Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Artist in Residency - Meet an Artist

Donna Bilyk - Anzac Studio
Wood Buffalo Artist in Residency 2013

Born and raised in Saskatoon, SK, Donna Bilyk knew from an early age that her passion in life was the creation of art. Married with 5 children, Donna has moved around Western Canada and, since 1995, has operated her own business specializing in custom picture framing, fine art photography and commission art work. She has had the opportunity to participate in numerous solo and group exhibitions across Canada and her works are held in private and corporate collections.

Her practice incorporates a multi-disciplinary approach. She is inspired by Impressionist artists such as Degas and Manet for their use of light, brushwork and strong compositional elements. Recent exposure to contemporary artists: Richter, Bartlett and Hughes have formed a diverse assemblage to draw upon.

Donna completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts, with great distinction, at the University of Lethbridge in 2011. As the recipient of a SSHRC grant and Graduate Scholarship, Donna has come full circle and enrolled in the Master of Fine Arts program at the University of Saskatchewan. She has successfully defended her Thesis in March 2014 and will attend convocation in June 2013.

Studio Location: Multipurpose Room - Anzac Community hall

Donna will be giving an Artist Talk on Wednesday August 14th, 2013 at 6:30pm in the Athabasca Room outside of the MacDonald Island Community Art Gallery (second floor), within the the Suncor Leisure Centre on MacDonald Island Park.

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