2015 Winner

scotia photography award

Angela Grauerholz

2015 Winner

Born in Hamburg, Germany, in 1952, Angela Grauerholz has lived and worked in Montreal since 1976. A graduate of the Kunstschule Alsterdamm, Hamburg, in graphic design, she studied literature and linguistics at the University of Hamburg and holds a Master's degree in Fine Arts (photography) from Concordia University, Montreal. In 1980, she was a co-founder of ARTEXTE, centre d'information en art contemporain, still today an important archive for Canadian art, where she worked until 1986. Simultaneously, until the late 1980s, she was very active as a graphic designer specializing in catalogue and book design. Since 1988, she has been teaching at the École de design, Université du Québec à Montréal, where she was the director of the Centre de Design from 2008 to 2012. Having influenced and taught many generations of graphic designers in Quebec, she has received numerous awards for her design work, such as the Award of Excellence (Best of Best) from the American Federation of Arts, New York, for the book Lisette Model, published by the National Gallery of Canada in 1990, and has worked for many distinguished artists and art institutions across Canada. In 2006, Grauerholz was awarded Quebec's Prix Paul-Émile-Borduas for her accomplishments in the arts, and in 2014 she received the Canada Council's Governor General Award in Visual and Media Arts.

See more about Angela’s Scotiabank Photography Award exhibition found here.

Works by Angela Grauerholz

Scotiabank Photography Award: Angela Grauerholz (installation view), 2016 © Larissa Issler, The Image Centre

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