Wanda Koop

About the Artist

Wanda Koop is one of Canada’s most distinguished artists. Her  paintingWorks of art made with paint on a surface. Often the surface, also called a support, is either a tightly stretched piece of canvas or a panel. How the ground (on which paint is applied) is prepared on the support depends greatly on the type of paint to be used. Paintings are usually intended to be placed in frames, and exhibited on walls, but there have been plenty of exceptions. Also, the act of painting, which may involve a wide range of techniques and materials, along with the artist's other concerns which effect the content of a work. (Artlex.com)  career spans three decades and includes over 50 solo exhibitions. Her work is included in numerous international private and museum collections including the National Gallery of Canada, which together with the Winnipeg Art Gallery, is currently preparing a major  retrospectiveAn exhibition of work by a senior artist representing all the stages of the artist’s career.  of Koop’s work. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including Doctor of Letters from the University of Winnipeg and the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design. She is a Member of the Order of Canada, and founder of Art City, an inner city art centre in Winnipeg.

Koop is urrently livng in Winnipeg, Manitoba.  Her work is influenced by that context, as we can see in Sightline (orange, blue target), the work presented here on the ARTSask site, where the crosshairs (or "target" - see below) in the piece sits directly between a forested shore on the left, and a smoky factory on the right, conveying her own environment in a city on the prairies.

crosshairs

 


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