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Year Created

1995

Year Acquired

1995

Surfaces

Paper

Cultures

Canadian

Medium

Collage

Art Forms

Painting

Housework

by: Janice Wright Cheney


Small copy of jwc head shot.crop Janice Wright Cheney

Janice Wright Cheney’s textile-based sculptures and installations consider the fragility of our present state, examine loss of wilderness, and imagine ecological life in the future.

Wright Cheney’s work is featured in the collections of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, the New Brunswick Museum, the Glenbow Museum, and Telus Canada at Telus Garden, Vancouver. Widow, her sculpture of a grizzly bear swathed in roses, appeared in Oh Canada, a survey of contemporary Canadian art, held at MASS MoCA, North Adams, Massachusetts in 2012. Her solo exhibition Cellar was presented at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery (2012), the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (2014), and at Southern Alberta Art Gallery in Lethbridge (2015). Her work Spectre was installed at the Anchorage Museum in Alaska in 2018, and most recently she participated in Bonavista Biennale (2021). She has been elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. She is a recipient of the Strathbutler Award for Excellence in the Arts as well as the New Brunswick Lieutenant Governor's Award for High Achievement in Visual Arts.

Wright Cheney graduated from Mount Allison University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and completed an M.Ed. in Critical Studies at UNB. She lives and works on unceded, ancestral Wolastoqey land in Fredericton NB, where she teaches at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design.

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Yes, you may contact the program officer responsible for the program to get feedback on your application if you are not successful. Jury comments may also be shared for juried programs.

If your project is no longer taking place, it’s critical that you contact the program officer as soon as possible to notify us. Depending on the situation, we can advise you of next steps. To proceed with withdrawing the project, you will need to send a cheque for the grant amount made payable to “Minister of Finance” no later than March 1. Indicate on the cheque memo or attach a letter for what program the amount is for and mail to:

Arts and Cultural Industries Branch

Dept. of Tourism, Heritage and Culture

Attention: Janey Johnston

Marysville Place (4th floor)

P. O. Box 6000 Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1


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