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Deanna Fogstrom

Creating + showing art = experiencing community.  Urban life creates a fertile ground for my work.  I seek to capture energy, patterns and colour through paintings and photographs which explore a city’s distinctive features.  Painting and photography have been the focus of my creative practice since completing a BFA at Emily Carr University of Art + Design.  

 

City life produces constant animation, diversity and change. How do we grow and move forward without losing buildings which demonstrate the work of those who have gone before us?  Along with co-curating an exhibition of 18 female artists entitled “How Nice to Have a Hobby” (2014) I attended the Finnish artist residency, AARK.fi (2018), then wandered through Paris seeking inspiration for another body of work, Paris, Love and Protest. 

 

In addition to ECUAD (BFA, Visual Arts) I studied Applied Linguistics (MA), Concordia University, as well as French (BA) and Education (Professional Teacher Certificate) at Simon Fraser University. I am proud to have taught in the public school system of British Columbia.