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Bowl of Strange Fruits - CMC 2005.91.2 - Photograph: Marie-Louise Deruaz

Michael Hosaluk — Wood Turner

Saskatoon — Saskatchewan

Bowl of Strange Fruits (detail), 2003
(With additional fruits by Jean Dominique, Fabian Garcia, Michael Lee and Kim Kelzer)
Elm, maple, horsehair - turned, carved, painted and assembled
Bronfman Collection, CMC 2005.91.2
Photograph: Marie-Louise Deruaz, Canadian Museum of Civilization

Michael Hosaluk - Photograph: Grant Kernan / AK Photos
Grant Kernan / AK Photos
Michael Hosaluk's idiosyncratic turned-wood objects are recognized throughout the world for their inventive spirit and technical mastery.

Selection Committee Statement

Michael Hosaluk lives near Saskatoon, and is recognized as one of the world's most creative woodturners. 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. Hosaluk was active on the Steering and Advisory Committees of the Furniture Society. Since 1982, he has been the coordinator of the biennial International Wood Furniture/Turning Conference.

His work has been exhibited throughout Canada, the United States, England, Germany and Japan. Hosaluk is the author of Scratching the Surface: Art and Content in Contemporary Wood. He has lectured and demonstrated extensively throughout Canada, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain, France, Norway and Israel.

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