Nicole Bauberger has been a full time visual artist since 1992. She loves to experiment with materials and to collaborate with other artists. She has made her home in Whitehorse since 2003. She paints many ravens, and has also painted the road across Canada from East to West to North.
I have been experimenting with painting in many different materials over the past year. I’m bringing some of this experimental attitude back to acrylic and oil paint. Raven
imagery invites experiment; ravens are so voraciously curious themselves it seems in character to try new ways to bring them to life as paintings.
Josée is originally from Gaspé, Québec. She is the daughter of a codfisherman and was raised by the ocean. After attending CEGEP(college), she left at 21 to sail for two years. Upon her return, she and her partner decided that they wanted to go west. In 1996 they headed north. Time in the Yukon allowed her to pursue other passions and rekindled her zeal for silk painting. Today her silk artistry is known throughout the north.
For her, fly fishing is art and art touches deep places within her where no words exist. Being able to harvest her own food, tan the fish skins to make leather and create, gives her a sense of purpose and meaning. The same joy experienced while fishing is expressed through her art. Her life has come full circle: her childhood love of fishing has been perfected as an adult, and today she shows homage to fish in her creations.
Simon James Gilpin was born in Leeds, England in 1976. From the age of 15, Simon has been painting with oils after progressing from watercolours. This love of painting led himto pursue higher education, where he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1999 from Bretton Hall University in Wakefield, UK.
I have always found myself captivated by environments and our obsession with our surroundings. I am fascinated by both the urban landscapes we have built for ourselves, and the natural world we have moved away from. The idea of the conflict between human made and natural environments is at the very centre of my practice.
I completed a Fine Art Degree at the University of Alberta in 1998, moved north to the Yukon, and have been painting ever since. A balance has evolved; the outdoor activities I enjoy take me into the environment that I paint.
Nature inspires my painting. I try to represent visually both the seen and unseen, known and imagined aspects of the world around me. My home in the Yukon Territory provides dramatic subject matter with diverse landscapes, intense shifts of season, and abundant wildlife.
Catherine Jamnicky lives in Whitehorse, Yukon. During her formative years her family visited many art and historical museums. They were also keen outdoor enthusiasts. This set the tone for much of her artwork and her life. When not in her studio it is almost certain you will find Catherine in the arms of nature with her dog Benji.
Catherine Jamnicky’s art pieces are ethereal, earthy, discordant, intense and harmonious. Her work is assembled from a collection of miscellaneous objects including, artifacts, organics, reclaimed items and textiles. The concepts and pieces come from Catherine’s extensive travels around the world including; kayak trips and hikes all over the Yukon for the last 25 years.
My art practice began in photography and ceramics over 35 years ago. Today I employ a variety of expressive forms often using unorthodox materials, forcing me to adopt nontraditional techniques. This results in a more open-ended process, sending me on a journey of enquiry and exploration.
I have an inquiring nature and an obsessive drive to create. Currently the result is work that ponders a future in wearable tech, imbeddable implants and human augmentation. With technology’s ability to accelerate tasks and production, I am troubled by the inability of humans to manage the current pace of life and their extreme excesses.
Rebekah Miller is an interdisciplinary artist living in Dawson City. She received her BFA from Alberta College of Art and Design and her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in California. She has been living and working and making art in Dawson City since 2003.
For me, the act of drawing is a way to knowing my subject. It is, as if by creating these lines, I might follow them into a place of deeper understanding. It is with great care, that I attempt to capture my subjects through what I hope is a rendering worthy of the animal’s delicate intricacies.
Suzanne Paleczny is a Whitehorse-based visual artist. Her primary media are oil painting and sculpture using a variety of materials such as driftwood, clay, wire and paper mache. With the benefit of a Yukon Advanced Art Award, Suzanne studied painting, drawing, anatomy and sculpture at the New York Academy of Art in 2016.
My work is inspired by the human form and by the challenges of expressing the human condition. I am strongly influenced by my relationship with nature and the north. My most recent works aim to challenge the prevailing dualistic model of nature vs culture and visually re-locate humanity into the natural landscape.
Dee Bailey completed art and biology studies in Alberta. She moved to the Yukon in 2010 for a wilderness tourism job, then stayed for the art community and vast nature. Dee attended artist’s residencies in Iceland (2018) and France (2015). In 2017 she was an artist on the Canada C3 voyage. Dee researches connections to nature through art.
I explore the fusion of sculpture and painting by creating representational images using oil-based modelling clay. My sculptural paintings of Yukon species and landscapes invite viewers to look closely and to connect to their own experiences of the outdoors. I strive to rekindle that awe for our natural surroundings.
After many Yukon-based decades of experiments and transitions, Lawrie has settled in as an interdisciplinary artist and systems innovator in Carcross, Yukon. She holds two post-graduate degrees, one in literary non-fiction and, the other, a MFA in interdisciplinary arts.
My life-making-art practice forms a rolling and diving path that swoops and stills between the Yukon and the island of Maui. My paintings invoke the rhythm and vibration that arises from both being in, and being between, these places.
Anthony DeLorenzo is a landscape and outdoor adventure photographer who works with film and traditional darkroom
printing. He lives in Whitehorse, Yukon and he is passionate about exploring the remote landscapes of Canada’s North. His handmade prints explore the possibilities of the monochrome image through toning and alternative printing techniques.
I work in black and white—without colour I rely on light, texture and contrast to tell a story and create emotion. These silver gelatin prints are created by hand using a completely analog process. While technology can mimic the end result I believe it can never fully recreate the energy, artistic depth and tangible quality of a darkroom silver print.
Lumel Studios is focused on growing connections between people and hot glass. It is a maker-space and a gallery. Pieces are created within a spirit of Northern exuberance and love for a medium that is ever-changing through heat and light. Locally. Lumel Studios is labelled ‘The Happiness Factory’.
Lumel is a studio with a social mandate, providing workshops for a vast array of diverse people of every age and every ability. Glass blowing is lowered from its traditional lofty high art heights to a level where all can afford to by a hand-crafted glass piece and all can create.
Joyce Majiski’s work examines her connection to wilderness and northern landscapes within a context of global environmental concerns. Her past careers as biologist and wilderness guide in the Yukon contribute to her diverse artistic practice. Majiski is known for her monoprints, which are utilized in large scale installations, animation, artists books, and sculpture.
Consisting of layers, dense with technique, colour and information, Majiski’s work reflects the interrelationships found within nature. Her work comments on the effect of global changes in climate and socio-economic structures on the environment, animals, and cultures of the circumpolar north.
Mark Preston (Tlingit) was born in Dawson City, Yukon in 1960. He began studying silver carving under renowned Gitksan artist Phil Janzé while attending K’san in Hazelton, BC. He then began learning the techniques of wood carving. Preston is a multidisciplinary artist who works in a variety of media. His contemporary pieces are inspired by minimalism and abstraction. Preston’s work is in both private and public collections, including the Yukon Permanent Art Collection.
When I think about what art is, it is more than illustration or objects to be doted over. Art is the majic, the glue that binds us all together. It is the language that transcends its forms.
Martha Jane Ritchie lives and works in Haines Junction, Yukon beside the spectacular St. Elias Mountain Range. Inspired by life in this small wilderness town her work provides an intimate glimpse into the nuances of the surrounding natural environment. Attracted to the simplicity of the relief printmaking process, Martha began creating Linocut prints 35 years ago while studying at Emily Carr College of Art and Design.
When I was growing up my Mum took time to point out how the world around me could be expressed as a painting or a drawing. As I move through life I am astounded by the beauty and feel a deep urge to express it as a work of art.