Category:LGBT artists from Canada
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1. Canada – Canada is a country in the northern half of North America. Canadas border with the United States is the worlds longest binational land border, the majority of the country has a cold or severely cold winter climate, but southerly areas are warm in summer. Canada is sparsely populated, the majority of its territory being dominated by forest and tundra. It is highly urbanized with 82 per cent of the 35.15 million people concentrated in large and medium-sized cities, One third of the population lives in the three largest cities, Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. Its capital is Ottawa, and other urban areas include Calgary, Edmonton, Quebec City, Winnipeg. Various aboriginal peoples had inhabited what is now Canada for thousands of years prior to European colonization. Pursuant to the British North America Act, on July 1,1867, the colonies of Canada, New Brunswick and this began an accretion of provinces and territories to the mostly self-governing Dominion to the present ten provinces and three territories forming modern Canada. With the Constitution Act 1982, Canada took over authority, removing the last remaining ties of legal dependence on the Parliament of the United Kingdom. Canada is a parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy, with Queen Elizabeth II being the head of state. The country is officially bilingual at the federal level and it is one of the worlds most ethnically diverse and multicultural nations, the product of large-scale immigration from many other countries. Its advanced economy is the eleventh largest in the world, relying chiefly upon its abundant natural resources, Canadas long and complex relationship with the United States has had a significant impact on its economy and culture. Canada is a country and has the tenth highest nominal per capita income globally as well as the ninth highest ranking in the Human Development Index. It ranks among the highest in international measurements of government transparency, civil liberties, quality of life, economic freedom, Canada is an influential nation in the world, primarily due to its inclusive values, years of prosperity and stability, stable economy, and efficient military. While a variety of theories have been postulated for the origins of Canada. In 1535, indigenous inhabitants of the present-day Quebec City region used the word to direct French explorer Jacques Cartier to the village of Stadacona, from the 16th to the early 18th century Canada referred to the part of New France that lay along the St. Lawrence River. In 1791, the area became two British colonies called Upper Canada and Lower Canada collectively named The Canadas, until their union as the British Province of Canada in 1841. Upon Confederation in 1867, Canada was adopted as the name for the new country at the London Conference. The transition away from the use of Dominion was formally reflected in 1982 with the passage of the Canada Act, later that year, the name of national holiday was changed from Dominion Day to Canada Day
2. Arthur Erickson – Arthur Charles Erickson, CC was a Canadian architect and urban planner. He studied Asian languages at the University of British Columbia, ericksons buildings are often modernist concrete structures designed to respond to the natural conditions of their locations, especially climate. Many buildings, such as the Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver, are inspired by the post, additionally, Erickson is also known for numerous futuristic designs such as the Fresno City Hall and the Biological Sciences Building at the University of California, Irvine. Ericksons biographer Nicholas Olsberg described the building as making fun of the terms to which buildings must adhere in Washington. Mocking the US and all of its imperial pretensions, Erickson was born in Vancouver, the son of Oscar Erickson and Myrtle Chatterson. He served in the Canadian Army Intelligence Corps during World War II, after graduating from McGill in 1950, Erickson traveled a few years then taught at the University of Oregon and subsequently the University of British Columbia. After teaching, he worked for a few years at Thompson Berwick and Pratt, in 1963, Erickson and Massey submitted the winning design for Simon Fraser University. Erickson was mentor of many other noted local architects and urbanists and his buildings were also the subject of painting by famous artists including Vancouver artist Tiko Kerr. In 1973, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada and was promoted to Companion in 1981, in 1986, he received the AIA Gold Medal. Erickson lived in Point Grey with his partner and interior design collaborator. He died in Vancouver on May 20,2009, Erickson is survived by his brother, nephews, and niece. Arthur Erickson, Canadian Architect Who Mirrored Landscapes, Dies at 84, B. C. architect Arthur Erickson dead at 84, The Province, Thursday, May 21,2009. Renowned architect Arthur Erickson dead at 84, The Vancouver Sun, Thursday, May 21,2009
3. Frances Loring – Frances Norma Loring, a Canadian sculptor born on October 14,1887 in Wardner, Idaho and died February 5,1968 in Newmarket, ON. Loring was a Royal Canadian Academy of Arts member, Sculptors Society of Canada member and founding, Loring studied in Europe before enrolling at the Art Institute of Chicago where she studied with Lorado Taft. At the Institute she met Florence Wyle with whom she was to have a lifelong partnership, in 1911 the two moved to Toronto, eventually establishing a studio in a converted church schoolhouse at 110 Glenrose Avenue in the Moore Park neighborhood. In 1928 Loring and Wyle were founding members of the Sculptors Society of Canada in 1928 with Alfred Laliberté, Elizabeth Wyn Wood, Woods teacher and husband Emanuel Hahn and Henri Hébert. She was made a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts Her work was exhibited by the Womens Art Association of Canada. In 1960, works by Loring along with those of Edmund Alleyn, Graham Coughtry, Jean Paul Lemieux, Frances Loring is famous for her unique sculptures. She was a member and the founding of the Sculptors Society of Canada and the organizer of the Federation of Canadian Artists. Loring used to create her art based on the facts that were happening around her in history and she worked with a big variety of materials to make her sculptures, Loring was known as well for creating with Florence Wyle large sculptors. They became influences to life and art around Canada, “The Girls” how society call them at the time, were two women who lived together and were sculptors. They dedicated their lives to represent art in a traditional and modern ways of expressions. For instance, in 1928, at the University of Toronto they created a war memorial in Osgoode Hall, also, the Queen Elizabeth Way monument, that first was located in Toronto but now is in Ontario in 1975. She also created a portrait of the Robert Borden in bronze, during Lorings career, she produced and created hundreds of different pieces of art, including architectural sculptures, portraits, and garden sculptures. Loring is closely associated with fellow sculptor Florence Wyle, and they were known to become some of the first prominent Canadian sculptures. Loring and Wyle are usually connected with each other because their relationship, Loring and Wyle first met at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1905, which resulted in a long friendship. Even though the two women were after the commissions, they often collaborated on multiple projects with each other. After Loring and Wyles works have gained popularity, both artists contributed significant influence on Canadian art by showing that the art of sculpting is equally as important as any other art form. Loring and Wyle had moved into a church in 1920. After their sculptures gained some popularity, the church headquarters for the Sculptors Society of Canada. In 1913, Loring and Wyle moved in together in Toronto, after the War society started to have a movement for non-representational sculptures, towards this path Loring’s work started to lose the big popularity
4. Douglas Coupland – Douglas Coupland OC OBC is a Canadian novelist and artist. His fiction is complemented by recognized works in design and visual art arising from his formal training. His first novel, the 1991 international bestseller Generation X, Tales for an Accelerated Culture, popularized terms such as McJob and he has published thirteen novels, two collections of short stories, seven non-fiction books, and a number of dramatic works and screenplays for film and television. He is a columnist for Financial Times and he is also a frequent contributor to The New York Times, e-flux, DIS, and Vice. Coupland is an Officer of the Order of Canada, and a member of the Order of British Columbia and he published his thirteenth novel Worst. He also released a version of City of Glass and a biography of Marshall McLuhan for Penguin Canada in their Extraordinary Canadians series, called Extraordinary Canadians. He is the presenter of the 2010 Massey Lectures, and a novel to the lectures, Player One – What Is to Become of Us. Janet Coupland, a graduate in comparative religion from McGill University, in 1965, the Coupland family relocated to West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, where Couplands father opened private family medical practice at the completion of his military tour. Coupland describes his upbringing as producing a blank slate and my mother comes from a sour-faced family of preachers who from the 19th century to well into the 20th scoured the prairies thumping Bibles. Her parents tried to get away from that but unwittingly transmitted their values to my mother and my fathers family werent that different. Graduating from Sentinel Secondary School in West Vancouver in 1979, Coupland went to McGill University with the intention of studying the sciences, Coupland left McGill at the years end and returned to Vancouver to attend art school. At the Emily Carr College of Art and Design on Granville Island in Vancouver, in Couplands words and its the one place Ive felt truly, totally at home. It was a magic era between the hippies and the PC goon squads, everyone talked to everyone and you could ask anybody anything. He also completed courses in science, fine art. Established as a designer working in Tokyo, Coupland suffered a condition brought on by Tokyos summer climate. Before leaving Japan, Coupland had sent a postcard ahead to a friend in Vancouver, the friends husband, a magazine editor, read the postcard and offered Coupland a job writing for the magazine. Coupland began writing for magazines as a means of paying his studio bills, reflecting on his becoming a writer, Coupland has admitted that he became one By accident. I never wanted to be a writer, now that I do it, theres nothing else Id rather do
5. Terence Koh – Terence Koh is a Canadian artist who has also worked under the alias asianpunkboy. The artists work spans a range of media, including drawing, sculpture, video, performance, originally working under the alias asianpunkboy, Koh designed zines and custom-made books. His recent work has expanded to include performances, complex installations. Much of his work involves queer, punk, and pornographic sensibilities. In 2008, he was listed in Out magazines Out 100 People of the Year, Koh was raised in Mississauga, Ontario, and now lives in Northern California. He is a Chinese-Canadian artist who received degrees from the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver and The University of Waterloo, Kohs work was included in the Whitney Biennial, and the Yokohama Triennial. In 2008, he was a finalist for the Sobey Award and his work is in the permanent collections of institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and the Tate Modern, London, UK. Koh has previously worked with Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Sean Kelly Gallery, Mary Boone Gallery and he is represented by Moran Bondaroff in Los Angeles. Kohs work has associated with New Gothic Art. So Roberta Smith described the work in an appreciative March,2011 and this is performance art reduced to a bare and relentless rite in a space that has been stripped down to a kind of temple. Maybe the work is an apology for past bad-boy behavior. In 2008 he created the Terence Koh Show on YouTube, in which visitors to his home are either interviewed by Koh, each show is usually not more than a few minutes in length. Some episodes are more abstract, such as when he plays the video forward, notable guests have included Marina Abramović, Hans Ulrich Obrist, and most recently, Lady Gaga. In the clip with Lady Gaga titled 88 pearls, Koh counts a bowl of pearls with Lady Gaga, Kohs affiliation with the pop star began at the 2010 Grammys, where Lady Gaga performed on a piano designed by Koh specifically for the occasion. In the tradition of Piero Manzoni, Koh has gold-plated and sold his own feces for a total of $500,000.00 to collectors. Terence Kohs website Moran Bondaroff, Terence Koh Saatchi Gallery, Terence Koh Koh Birdy – Terence Koh Project New York magazine article LA Times article Times article
6. Keith Cole (performance artist) – Keith Cole is a queer Canadian performance artist and political activist. Originally from Thunder Bay, Ontario, he is based in Toronto. An alumnus of York Universitys Fine Arts program, Cole has worked in film and video, dance and theatre performance and his theatrical work has included the shows Mine, Alma, The Needle Exchange and Dodged Bullets/Missed Opportunities. He was also a contestant in the original 2006 edition of Canadas Worst Handyman, Cole is most famous for an incident in December 2004. Although he was criticized by Fife House, the events beneficiary. He has been the subject of two songs by Toronto-based queercore band Kids on TV, We Are the New Keith Cole, Cole performed a vocal in the album version of the former song, and directed the music video for the latter. The shows cast also included Adamo Ruggiero and Gavin Crawford, in 2010, Cole ran as a candidate for Mayor of Toronto in the citys mayoral election
7. Dean DeBlois – Dean DeBlois is a Canadian film director, film producer, screenwriter, animator and editor. DeBlois was born in Aylmer, Quebec, as a young boy, he was interested in comic books, which later influenced his drawing ability, sense of imagination and story-telling. Growing up poor, he visited on weekends a little shop in a strip mall close to his house. Memorizing the comics, he went home and drew, from 1988 to 1990, DeBlois contributed to such productions as The Raccoons, The Teddy Bears Picnic, and The Nutcracker Prince. Upon graduation from Sheridan College in 1990, DeBlois was hired by Sullivan Bluth Studios in Dublin, there, he worked as a layout artist, character designer, and storyboard assistant to Don Bluth on such feature animated films as A Troll in Central Park and Thumbelina. Shortly thereafter, they re-teamed to create Lilo & Stitch, DeBlois feature length music documentary film Heima chronicles the homecoming concert of Icelands Sigur Rós. In October 2008, DeBlois returned to animation to co-write and co-direct DreamWorks Animations then-troubled How to Train Your Dragon. The duo re-envisioned the films story and shepherded the production to its March 2010 release, the resulting film became the studios top-grossing film in North America outside of the Shrek franchise. DeBlois wrote and directed the fantasy/action film How to Train Your Dragon 2, a sequel to the original, the Raccoons The Teddy Bears Picnic The Nutcracker Prince Thumbelina A Troll in Central Park Mulan Atlantis, The Lost Empire Lilo & Stitch Stitch. The Movie Lilo & Stitch, The Series Lilo & Stitch 2, how to Train Your Dragon Go Quiet How to Train Your Dragon 2 How to Train Your Dragon 3 DeBlois was born in Brockville, Ontario and raised in Aylmer, Quebec. Dean DeBlois at the Internet Movie Database
8. Jess Dobkin – Jess Dobkin is a performance artist who emerged in Toronto, Canada in 2002. She is best known for her 2006 work The Lactation Station and she has a B. A. in Women’s Studies from Oberlin College, and an M. F. A. in Performance Art from Rutgers University. She is a Fellow at the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies at the University of Toronto, Dobkins work draws on her experience as a lesbian and a mother. Her body often figures prominently in her performances, such as Fee for Service a performance installation where audience members were invited to sharpen a pencil in Dobkins vagina, Dobkin has collaborated with other performance artists, including Martha Wilson, founder of the Franklin Furnace Archive. Dobkin is also known as a community organizer and often combines this with her creative work, in May 2015, after a successful crowdfunding campaign, she collaborated with many Toronto artists to create an alternative newsstand in a vacant kiosk at the Chester Subway Station for one year. The newsstand provides artists space to exhibit their work, providing an exchange for the commuters at the same time it sells newspapers, magazines. In 2006, Dobkin exhibited The Lactation Station in Toronto at the Ontario College of Art and Designs Professional Gallery, in this exhibition, Dobkin invited audience members to sample human breast milk. It was remounted in 2012 as part of the OFFTA Festival in Montreal, in 2015, Dobkin created ‘How Many Performance Artists Does it Take to Change a Lightbulb and performed it at Enoch Turner Schoolhouse in Toronto as part of Images Festival. The work is a response and ode to one of America’s foremost groundbreaking performance artists, Martha Wilson, and offers reflections and humorous observations on the way we see. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies at the University of Toronto, FADO Performance Art Centre, Digital Dramaturgy Lab at U of T. jessdobkin. com Jess Dobkin’s Social Mirror Ball – Dykes on Mykes
9. Evergon – He was born Albert Lunt in 1946 in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. He studied at the Rochester Institute of Technology in the early 1970s, throughout his career his work has used the medium of photography and photo-collage. Major themes in his work include personal sexuality, gender construction, aging and his work frequently includes art historical references and questions accepted interpretation of certain canonical art. He was among the artists of the 1960s and 1970s who reacted against of the conventions of studio photography established through the post-World War II period and he has had over a thousand shows in Canada and internationally. Evergon currently lives and works in Montreal and teaches at Concordia University