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U of R Visual Arts students and Libby Hague create installation at Fifth Parallel Gallery

_DSC4429 newSubmitted by: Leesa Streifler
Professor, Visual Arts Department

On Friday, February 8, 2013, the Visual Arts Department will be delighted to present Toronto-based artist Libby Hague. Hague is an internationally-renowned printmaker, animator and installation artist who has been working with Visual Arts students all week to create a collaborative installation in the Fifth Parallel Gallery in the Riddell Center.

This program has been generously supported by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Humanities Research Institute, U of R.

NOTE: A reception for the work in progress will be held in the gallery on Thursday, February 7 from 3 – 5  p.m. Please come by and enjoy some refreshments while meeting Libby Hague. You will also be able to see students working on some exciting additions to the installation.

Libby Hague Biography
Libby Hague is a visual artist who works primarily in print installation and lives in Toronto, Ontario. She studied fine art at Concordia ( then SGWU) and has participated in various print residencies and exchanges including in the past two years a residency in Ireland, Xylography – Stylistic Matrix, Galati Visual Art Museum, Romania, the International Paper Art Exhibition and Symposium, Chung Shan National Gallery, Taiwan, My one and only life so far, as part of “Miner for a heart”, curated by Yael Brotman for Impact 7, Melbourne, Australia (the last work also opened in NY and Austin, Texas in the IPCNY’s autumn exhibition), the 6th Novosibirsk International Biennial of Contemporary Graphic Art, Siberia and L’Arte E Il Torchio International Biennial, at the The Civic Art Museum, Cremona, Italy.

Her recent exhibitions include Be Brave! We are in this together, YYZ, Toronto 2012, Sympathetic Connections at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, 2011; We were young and still believed in heaven, Galerie Circulaire, Montreal, Quebec, 2010; tiens-mois tres fort, La Centrale, Montreal, Quebec, 2010; being natural, Durham Art Gallery, Durham, Ontario, 2010; and One step at a time, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Mississauga, Ontario, 2009.

Libby is featured in the British book, Installations & Experimental Printmaking by Alexia Tala and she won the 2009 Open Studio National Printmaking Award. She is represented in many public collections including the Donovan Collection at the University of Toronto.

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