Myfanwy MacLeod

Myfanwy MacLeod (b. 1961, London, Canada; lives/works: Vancouver) explores the overlapping and intersecting of pop culture, art history, and folk tradition. MacLeod draws parallels between how art and mass media are created, circulated, and consumed, articulating her findings with satirical wit. Her works, which range from photography and painting to large-scale installations and sculpture, examine how context and discourse can transform images, objects, or sounds, changing the way they resonate with individuals and in society.

MacLeod received a BFA from Concordia University (1990) and an MFA from the University of British Columbia (1995). She was a recipient of the VIVA Award (1999), presented by the Jack and Doris Shadbolt Foundation for the Visual Arts, Vancouver. She has had solo exhibitions at Or Gallery, Vancouver (2015); Vancouver Art Gallery (2014); Presentation House: Gallery, Vancouver (2012); Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver (2006). Selected group exhibitions include Polygon Gallery (2017); Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto (2013); National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; MASS MoCA, North Adams (2012); Vancouver Art Gallery (2010); Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Toronto (2008); Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston (2006); Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Germany (2004); The Power Plant, Toronto, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Gasworks, London (2002); Canadian Pavilion, Melbourne International Biennial (1999); Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver (1998).