Xiaojing Yan

Our latest Artist You Need To Know is Xiaojing Yan  闫晓静. She is a Chinese-Canadian artist whose “work embraces her sense of having a hybrid identity.” (from her site) Curator and critic Suzanne Luke offers the following about Yan’s art : “Yan’s...

Gabrielle de Montmollin

As we reach the milestone of 100 artists presented on our Artists You Need To Know series it’s a good time to turn the spotlight on the two artists who are Art Is Hell / AIH Studios with features about them. This week’s Artist You Need To Know is Gabrielle...

Daphne Odjig

Our next Artist You Need To Know is Daphne Odjig (1919 – 2016). She was a First Nations artist of Odawa-Potawatomi-English heritage. Her painting is often characterized as Woodlands Style or as the pictographic style. Odjig was the major instigator and founder of the...

Joan Brown

Our next Artist You Need To Know is Joan Brown (1938 – 1990). Brown lived in Northern California, and was primarily a figurative painter. She was a member of the ‘second generation’ of the Bay Area Figurative Movement (a previously featured Artist You Need...

Shelley Niro

Our latest Artist You Need to Know is Shelley Niro. She’s a member of the Six Nations Reserve, Bay of Quinte Kanien’kehaka (Mohawk) Nation, Turtle Clan. Employing such diverse media as photography, painting, sculpture and film, Niro’s art often uses humour...