Tuesday April 2nd, 2013 to
Sunday May 5th, 2013
Sun Apr 7th, 2013 — 2:00 pm - 4:00 pmRosalie Favell draws creative inspiration from her family roots as well as from her Metis, Cree and English heritage. This photo-based artist from Winnipeg, Manitoba uses everything from photo albums to pop culture to present a complex self-portrait of her experiences as a contemporary Aboriginal woman.
Rosalie's artwork has been collected and acquired by numerous prestigious institutions including the National Gallery of Canada and the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, both in Ottawa, the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, D.C., and Rockwell Museum of Western Art in Corning, New York. Her work has been widely exhibited in Canada, the U.S., Edinburgh, Scotland, Paris, France, and Taipei, Taiwan.
Favell has also been internationally recognized with a number of grants including the Chalmers Fellowship, the Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunten award and the 2012 Karsh Award. A graduate of Ryerson Polytechnic Institute, Favell also holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of New Mexico. She has studied and taught extensively at the post-graduate level. Favell continues to work with grassroots organizations in Winnipeg, Inuit educational groups in Ottawa and Nepalese women’s groups in Katmandu.
There will be an artists talk and Question and answer session on Sunday afternoon April 21st, at 4:00pm.
For a recent article in the National Gallery Magazine that features Rosalie: click here.
An article from 2012 about Rosalie winning the prestigious biennial Karsh Award: click here.