The Edmonton Art Gallery: June 23-August 26, 2000
Art Gallery of Calgary and Illingworth Kerr Gallery at the Alberta College of Art and Design:September 15-October 15, 2000
Maria Anna Parolin
Mary Shannon Will
Curated by Catherine Crowston and Allan Harding MacKay and presented by The Edmonton Art Gallery and the Glenbow Museum.
The Alberta Biennial celebrates the richness and diversity of contemporary art in Alberta and fosters dialogue between artists and communities across the province. In 2000, the Alberta Biennial featured work by 25 artists from cities and towns throughout Alberta, including: Banff, Calgary, Cold Lake, Delburne, Grande Prairie, Edmonton and Lethbridge. The 2000 Biennial will feature three outdoor installations and two performance events, along with the twenty artists in the gallery space.
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CURATOR: CATHERINE CROWSTON
Catherine Crowston is Deputy Director / Chief Curator of the Art Gallery of Alberta. From 1994-1997, Crowston was the Director / Curator of the Walter Phillips Gallery at The Banff Centre and prior to that was Assistant Curator at the Art Gallery of York University in Toronto. Crowston currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Edmonton Public Art Committee and has been both an Editor and Chair of the Board of Directors of Fuse Magazine in Toronto. Crowston has curated numerous exhibitions over the course of her career and overseen the production of several national travelling exhibitions. In 2002 Crowston served as the Canadian Commissioner for the Sydney Biennale of Contemporary Art and was awarded the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts Medal for Outstanding Achievement in the Visual Arts.
CURATOR: ALLAN HARDING MACKAY
Allan Harding MacKay has had a long and multifaceted career in the visual arts as a gallery director, curator, arts administrator and professional artist.
As an artist, MacKay has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally, and his work is represented in public, corporate and private collectors in Canada and Switzerland. MacKay’s public art commissions include the Veterans Memorial Legislature Grounds, Toronto; Activa Sportsplex, Kitchener; Speakers Corner, Kitchener; and an upcoming project for the Pape Subway Station Modernization in Toronto. He currently maintains a full time studio and consultant practice in Toronto, Ontario.