Grant Arnold

About the Artist

Grant Arnold was born in 1955 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He obtained his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1980 from the University of Saskatchewan. He worked as a photographic technician in the department or Audio Visual Services while studying for his degree.

After graduating Arnold was appointed assistant  curatorAn individual or group, who conceives an idea for an art exhibition, selects the art works, plans how they will be displayed and writes accompanying supporting materials for the ideas presented. A curator can work freelance or be affiliated with a gallery, and serves as the link between artists and gallery.  at the Photographers Gallery in Saskatoon before moving to the Mendel Art Gallery, where he worked as Extension Curator from 1982-1986. During his time at the Mendel, Arnold organized the exhibition William James: Selected Photographs 1900-1936, about the life and work of one of Saskatchewan’s early photographers.

Arnold left the Mendel in 1986 to become the Head Curator at the Windsor Art Gallery in Ontario, subsequently leaving Windsor to pursue his masters degree in Art History at the University of British Columbia. He then became the Audain Curator of British Columbia Art at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

Arnold is no longer an active artist.

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