IgloliorteMark Igloliorte, Untitled, oil on kraft paper, 242 x 465 cm, 2010. Photo credit: Eric Tschaeppeler

Mark Igloliorte is an Inuk artist from Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador. His artistic work is primarily painting and drawing. In addition, other practices such as sculpture, performance and new media are also a part of his work. In 2006, he received a project grant from the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council to attend the aboriginal visual arts residency ‘Storytelling’ at the Banff Centre. He has exhibited in group and solo shows in seven provinces and has contributed to the artist book “The Book Of…”, which has been collected by the National Gallery of Canada. Igloliorte is represented by Galerie Donald Browne. In the summer of 2008 and 2009 he worked with several groups of Inuit Youth delivering painting and drawing workshops funded in part by The National Aboriginal Youth Suicide Prevention Strategy (NAYSPYS). He holds a Bachelor of Education (Intermediate/Secondary) from Memorial University of Newfoundland and a Bachelor of Fine Art, Major in Fine Art from the NSCAD University and a Masters of Fine Art, Studio Art – Painting and Drawing from Concordia University School of Graduate Studies. Igloliorte lives and works in Sackville, New Brunswick.

KellyStephen Kelly, Open Tuning (WaveUp), kinetic sound installation, dimensions variable, 2010. Photo credit: Steve Farmer.

Stephen Kelly is an artist, computer programmer and musician living in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He has exhibited and participated in residency programs both nationally and internationally. His work incorporates sound, electronics, mechanics, and other media in the creation of thematically diverse, often complex systems of cultural exploration. Interested in the intersections between audio art and music, Stephen builds unique musical instruments and approaches sound recording as a creative process. His most recent musical project is The Just Barelys. Born in Hamilton, Ontario, Stephen has a BFA from the NSCAD University and is currently studying computer science at Dalhousie University. He plans to continue crossing art and science within public installations and ongoing research projects in Machine Learning.

KingEleanor King, Obso-les-sense, mixed installation, dimensions variable, 2009. Photo credit: Steve Farmer

Eleanor King presents installations and performances nationally and internationally, most notably at Nuit Blanche (Toronto), Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Eastern Edge Gallery (Newfoundland & Labrador) and Galleri F15 (Norway). She received a BFA from NSCAD University in 2001, and has participated in residencies at The Banff Centre (Alberta), Atlantic Centre for the Arts (Florida), New Adventures in Sound Art (Toronto), and the Centre for Art Tapes (Halifax). Inspired by everyday life, Eleanor’s work employs interdisciplinary strategies to create site-specific installations and events using provisional materials and improvisational methods. Her musical history includes bands The Just Barelys, The Got to Get Got and the newly formed all-female project Wet Denim. She teaches media arts at NSCAD University and is Director at Anna Leonowens Gallery in Halifax.

LiptonLisa Lipton, You Can Take My Bicycle, mixed media installation (video component) digital video, 2011. Photo credit: Artspace Gallery

Lisa Lipton is a multidisciplinary artist and musician who received her BFA from NSCAD University (2003) and MFA from the University of Windsor (2006). Her installations exemplify a diversity of interest combining sculpture, video, knitted costume, and paint with performances that involve dance and music. Lisa’s skills as an instrumentalist (violist, pianist, guitarist, and drummer) inform her current projects while locating a forum for the partnership and critique of multiple disciplines. She has exhibited nationally and internationally, most notably in Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Windsor, Banff, New York, Detroit, Texas, North Carolina, Berlin and Amsterdam. Lisa recently arrived home from a series of residencies at The Banff Centre for the Arts, University of Windsor and Yellowknife Centre for the Arts with her new drumming project entitled BLAST BEATS. She is continuing to develop BLAST BEATS as the Artist-in-Residence at the Gatekeeper’s Lodge in Point Pleasant Park (Halifax Regional Municipality’s Residency Initiative), while also preparing for WINDOW BALLET 2: Electric Boogaloo to be performed in the Park in May 2012. Lisa is presently exhibiting a solo exhibition STOP @ forever at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia until April 29, 2012.

PattersonGraeme Patterson, The Mountain, sculptural/video installation/mixed materials, 20 x 10 x 9’, 2012.

Graeme Patterson - Graeme’s intention as an artist is to bring the viewer into the world of play he exists in while creating miniature worlds based on personal memories and experiences. Graeme’s practice stems from a self taught method of producing stop-motion animations but has expanded into building large sculptural installations. These installations consist of animation, sculptural models, robotics, sound, music and some interactive elements. Graeme’s inspiration comes from a desire to constantly develop an alternate reality that stimulates reflective engagement with universal themes of longing, loss and recovery. Since 2002, his work has been shown nationally and internationally including several sol exhibitions at significant Canadian art galleries. Recent accomplishments include: Atlantic finalist for the 2009 Sobey Art Award; finalist for the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award and a 2011 Juno award nomination for album package of the year. Currently Graeme is producing a new body of work entitled Secret Citadel which is scheduled for a solo exhibition tour starting in 2013. One of these new works will be part of the Oh, Canada exhibition at MASS MoCA, opening in May 2012. Originally from Saskatoon, Graeme received a BFA from NSCAD in 2002 and now lives in Sackville, New Brunswick.

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