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Artist: Robert Bean
Title: (above and below) two photographs from Etudes
Notes: Robert Bean will produce a body of photographic work for the Art School Anatomies Project.
Biographical: Robert Bean is an artist, writer and teacher living in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Born and raised in Saskatchewan, he moved to Nova Scotia in 1976 to pursue a career in contemporary art and education. He obtained a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (now NSCAD University) in 1978, and an MA in Cultural Studies from the University of Leeds, England in 1999. He is currently an Associate Professor at NSCADU. Bean has exhibited his work in solo and group exhibitions in Canada, Europe, South America and New Zealand.Commissions include the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and the Toronto Photographers Workshop (Gallery TPW). He has also published articles on photography, art and culture, written catalogue essays and undertaken curatorial projects. Bean has served on peer review juries for the Canada Council for the Arts (Photography Section) and has received grants and awards from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Bean's work is in public and private collections, including the Nova Scotia Art Bank, the Canada Council Art Bank, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography.