Julie-Ann Mercer

Julie-Ann Mercer
Julie-Ann Mercer is a Master of Arts Candidate in the History of Art, Design and Visual Culture at the University of Alberta. Her research examines the visual construction of indigenous and settler-colonial relationships in nineteenth-century print culture. In addition to her graduate research, Julie-Ann is the Gallery Assistant at the Fine Arts Building Gallery as well as a freelance arts writer.
BFA 2016 Denoument

The Bachelor of Fine Arts Graduate Show 2016 Denouement (noun): the climax of a chain of events, usually when something is decided or made clear....
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Museums and galleries exist to tell us stories. Why would we go to the gallery if meaning was dead? The image above from Miriam...
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It’s interesting how two different art forms, painting and theatre, can create distinctive experiences when they interpret the same material. Take the painting Titania Awakes,...
Rosiland Breen- Apex

Q & A with Heather Leier A dystopia is not a welcoming place. It suggests an unhappy, discomforting environment that is built within the limitless...
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Three scenes in conversation with visual culture Moira Buffini’s Loveplay exhibits spectacles of sex and notions of love. The play’s 10 scenes depict a progression...
3 abstract paintings by Nora Myers
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What Her Paintings Told Me I hear the click of my boots as I walk up the gallery stairs. The sound reverberates on the white...
Affinities - BFA Grad Show 2014 Feature Image

Art Talk I’ve never been good at choosing titles for projects. That’s why the 2014 Bachelor of Fine Arts graduating class’s exhibition, titled Affinities, impressed...
Fresh Paint. Provided by U of A Museums.

Much Knowledge As Julie-Ann Mercer wandered through Fresh Paint: A Snapshot of Painting in Edmonton, an exhibit at the University of Alberta Enterprise Square...
The Optics of Animal Love, Alexandra Emberley, final visual presentation for her MFA in Printmaking.

Alexandra Emberley's visual presentation, MFA in printmaking When walking through the Fine Arts Building (FAB) Gallery to view Alexandra Emberley’s visual...
Flagspatter, Charles Pachter. Image courtesy University of Alberta Museums.

How to Thrive and Survive as a Contemporary Canadian Artist The University of Alberta Museums recently hosted a lecture with the...