Wanda Koop


Wanda Koop
NOTE FROM PARIS
acrylic on paper mounted on canvas signed, titled and dated 1998 on the reverse


22 ins x 30 ins
55.0 cms x 75.0 cms

Estimate: $5,000—7,000
Price Realised: $4320

Concrete Contemporary Art Auction
Date of Auction: 3/5/2013
Lot 84

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Bio:
The incredible breadth and scope of her work has made it nearly impossible to pin down and comfortably name the art of preeminent painter Wanda Koop. Diverse in style and subject matter, Koop is known to grace unconventional materials with her acrylics, including plywood and the ragtop of a convertible car.

The Vancouver native has shown her work in over 50 solo exhibitions over the past three decades in Canada, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Germany, Brazil, Japan, the USA, Italy, India and China. Her work is featured in the collections of the Reykjavik Art Museum (Iceland); Musée d’Art Contemporain (Montréal); and the Canada Council Art Bank, amongst others.

In 1998, Koop founded Winnipeg's Art City Project, an organization that provides inner-city youth with the opportunity to work with contemporary visual artists. She is the recipient of a myriad of awards both nationally and internationally including honorary degrees from the University of Winnipeg (Honourary Doctor of Letters, 2002) and Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design (2007). In 2002, she was awarded the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal and in 2006, Koop was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada. She currently lives and works in Winnipeg.

Birth Location:
Vancouver, BC

Artist Dates:
b.1951