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Patrick Traer

Associate Professor, Painting and Drawing


Patrick Traer has taught at the Emily Carr Institute of Art &Design, the University of Lethbridge, the University of Saskatchewanand York University.  He is best known for his large format drawings,embroidered textile works and upholstered sculptures which often extendinto mixed media installations using video, photography, light-boxes,and blown glass.  These works reference incubation periods, biologicalobsolescence, and mythologies of human anatomy.  He holds a bachelordegree in English Literature, and an MFA in Visual Arts.  His work hasbeen exhibited widely across Canada and internationally at such venuesas The Contemporary Art Gallery in Vancouver, The Mendel Art Gallery inSaskatoon, The Walter Philips Gallery in Banff, The Dunlop Art Galleryin Regina, Plug-in in Winnipeg, YYZ in Toronto, the Sheehan Gallery inWashington, and The Walker Art Centre in Minneapolis.  He has receivednumerous awards including the Canada Council Paris Studio.


BA          University of Saskatchewan, 1986
MFA        York University, 1990                        

Areas of expertise

Painting and drawing

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