Finalists for the 2005 Saidye Bronfman Award
Hosaluk's work has been exhibited throughout Canada, as well as in Europe, China, Great Britain, Japan, Korea, Australia and the United States. Hosaluk's pieces can be found in the permanent collections of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace; Zhao Xiu, Governor of Jilin Province in China; the Idemitsu Corporation in Tokyo; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; The Detroit Institute of Arts; the Yale University Art Gallery; the Minneapolis Institute of Art, and the Royal Ontario Museum.
He has lectured and demonstrated extensively throughout Canada, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain, France, Norway and Israel. In 2003, he participated in the French Association of Turned Wood conference, Artistic Woodturning Worldwide, in Puy-St-Martin, France. Hosaluk has also been the coordinator of the biennial International Wood Furniture/Turning Conference since 1982.
In 2004, he was awarded the Saskatchewan Lieutenant-Governor's Award for Innovation in the Arts. Hosaluk is a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, and an Honorary Lifetime Member of the Saskatchewan Crafts Council and the Saskatchewan Woodworkers Guild, which he started in 1979. He was active on the Steering Committee to establish the Furniture Society of North America, and is on its Advisory Board.
Hosaluk's work has recently been profiled in numerous publications, including Fine Woodworking, Woodwork magazine, and the cover of American Craft. He is also the author of a book published in 2002 by Guild Publishing, titled Scratching the Surface: Art and Content in Contemporary Wood.
Michael Hosaluk lives and has his studio near Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Lemieux Bérubé has always been fascinated by the work of artists, dancers, writers, photographers, filmmakers, multimedia textile artists, etc., which she has incorporated into the imagery of her own work. Lemieux Bérubé explores a multifaceted vision of life, man and nature, through the use of a computer-assisted technique that she pioneered. This technique enables the artist to use a photograph, manipulate it to produce the desired effect, then transform it into a woven textile. Lemieux Bérubé's work has been profiled on Artspots on CBC television, and in numerous publications including Patchwork (France) and Craft Arts International (Australia) magazines, as well as Shuttle Spindle and Dyepot.
Louise Lemieux Bérubé has exhibited her work throughout Canada and the United States, as well as in Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Korea and Spain. Her work is represented in public collections, including the Canadian Embassy in London; the Deutsches Technikmuseum in Berlin; Loto Québec; the Société de développement des entreprises culturelles du Québec; the City of Lasalle, Quebec, and Temple Manuel Beth Shalom in Westmount, Quebec, as well as in numerous private collections.
Lemieux Bérubé is the Founder of the Montreal Centre for Contemporary Textiles, where she has taught students from around the world, and which she continues to direct. She regularly works with universities and schools, teaching textile work in Montreal, and through courses and conferences in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Japan and the United States.
Lemieux Bérubé was the Chair of the Conseil des métiers d'art du Québec from 1990 to 2000. She is a member of the Conseil des arts textiles du Québec, and since 1995 has been a member of the administrative and advisory committees of the Socitété de développement des entreprises culturelles du Québec.
Lemieux Bérubé lives and has her studio in Montreal, Quebec.
Peteran has created a wide range of work, including functional and one-of-a-kind pieces for commissions and exhibitions. His work has been influenced by a variety of sources, including historical furniture makers, the boxes of American artist Joseph Cornell, and the work of historical and contemporary painters. Peteran creates in both metal and wood, and sometimes incorporates his own paintings into his work. Peteran's work has been profiled in numerous Canadian and international publications including American Craft, Woodwork, and Fine Woodworking magazines.
Gordon Peteran has exhibited his work throughout Canada and the United States. His public art commissions include work for the City of Toronto; the Canadian Crafts Museum in Vancouver; the Glenn Gould Foundation in Toronto; the University of Toronto, and the Whitby Psychiatric Hospital. His work is also represented in numerous private and corporate collections.
Peteran was recently inducted into the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, and in 2001 received the Jean A. Chalmers National Craft Award: one of Canada's most prestigious visual arts prizes. He has been an active educator and lecturer, with positions at the Rhode Island School of Design; the San Diego State College of Art; the Sheridan College School of Art and Design; the Anderson Ranch Art School in Colorado; the Haystack Art School in Maine; the Minneapolis Institute of Art, and the Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina. In 2004, Peteran received an Ontario Arts Council Chalmers Arts Fellowship, which enabled him to travel to San Francisco for the position of Wornick Visiting Distinguished Professor at the California College of Arts and Crafts in the Wood/Furniture Program. He is a faculty member at the Ontario College of Art and Design.
Gordon Peteran lives and has his studio in Toronto, Ontario.
The marriage of simple, primitive forms with sophisticated materials lies at the core of Pierobon's work. He combines the functional needs of a piece with his own interests in sculptural forms or surface decoration, often inspired by African, Inuit and West Coast Aboriginal cultures. He also encrypts messages of various origins through meticulous carving and cast bronze elements that spring from languages as diverse as Nordic runes, hobo scratchings and, in particular, Gregg shorthand. Pierobon's work has been profiled in numerous Canadian and international publications including American Craft, Turning Points, and New York Review magazines, as well as The New York Times.
Peter Pierobon has exhibited his work throughout Canada, the United States and Ireland. His work is represented in public collections, including the Smithsonian Institution; the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City; the Philadelphia Museum of Art; the Newark Museum, and the City of North Vancouver, as well as corporate collections such as MCI World Headquarters in Washington, D.C. and Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Rochester, N.Y.
In 2004, Pierobon was inducted into the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. He has been an active educator and lecturer, with positions at the California College of Arts and Crafts in San Francisco, and the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. He was a founding member of the Furniture Society - the voice of the studio furniture movement in the United States and Canada - and was the assistant co-ordinator of the Furniture Society's very successful 1998 furniture conference. He is an active member of the Wood Co-op in Vancouver, as well as president of the advisory committee for the fine woodworking programme at Selkirk College in Nelson, B.C.
Peter Pierobon lives and has his studio in North Vancouver, B.C.
The quilts that Anna Torma produces are extraordinarily beautiful, labour-intensive, technically brilliant and conceptually complex - evoking both personal and formal elements, which are a hallmark of her work. She has a keen interest in contemporary and international art movements and issues, and combines these with all things visual, encompassing landscape, nature, architecture and the objects of everyday life. Torma's work has been profiled in numerous publications including Fibrearts, Walrus and Ontario Craft magazines, as well as The Globe and Mail and The National Post.
Anna Torma has exhibited her work throughout Canada and the United States, as well as in England, Hungary and the Netherlands. Torma's work is represented in public collections, including the Ministry of Culture in Hungary; the Contemporary Textile Collection in Szombathely, Hungary; the Library and Gallery in Cambridge, Ontario, and the New Brunswick Art Bank.
In 2005, Torma received a UNESCO Aschberg Bursary for a two-month residence at Cooperations in Wiltz, Luxembourg, to complete her embroidery project with local mentally handicapped artists. This year she also won the Best of Show Award at the Quilt National 2005 in Athens, Ohio. In 2006, the Art Gallery of Hamilton will produce a one-person show of Torma's work, with an accompanying monograph by exhibition curator Shirley Madill.
Anna Torma lives and has her studio in Baie Verte, New Brunswick.
Finalists for the 2004 Saidye Bronfman Award
Finalists for the 2003 Saidye Bronfman Award
Finalists for the 2002 Saidye Bronfman Award
Finalists for the 2001 Saidye Bronfman Award
Finalists for the 2000 Saidye Bronfman Award