Two U of G Grads Make List of 15 Up-and-Coming Canadian Artists

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Ambera Wellmann

Ambera Wellmann

University of Guelph graduates Ambera Wellmann and Wallis Cheung are among a list of 15 up-and-coming Canadian artists, according to notable.ca. Wellmann, who recently defended her master’s thesis in U of G’s School of Fine Art and Music, uses porcelain and visual motifs of 19th-century paintings to critique how women were represented. Toronto-based Cheung, a 2008 U of G graduate, told notable.ca that painting enables her to compress “banal and ordinary events into lavish visual experiences with a sense of purpose.” Both Wellmann and Cheung were among 15 artists from across the country┬áselected as finalists for the 2016 RBC Canadian Painting Competition. Wellmann also won the Joseph Plaskett Award for graduate-level painters earlier this year.