Brenda Francis PelkeyVice President
Brenda Francis Pelkey is a practicing visual artist who has exhibited throughout Canada as well as Scotland, France, Germany, Czechoslovakia, Finland and England. Her works appear in numerous collections such as the MacKenzie Art Gallery, the Mendel Art Gallery, the Art Bank, the Winnipeg Art Gallery, the Dunlop Art Gallery, The Saskatchewan Arts Board, The Art Gallery of Windsor, Confederation Centre for the Arts, and The National Gallery of Canada.
Her solo exhibitions include: “…the great effect of the imagination on the world” (1989), Foundry (1990), “dreams of life and death” (1994), Momento Mori (1996), Oblivion (1999), As if there were grace (2000), Haunts (2001), Hierophony (2003) and Spaces of Transformation (2006) and Threshold (2005), From the Outside In (2013) and numerous group exhibitions. Her most recent exhibition (2016): Territories: a Retrospective, curated by Catharine Mastin at the Art Gallery of Windsor was shown in five venues across the country. Brenda Francis Pelkey is a Professor Emerita at the University of Windsor.
How long have you been a part of ACWR?
A few years, three I think
What made you want to get involved with ACWR?
To contribute in some way to the arts community
Are you an artist? Can you tell us about your work?
I am a visual artist whose works with photography. My work invariably concerns notions of Place and Belonging.
What inspires you?
I am inspired by lots of things and would be hard pressed to identify any one specific thing.
What do you want people to know about ACWR?
The services and the support it provides for local artists.