2016 Winners

Nathan Levasseur: Everyone Changes

National Winner

Nathan Levasseur

University of Alberta

Everyone Changes

digital drawing; digitally printed on metallic gloss paper, edition 1 of 1, 91.4 x 91.4 cm; 36 x 36 in

Joel Matthew Warkentin: In, Out

Alberta Winner

Joel Matthew Warkentin

Alberta College of Art & Design

In, Out

hickory, cherry, black walnut, wenge wood, 160.2 x 160.2 x 5.08 cm; 63 x 63 x 2 in

Elizabeth Villalva Granda: La Tierra del Dólar

British Columbia Winner

Elizabeth Villalva Granda

University of British Columbia

La Tierra del Dólar

US bills, 19 x 5.5 cm; 7.5 x 2 in

Zahra Baseri: Outcry

Manitoba Winner

Zahra Baseri

University of Manitoba


3 mm plywood, india ink, laser print photos, each: 30.5 x 45.7 cm; 18 x 12 in

Jennifer McInnis-Wharton: Home

New Brunswick Winner

Jennifer McInnis-Wharton

New Brunswick College of Craft & Design


slab built raku clay fired to cone 6, oxide wash, archival sepia ink, 152.4 x 182.9 cm; 60 x 72 in

Lucas Morneau: Part I: The Seer, Part II: The Abyss

Newfoundland & Labrador Winner

Lucas Morneau

Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Part I: The Seer, Part II: The Abyss

fire-charred oak and computerized LED sequence, diameter: 120 cm; 48.5 in

Jordan Blackburn: Toile #1 (roll)

Nova Scotia Winner

Jordan Blackburn

Nova Scotia College of Art & Design University

Toile  #1 (roll)

screen printed wallpaper, 305 x 61 cm; 120 x 24 in

Alookie Alikatuktuk: Qulliq for Life

Nunavut Winner

Alookie Alikatuktuk

Nunavut Arctic College

Qulliq for Life

sterling silver, baleen (whalebone), found tundra rock, 8.8 x 16.51 x 11.43 cm; 3.5 x 6.5 x 4.5 in

Rouzbeh Akhbari: Institutional Stabilizer (Art Gallery of Ontario and Bank of Nova Scotia)

Ontario Winner

Rouzbeh Akhbari

Ontario College of Art & Design University

Institutional Stabilizer (Art Gallery of Ontario and Bank of Nova Scotia)

chromogenic prints, 91 x 122 cm; 36 x 48 in

Dylan McQuaid: Untitled

Prince Edward Island Winner

Dylan McQuaid

Holland College


digital print, edition 1 of 1, 46 x 30 cm; 18 x 12 in

Alexandre Ménard: Détour à l’aveugle

Quebec Winner

Alexandre Ménard

Université du Québec à Montréal

Détour à l’aveugle

silkscreen paper, cardboard, 203 x 203 x 203 cm; 80 x 80 x 80 in

Kristen Auger: Nîpihikan Pimâtisiwin: Flower Life

Saskatchewan Winner

Kristen Auger

First Nations University

Nîpihikan Pimâtisiwin: Flower Life

stroud cloth, seed beads, satin, velveteen, 51.4 x 30.4 cm; 20.25 x 12 in

Tyler Anderson: Envy, Desire and The Unrequited

Yukon Winner

Tyler Anderson

Yukon School of Visual Arts

Envy, Desire and The Unrequited

acrylic on plywood, 236 x 152.4 cm; 93 x 60 in

2016 Selection Committee

  • Jeanie Riddle, Artist and Director, Parisian Laundry
  • Kim Simon, Curator, Gallery TPW
  • Michelle LaValee, Associate Curator, MacKenzie Art Gallery
  • Pan Wendt, Curator, Confederation Centre Art Gallery
  • Dawn Cain, Curator, BMO Financial Group