I am pleased to announce Risa Horowitz as an addition to ART NORTH’s international team of writers covering the visual arts of Northern latitudes. Risa, who will serve as Contributing Editor (North America), is a visual artist and Assoc. Prof. of Visual Arts in the Department of Visual Arts, University of Regina, Saskatchewan. She has lived and worked in seven Canadian provinces as an artist, educator, writer, and gallery programmer, and has received numerous grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and several provincial funding bodies. Her works are held in the several corporate collections, as well as by the Canada Council Art Bank, and the Saskatchewan Arts Board collection.
In 2014, twenty of Risa’s paintings from her Trees of Canada series were acquired for Canada House in London by Global Affairs Canada. In 2018 and 2019, Global Affairs also acquired two of her arctic photographs, along with thirteen more Trees of Canada for the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C. As an academic, she is interested in the ways in which information systems frame knowledge, and in practice-based scholarship and the shaping of art practice by university structures and expert/amateur distinctions. She was also a co-founder of the Working Group for Studio Art Practice and Research for the University Art Association of Canada with the installation artist Annie Martin.