Art Gallery of Alberta

Curator’s Introduction: Nancy Tousley

The News from Here
with Nancy Tousley

Friday, January 25, 6 pm
Ledcor Theatre, Art Gallery of Alberta
$15 / $10 AGA Members

Nancy Tousley is the curator behind the exhibition The News From Here: The 2013 Alberta Biennial of Canadian Art. Tousley is an award-winning senior art critic, arts journalist and independent curator, who received the Governor General’s Award for Visual and Media Arts for outstanding contribution in 2011. She was art critic of the Calgary Herald for more than 30 years and the first Critic-in-Residence at the Alberta College of Art + Design. She has been a contributing editor to Canadian Art magazine since 1986. Her writing has appeared in magazines such as Artscanada, Vanguard, Parachute, Border Crossings and Canadian Art since the early 1970s and in more than 30 public art gallery and museum catalogues. Tousley is also an accomplished curator, having organized exhibitions for the Brooklyn Museum, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Glenbow Museum and the Art Gallery of York University, among others.

Her work has been recognized with many prestigious awards including the Board of Governors of the Alberta College of Art + Design’s Award of Excellence (1997), the Ontario Association of Art Galleries award for best curatorial writing on contemporary art (1999 and 2001), the Canadian Museums Association’s award for outstanding achievement in arts journalism (2002) and the medal of the Royal Canadian Academy of Art (2009).