MEET THE 2018 EDMONTON RESIDENTS

Greeting friends and family of SAW.
Heres a look at our Edmonton Residents:
 


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Hi! My name is Hailey Brancato; I'm 19 years old and I'm going into my third year in the BFA program @ University of Albert. I have a passion for sculptures, painting and drawing. I love to represent the human figure in my work, and  I love to try new things! I try my best to work out problems and give it all, no matter the scenario, I like working hard and seeing the payoff!

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Alyson Davies lives and works in Edmonton, Alberta. Davies received a BFA from University of Alberta. The artist’s work has been shown at the Art Gallery of Alberta, Stride Gallery, and will be in a solo exhibition at Gallery Edit (Richmond, VA) in September and SNAP community Gallery (Edmonton, AB) Febuary, 2019. She is a founder of the Artist Collective Tennis Club and is an active member od the artist run printshop SNAP. Her work has been written about in Canadian Art Magazine and published in various other magazines and blogs. Davies is an educator of art and Canadian history.

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Heather Ferrous was born and raised in British Columbia, and currently resides in Edmonton.  In 2017 she completed a diploma in Fine Arts at Macewan University, where she participated in the Landmarks 2017 curriculum for Canada’s 150. Heather is currently completing her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Alberta with a focus on sculpture and mixed media.

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Carly Greene is an emerging visual artist from Edmonton, Alberta. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Alberta where she graduated with distinction in 2012 with a focus on sculpture, drawing, and installation. 
Since leaving university Greene has maintained an active studio practice, working collaboratively and independently on exhibitions and transitory public art projects. She has completed internships at Franconia Sculpture Park (Minnesota, 2011) and Creative Practices (Edmonton, 2015), and residencies at The Ortona Armoury (Edmonton, 2015) and SNAP Gallery and Printshop (Edmonton, 2017). She recently held her first solo exhibition at the Bleeding Heart Art Space in Edmonton and is currently the Sculpture Studio Practicum at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity (Banff, 2018).

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Alex Linfield graduated from the University of Alberta with a BFA in art and design in 2016 and is a current MFA candidate at NSCAD University. As a believer in Canadian artist-run-centres he has served on the board of directors and special events committee of the Society of Northern Alberta Print-Artists, as well as filled the society’s Communications Coordinator position several times. Having also worked in manufacturing and industry he has developed a fascination for the process of how things are made as well as an object’s reproducibility.

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Vanessa Mastronardi is a Canadian artist working in sculpture and installation. Vanessa is originally from Edmonton, Alberta but currently lives and works in Upstate New York. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Alberta and a Master of Fine Arts from the University at Albany. She has exhibited internationally in Canada and the United States and has been recognized through multiple awards. Drawing attention to the absurd, she has a particular interest in her immediate surroundings and their greater, social implications. Vanessa's work employs sentiments of her own formative visual experiences to reconsider the ordinary by repurposing the everyday.

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Morgan Melenka is a interdisciplinary artist from Edmonton AB and current MFA candidate at NSCAD in Halifax NS. Her work centres on flatness, which she explores through a relationship between architecture and the digital through print-media and sculpture. She graduated from the University of Alberta in 2014 with a BFA in printmaking and painting, and since has been active in the community exhibiting by herself and as a member of the artist collective Tennis Club. She has exhibited across Canada in Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, Ottawa, and Halifax and in the U.S in New York, Nebraska and Tennessee.

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Roseanna Nay is an Edmonton-based artist working primarily in sculpture and painting. She will complete her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Alberta in 2018. Roseanna draws heavily from her experiences growing up living and working on her family’s cattle farm outside of the city. Her practice broadly pursues the use of narrative and world building techniques as a means of communicating person-place bonds.

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Borys Tarasenko is a multidisciplinary artist based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. A BFA Arts & Design Graduate from University of Alberta with a focus in painting, Borys likes creating artwork and graphics for musicians, theatre artists, and non-profit organizations and has been involved in a number of public projects throughout his hometown of Edmonton.

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