Born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, Donna Marchyshyn-Shymko graduated with a BSc in clothing and textiles from the University of Alberta. Her work soon expanded to paper, canvas and clay and in 1991 she was commissioned to create a life-size sculpture of Emily Murphy for Emily Murphy Park. Later in her career, Marchyshyn-Shymko focused on acrylic painting creating contemporary landscapes with swathes of saturated colour and bold outlines of colour blocks to depict shapes and shadow.
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.