Title: Medallions: Paris in the Thirties
Media: Digital Print on Handmade Paper
Size: 17.25" x 21.25"
Susan Barton-Tait is a professional artist, whose works include cast handmade paper sculpture and printmaking. She has participated in many solo and group exhibitions throughout Canada and was one of the founding members of Gallery, a contemporary art gallery in Winnipeg. Barton-Tait’s work has been supported by grants from the Manitoba Arts Council, the City of Winnipeg and other foundations. Her work appears in private Canadian and American collections as well as the Manitoba Visual Art Bank and the Canada Council Art Bank.
Barton-Tait holds a BA (Honours) degree from Queen’s University, attended the University of Iowa, the University of Manitoba School of Fine Arts and the Banff Centre for the Arts. She has been on the board of trustees for: Manitoba Crafts Council, Ace Art Inc, Site Gallery, Two Rivers Gallery, and has acted as a juror for the Manitoba Arts Council, Two Rivers Gallery, and other arts organizations. Her teaching experience includes art programs for elementary school children, artist-in-residence at the University of Manitoba School of Art printmaking department, and mentor for emerging artists in the Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art (MAWA) mentor program.
In 2016, Barton-Tait’s work was exhibited at Two Rivers Gallery in the Broken Paths and AND... exhibitions.
“Since handmade paper is organic and sensitive to the contours and elements of an object, the process of paper casting yields unexpected results. The opposing qualities of handmade paper: fragility and strength, suppleness and rigidity, absorbency and impermeability are the perfect vehicles to achieve the transfer and layering of emotions which are integral to my work.”