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Adrienne Dagg

Visual Arts
School of Arts and Education

Born in Toronto, Ontario, Adrienne Dagg is an artist who explores the dynamic narrative power of figurative painting. With oil paint as her primary medium, she wields a naturalistic, expressive style and mixes it with a surrealist twist.

A recipient of the prestigious Elizabeth Greenshields Award, she graduated with a BFA from Concordia University in Montreal in 2011 and received her MFA from the University of Alberta in Edmonton in 2020. Her work has been exhibited across Canada and the United States and is held in many private collections.

Adrienne Dagg has taught at the University of Alberta and is currently teaching Painting and Drawing at Red Deer Polytechnic.


M.F.A. (Painting), University of Alberta

B.F.A. (Painting and Drawing), Concordia University

Main Areas of Teaching

Painting, Drawing and Visual Art Fundamentals

Scholarly Activity

Adrienne’s current area of research is on gender and gender relationships within domestic spaces. Her work utilizes collage, painting and drawing as a means to create narratives and allegories.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2021   Nesting Grounds, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON

2020   Cruel Optimism, FAB Gallery, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

2017   Public Spaces, Sivarulrasa Gallery, Almonte, ON

Selected Group Exhibitions

2023   TBA, Harcourt House Artist Run Centre, Edmonton, AB

2022   TBA, Dc3 Gallery, Edmonton, AB

2021   The Space Between, Western University, McIntosh Gallery, London, ON

2019   Exhibit of Graduate Students, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

2019   Dyscorpia, Enterprise Square Galleries, Edmonton, AB

2019   Figure, Sivarulrasa Gallery, Almonte, ON

2018   50 Years Rat Free, FAB Gallery, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

2016   Unbound, Sivarulrasa Gallery, Almonte, ON

2014   Girls Art League, OCAD University, Toronto, ON

2013   Ready for Spring, Ridge West Gallery, Oro Medonte, ON

2013   Natural Reactions (Kyle Stewart) Gallery M, Thornhill, ON

2012   Gutterbird Presents: ART, Hashtag Gallery, Toronto, ON

2012   By the Pound, Goodfella's Gallery, Toronto, ON

2012   TOAE: Best of 2011, First Canadian Place Gallery, Toronto, ON

2011   The Print Show, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, ON

2011   Alive and Kicking, Eastern Bloc Gallery, Montreal, QC

2011   Drawing 2011, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, ON

2008   Square Foot Show, AWOL Gallery, Toronto, ON

Grants and Awards

2021   Major Artist-Driven Projects Grant, Edmonton Arts Council

2020   The Creators’ Reserve Grant, Edmonton Arts Council

2020   Faculty of Arts, Graduate Student Teaching Award, University of Alberta

2019   Kathleen & Russell Lane Canadian Art Award, Calgary Foundation

2018   FGSR Graduate Travel Award, University of Alberta

2018   Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship, University of Alberta

2018   AFA Grant, Alberta Foundation for the Arts

2017   Harriet Snowball Winspear Graduate Scholarship, University of Alberta

2011   Elizabeth Greenshields Award, The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation

Artist Residencies

2016   Artist in Residence, Sachaqa Centro De Arte, San Roque De Cumbaza,

           San Martin, Peru

Community Involvement

2021  Artist Presentation, ART 101 Visiting Artists, Red Deer Polytechnic, Red Deer, AB

2020  Artist Presentation, ART 500: Painting, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

2012  Artist Presentation, The Don Valley Art Club, Toronto, ON 

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