image: paintings in progress at Keefer St. studio August 2019
Charlene Vickers Artist Bio 2019
Charlene Vickers is a contemporary Anishinabe artist based in Vancouver Canada. Born in Kenora Ontario and raised in Toronto, her works explore her Ojibway ancestry through painting, sculpture, performance, and video examining memory, healing and embodied connections to ancestral lands. Trained as a painter, she graduated from the Emily Carr University of Art and Design (1994), Simon Fraser University, BA (1998) and MFA (2013.) Her work has been exhibited in Canada, the United States, New Zealand, and Amsterdam. Her work is in the permanent collection at the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, and the Royal Bank of Canada art collection. Vickers most recent solo exhibitions include, Chrysalis Burrard Arts Foundation, Vancouver BC, Speaking With Hands and Territories, SFU Galleries and Coverings at Macaulay and Co in Vancouver. Group exhibitions include: The Map Is Not The Territory at the Portland Art Museum, I continue to Shape at The Art Museum at U of T in Toronto and An Assembly of Shapes at Oakville Galleries . Upcoming exhibitions are Art Toronto 2019, solo booth with Macaulay and Co. and group exhibition with the Biennale nationale de sculpture contemporaine 2020 in Trois Rivieres, Quebec.