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 and her works are held in
private and corporate collections. Canada
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
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 Lethbridge .
She has successfully defended her Thesis in March 2014 and will attend
convocation in June 2013. University of Saskatchewan
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.