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
(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.
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