2021 Exhibition

BMO 1st Art! 2021 showcases the winning submissions of the 19th annual BMO 1st Art! competition. The thirteen artists featured are recent graduates of postsecondary art programs from every province and territory who have been honoured for their talent and exceptional accomplishments.

The exhibition was hosted online at the Art Museum at the University of Toronto. Below are accompanying Virtual Spotlight videos in which each winner is interviewed about their work and artistic practice. The videos are hosted by Melody Lu, Public Programming & Outreach Assistant at the Art Museum at the University of Toronto.

Anna Kuelken, National Winner

Kev Liang, Alberta Winner

shannon pahladsingh, British Columbia Winner

Tayler Buss, Manitoba Winner

Alana Morouney, New Brunswick Winner

Bethany MacKenzie, Newfoundland & Labrador Winner

Max TS. Yang, Nova Scotia Winner

Erin Faulks, Nunavut Winner

Allysha Jacque, Ontario Winner

Donald Price, Prince Edward Island Winner

Maggy Hamel-Metsos, Quebec Winner

Holly Aubichon, Saskatchewan Winner

Juliet Di Carlo, Yukon Winner

BMO 1st Art! Virtual Exhibition 2021
Art Museum, University of Toronto
Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, University of Toronto Art Centre