Exhibition Info

Jun 9 - Jul 9, 2011
10123 121 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5N 3W9

Wed-Fri | 12pm – 6pm
Sat | 12pm – 5pm

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Denise Hawrysio was born in Toronto and currently lives in London, UK. She received her BFA from Queen’s University, Canada, and her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. She works in a variety of media including site-specific installation and print and has exhibited her work in Europe, the United States and Canada. She has been an active member of London’s art scene for several years, founding her own project space in the early 90’s, working collectively with many of Britain leading artists. She recently received fellowships for print residencies at the Banff Centre for the Arts, the prestigious MacDowell Colony in the United States, the University of British Columbia and University of Alberta.

The Vancouver’s Georgia Straight review of her solo print exhibition stated: “Hawrysio’s prints are remarkable for both their conceptual premise and their social engagement — and for the oddly appealing aesthetic that emerges from the process of their creation. They boost the fading fortunes of traditional etching and lithography into the postmodern present.”

Artist Statement:

My aim is to invigorate traditional printmaking techniques by injecting them with conceptual energy and social consciousness, to offer a unique physical and psychological reflection upon the fragmented state of contemporary reality, and at the same time to straddle the spheres of formalist purity and narrative interpretation in analytic but sometimes humorous ways.

Artist’s Talk & Opening Reception: Jun. 9 at 6:00 pm.

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