"Sheila Butler is a visual artist, residing in Toronto, Ontario. From 1973 to 1989 Butler taught at the University of Manitoba and the University of Winnipeg, moving to the University of Western Ontario until retirement from teaching in 2004. Butler's work is grounded in representational drawing/painting. Her practice is characterized by collective work with other artists, especially in relation to activist art projects relating to feminist goals and to aboriginal issues. In addition to pictorial wall works in traditional materials, Butler has exhibited fundamentally two-dimensional works staged as three-dimensional installations. "