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Dr. Cecilia Gossen

BFA, MFA, PhD, ASA

Biography

I was born in Colombia and immigrated to Canada in 1969. I have a BFA, MFA and PhD from the University of Calgary. I have exhibited locally, nationally, and internationally, including solo shows at the Royal Commonwealth Society in conjunction with Canada’s High Commission in London, England; and the Museo de Arte Moderno in Cartagena, Colombia.

Artist Statement

I view art as a medium of expression, a communication between maker and viewer. I like the definition of art as ‘making special’ that implies taking care and doing one’s best to produce objects the are accessible, striking, resonant, and satisfying to those who take time to appreciate them. My work comments on our common experiences and those events and emotions that surround ordinary lives.