Fogo Island Arts announces 2017 CIBC Artist-in-Residence

Fogo Island Arts (FIA) is pleased to announce that renowned painter Elizabeth McIntosh will be the 2017 CIBC Artist-in-Residence. McIntosh_Black Dress_2016_web

Based in Vancouver, McIntosh is celebrated for her paintings that engage playfully with abstraction and figuration, making each a part of the other. Using pattern, geometry, collage, drawing and referenced images she creates curious and ambiguous works. Established in 2016, the CIBC Artist-in-Residence program enables Fogo Island Arts to bring one established Canadian contemporary artist per year to participate in a residency on Fogo Island.

CIBC’s support is a vital contribution to Fogo Island Arts’ Patrons Program, a major fundraising campaign launched in 2016 to support FIA programs and initiatives. The three-year partnership between CIBC and FIA reflects a shared understanding of the critical role that contemporary art plays in enriching and revitalizing Canadian communities.

Based in Vancouver, Elizabeth McIntosh received her MFA from Chelsea College of Art and Design, London. Her work has been presented across Canada and the United States including exhibitions at the Contemporary Art Gallery in Vancouver; Parisian Laundry, Montreal; Diaz Contemporary, Toronto; Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon; and Santa Monica Museum of Art, among others. Her artworks are held in public and private collections across Canada including the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; and Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal. McIntosh is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including the 2013 VIVA Award. She is Assistant Professor of Painting and Visual Arts at Emily Carr University, Vancouver.


Image credit: Elizabeth McIntosh, Black Dress (2016). Oil on canvas. Courtesy the artist and Catriona Jeffries Gallery.