About the Artist

Brigitte Potter-Mael has lived and worked between Canada and Europe since 1977. Her academic training includes printmaking (Judy Garfin, Robert Bigelow), drawing (Landon MacKenzie, Francois Dery), and multi-media (Irene Whittome) at Concordia University, Montreal (BFA 1983).

Her professional development spans over various seminars such as “Women, Life and the Planet” at Simon Fraser University, the “Social Sculpture” Colloquium (after Joseph Beuys) at Goethe Institute Glasgow, the Banff Centre for the Arts Participant Program and the Leighton Artist Colony in Banff. She has also been a recipient of various grants and stipends from the Canada Council for the Arts, Ottawa; the Ministry of cultural Affairs, Quebec; the Goethe Institute, Vancouver; the Kulturamt, Dresden; and the Altos de Chavon Artist Colony in the Dominican Republic.

Her work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions in Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Portugal, Finland, Poland, Japan, and the USA since 1984; it can be found in major public collections such as the Canada Council for the Arts, Ottawa; the Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Quebec; the Camosun College in Victoria; the University of British Columbia; the Malaspina Printmakers Society Archives in Vancouver; the Walter Phillips Gallery in Banff; the Esperanza Gallery and Concordia University in Montreal; the Kulturamt in Dresden; the Pinacoteca Vitulano in Italy; and in many private collections in Canada and abroad.