01. 05. 2018
31. 05. 2018

Mandy Espezel (CA)

Our resident artist for month May will be Mandy Espezel from Canada.

Mandy Espezel is a Canadian artist originally from Fort McMurray, Alberta. They received a BFA in Art and Design from the University of Alberta in 2007, and a MFA in Art from the University of Lethbridge in 2012. Based in an intuitive, material studio practice, their work engages a feminist-phenomenological discourse and the power and necessity of vulnerability. Espezel has participated in a number of residencies, most recently with the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture (KIAC) located in Dawson City, Yukon, and with the Banff Centre for the Arts and Creativity in the thematic residency “Body as Site”, lead by Lucy and Jorge Orta. Recent projects include solo exhibitions with Casa Public Art Gallery (Pine Cones in Soft Mouths), and with Harcourt House Gallery (HEY NOW(s), WELLNESS CHECK(s), and other improbable obsessions). Espezel is based in Lethbridge, where they are a recurrent sessional instructor in the Art Department at the University of Lethbridge.