Amy Loewan RCA, who is of Chinese origin, was born in Hong Kong. She immigrated to Canada and has been based in Edmonton since 1978. She received her MFA in painting from the University of Alberta in 1995. Loewan is celebrated for her dedication to creating artwork that promotes peace and human understanding. Since 2001, her large scale multimedia installations have included A Peace Project and Illuminating Peace, both of which aimed to dissolve cultural boundaries and were exhibited across Canada and internationally. Her most recent large scale installation Arche-TEXTures was exhibited at the University of Alberta Museums Galleries at Enterprise Square. Loewan has received numerous awards and honours including: the City of Edmonton Salute to Excellence Arts and Culture Hall of Fame (2012), and she was inducted into the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts (2015). A Peace Project was certified as a Cultural Property of Canada in 2010. Loewan’s projects have received funding support from federal, provincial and municipal governments: the Canada Council for the Arts, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Alberta Foundation for the Arts and Edmonton Arts Council. Loewan is a passionate art educator. She works with community groups and teaches studio courses in visual art at University of Alberta’s Faculty of Extension.