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...

David Hlynsky

Our latest Artist You Need To Know is David Hlynsky. Hlynsky was born in the United States, but emigrated to Canada in 1971. His grandparents had left Poland and the Ukraine around 1912, for North America. He attended Ohio State University from 1965 to 1970, earning a...

Tony Calzetta

As we mark that our continuing Artists You Need To Know series has reached the milestone of 100 artists, it is 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...

Rae Johnson

Our next Artist You Need To Know is Rae Johnson (1953-2020). She was a Canadian artist who worked primarily in painting, based out of Toronto. Originally from Winnipeg, and having lived in Ottawa as well, she moved to Toronto in 1975 where she studied at the New...

Lupe Rodriguez

Our next Artist You Need To Know is Lupe Rodriguez (1953-2008). Rodriguez was born in La Linea, Spain and relocated to Canada as a child. She earned an honours Bachelor of Fine Arts from York University (1977) and also studied art in Paris at L’École des...