Program (Visual Art) at Queen’s University is very pleased to present its first lecture in its 2017-2018 Visiting Artist LecturSeries, featuring Marigold Santos.  The artist will present a presentation of her work at 2:30 pm on the 28th of  September, 2017  in Dunning Hall, room 114.  All are welcome to attend and admission is free. For further details, please view the poster below.
 

Winter 2017

Chantal Rousseau

The Fine Art Program (Visual Art) at Queen’s University is very pleased to present the 4th lecture in its 2016-2017 Visiting Artist Lecture Series, featuring Chantal Rousseau. The Kingston based artist will present a public lecture on her work at 3:00 pm on February 16, 2017 in Dupuis Auditorium, 19 Division Street, Kingston ON.   All are welcome to attend and admission is free. For further details, please view the poster below.

 

Howard Podeswa

The Fine Art Program (Visual Art) at Queen’s University is very pleased to present the 3rd lecture in its 2016-2017 Visiting Artist Lecture Series, featuring Howard Podeswa. The Toronto based artist will present a public lecture on his work at 3:00 pm on January 26, 2017 in Dupuis Auditorium, 19 Division Street, Kingston ON.   All are welcome to attend and admission is free. For more information, please view the poster below.

Drawing inspiration from a broad pool of sources and iconography, Podeswa’s work often begins with personal history as a catalyst for meditations on art historical legacy, physics, theories of perception and the state of the world.  

Fall 2016

Emily Jan

The Fine Art Program (Visual Art) at Queen’s University is very pleased to present the 2nd lecture in its 2016-2017 Visiting Artist Lecture Series, featuring Emily Jan. The Montreal-based artist will present a public lecture on her artwork at 2:30 pm on November 10th in Biosciences, Room 1103.  

All are welcome to attend and admission is free. For more information see the poster below.

 

 

Tara Cooper

Tara Cooper’s art combines from print, photography, animation, installation and book arts. Her subject matter draws from meteorology and creative non-fiction, resulting in a series of production based projects housed under the moniker of “Weather Girl.”

Tara graduated from Queens University with a BFA
 and a BEd and has an MFA in Print Media from Cornell University. She is a long-standing member of Loop Artist Collective in Toronto, and is an Assistant Professor of
Art in the Department of Fine Arts where she teaches Printmaking and Time Based Media. She lives and works in Toronto. 

Winter 2016

George Walker

George Alexander Walker is a Canadian artist and writer best known for his wood engravings and wordless novels.

Walker trained as a letterpress printer in high school and continued to study the trade in college. He graduated from the Ontario College of Art in 1983, and later from Brock University with a B.Ed in 1996. He then attended Ryerson and York University, where he earned an MA in Communication and Culture. In 2002 he was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts for his achievements in Canadian book arts. He is currently an Associate Professor at the Ontario College of Art and Design University, where he has been a member of the faculty teaching book-related arts since 1985. He is the graphic novel acquisitions editor for The Porcupine's Quill, an independent Canadian publishing company, and a creative director at Firefly Books. Walker is a member of the Loving Society of Letterpress Printers and the Binders of Infinite Love and the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild. In 1985, he founded Columbus Street Press with his wife, Michelle, with whom he has two children.

Walker's medium is wood engraving, predominantly printed graphic novels that tell stories without dialogue. His works are influenced by the styles of Frans Masereel, Lynd Ward and Laurence Hyde, all of whom have produced wordless novels using wood engraving techniques. They are featured in his book Graphic Witness: Four Wordless Graphic Novels. 2010's Book of Hours pays tribute in a series of 99 engraved prints to those who lost their lives on 9-11. The images focus on the workers in the World Trade Center from September 10, 2001, until September 11 at 9:02 am (when the second plane hit). 2012's The Mysterious Death of Tom Thomson tells in a series of 109 prints the story of the events surrounding the mysterious death of Canadian artist Tom Thomson. Walker's 2013 release The Life and Times of Conrad Black is 100 wood engravings that form a wordless biography of the imprisoned former newspaper tycoon Conrad Black. The story traces Black’s life from wayward being student at Upper Canada College through his career, felony conviction, imprisonment and ultimate final release. Walker also produced The Woodcut Artist's Handbook: Techniques and Tools for Relief Printmaking (now in its second printing), a textbook for artists learning woodcut and printmaking techniques.

Poster for George A. Walker lecture and workshop.

Yael Brotman

Yael Brotman’s work is about construction: about the urge to build and about the poetics of our structures.

Brotman’s exhibition history includes international exhibitions at the International Print Centre New York; Central Booking Gallery, New York; Lehman College Art Gallery, CUNY, New York;  Castellani Art Museum, Lewiston, NY; Zweigstelle Berlin, Germany; Monash University, Melbourne, Australia; Shanxi University, Taiyuan, China; and Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute, Jingdezhen, China. Canadian exhibitions include the Biennale internationale d’estampe contemporaine de Trois-Rivières; Harcourt House, Edmonton; Atelier Circulaire, Montreal; McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton; Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John’s; and ODD Gallery, Dawson City.

Upcoming she is scheduled to exhibit at Martha Street Studio, Winnipeg, Chazou Gallery, Kamloops BC, and at the Southern Graphics International conference in Portland, Oregon.

She has been awarded grants from all three levels of arts councils and residencies including Hospitalfield Arts, Arbroath, Scotland; Australian National University, Canberra, Australia; Sanbao International Art Institute, Jingdezhen, China; Klondike Institute of Art and Culture, Dawson City, Yukon; Leighton Art Colony, Banff Centre; and Áras Éanna Art Centre, Inis Oírr, Aran Islands, Ireland.

Brotman’s work is represented in public and corporate collections including the Canada Council Art Bank; Department of Foreign Affairs, Canada; Skirball Museum, Los Angeles; Sanbao Museum, China; University of Alberta; University of Toronto, St. George campus; Victoria Health Centre, Barrie; Bank of Montreal; Torys LLP; Osgoode Hall Law School.

She is a long time member of Loop Gallery and Open Studio in Toronto. She is on faculty at the University of Toronto Scarborough and is also President of CARFAC Ontario.

Poster of Yael Brotman's presentation and lecture.

Fall 2015

Martin Golland

Martin Golland was born in Montpellier, France in 1975 and has lived in Turkey, Puerto Rico, Miami, and Toronto before moving to Ottawa. Golland received his MFA from the University of Guelph (2006) and his BFA from Concordia University (1998).

Golland has exhibited nationally and internationally. Solo exhibitions include Arcadia, Birch Contemporary (2014); Projection, Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran, Montreal, (2013); The Archivist’s Etagere at Birch Libralato, Toronto (2012); DARK TOWN at the Felix Ringel Galerie, Dusseldorf (2007); What is said and what is meant at the MacDonald Stewart Art Center in Guelph (2006) and Haven at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (2004). Group exhibitions include Human Nature at the Carleton University Art Gallery (upcoming April 2015) and Imaging Disaster at Museum London (2013).

He has received the prestigious Honorable Mention Prize at the 11th Annual RBC Painting Competition; exhibited in various museums and galleries across Canada, including the National Gallery of Canada, the Power Plant Toronto, the Musée D’art Contemporain in Montreal, and the Contemporary Art Gallery in Vancouver.

Recent publications include the 2012 catalog “Lush Life: The Painting World of Martin Golland” with an essay by critic James D. Campbell. Golland is an Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa.

Poster of Martin Golland's presentation.

Judith Radul

Poster of Judy Radul's installation.

Past Visiting Artists

  • Adrian Göllner, Ottawa
  • Jaime Angelopolous and Derrick Piens, Toronto
  • Alejandro Arauz, Brantford
  • Eliza Griffiths, Montreal
  • Hannah Claus, Montreal
  • Guy Langevin, Trois-Rivières
  • Z'otz* Collective, Toronto
  • FastWurms, Toronto
  • Lois Andison, Toronto, in collaboration with AEAC
  • Steven Andrews, Toronto, Koerner Artist in Residence
  • Rebecca Belmore, Victoria, Koerner Artist in Residence
  • Eleanor Bond, Montreal, Koerner Artist in Residence
  • Shary Boyle, Toronto, Koerner Artist in Residence
  • Mark Bovey, Halifax
  • James Carl, Toronto
  • Sean Caulfield, Edmonton, Koerner artist in residence.
  • Sarindar Dhaliwal, Toronto, in collaboration with AEAC
  • Kim Dorland, Toronto
  • Vera Frenkel, Toronto, Koerner Artist in Residence
  • Adrian Göllner, Ottawa
  • John Grande, Montreal
  • Libby Hague, Toronto
  • Noel Harding, Windsor
  • Richard William Hill, Toronto, in collaboration with AEAC
  • Luis Jacob, Toronto, Koerner artist in residence
  • Shelagh Keeley, Toronto
  • John Kissick, Guelph
  • Germaine Koh, Vancouver, in collaboration with AEAC
  • Diane Landry, Quebec, in collaboration with AEAC
  • Attila Lucas, Winnipeg
  • Patrick Mahon, London
  • Kelly Mark, Toronto, in collaboration with Union Gallery
  • Tanya Mars, Toronto, in collaboration with Union Gallery
  • Sandra Meigs, Victoria
  • Allyson Mitchell, Toronto, in collaboration with Union Gallery
  • Kent Monkman, Toronto, in collaboration with Union Gallery
  • Frank Mulvey, Montreal
  • Nadia Myre, Montreal, in collaboration with Union Gallery
  • Alison Norlan, Winnipeg, in collaboration with Union Gallery
  • Dan Oxley, Kingston
  • Luke Painter, Toronto
  • Jason Paradis, New York, in collaboration with Modern Fuel Artist Run Centre
  • Liz Parkinson, Toronto
  • Ed Pein,Toronto, Koerner Artist in Residence
  • Anna Rewakowicz, Montreal
  • Lorraine Simms, Montreal
  • Emily Vey Duke and Cooper Battersby, Syracuse, in collaboration with Union Gallery
  • Colette Urban, Corner Brook, in collaboration with Cultural Studies
  • David Urban, Toronto, Koerner Artist in Residence
  • Shirley Wiitasalo, Toronto
  • Jin-Me Yoon, Vancouver
  • Vladimir Zabeida, Montreal
  • Kate Wilson, Toronto, in collaboration with the Union Gallery