CFAP Selected Artists Group 8

Philip Cheung

Art Form: Photography

Philip Cheung is a photographer based in Los Angeles and Toronto. His landscape, portrait and documentary photographs have been exhibited in galleries, museums and festivals across North America and Europe, such as The National Portrait Gallery (London, UK), the Lumix Festival (Hannover, DE) and the Flash Forward Festival (Toronto, CA).

In 2011, Cheung was named one of Photo District News’ 30 New and Emerging Photographers to Watch. He has been awarded research and production grants by the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council. Cheung has been recognized by the Magenta Foundation, Communication Arts and American Photo. His work is held in the collection of Akkasah, Center for Photography at New York University Abu Dhabi, and has appeared in features and reviews in The British Journal of Photography, CNN and TIME among others.

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Rosalie Favell

Art Form: Photo-based artist

Rosalie Favell is a photo-based artist, born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Drawing inspiration from her family history and Métis (Cree/English) heritage, she uses a variety of sources, from family albums to popular culture, to present a complex self-portrait of her experiences as a contemporary aboriginal woman. Her work has appeared in exhibitions in Canada, the US, Edinburgh, Scotland, Paris, France and Taipei, Taiwan. Numerous institutions have acquired her artwork including: National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa), Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography (Ottawa), Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian (Washington, D.C.) and Rockwell Museum of Western Art (Corning, New York). She has received numerous grants, and won prestigious awards such as the Chalmers Fellowship, the Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunten Award and the Karsh Award. A graduate of Ryerson Polytechnic Institute, Rosalie holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of New Mexico. She has studied and taught extensively at the post-graduate level. She has worked with grassroots organizations in Winnipeg with Inuit educational groups in Ottawa and Nepalese women’s groups in Katmandu.

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Aislinn Hunter

Art Form: Writing

AISLINN HUNTER is the author of six highly acclaimed books - a story collection, two books of poetry, a book of lyric essays, and two novels. Her first novel Stay was published in 2002, reissued in 2012, and made into a film in 2013. Her second novel The World Before Us, won the 2015 BC Book Prize and was a New York Times Editor’s Choice Book. Aislinn has a BFA in History in Art and Creative Writing (UVic), an MFA in Creative Writing (UBC), an MSc in Writing and Cultural Politics (U Edinburgh), and a PhD in English Literature (U Edinburgh) where she wrote on museums, 'thing theory', affect and resonance. Her third collection of poetry, Linger, Still, was published in the spring of 2017 by Gaspereau Press. She lives in British Columbia.

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Simone Jones

Art Form: Film, video, sculpture and electronic.

Simone Jones is a multidisciplinary artist who works with film, video, sculpture and electronics. Many of her works question the nature of perception: she is interested in how we see and how we translate what we see through various techniques of representation. Jones graduated from the Ontario College of Art (OCA) with a concentration in Experimental Art and received her MFA in Sculpture Installation from York University in Toronto. Jones has exhibited her work at national and international venues and is represented by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts in New York.

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Emmanuelle Léonard

Art Form: Photography and Videograhy

Emmanuelle Léonard is a Canadian photographer and videographer, born in 1971 in Montréal. She received Masters in media and visual arts from l’Université du Québec à Montréal. Since 2007 her work has been presented across Canada and around the world, including exhibitions in Montréal, Dresden, Berlin, Toronto, Paris and Québec.

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Andreas Rutkauskas

Art Form: Photography and Videography

Andreas Rutkauskas investigates the effect of various technologies on the perception and development of landscapes through the use of photography and video. His recent projects look at the impact of internet-based research on wilderness recreation, cycles of industrialization and deindustrialization in Canada’s oil patch, and the subtle technologies used to survey the Canada/U.S. border.

Rutkauskas’ work has been exhibited in galleries and festivals including El Museo de la Cancilleria, Mexico City (2017), Ryerson Image Centre, Toronto (2016), Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal (2015), and Gallery 400, Chicago (2014). His work has been featured in Canadian Art, Artpress, CBC News World, and Wired.

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