Janet Patterson

Janet is a Whitehorse-based artist who creates sculptural pieces using natural, recycled, and found objects. She loves bringing together seemingly disparate items to see how they can relate to and play with one another.

Her show “Walk With Me”, which ran in our solo gallery in March 2021, featured 30 embellished shoes and explored the artist’s conflicted relationship with fancy footwear.

Other Whitehorse shows included a solo exhibit “Unless…” at the Yukon Arts Centre in December 2020/January 2021, “100 Sleepless Nights” at Arts Underground in February 2020, and various group shows, also at Arts Underground, over the last few years.

She was a visual artist for this year’s Arts in the Park and one of the participants at this year’s Created at the Canyon event in July. She is also a recent recipient of the Jenni House Artist Residency, spending August 2021 exploring the energy imprint left on the earth as people walk a particular route over hundreds of years.

Funding through the Yukon Emerging Artist Program allowed her to co-curate our September show Experienced Materials with Nicole Bauberger.

When Janet is not making art, you may find her in her garden, searching out a new hiking trail, on the yoga mat, or enjoying time with her five grandchildren.

Read more about Janet here.

Contact Janet:

Instagram: janet_patterson_artist_page

Email: janet@northwestel.net