Arlene Wasylynchuk was born in Two Hills, Alberta. She studied at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and earned a BFA from the University of Alberta in 1991. She was the recipient of the inaugural Eldon & Anne Foote Edmonton Visual Arts Prize in 2012 and her work is held in a variety of public and private collections all over the world. Wasylynchuk’s landscapes are powerful, bold, and unabashed in the application of paint and colour. She described her approach to painting as seeing each work as “an entity in the world with its own reality rather than a window on the world”. While she was inspired by the natural world, “the work takes on its own life in an attempt to create a sense of dimension that is under the surface, that we do not overtly see but rather sense intuitively”. Arlene Wasylynchuk sadly passed away in September 2012.
We respectfully acknowledge that we are on Treaty 6 territory, traditional lands of First Nations and Métis peoples. As treaty People, Indigenous and non-Indigenous, we share the responsibility for stewardship of this beautiful land.