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Erin Fyfe Donnelly
In my work I explore the effect of the human influence in relation to the landscape. The changing world around us is altering what landscapes appear to be and our perspectives on what landscape means to us. No matter where or how remote the landscape may be, the presence of mankind is becoming stronger and more evident in today’s world. In turn, what does that mean for myself as a landscape painter?
I received my BFA in Visual Arts (Honours) from the University of Windsor in 2016.
I am an experienced graphic designer (15 years) but my passion for art prompted me to change my career focus. My inquiries into the theory and history of colour perception have prompted me to let go of conventional representation and experiment with a pared-down, minimal form of painting that leans toward painting as installation art. I received my BFA in Visual Arts (Honours) from the University of Victoria in 2019.
I am a Canadian visual artist and I am preoccupied with questions of identity, the vulnerability of the self, and the permanence of the photographic image. I explore these questions using historic (chemical-based) and modern (digital and large format) photographic processes. I have exhibited internationally and have pieces in several private collections.
Fibres, encaustics, and performance art are all important aspects of my artistic practice. The medium of painting is used in tandem with the applied arts of paper making and embroidery. The stitch is a constant element in my work, representing an effort to repair fault lines without hiding the rupture which previously occurred. I previously completed a bachelors in Arts History at Carleton (1999) and a Master in Art Education at Concordia (2010).