Luis Jacob (born 1970) is an artist, writer, curator and educator living in Toronto.
Luis Jacob (born 1970) is an artist, writer, curator and educator living in Toronto.
Alanis Obomsawin, OC GOQ (born August 31, 1932) is a Canadian filmmaker of Abenaki descent. Born in New Hampshire, and raised primarily in Quebec, she has written and directed many National Film Board of Canada documentaries on First Nations issues. Her best known documentary is Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance, about the 1990 siege at Oka, Quebec.
William Ronald “Bill” Reid, Jr., OBC (12 January 1920 – 13 March 1998) (Haida) was a Canadian artist whose works include jewelry, sculpture, screen-printing, and paintings. Some of his major works were featured on the Canadian $20 banknote of the Canadian Journey series (2004–2012).
Stanley Jordan (born July 31, 1959) is an American jazz guitarist whose technique involves tapping his fingers on the fretboard of the guitar with both hands.
Malcolm Garrett (born 1956) is a British graphic designer, who has worked for music artists such as Buzzcocks, Magazine, Duran Duran, Simple Minds, and Peter Gabriel. He was an early convert to exploring the opportunities and challenges of design with digital technology, and his London studio was the first amongst its peers to go totally digital in 1990.
In November 2013, he was elected as the Master of the Faculty of Royal Designers for Industry (RDI), previously to this in the year 2000, he was the first Royal Designer for Industry (RDI) in the field of interactive media. He is a Fellow of the International Society of Typographic Designers (ISTD), and a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a Visiting Professor at the University of the Arts London and holds honorary Doctorates of Design from Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, and University of the Arts London.
In 1998 he received a Prince Philip Designers Prize nomination in recognition of his achievements in design for business and society. In 2003 he was named by Design Week as one of the “Hot 50 people making a difference in design” for his work as design ambassador. Garrett continues his design practice as Creative Director of IMAGES&Co based in London, and heads a team which develops leading-edge communications in lifestyle, culture, manufacturing, healthcare and education, through a connected approach to design and technology.
Luke Perry is an English artist known for his monumental sculptures most especially those celebrating the heritage of the Industrial Revolution, particularly in the Black Country. He is the director and chief artist of his non-profit company Industrial Heritage Stronghold.
After an early career in documentary film – winning a Bronze medal for short film at the London International Short Film Festival – he returned to the Black Country to establish Industrial Heritage Stronghold (IHS); a not for profit organisation which was to be a vehicle for the production of large-scale public artworks. He has won numerous awards to date including the Cultural Champions Award (Presented by the Minister for Culture Ed Vaisey MP) and Birmingham City University Alumni of the year. His more recent works can be viewed on www.industrialheritagestronghold.com
He began to receive national recognition in 2010 when he was a co-presenter of the Channel 4 television series Titanic:The Mission.
Lewis Blake (born June 1946) is a British poet and artist. He is a member of the Cambridge School of poetry, and, to a certain extent, the British Poetry Revival.
Joel Thomas Zimmerman (born January 5, 1981), better known by his stage name deadmau5 (pronounced “dead mouse”), is a Canadian record producer and DJ from Toronto, Ontario. Zimmerman produces a variety of styles within the progressive house genre and sometimes other forms of electronic music. His tracks have been included in numerous compilation albums, such as the 2007 In Search of Sunrise 6: Ibiza CD. The February 2008 issue of Mixmag‘s music magazine included a free CD which was titled MixMag Presents: The Hottest New Name In Dance! DEADMAU5 Tech-Trance-Electro-Madness, mixed by Zimmerman. Tracks have also been included and presented on Armin van Buuren’s A State of Trance radio show. His debut album, Get Scraped, was released in 2005, followed by others in the next few years.
Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun is a Canadian First Nations artist. His paintings use elements of First Nations imagery and surrealism, and explore issues such as environmentalism, land ownership, and Canada’s treatment of First Nations peoples.
Boris Lurie (July 18, 1924 – January 7, 2008) was an American artist and writer. He co-founded the NO!Art movement which calls for art leading to social action. His controversial work, often related to the Holocaust, has frequently irritated critics and curators and has sold poorly.
Robert Waltrip “Bobby” Short (September 15, 1924 – March 21, 2005) was an American cabaret singer and pianist, best known for his interpretations of songs by popular composers of the first half of the 20th century such as Rodgers and Hart, Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, Harold Arlen, Richard A. Whiting, Vernon Duke, Noël Coward and George and Ira Gershwin.
Lawrence Stanley Lee (18 September 1909 – 25 April 2011) was a British stained glass artist whose work spanned the latter half of the 20th century. He was best known for leading the project to create ten huge windows for the nave of the new Coventry Cathedral. His other work includes windows at Guildford and Southwark Cathedrals as well as a great number of works elsewhere in the UK, and some in Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
Laurence Whitfield (born 1938 in Manchester) is an award-winning English artist. He was a member of The Peterloo Group, and studied at Manchester Regional College of Art, now known as Manchester College of Arts and Technology (MANCAT).
Laura Cinti is an artist working with biology.
She is the co-founder and co-director of C-LAB, a developing art/science studio lab with Howard Boland who is the co-founder and artistic director of C-LAB and an artist working with Synthetic Biology.
Laura Cinti has a PhD from UCL Slade School of Fine Art in interdisciplinary capacity with UCL University College London Centre of Biomedical Imaging, a MA in Interactive Media: Critical Theory & Practice (Distinction) from Goldsmiths, University of London and BA (Hons) Fine Art (First Class) from University of Hertfordshire.
Kelly Warman is a British film maker and artist based in London. Working since 2005, much of her work comprises scripted video works and staged performances that explore the translation of the interior monologue into the cinematic and architectural space. Her work is often characterised by a witty and overtly theatrical approach to the subject matter.
Paul-Émile Borduas (November 1, 1905 – February 22, 1960) was a Québec painter known for his abstract paintings. He was the leader of the avant-garde Automatiste movement and the chief author of the Refus Global manifesto of 1948. Borduas had a profound impact on the development of the arts and of thought, both in the province of Quebec and in Canada.
Keith George Sutton (29 May 1924 – 26 July 1991) was a British artist and critic
Guy Laliberté, OC CQ (born September 2, 1959) is a Canadian businessman, investor, poker player, and musician. With an estimated net worth of US$2.6 billion (as of March 2012), Laliberté was ranked by Forbes as the 11th wealthiest Canadian and 459th in the world.
Following an announcement from the Cirque du Soleil on April 20, 2015 concerning a change in ownership, Laliberté will maintain a stake in the business and will continue to provide strategic and creative input to the company.
Starting out busking as an accordion player, stiltwalker and fire-eater, in 1984 Laliberté founded Cirque du Soleil, a Canadian circus company whose shows have since been seen by more than 90 million people worldwide. In 2006, Laliberté was named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year.
Edward J. Repka (born October 22, 1960) is an American artist, best known for creating album covers for metal bands as well as shirt designs, including those featuring Megadeth’s mascot Vic Rattlehead. Repka’s portfolio also includes Dark Angel’s logo and model designs for the Hellraiser films. He works for the National Entertainment Collectibles Association as their lead painter and head of art direction.
Jim Sanborn (born Herbert James Sanborn Jr., November 14, 1945 in Washington, D.C.) is an American sculptor. He is best known for creating the encrypted Kryptos sculpture at CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia.
William Thomas Kinkade III (January 19, 1958 – April 6, 2012) was an American painter of popular realistic, pastoral, and idyllic subjects. He is notable for the mass marketing of his work as printed reproductions and other licensed products via the Thomas Kinkade Company. He characterized himself as “Thomas Kinkade, Painter of Light”, a phrase he protected through trademark but one originally attributed to the British master J. M. W. Turner (1775–1851). According to Kinkade’s company, 1 in every 20 American homes owns a copy of one of his paintings.
Despite wide commercial success throughout his life, Kinkade is generally held in low esteem by art critics; his pastoral paintings have been described as maudlin and overly sentimental.
Christopher Lee “Chris” Burden (April 11, 1946 – May 10, 2015) was an American artist working in performance, sculpture and installation art.
Arthur Lonergan (January 23, 1906 – January 23, 1989) was an American art director. He was nominated for an Academy Award in the category Best Art Direction for the film The Oscar. He also was the art director for the films Forbidden Planet, Yours, Mine and Ours and M*A*S*H.
Ivar Mendez is the Fred H. Wigmore Professor and Chairman of Surgery at the University of Saskatchewan and the Unified Head of Surgery for the Province of Saskatchewan. He is internationally known for his work in cell transplantation for Parkinson’s disease and the use of remote presence robotics in neurosurgery and primary health care.
John Hurford (born 1948) is a prolific English psychedelic artist.
He produced illustrations for Oz (magazine), Gandalf’s Garden and International Times (IT), and he is the only psychedelic artist of his generation to contribute to all three of these seminal underground publications.
John Hurford was born at Wixon near Chulmleigh in Devon in 1948. The son of a farming family, John was immersed in rural Devon life as a child. He attended Chulmleigh Primary School and later Queen Elizabeth’s School in Crediton as a boarder.
His early work (as much of it still is today) was crowded with flowers, birds and insects – highly detailed observations from the natural world he saw around him in the Devon countryside where he lived. It was often coupled with finely drawn Tolkienesque fantasy landscapes, people and mythical beings; goblin-like creatures were a favourite, as were naked girls.
He has provided various album covers for musicians, including Judy Dyble producing the front cover for her 2009 album ‘Talking With Strangers’.