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Joan Yvonne Lowndes Award

Shauna Jean Doherty

Shauna Jean Doherty

Current Winner

Shauna Jean Doherty

Shauna Jean Doherty is a new media art curator and critic. Her writing and exhibitions explore the often disruptive impacts of digital technologies on artistic practices and the art market. Recently, she taught curatorial practice at the graduate level at Ontario College of Art & Design University. Currently, she is working on an online and onsite exhibition in collaboration with InterAccess that features some of the earliest Canadian digital art ever made. Doherty’s curatorial projects have been exhibited in artist-run centres and regional galleries across Canada. She has participated in media art intensives in Germany and France, and her written work has been published in English, French and Russian.

For more information, visit Shauna Jean Doherty’s website.

What is this prize?

The Joan Yvonne Lowndes Award is given to an independent professional critic or curator in contemporary visual and media arts in recognition of the outstanding quality of his or her work.

Prize amount

$3,500

How to qualify

You do not apply for this prize. Applicants to some grant programs are eligible and will be considered for prizes. Visit Grants | The Canada Council for the Arts to learn more about our granting programs.

Deadline(s)

Annual

Who created this prize?

Joan Yvonne Lowndes developed an interest in modern art while employed as a translator at the American Office of War Information. After working as an independent journalist, she became an art critic for the Vancouver Sun and Vancouver Province, where she established an excellent reputation.

For more information

Annual

Prize amount

$3,500

By Grant Application

Cumulative list of winners

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