Wendy Coburn

Wendy Coburn (1964–2015) was a Toronto-based artist and art educator whose studio practice included photography, sculpture, installation and video. Her multi-disciplinary work engages concerns such as human relations to land and ecologies, power relations and the construction of differences, popular culture, mental health, gender, whiteness, nationhood, and the role of images in mediating cultural difference. Her work has been exhibited and screened in galleries and festivals internationally. At OCAD University, Coburn developed the groundbreaking course “Making Gender: LBGTQ Studio” which seeks to foster greater awareness and understanding of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer cultures and subcultures.

Wendy Coburn
Wendy Coburn, UHAUL Suite, 2012. Courtesy of the Estate of Wendy Coburn and Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto.

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