Join us in the gallery Saturday, 02 March 2019 at 1pm for a conversation between Janet Werner and Sandra Meigs, moderated by Diana Sherlock.
Janet Werner was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She completed her Bachelor of Fine Art degree at Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore and went on to complete her Masters of Fine Art at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. She taught painting and drawing at the University of Saskatchewan from 1987 to 1999. Since 1999, she has been part of the studio arts faculty at Concordia University, Montreal. Her work has been featured in multiple exhibitions including the touring solo exhibition, Another Perfect Day, which showed at the Esker Foundation, Calgary in 2013 and her current solo exhibition at The Art Gallery of Guelph entitledWhat time is it Mr. Wolf? The placement of Werner’s works in collections of note is extensive and includes: Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Musée d’ Art Contemporain, Montreal, Musée National des beaux-arts du Québec, The Canadian Embassy, Berlin,and the Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa, among others.
Sandra Meigs was born in Baltimore Maryland and moved to Canada in 1973. She completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and went on to complete her Master of Philosophy at Dalhousie University. She taught art for over 25 years, most of those years spent at the University of Victoria. Since her retirement from teaching, she moved to Hamilton, Ontario where she lives and works. In 2015 Meigs was the recipient of a Governor Generals Award in Arts. That same year she was awarded the Gershon Iskowitz Prize in Visual Art. In 2017 she was named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. She has been featured in numerous exhibitions including a 2017 solo presentation entitled Room For Mystics at the Art Gallery of Ontario. She has work in the collection of The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, The Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Musée d’Art Contemporain, Montreal and the Canada Council Art Bank among others.
Diana Sherlock is a Canadian independent curator, writer and educator whose projects create opportunities for contemporary artists to produce new work in response to specific collections, contexts, histories and cultures of display. She has published over 80 texts in gallery catalogues and contemporary art journals internationally. Most recently, Sherlock edited a monograph on Canadian artist Rita McKeough’s performances and installations. She has taught critical theory and professional practices in the School of Critical + Creative Studies at the Alberta College of Art + Design (now Alberta University of the Arts, Calgary) since 2000.