2014 Artists in Residence
2013 Artists in Residence
2012 Artists in Residence
2011 Artists in Residence
Jessica Auer and Andreas Rutkauskas
Jessica Auer and Andreas Rutkauskas are visual artists from Montreal, Quebec. They received their MFA degrees in Studio Arts from Concordia University, where they now teach photography. Jessica Auer’s work is largely concerned with the study of cultural sites. From the beaten track to the frontier, she explores places where history and mythology are woven into the landscape, and where contemporary landscape issues emerge. Through the use of photography, video, and mapping, Andreas Rutkauskas’ projects have addressed the impact of Internet-based research on wilderness recreation, the borderlands surrounding the Canada/US international boundary, and cycles of industrialization and deindustrialization. They are both members of the Field Workers, an artist collective that will be exhibiting at oslo8 in Basel, Switzerland in June 2015.
Steve Snell (b. 1983) grew up in the suburbs of Columbus, Ohio. After graduating from Miami University in 2006, Steve moved to Alaska and eventually became the art teacher in Yakutat. In 2011, he received his M.F.A. in Studio Art from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He has been an Artist-in-Residence at the HUB-BUB in Spartanburg, South Carolina and at the Wassaic Project in Wassaic, NY. Steve is currently on the faculty at Hastings College in Hastings, Nebraska, where he teaches painting, art history, and adventure-art. His work has been shown in galleries and film festivals throughout the United States.
Daphne Mennell is one of the Yukon's better-known artists. She has a number of pieces in major public collections in the Yukon and in private collections throughout the world. Her paintings are known for their lively colour and movement, depicting the Yukon and Alaska landscapes she loves. Perhaps Daphne’s most beloved work is the “Whitehorse Horse”, a large metal sculpture that rears above the main roadway into Whitehorse, Yukon. She created this sculpture, along with the caribou atop the Carcross village entrance sign, with the assistance of welder Roger Poole.
Cassandra Loomis is a bibliophile and an avid traveller whose journeys have been inspired by reading one-too-many adventure books. Each new place she’s travelled to has infected her with an even greater curiosity to travel more and paint more. She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a BFA and a focus in illustration. For the past 10 years she has been an artist for the Trader Joe’s grocery store chain and creates murals for stores across the United States. She also moonlights as a painter of portraits and restaurant murals.
Nicole Bauberger worked as apprentice and assistant painter to David Bierk for five years. This was an intensive education in oil paint, methods and materials, art history, contemporary art practice and art business for Bauberger. She made her first experiments with encaustic and painted her first dress painting in the BierkArt Studio. In the spring of 1999 she left the studio and has been a self-employed artist ever since. She has toured four different public gallery shows across Canada, and has had her paintings shown in commercial galleries and at festivals. Bauberger studied painting in Ontario, and began painting the Yukon in 2001. She moved to the territory in 2003.
Kara Sievewright is a writer and artist who creates graphic stories, prints, zines, websites and books. She has published writing, illustrations and graphic stories in carte blanche, World War Three Illustrated, Broken Pencil, filling station and West Coast Line. She has exhibited her comics and books in Poland, Chicago, Paris, Toronto, New York, and at many zine and comic festivals. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia and is working on a graphic novel with funding from the Toronto Arts Council. She is from the West Coast, but is currently living in Toronto.
Jay White likes to bring his imagination to life through oil and watercolour paintings, animated short films, and through interdisciplinary collaboration with other artists. His career runs the gamut from creating music videos, animated television shows and video games to painting exhibitions and collaborations with theatre and dance companies.
His work as Art Director on the animated series Dragon Booster helped it garner a Gemini Award for Best Animated Series in 2005. Jay’s last short film, Boar Attack, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, won many Best Animated Short awards at festivals internationally, and was longlisted for Academy Award nomination in 2009. His current animated short film, The Perfect Detonator, premiered at the St Louis International Film Festival, and is now showing in festivals across the world.
Four Stories installation at Yukon Arts Centre © Jay White
Four Stories detail
© Jay White
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Corrie Francis Parks
Corrie Francis Parks is a photographer and filmmaker based in Big Sky, Montana. An alumna of Dartmouth College and University of Southern California, her award-winning films have been exhibited at over 100 national and international film festivals. She combines photography and animation in time-based works for gallery exhibition and installation.
Through long exposures and open-shutter camera movement, her still photography and animated light paintings bring a new palette of textures and rhythms derived from the natural world into the galley setting.
She has been an artist in residence at the MacDowell Colony and Fundación Valparaíso, a Fulbright Fellow to New Zealand, and a recipient of a Sierra Foundation Grant for her work in experimental photography.
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"Evolution of a Painting"
Happy Camp prepped © Emma Barr, 2012
Happy Camp study © Emma Barr, 2012
Happy Camp Sunset © Emma Barr, 2012
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Ava P. Christl
"Crossing Chilkoot Pass"
Oil and acrylic on cradle board, 48" x 48"
© Ava P. Christl, 2012