of Art History & Philosophy of Science & Technology, University
of Toronto, Ontario.
1976 Advanced Diploma with Honours, Vancouver Art College, British
1972 Bachelor of Art , University of Toronto, Ontario, and Governor
General's Silver Medal for English, University of Liverpool, England.
Equations, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario.
1995 Tentative Equations, Galerie Oboro, Montréal,
- Picture Theory, YYZ Gallery, Toronto, Ontario.
1993 The Project on Women and Mathematics, The New Gallery,
Earlier exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery (solo), 49th Parallel
in New York (solo), Optica Gallery in Montreal (solo), Mercer Union
in Toronto (solo), the Edmonton Art Gallery (group), Agnes Etherington
Art Gallery (group), The Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art (group)
and Dov'e la Tigre (group), Milan, Italy.
Organized (with the collaboration of Marie-Josee Lafortune and Optica
Gallery) Messing with the New Art
History: New Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Recent Art History
Project on Women and Mathematics:
1981, my artistic production has addressed, in various ways, the
idea of binary or
polarized values in our culture. The key such binary is the very
central distinction between the objective and the subjective. Associated
it are related pairs like rational/irrational/ (reason/intuition),
male/female and science and art.
The present project highlights, in as a direct manner as possible
the presence of women in mathematics. Large (60" x 30")
simple black and white photographs of local women who are mathematicians
insist on the fact of female mathematicians. They indicate that
participation in this area is not just an exotic idea but that women
exist at a variety of levels and in positions that contribute in
substantive ways to a mathematical community. Each of the mathematicians
provided me with a `favorite' equation which then served as the
basis for a painting (a type of very indirect portrait). I do not
`illustrate' the equations but rather use my historical knowledge
of, and personal intuitions about, both domains to produce a painting.