Studio Conversations: Adam Gunn’s Studio

Alison Shields,
Vancouver, BC

Size

22" x 30"

Medium

Oil on canvas

Shields’ recent body of work emerged from a research project that took her across Canada, visiting over 125 artists in their studios. Following that journey, she created paintings of those spaces while re-listening to the interviews with the artists, thus extending that conversation and bringing it back to her own studio. This painting depicts Adam Gunn’s Halifax studio.

Studio Conversations: Adam Gunn’s Studio

Alison Shields,
Vancouver, BC

About the artist
About the artist

Alison Shields
Vancouver, BC

Alison Shields is an Assistant Teaching Professor in Art Education at the University of Victoria. She received a MFA at the University of Waterloo and is currently a PhD Candidate in the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy at the University of British Columbia. She has exhibited her paintings and drawings in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver and has participated in artist residencies across Canada and the United States. She has received numerous awards for her work in Art Education, including most recently the Gordon and Marion Smith Prize in Art Education. Through her SSHRC-funded doctoral research, which has taken her on a cross-Canada journey visiting over 125 artists’ studios, Shields explores creative processes, painting as inquiry, and the relationship between thinking and making through studio work. Her painting practice similarly explores the intricacies of her own and other artists’ creative processes.

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