About Brenda Draney
Brenda Draney’s practice is based on her experiences and the relationships formed between her current hometown of Edmonton and the northern community of Slave Lake, where she was raised. She holds both a BA in English Literature and a BFA in Painting from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, as well as an MA in Applied Arts from Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver. In 2009, she was named the 11th winner of the annual RBC Canadian Painting Competition, and was long-listed for the Sobey Art Award in 2013. Her work has been exhibited throughout Canada, including at The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto; the Toronto International Art Fair; MKG127, Toronto; and STRIDE Gallery, Calgary. Her work is currently on exhibition at the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie as part of a touring group exhibition titled They Made a Day Be a Day Here. In 2013 her work will be featured in a solo exhibition at the Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton. Most recently, she was a participant artist in the thematic residencies Woodland School – What colour is the present? (2013) and Trading Post (2012) at The Banff Centre.