This print collection was created to celebrate the 110th anniversary of La Guilde. For this fundraising campaign, La Guilde called upon artists Ningiukulu Teevee, John Brent Bennett, and Michel Dupont to each create an unreleased prints. These three established artists were each able to stand out in their respective disciplines and raise contemporary creation standards.
The purchase of a work from this collection presents an opportunity to support the development of a la guilde, a non-profit organization, which aims to promote the Canadian artistic community. When purchasing a print, you will receive a $800 donation receipt for income tax purposes.
Learn more about the artists:
JOHN BRENT BENNETT, FOUNDATIONS, 2015.
MASSET, HAÏDA GWAII (BC)
Born in Masset (BC), Haida Gwaii artist John Brent Bennettgraduated from Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design (Vancouver, BC) in 2003 and obtained his Master’s degree in Fine Arts in 2009 from Concordia University, where he specialized in printmaking. The artist redefines what it means to be a contemporary Haida artist by blending traditional design elements and digital technology. His work is part of more than twenty private and public collections, including those of the Haida Gwaii Museum (BC), the Canadian Museum of History (Gatineau, QC) and the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (Montreal, QC).
NINGIUKULU TEEVEE, PEEPING OWL, 2015.
KINNGAIT (CAPE DORSET), NUNAVUT
Ningiukulu Teevee, is one of the most celebrated artists that emerged from the Kinngait Studios in Cape Dorset (Nunavut). She is recognized for her innovative sense of design and her creation of fascinating compositions. Since her first participation at the Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection, in 2004, she has presented her prints and drawings in solo exhibitions in renowned museums and galleries. Her commitment to portraying the realities of contemporary Nordic life and Inuit legends makes her works among the most popular with collectors.
MICHEL DUPONT, AYANE, 2015.
Michel Dupont is a self-taught painter, engraver, and sculptor actively involved in several Fine Craft associations. After exploring and experimenting with silkscreen printing, he became interested in paper as a material to be transformed in the 1970s. This new aspect of his work led him to make paper by hand, in order to create sculptural forms. Strongly influenced by bas-relief, he developed a technique halfway between printmaking and painting to create unique works with dynamic surfaces. His work is held in several private and public collections in Canada, the United States and Europe, including at the Museum of Modern Art in (New York, USA).