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  • Sheikha Bin DhaherSheikha Bin DhaherVIEW

    Sheikha Bin Dhaher graduated from the American University of Sharjah in 2005 with a BSC in Visual Communication. She worked as creative director at Dar Dubai Printing & Publishing for the Jumeirah Beach Magazine. She is currently contributing to a book project for the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Ab...
  • Chul Hyun AhnChul Hyun AhnVIEW

    Korean artist Chul Hyun Ahn (b. 1971) creates sculptures utilizing light, color, and illusion as physical representations of his investigation of infinite space. Ahn’s interest in the gap between the conscious and subconscious compels him to construct illusionistic environments providing a space fo...
  • Alyson ShotzAlyson ShotzVIEW

    Alyson Shotz was born in Glendale, Arizona, in 1964. She received a BFA in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence (1987), and an MFA from the University of Washington, Seattle (1991). Prior to becoming an art student, Shotz briefly studied geology at the University of Colorado, ...
  • Fred EaskerFred EaskerVIEW

    After considerable self reflective writing as part of an advanced degree and a regular forty- mile commute from my home to the university, I discovered how important the Iowa landscape is for me personally. In 1990 I began to explore the landscape as subject for new paintings, a direction I would no...


The Embassy of the United States in Ottawa and the U.S. Department of State's office of Art in Embassies, in partnership with the National Gallery of Canada, are excited to announce the continuation of the Contemporary Conversations (#artconvoAIE) series for a second season.

Contemporary Conversations invites iconic American artists to Ottawa for discussions on topics that transcend national borders, inspire critical thinking, and connect people across cultures. This year, Contemporary Conversations will bring artists Kiki Smith, Theaster Gates, and Anne Chu to the Gallery for a series of public lectures accompanied by temporary installations of their work. Each of the featured artists is well-known - read more>

January 26, 2016

Dignitaries visiting the new US embassy in Nine Elms, south London, which is due for completion in late 2016, will encounter a commanding, site-specific work that is America incarnate. Los Angeles-based artist Mark Bradford’s work, “The Constitution”, will span 32 canvases and cover the embassy atrium. This gargantuan, patriotic piece will incorporate the entire text of the US Constitution.

Bradford was commissioned by Art in Embassies (AIE), a US governmental body which, proclaim state officials, “has been speaking the universal language of cultural diplomacy” for more than 50 years. AIE was established by New York’s Museum of Modern Art in 1953, and was formally made a public-private arts - read more>

January 20, 2016

The Embassy of the United States in Ottawa and the U.S. Department of State's Office of Art in Embassies, in partnership with the National Gallery of Canada (NGC), will welcome renowned American artist Stephen Wilkes for the fourth lecture in the Contemporary Conversations series on November 19.

Contemporary Conversations (#artconvoAIE) brings internationally recognized American artists to Canada for a series of public lectures at the NGC intended to stimulate conversation around issues that transcend borders, and topics that inspire, teach, and create connections. Works by the first four artists in the series are also included in the Art in Embassies exhibition at the residence of U.S. Ambassador - read more>

November 5, 2015

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