Alison Keenan – Artist Biography

Alison Keenan, a multi-disciplinary artist, lived in Burma before returning home to England to complete her art education and later lived in Italy and Egypt where she studied Aubusson and Gobelin Tapestry. In 2008 she graduated from Emily Carr University, Canada and in 2010 she received a Certificate in Liberal Arts from Simon Fraser University. Her portfolio includes national and international exhibitions, awards and murals, an online catalogue, guest speaker, artists residencies and videos.

A member of the female Vancouver-based artist collective, 13 Feet Off the Ground, she has painted murals in Sicily, West Vancouver, Penticton and Los Cabos, Mexico. She recently completed a commissioned 22 ft-wide mural in Yaletown, Vancouver.

艾莉森基南 – 艺术家简介

艾莉森·基南 (Alison Keenan) 是一位涉及多种媒介的加拿大艺术家。她出生于英国并在英国受教育,也曾在缅甸、意大利、埃及生活和进行艺术创作,并研习了 Aubusson 和 Gobelin挂毯工艺。 之后她移居加拿大并于2008 年毕业于加拿大温哥华艾米丽·卡尔艺术大学,于 2010 年获得西门菲沙大学文科证书。 她的艺术生涯里包括国内和国际展览、奖项、壁画、线上画册、演讲、艺术家驻留项目以及影像等。

作为温哥华女性艺术家团体 “离地 13 英尺” 的成员,她曾在意大利西西里岛、加拿大西温哥华、加拿大卑诗省彭蒂克顿和墨西哥洛斯卡沃斯绘制壁画。 她最近在温哥华耶鲁镇完成了一幅 22 英尺宽的壁画。

Alison Keenan – Artist Statement

Surreal Landscapes and Imaginary Worlds invite the viewer into a world of complex paintings and collages created during the recent pandemic of 2020.

The artworks represent an exploration into a changed world where recombined images, social networking, cities, birds and animals, and fragments of visual culture collide. Recycled vintage magazines, maps, photos, patterns, and more gifted ephemera create one-of-a-kind collages.

Five or six elements are visually pleasing to me. A variety of yellows, surreal-looking plants, unusual plants and fish, off-kilter tables with legs and of course glimpses of water or a blue sea.

In my investigation of a changed world the artworks consider the endless summers of landscapes in a dreamlike passage of time mirroring the desire to escape the harsh reality for all.

艾莉森·基南 – 作品陈述