Sarah Beck

My artistic practice favors accessibility and ease of communication, employing a variety of artistic mediums. My primary objective has been to engage as wide an audience as possible with humour and common signifiers. I use humour not only as a point of entry, but as a way to highlight and challenge social norms. The themes of my work include ecology, economy, labour, and questions of fact and fiction. The hallmark of my practice has been large-scale installations, something I have been doing since 2001.

I am a Saskatchewan artist currently based in Toronto, Canada. Over the last decade I have exhibited my work, gaining recognition both nationally and internationally. I have won various awards, including the Canada Council for the Art’s Joseph S. Stauffer Prize. I represented Canada at the 2009 Jeux de la Francophonie and at the 2010 Winter Olympic Cultural Olympiad. I completed my Interdisciplinary Master’s of Art, Media & Design at the Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCADU) in 2010. In 2015 I was a finalist for the Glenfiddich Artist in Residence Award.



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