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2015 Artist in Residence

Kim Van Stygeren has lived and worked around the world, including years in Paris and New York, gilding castles and lilies for elite clientele including Armani, Chanel, Donna Karan, and Omega.

For 30+ years Kim has been a professional practising artist. Her early work focused on contemporary portraiture, narrowing in on the traits in humanity that she celebrates – strength, grace, intelligence, humour.

Her first solo portrait show was at Niagara’s Shaw Festival Theatre in 1993 and included pieces of Christopher Newton and Veronica Tennant along with actors, carpenters and designers. Subsequent portrait subjects Kim worked with include Moses Znaimer, Eberhart Zeidler, Dr Roberta Bondar, Mike Myers, Michael J. Fox, Walter Carsen, and Agnes Martin.