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Susan Shantz

Susan Shantz is an interdisciplinary multi-media artist currently based in Saskatoon, where she has taught in the Department of Art and Art History at the Universtiy of Saskatchewan since 1990. Her artwork consists of mixed-media works, often sculptural in form, that explore embodied ways of knowing. She is interested in ritual and gesture, and the ways in which art arises from these and becomes a cultural performance. Her materials and processes of making are varied and derive from a range of conceptual concerns. Shantz’s practice is decidedly diverse and non-media specific. Though her work is often object-based and exists in space, the term sculpture itself is sometimes ill-equipped to encapsulate the nature of her work, which is more concerned with the exploration of process, materials, and ideas than formal structures. She has exhibited extensively throughout Canada since the mid 1980s, including major solo exhibitions at the Mendel Art Gallery, MacKenzie Art Gallery, and the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, among others. Her work is included in numerous public collections in Canada.

 


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