ARTIST: Renée Van Halm
LOCATION: Vancouver Art Gallery Facade
Renée Van Halm has a long-standing interest in the history of painting and the production of hybrid objects that blur the space between painting, sculpture and architecture.
Renée Van Halm is a visual artist. She currently lives and works in Vancouver and on Hornby Island. Her undergraduate work was completed at the then Vancouver School of Art and she received an MFA from Concordia University in Montréal. In addition to over 30 solo exhibitions her work has been included in numerous group exhibitions such as: Architypes in Sydney (2004) and Tokyo (2005); weak thought (1997-98) at the Vancouver Art Gallery and Songs of Experience (1983) at the National Gallery of Canada. Most recently she exhibited Nudge, a body of paintings, at the Equinox in Vancouver and is working on a public art project in Vancouver called Off Centre, a large painted window. She is currently preparing for an exhibition of new work on the subject of modern architecture and the craft object for the West Vancouver Museum in 2017.
Van Halm’s work has been extensively collected publicly and privately in Canada and elsewhere. She taught for over many years at York University in Toronto and for two decades at Emily Carr University of Art and Design, where she is now professor emerita.
Her work is represented by Birch Contemporary in Toronto and the Equinox Gallery in Vancouver.