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2017 Jurors

Our Jurors

Emily McKibbon

Photo credit: Tyler Durbano

Associate Curator and Collections Manager at the MacLaren Art Centre


Emily McKibbon is Associate Curator and Collections Manager at the MacLaren Art Centre in Barrie, Ontario.  From 2011 to 2013, she was the Howard and Carole Tanenbaum Curatorial Fellow at George Eastman Museum in Rochester, New York.  She has previously worked in curatorial, collections and research capacities at the National Museum of the Royal New Zealand Navy, Auckland, the Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, and Ryerson University in Toronto.  Recent curatorial projects include Again and Once More, Again: Kristie MacDonald, Myfanwy MacLeod and Mitch Robertson; Allyson Clay: Irregular Lines; Road Trip; and Laura Moore: one man’s junk.

Alice Teichert

Multidisciplinary artist


Born in Paris and raised in Brussels within the environment of the European Communities, Alice Teichert studied Music, Visual Poetry, Visual Arts and Printmaking in Belgium and France. Her interest in North American Abstract Painting led her to continue studies in the United States and Canada, where she has lived since 1984.  Well known for her bold colourful paintings with multiple layers, textures and finely pigmented glazes,  Teichert studied music, philosophy, visual poetry, visual arts and printmaking in Belgium and France. Since 1989, she has built an international career with over 30 solo exhibitions in France, NY, Canada, Switzerland and Australia. Teichert’s paintings are held in many public, corporate and private collections worldwide.

Koen Vanderstukken

Artist, professor and published author.

In his work, Vanderstukken forever searches for the intrinsic differences between personal perception and reality, continuously investigating the duality between reality and appearances. “We cannot rely upon our emotions, nor upon our limiting rationality, but at the same time, we have no other choice but to rely upon both.” This constant contradiction, with at it’s core a positive scepticism and a distrust of human experiences, forces us to certain restraints.

His work has been exhibited in major centres around the world, from Amsterdam, Paris, Prague and Venice to New York, Chicago and Montreal. He ran his studio in Niel, Belgium from 1990 to 2006 and his works can be found in many museums and private collections, as well as significant public commissions. Koen has offered workshops and master classes in Europe and North America, in addition to teaching for ten years at the State Institute of Art and Crafts in Mechelen, Belgium. Since 2006 he’s been a professor and the studio head of the glass department at Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario, Canada.

In December 2016, Vanderstukken’s 8 year academic research culminated in the publication of his book GLASS Virtual, Real, published by London based Black Dog Publishing. This book is a quest into the relationship between the use of glass within the arts and the intrinsic qualities of the medium and our perceptions of it. The whole thesis builds up towards an insightful vision on how glass can be relevant within a contemporary art context. In this book, Vanderstukken explains the recent increase in the use of glass within contemporary art. It highlights work from leading contemporary artists such as Gerhard Richter, Jaume Plensa, Fred Wilson, Jan Fabre, Wim Delvoye, Joseph Kosuth, Ann Veronica Janssens, Larry Bell, Koen Vanmechelen, Maya Lin, Mona Hatoum, Dan Graham, Mario Merz, Robert Smithson, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Luciano Fabro and many more.

Andrew Page, Editor of GLASS Quarterly Magazine, stated “The just-published scholarly book is a watershed event in the critical discourse about glass.”



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