Shary Boyle is well-known for her bold, fantastical explorations of the figure. Highly crafted and deeply imaginative, her multi-disciplinary practice mines the history of porcelain figurines, animist mythologies and folk art forms to create a symbolic language uniquely her own.
Boyle represented Canada with her project Music for Silence at the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013. She works across diverse media, including sculpture, painting, installation and performance, and is exhibited and collected internationally. In 2015 she performed at the Luminato Festival and the National Gallery of Canada, created a commissioned sculpture for the Musee des Beaux Art Montreal, and exhibited in Ceramix, Ceramics and art from Rodin to Schutte, at Cite de la ceramique Sevres, FR. In 2017, Shary Boyle will present her work in Earthlings at Calgary’s Esker Foundation, the Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale in Korea, and Suzanne Bierderberg Gallery in Amsterdam, NL. Shary Boyle lives in Toronto.
Joseph M. Sánchez is an American artist from Trinidad, Colorado, by way of the White Mountain Apache Reservation and Taos Pueblo. A leader in Indigenous and Chicano arts since the 1970s, Joseph has worked with hundreds of artists creating work, developing exhibitions, and advocating for the rights of minority artists, most importantly with the Professional Native Indian Artists (Native Group of Seven). A spiritual surrealist, Joseph's work is sensual and dreamlike, provocative and thought-inducing. Still producing work, and exhibiting across the United States and Canada, Joseph M Sánchez is simultaneously a community elder, and an instigator at the front lines of the battle for the creation of art and how we define it as a culture.