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Calgary independent curator, Diana Sherlock, has worked as an artist, administrator and curator at various Canadian public art institutions including Calgary's New Gallery and Stride Gallery, and the Walter Phillips Gallery and the Media and Visual Arts Department at the Banff Centre for the Arts. Since 1999, Sherlock has worked as an independent curator of contemporary art and freelance writer. She has produced large group exhibitions including Trace for Calgary's Artwalk Festival 2000 and she co-curated, with Catherine Crowston, the Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art 2002 for the Edmonton Art Gallery (now the Art Gallery of Alberta) and Nickle Arts Museum. In 2003, Sherlock was a visiting curator at The Banff Centre's Walter Phillips Gallery for which she produced the group exhibition Super Modern World of Beauty. Currently she teaches in the Liberal Studies and Fine Arts Departments at the Alberta College of Art & Design. Sherlock writes about contemporary art for journals including Border Crossings, Canadian Art and FUSE, art catalogues and the Calgary Herald. She is currently an international correspondent for the Midwest Bugle, an online catalyst for creative thought and action in the visual arts based in the UK.
Katie Ohe was born in 1937 in Peers, Alberta. She attended the Alberta College of Art, the Montreal School of Art and Design at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Sculpture Centre in New York and Fonderia Frabris in Verona, Italy. In 2001, she received an honourary degree from the University of Calgary for outstanding contributions to the arts and humanities. Ohe's work has been exhibited across Canada and internationally, and her commissioned works are installed throughout Alberta. Her work is also represented in collections including the Canada Council Art Bank, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, the Shell Collection, The University of Calgary, and the Glenbow Museum. Ohe currently lives in Calgary, where she teaches at the Alberta College of Art and Design.