Wayne Thiebaud

Our latest Artist You Need To Know just marked his 100th birthday, and his influence is seen in a number of artists over his long career (including a past artist we featured here, Fritz Scholder). Wayne Thiebaud’s work might seem superficially ‘banal’ but there’s a...

Sandy Skoglund

Our next Artist You Need To Know has described her stunning, sometimes overwhelming images as not necessarily “a reflection of our times. But I know what my work is, it is to be the mirror, to be passive, to receive, participate as much as possible without judging.”...

Eleanor Antin

Our next Artist You Need To Know is someone who has been praised by no less a controversial figure than Camille Paglia (this is notable, as Paglia has a somewhat dismissive tone, regarding much contemporary art making). From Paglia’s ‘Glittering Images: A Journey...

Alex Cameron

Our latest Artist You Need To Know is someone who has a solo exhibition about to open at Bau-Xi Gallery in Toronto (on the 7th of November, 2020). Alex Cameron’s work is an ongoing exploration of colour and texture that has spanned over four decades. Born in 1947, he...

Käthe Kollwitz

In 2018, the AGO – Art Gallery of Ontario devoted several spaces, over six months, to the very evocative, and still incredibly moving (after nearly a century) works of our latest Artist You Need To Know. Käthe Kollwitz’s practice – which was an...