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Artist: Peter Dykhuis
Title: 05 Jul 09-55Z
Medium:encaustic on eleven panel
Dimensions: 120 x 120 cm installed
Notes: Peter Dykhuis is an artist and the director of the Dalhousie Art Gallery in Halifax. For many years he was the coordinator of the Anna Leonowens Gallery at the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design University. Dykhuis will "map" Art School Anatomies in his painting and will help to coordinate Art School Anatomies activities as a curator.
Biographical: Peter Dykhuis was born in London, Ontario in 1956. After graduating from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1978 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, Dykhuis moved to Toronto where he practiced as an artist, exhibition designer and gallery technician. In 1991 Dykhuis moved to Halifax and in 1992 began working at the Anna Leonowens Gallery becoming its Administrative Director in 1996. He has also curated six exhibitions for the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and has written reviews for ArtsAtlantic, C Magazine, Parachute and Canadian Art.
Dykhuis has exhibited in artist-run centers and public galleries throughout Canada, notably YYZ and Mercer Union in Toronto, Plug-In in Winnipeg, Eyelevel Gallery and Dalhousie Art Gallery in Halifax and recently the Owens Gallery in Sackville, New Brunswick. He has also occasionally exhibited in the United States and, notably, at the Canadian Embassy in Tokyo in 1998. Throughout this period, Dykhuis has been awarded numerous grants from federal and provincial agencies. In 2001 he received the Jurors Award in Encaustic Works 01 at the Muroff-Kotler Visual Art Gallery in Stone Ridge, New York and was the 2003 winner from Eastern Canada in The New Canadian Painting Competition sponsored by RBC Investments and the Canadian Art Foundation.