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  • Marian Penner Bancroft

    Artist

    Marian Penner Bancroft (Canadian, b. 1947) is a Vancouver-based photographer and visual artist. While multifaceted and ever evolving, her practice has largely centered on the intersection between socio-cultural history, personal memory and photography. More recently, Bancroft’s work has focused on investigating the relationship between photographic images, history, music and mapping strategies in terms of their capacity to represent landscapes. Bancroft received a BFA from the Vancouver School of Art and an Advanced Graduate Diploma in photography from Ryerson Polytechnical Institute (now Ryerson University). She is an Associate Professor at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design and serves on the board of Artspeak Gallery. Bancroft has exhibited extensively in solo exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery, Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Republic Gallery, Galerie de l’UQAM, Or Gallery and Presentation House Gallery. She has been featured in group exhibitions including C. 1983 (2012) at Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver; SLOW: Relations + Practices (2010) at Centre A, Vancouver and Wack: Art And The Feminist Revolution (2008) at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Bancroft has won numerous awards including the Audain Prize for Lifetime Achievement in the Visual Arts (2012), the Higashikawa Award for photographic Achievements (2018) and the Canada Council Paris Studio Residency Award (2005).

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