Mia Daniels

Jane Aitken Finalist 2017

Untitled (Coffee Cup) | 60″ x 45″ | Textiles quilted on canvas Derived from a flattened disposable coffee cup collected from the city-street, shape-abstraction is used to explore relational systems, flexible and hybrid structures. The vessel is framed as an expandable object: a ubiquitous cultural remnant embedded with the potential for many kinds of understanding – transversal subjectivities and multiple …


Josée Carbonneau

Jane Aitken Finalist 2017

Drying time in the North| 16″ x 33″ | Fish skins\Fibre Art This clothes line is made with home-tanned lake trout, natural burbot, hand-dyed burbot with strawberry blite fruits, pink salmon and Arctic Grayling fish skins. Also recycled wool, fish scales, beads, synthetic living fibre are used in imitation of sinew and mini-clothes pins. facebook.com/Josee-Carbonneau-282711798503657


Eszter Burghardt

Jane Aitken Finalist 2017

Thief | 28″ x 42″ | Photograph. Archival print on paper “Thief” from the series “In Sheep’s Clothing” depicts a figure dressed in a wool wolf pelt disguising the wearer much like the fable “The Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing”. The human is portrayed as the villain as opposed to the wolf, as is the tradition in folklore, contemporary media and …


David Brandy

Jane Aitken Finalist 2017

Lifesavers | 27″ x 40″ | Digital photography face mounted on plexiglass “Lifesavers” is one of the images from my series of photographs entitled, “Empty Seats”. The series depicts the enigma of everyday seating specifically created by and for human beings, yet these objects are filled with emptiness, loneliness and longing for a human presence. www.davidbrandyphotography.com


Jamie Bradbury

Jane Aitken Finalist 2017

Rez Life (Bertie) | 8.5″ x 11″ | Pencil on Fabriano paper This portrait, entitled ‘Bertie’, was rendered in March 2017, during the Mikw Chiyâm seven week art residency / concentration, located in the Cree community Waskaganish in northern Québec. Bertie was a student participant in the program. This work is part of an ongoing multidisciplinary series incorporating drawing, painting, …


Catherine Beaudette

Jane Aitken Finalist 2017

Seaweed 12 | 30″ x 30″ | Chromogenic print mounted on aluminum Seaweeds are flowerless plants that live in the ocean, transforming impurities into materials essential to life. Like the natural historian, I do fieldwork on location gaining knowledge through patient observation of what nature tosses out. Styled bouquets are arranged from sea plants gathered at low tide, photographed on …


Nancy Boyd

Jane Aitken Finalist 2017

Hemi-Drift | 36″ x 48″ | Mixed media and spray paint on panel “Hemi-Drift” explores the creative process and the fugitive nature of all things; be that a moment in a painting or the position of particles in the quantum universe. I marvel at energy finding ways to manifest as form: so varied, so oddly specific, so mysteriously beautiful and …

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Karen Andrews

Jane Aitken Finalist 2017

Family Study#12 – D&D Boys | 44″ x 30″ | Ink and brush drawing on paper My drawings are of no deep significance; my intent is to capture sporadic, stolen moments of daily life spent with my family, something which I have done since the birth of our son 14 years ago. This particular drawing is part of an ongoing …

Annie Baillargeon

SSartprize Finalist 2015

WINNER | JURORS CHOICE AWARD – JUROR, VICKY CHAINEY GAGNON – $2,000 As a performance artist, Annie Baillargeon creates metaphorical works that centre on the body as a central motif. The artist’s practice crosses genres and mediums in a multidisciplinary meditation on human interactions, both sociological and intimate. In these images, the multiple static and moving figures suggest sumptuous baroque …

Jacynthe Carrier

SSartprize Finalist 2015

#2 From The Serie Rites | 30” high x 40” wide | Photo inkjet print Carrier’s process spreads beyond the boundaries of disciplines. The essence of her work is not restricted specifically to performance, photography, or video – her practice is first and foremost an exploration of the living. She muses on humans, their relation to each other, to their …