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Artist Talk: Judith Schwarz
February 17, 2022 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
Join us for an artist talk with Judith Schwarz, presented by the UBC Okanagan Gallery in collaboration with the Vernon Public Art Gallery.
Schwarz’s sculptural artworks Grid I and Grid II are now featured in an exhibition highlighting UBCO’s Permanent Art Collection titled Ramble On, curated by Dr. Stacey Koosel. Ramble On is now on display at the Vernon Public Art Gallery from January 13 to March 9, 2022.
Schwarz is a nationally-recognized artist whose work is found in public and private collections across Canada. Schwarz has created several large-scale public commissions in Toronto and Vancouver that stress integration between art and the environment. Her solo shows include the Embassy Gallery in Tokyo and the Freedman Gallery in Reading, Pennsylvania. As a visiting artist, she has held residencies with Toronto’s Open Studio, the McIntyre Ranch in Southern Alberta, ArtSpace in Sydney, Australia, and the Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design in Vancouver.
Schwarz has also served as president of C Magazine and the artist-run Mercer Union, Toronto; as a member of the board of the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Sculpture Garden and the Koffler Centre for the Arts in Toronto; and as Vice-Chair of the board of Toronto’s Open Studio. In recognition of her outstanding creative work, she was awarded the Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award in Visual Arts by the Canada Council.