Photographer Don Gill speaks in Art Now, 12 noon, Oct 7, Recital Hall

Friday, October 7, 2011 - 12:00am - 12:50pm



Mapping a Prairie City


The Artist as Artist / The Artist as Curator.  Mapping a Prairie City: Lethbridge and its Suburbs.

Don Gill teaches Photo-Arts in the Department of Art. He also holds an appointment as Adjunct Professor in the Graduate M.A. program of the Frost Centre for Canadian Studies and Aboriginal Studies at Trent University.

He is a multimedia artist with an extensive production and lecturing history. His research and creative activities encompass photography, video, film, new media, writing, performance, and documentary studies. Before accepting a tenure-track appointment at the University of Lethbridge in 2000, he held academic appointments at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design; Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey; Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design; Malaspina University College; and Simon Fraser University. He has also taught in the Cultural Studies program at Trent University.

His work has been exhibited internationally and is in collections in Canada and the United States. In 2011 he co-curated (with Ryan Doherty) the exhibition Mapping a Prairie City: Lethbridge and its Suburbs at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery. Some recent solo exhibitions were at: Visual Arts Centre of Clarington, ON, 2011; The Land/an art site, Albuquerque New Mexico, 2010; Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton AB, 2009; Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina SK, 2008, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg MB, 2007; Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta, 2006; Confederation Centre, Charlottetown, P.E.I., 2005; Gallery 101, Ottawa, ON, 2004; Open Space, Victoria, B.C., 2004.