The Art Gallery of Alberta respectfully acknowledges that we are located in Treaty 6 Territory and Region 4 of the Metis Nation of Alberta. We respect this as the traditional and contemporary land of diverse Indigenous Peoples including the Plains Cree, Woodland Cree, Beaver Cree, Nitsitapi/Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Anishinaabe/Saulteaux/Ojibwe and Dene Peoples. We also acknowledge the many Indigenous, Inuit and Métis people who make Alberta their home today.
Born in 1943, Lynn received her education at a number of institutions including the Banff School of Fine Arts, the University of Alberta, Emily Carr College and the Leighton Foundation Workshop. Lynn is a member of the Alberta Society of Artists where she served as Vice President and Branch Chairman. Lynn works in oils on both canvas and paper and prefers working on large canvases producing mostly landscapes. Since 1980, Lynn Malin has had 50 solo exhibitions.
Brenda Malkinson has sustained a dedicated studio practice for forty years. Her travels and research include Europe, Japan, Korea, Alaska, as well as the Canadian north, prairies, and west coast. She has executed major architectural commissions and her work is in many public and private collections including the Alberta Foundation for the Arts; Massey Foundation Museum of Man, University of Alberta; Stanley Milner Public Library. Her recent exhibitions include Chicago Printmakers' 3rd Annual International Print Exhibition (award shortlist); Galerie d'Art Stewart Hall, Pointe-Claire, Quebec; International Print Exhibition, Canada and Japan, Kyoto, Japan; Municipal Museum of Art, Christies, New York; International Print Centre, New York and The Surface of Things: Chasing Light, (solo exhibition), ACC Discovery Gallery, Edmonton, AB. Malkinson is a recipient of the 2013 Edmonton Artists Trust Fund and the 2018 ACAD Alumni Legacy Award.
John Maywood was born in England. He graduated from the Alberta College of Art in Calgary in 1974 receiving an ACA Diploma and then attended the University of Calgary and the University of Alberta in addition to studying Museum Management at Grant MacEwan College. John worked as a Botanical Artist at the University of Alberta in the Plant Science Department and the Devonian Botanic Garden. In 2003, four of his paintings of parkland landscape were shown in the exhibition Glory Hills at the Edmonton Art Gallery.
Neil McClelland is a Canadian artist originally from Quebec and currently located in Victoria. He received his MFA from the University of Victoria in 2014 and is a 2016 Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation grantee. Neil was the 2010 artist-in-residence at Harcourt House Artist-Run Centre and an active member of the Edmonton art community during the many years he lived in Alberta. He has exhibited in artist-run, public and commercial galleries across Canada and teaches at Vancouver Island School of Art and sessionally at the University of Victoria.
RFM McInnis' twin interests in art and photography have always been intertwined, both as hobbies and as career moves. McInnis' art interests have generally leaned towards the figurative and landscape painting, whereas his photography has been towards historical interests, railways and prairie grain elevators.
RFM McInnis' real art career began in Toronto in 1973. Perceiving Toronto to be the centre of Canadian art, McInnis seized the opportunity to jump, sink or swim, into the art world he had always dreamed of, and has never looked back. Poverty-level living and frugality were the result of finding a way with his art alone.
McInnis began to stress the figure in his painting as a major theme. Along the way, he met many people who believed in his work. They supported him by buying these early figurative pieces. He considers Toronto his baptism by fire. Many of those Toronto experiences later paid off by positioning him as a serious Canadian painter.
Sara McKarney's practice explores ideas of place, focusing on how memories and personal objects relate to the concept of home. Using both traditional and less conventional methods of printmaking, her work often showcases the process of how it was made.
She received a Fine Arts Diploma from MacEwan University, a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Lethbridge, and completed a Preparatorial Work Study through the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and found-space locations, as well as acquired private and public collections, internationally. More information and images of her work can be found at www.saramckarney.com.