ABOUT THE ARTIST
Mitchell Wiebe lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he practices painting, music, installation and performance. The climate of this village allows for time to stretch and bend while the windy coast stirs the air. Wiebe’s time spent growing up in Regina, SK, influenced an early appreciation of a local whimsical approach to art, and ceramics in particular. Often populated by strange characters, Wiebe’s paintings echo social scenarios in a bombastic, pointed and playful manner. Collaborations with artists such as Ray Fenwick, Graeme Patterson and Craig Leonard inevitably get distilled back at the studio, where large canvases carry blobs and impressions of the rich experiences. Wiebe’s paintings can be found in collections throughout Canada, the USA, Germany and Venice, Italy. He received his MFA from NSCAD University in Halifax, and his BFA from ECUAD in Vancouver.