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The Art Gallery of Alberta respectfully acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 Territory, the traditional land of diverse Indigenous peoples including the Cree, Nitsitapi/Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Iroquois, Dene, Ojibway/Saulteaux/Anishinaabe. We also acknowledge all of the Indigenous, Inuit and Métis peoples who make Alberta their home today.

Teresa Posyniak

Photo: Courtesy of the Artist

Calgary artist Teresa Posyniak brings to her art a versatile professional training that includes degrees in literature and drama, a BFA in printmaking and painting and an MFA in sculpture.  Over the course of her 40 year career, she has worked in materials as diverse as steel, wood, concrete, handmade felt and paper, oil, encaustic and other media.  Her work, ranging in size from room-sized installations to intimate paintings inspired by her life-long activism, primarily on behalf of women, children and the environment.  Most notable is her public sculpture, Lest We Forget: a memorial to missing and murdered Canadian women, installed in 1994 at The Law School at the University of Calgary, one of Canada’s first memorials of this nature. Some of her figurative paintings have been used as cover images for books about domestic violence research.  Her more recent forays into environmental themes have resulted in work related to our planet’s oxygen producers, plankton and trees, all threatened by human activity.

A former instructor at the University of Calgary and the Alberta University for the Arts, Posyniak has also exhibited her work widely in public and private galleries including a 2010 solo show at the Glenbow Museum, I Speak My Daughter Tongue. Posyniak is the recipient of numerous awards and grants from the Alberta and Saskatchewan governments as well as The Canada Council and her work is represented in many private and public collections.

Hours

Monday: closed
Tuesday: closed
Wednesday: 11am-5pm
Thursday: 11am-7pm
Friday: 11am-5pm
Saturday: 11am-5pm
Sunday: 11am-5pm

Admission

AGA members
FREE
Youth 0-17
FREE
Alberta students 18+
FREE
Out-of-province students
$10
General admission
$14
Seniors 65+
$10

Location

2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, Alberta
Canada T5J 2C1

780.422.6223
info@youraga.ca

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The Art Gallery of Alberta respectfully acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 Territory, the traditional land of diverse Indigenous peoples including the Cree, Nitsitapi/Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Iroquois, Dene, Ojibway/Saulteaux/Anishinaabe. We also acknowledge all of the Indigenous, Inuit and Métis peoples who make Alberta their home today.