Artist and UVic instructor Sandra Meigs in her Victoria studio this spring.

Artist and UVic instructor Sandra Meigs in her Victoria studio this spring.

Victoria artist Sandra Meigs Wins 2015 Gershon Iskowitz Prize

University of Victoria professor notches second major prize for the year

Sandra Meigs is the recipient of the 2015 Gershon Iskowitz Prize from the Art Gallery of Ontario. The award, which is presented annually to an artist who has made an outstanding contribution to the visual arts in Canada, includes a $50,000 cash prize and a solo exhibition at the AGO, coming in 2017.

A recipient of a Governor General’s award in 2015, Meigs’ exhibition history is extensive, with over 40 solo and 60 group exhibitions in Canada and abroad. Solo exhibitions include Mercer Union and The Power Plant, Toronto, the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, the Musée Regional de Rimouski, Carlton University Art Gallery, Ottawa, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver and the Musée des Beaux arts de Montreal.

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