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Painters' Discussion

Hosted by Conversations in Contemporary Art

Date & time
Thursday, January 20, 2022
4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Registration is closed


Mark Igloliorte, Maggee Day, Matthis Grunsky, M.E. Sparks, Shoora Majedian


This event is free



Five Painters share how their discussion group has played an important role in their focus on studio practice, celebrating successes and building community as educators and artists.

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Maggee Day is a visual artist and educator based in Vancouver, on the unceded land of the Coast Salish peoples. Her work explores the relationships between seeing and abstraction, perception and representation, as well as the material potential of paint.

Mark Igloliorte (Inuk, Nunatsiavut) is an artist, essayist and educator. As a scholar and artist his work investigates relating to indigenous futures through a grounding in the embodied practices and language.  

Matthis Grunsky is an artist and educator based in Winnipeg, MB (Treaty 1). His work explores the closing divide between digital and material practice with a focus on painting and drawing. 

M.E. Sparks works primarily with paint and canvas to investigate ambiguities of representation, historical narratives and familiarized ways of looking. She is a faculty member at the University of Manitoba School of Art, Winnipeg MB (Treaty 1).

Shoora Majedian an Iranian-Canadian painter based in Vancouver. Her painting research explores different references, such as memory for representation. Her individual and collective narratives examine the possibilities of metaphor in image-making.

Conversations in Contemporary Art (CiCA) is a free event series sponsored by Concordia University's Studio Arts MFA Program. The series provides a unique opportunity to hear artists, designers, critics, writers, educators, and curators share their practice(s) and perspectives. 

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