Anna Gaby-Trotz & Jonathan Groeneweg

Anna Gaby-Trotz & Jonathan Groeneweg

Anna Gaby-Trotz, printmaker and photographer, often travels to the most remote places in Canada to explore our relationship to the land. In 2012, Anna received funding to travel through The North West Passage, furthering her work in the Canadian Arctic. Her current work explores her relationship to a landscape that is melting and changing before our eyes. Anna has exhibited work in Canada, Japan, and The United States. Whether working from the side of a river-bank, or in a college or university, Anna believes in the transformative power of art. After completing her MFA in Printmaking from The University of Alberta, Anna worked in Edmonton at Boyle Street Community Services. Here she built an inner city arts program for some of the most underprivileged people in Canada. This culminated in a final show of photographs and community art titled “Where We Stand.” These portraits are now on permanent display in Edmonton’s Commonwealth Stadium.  Anna is originally is from Toronto, Ontario, received an Honors BA from The University of Guelph in Fine Arts and an MFA in printmaking from The University of Alberta.   From 2013-2015, Anna owned and operated a printmaking studio and gallery in Huntsville, Ontario.  Anna currently resides in Toronto where she is the Technical Director of Open Studio.


Jonathan Groeneweg was born and raised in Calgary, residing in Toronto since 2010. Groeneweg holds a Masters of Fine Arts in Documentary Media from Ryerson University, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts specializing in photography from the University of Calgary. Currently Groeneweg teaches at OCAD University and is co-owner of Smokestack Studio, a niche fine art print studio in Hamilton Ontario. Among his achievements, Groeneweg was selected as winner of the 2015 SNAP photography competition for best documentary submission, was the recipient of the 2013 RBC emerging photographer award, and his work has been showcased in solo and group exhibitions within Canada and abroad. Additionally, he has traveled internationally on multiple photo/video projects, and developed a strong community-based arts practice via various educational, artist-in-residence, and outreach programs in conjunction with Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography, the Toronto District School Board, Calgary Board of Education, and other community/non-profit organizations.Groeneweg’s artistic practice distorts traditional relations between image, scale, indexicality, and the photographic frame with a focused subject matter of gardens, ruins, and urban space. Addressing historic and contemporary issues within the discourses of documentary, landscape, philosophy, photography, sustainability, and urban development, Groeneweg explores the human/nature duality as a fundamental cultural construct exposing how this dialectic manifests in the ways humanity thinks about and acts towards the world we live in.

May 28, 12:00PM
June 4, 10:00AM

Sunday, June 5, 2016 - 10am to 4pm

This workshop is in collaboration with Open Studio.  Open Studio members also pay members' rates.

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