Fiona Ackerman Long-listed for Sobey Art Award
Friday, May 8, 2015
Sobey Art Award: Congratulations to Fiona Ackerman for her nomination to the 2015 Sobey Art Award longlist.
The Edition 2014
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Winsor Gallery presents The Edition, a suite of artist multiples by Fiona Ackerman, Bill Anderson, Bradley Harms, Brian Howell, and Gary Pearson, launching on December 4th, 2014.
Fiona Ackerman- Exhibitions in Germany and Toronto this Fall
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Düsseldorf Germany: Fiona Ackerman is set to have two group openings in Düsseldorf Germany, and in Toronto this month. The pieces that will be in Dusseldorf will be exhibited along side 3 generations of abstract painters. Opening on September 4, 2014.
Video Interview: Fiona Ackerman
Thursday, February 20, 2014
For our fourth video installment, we interview Fiona Ackerman at her Parker Street studio space about her exhibition, "It's Not You, It's Me." Watch the video.
Forbes Travel: Exploring Vancouver's Newest Gallery District
Friday, February 14, 2014
Carolyn B. Heller for Forbes Travel Guide: "“We’re finally coming of age here,” says Jennifer Winsor, director of Vancouver’s Winsor Gallery. She’s talking about the emerging arts district, named The Flats, on the city’s east side.
Fiona Ackerman on "In the Make"
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Nikki Grattan for In The Make: I can’t say I remember how we came across Fiona’s paintings, I just know that when we first saw them there was an immediate recognition of a shared interest— which is why we wanted to visit her in her Vancouver studio. Both IN THE MAKE and Fiona’s current work are examinations of artists’ spaces in which all details, great and small, all practices, references, and tools, are worth careful consideration. At IN THE MAKE we aim to offer an intimate look at the diverse ways art is made while simultaneously sharing how each individual artist’s aesthetic pervades their environment and reveals their perspective. However, I think for Fiona, her endeavor is ultimately less about accurately rendering other artists’ work environments and more about reinterpreting these spaces, imbuing them with her own preoccupations and sensibilities, to tell a more tangled story of space. As she so clearly has stated, “In my studio paintings, I’m reflecting a real place, a real studio. But at the same time, I’ve broken it down and built it back up into something new. On the canvas, we can see evidence of both the real studio space, and the space of imagination.” I’ve always loved real places mutated by the imagination— when fabrications, exaggerations, and omissions are allowed to coexist with plain and perceptible facts, I’m certain that somehow this is the closest I will ever get to something true and real.
Fiona Ackerman: Creative Block
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Fiona Ackerman has been featured in this book titled Creative Block by one of our favourite art truth seekers the Jealous Curator. It surveys a selection of advice and projects from 50 different artist to help people uncover their new ideas waiting to be hatched. Fiona will have a lot of great advice, listening to her talk about her creative impulses is like watching an artist paint, or a singer enchant, Ackerman is a great painter, and is also incredibly well-spoken.