As the curator for this exhibition, I believe from the core of my being that in times of great turmoil art plays a hugely important role in revealing the pathways through which transformation occurs.

Portrait by Robin Holland

Kingston Annual 2020 was curated by Julie Hedrick, who has exhibited extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Colombia and Europe.

Julie was awarded the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant in 2012 and was recently honored with the 2018 Kingston Distinguished Artist Award alongside her composer husband, Peter Wetzler. Julie has been represented by Nohra Haime Gallery since 1998.

Julie is a graduate of the Painting Studio Program at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD). Born in 1958 in Toronto, Hedrick is now a U.S. citizen based in Kingston, New York. She has studied anatomy and physiology, has been writing poetry since 1990 and has participated to great acclaim in readings, performances, set designs and discussion panels.

Read the MAD interview here.