MacEwan University Fine Art students

organized by Leslie Sharpe

This exhibit presents extended drawing works responding to constructions of nature, animal, history and place by MacEwan University students for the national initiative LandMarks2017/Repères2017. Works were informed by research related to early sites of Fort Edmonton, as well as site visits and performance drawings at Elk Island National Park.

Biography Leslie Sharpe received her MFA from University of California, San Diego, and has taught art at Pratt Institute, University of California, San Diego, Indiana University, and MacEwan University, where she is Chair of Art and Design and an Associate Professor in Fine Art. Sharpe was a faculty fellow at UCSD, and has been an artist-in-residence at Ivvavik National Park, Banff Centre, and PS1 in New York. She has exhibited and presented her work internationally in Canada, Columbia, Finland, France, Germany, Spain, Turkey, the UK and USA and contributed her writing to numerous publications, including Leonardo special issue on Locative Media, and the books Transmission Arts, Far Field: Digital Culture, Climate Change, and the Poles, and Textile Messages: Dispatches from the World of E-Textiles and Education.

MacEwan students will present 20 performative drawing events over the course of the festival.