Wanda Koop Near You
By Michael Davidge
Wanda Koop is one of Canada’s most celebrated, internationally-renowned artists. Given that her artworks are large-scale and in high demand, they may seem beyond your reach. But like objects in a rear view mirror, they are closer to you than you might think.
While Koop has traveled extensively for her work and has exhibited around the world, she continues to live, work and be highly involved in her hometown of Winnipeg. She began making art in the prairie city as a child when she took free art classes at the Winnipeg Art Gallery in the 1950s. Since then, she has earned international acclaim, and in March 2016 she became a laureate of the Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts, one of Canada’s most prestigious art awards. Her art is in many private collections and public galleries in Canada and abroad, from the National Gallery of Canada to the Shanghai Museum of Modern Art. Continue reading “Wanda Koop Near You”