Cindy Stelmackowich

During the past six years Cindy’s artwork has explored the inter-relationship between art and medical science. Incorporating new and old medical diagrams, laboratory equipment and medical reference books, medicine’s bodies of knowledge have become the direct material and conceptual sources for her own incisive explorations. Often taking the form of experimental sculptural assemblages or wall installations, this work often combines the language of sculpture with the language of science in order to beckon us to reconsider the discourses of medical science and its orders of objective knowledge.

Cindy’s initial art training was in Saskatoon where she received a B.F.A. and a B.A. Honors in Art History. Moving to Ottawa to do a M.A. at Carleton also meant getting involved with the Ottawa arts community and organizations like Gallery 101 and EBA. Cindy currently teaches at both the University of Ottawa and at Carleton University while she is completing her Ph.D. dissertation from the State University of New York, Binghamton. Cindy has received funding for her work from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council and the City of Ottawa. Her artwork has been shown across Canada and in some parts of the U.S., her writings have appeared in numerous journals and publications.

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