Risa Horowitz | Variation III in lieu of
Variation III in lieu of
direct positive fibre-based gelatin silver photograph, 2021
4″ x 5″ matted in 8″ x 10″ white frame
Born in Toronto, Risa Horowitz is based in Regina, Saskatchewan where she is associate professor and head of the department of visual arts at the University of Regina. Her work includes photography, video, painting, drawing, performance, electronics, installation, and writing. Horowitz has received numerous grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and several provincial funding bodies. Her works are in the public collections of Global Affairs Canada, the Canada Council Art Bank, the Saskatchewan Arts Board, and in private and corporate collections. In 2020, Horowitz represented Canadian women artists in A New Light, an exhibition at the Canadian Embassy in Washington DC (where one of her arctic works is on permanent display) that included several paintings from her Trees of Canada series.
Horowitz’s practice blurs boundaries between expert-amateur, hobby-work, and leisure productivity. Much of her work involves collecting and durational practices that pay attention to time and its presentation.