Linda O’Neill was born (1951) in Toronto, but for many years made Edmonton Alberta her home. She studied at MacEwan University (Fine Art Diploma 1994), the University of Alberta (BFA 1996), and the University of Guelph (MFA 2000). She has participated in a number of artist’s workshops and residencies, including the Emma Lake Workshop in Saskatchewan, the Leighton Foundation in Alberta and the Gushal Studio in Alberta.
Leanne Olson is an experimental photographer. Her frequent subjects are the intricate patterns of the natural objects we often pass by and the serene emptiness of our Canadian landscapes. Olson also writes and photographs for a non-profit called E4C, telling stories of survival, compassion, and poverty in Edmonton. She has exhibited at various spaces including Latitude 53, the Drawing Room, and most recently at the AGA Refinery in November 2014.
Lyndal Osborne was born in Newcastle, Australia. She studied at the National Art School in Sydney and received her MFA from the University of Wisconsin. Since 1971, Osborne has been based in Edmonton, and is a Professor Emeritus in Department of Art and Design, University of Alberta. Osborne has been exhibiting in Canada and internationally since the early 1970s and has shown in over 350 exhibitions. Her installation work speaks of the forces of transformation within nature, as well as commenting upon pressing issues relating to the environment. In her recent work Osborne has focused on an examination of the issues of genetically modified organisms for subject matter. Her work is represented in numerous Canadian collections, including the National Gallery of Canada and the Art Gallery of Alberta. Recent exhibitions include Dunlop Gallery, Regina, 2010, Penticton Art Gallery, 2009, Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, 2008 and Canadian Clay and Glass Museum, Kitchener, 2008.
Born in Croatia, Owen switched her allegiance from science to art later in life, studying as a mature student at the University of Alberta in the 1970s. Her works have been exhibited widely and collected by significant private and corporate collectors, as well as included in the principal public agency collections of Edmonton. In recognition of her varied and accomplished series of creations, she was elected a member of the Royal Canadian Academy and the Alberta Society of Artists.