Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Charlene Vickers BIO 2015

Hello my friends I have a lovely updated shorty bio for you! It says minimally that this is who I am and what I am up to in the coming summer months.

Charlene Vickers is an Anishnabe artist living and working in Vancouver. Trained as a painter, she graduated from the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design (94) and attained a BA from Simon Fraser University in Critical Studies of the Arts (98). She is an MFA grad at Simon Fraser University (2013) and is on the Board of Directors at grunt gallery in Vancouver, BC. Born in Kenora Ontario and raised in Toronto her art explores her Ojibway ancestry through the mediums of painting, sculpture, performance and video exploring memory, healing and embodied connections to ancestral lands. Her work has been exhibited across Canada and the US, and can be seen in the permanent collections at the Museum of Anthropology at UBC in Vancouver. In 2015 Charlene exhibits in the group exhibitions The Fifth World at the Mendel Art Gallery in Saskatoon (curated by Wanda Nanibush) and Custom Made at Kamloops Art Gallery, (curated by Tania Willard.) Her work will be in the window space at Artspeak in Vancouver, B.C, this coming August.

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