Gert Anckaert

Gert was raised on a farm, in a large family, where necessity was the mother of invention.  Both her parents applied their considerable skills and creative talents to building and sustaining a life for their family.


Half a  century later,  Gert enjoys the privileged life of an artist.


Her practice is informed by the beauty of Southern Ontario; the sweet little corner of this earth , where her parents brought her, so many years ago.


She also uses materials that are found, discarded, recycled, upcycled, inherited, with an eye to those same principles instilled in her.  Waste not, want not.


2010-2011 The Wall in the Hall  The Mindful Body  London ON

2008           The Red Show  Station Arts Centre  Tillsonburg ON

2007           The Blue Show Station Arts Centre  Tillsonburg ON

2006           The Green Show  Station Arts Centre  Tillsonburg ON

2005           The Nature of Work  The Cell Gallery  1313 Queen Street West  Toronto ON

2004           Fooling with the F-Stop  The Cell Gallery 1313 Queen Street West  Toronto ON

2003           Surrender  Group Show  Here and Now Gallery Toronto ON

2003           Fantasy Fashion Exhibit  Group Show   Gallery 1313 Toronto ON

2003           Hi Libido  Group Show  Gallery 1313 Toronto ON

2002           Fantasy Fashion Exhibit  Group Show   Gallery 1313 Toronto ON

2002           Rosary  Cell Gallery  1313 Queen Street West  Toronto ON

2001-2000  PVAC Members Group Shows  1313 Queen Street West  Toronto ON

1998           Five Canvases  One Woman  1313 Queen Street West  Toronto ON

1995           The Quilt Project  Women’s Art Resource Centre  Toronto ON

1994           Art Credo  St. Joan of Arc Roman Catholic Church  Toronto ON

1992           Six Artists at the Rhino (restaurant)  Toronto  ON  (participant, organizer, curator)

1991-1989  Parkdale Art Show  Roundup   (participant, involved in organization)

1986            Silkscreen  Adam & Eve   Parkdale Public Library

1985-prior    Thumper’s Restaurant, Burnett’s Restaurant, Under the Sun, Health Food Store, Toronto in the collection of Professor Sara Seck, Rita Ferguson, Peter Bishop, Goodwill Industries


Stainglass Designs

(Made by Albert Anckaert) chapel windows, Fathers of the Oratory, Toronto, Parish Hall, Aylmer Ontario.  Various pieces in the collection of Linda McKinnon, windows and pieces in homes and businesses in the town of Aylmer.


Education


B.A. McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario

Art Courses:  Glassel Museum School of Art, Houston, Texas,  Toronto School of Art,  Ontario College of Art,  Sir Sanford Fleming Sumer Art School, Haliburton, Ontario,  Arts Project  London, Ontario