Yael Brotman’s work explores our urge to build and to mimic our environment. She is a proponent of creative play as a way of engaging with and learning about the world through curiosity, failure and problem solving. Brotman’s exhibition history includes international exhibitions at the International Print Centre New York; Central Booking Gallery, NYC; Castellani Art Museum, Lewiston, NY; Art League Houston, TX; Zweigstelle Berlin, Germany; Monash University, Melbourne, Australia; Shanxi University, Taiyuan, China. Canadian exhibitions include the Biennale internationale d’estampe contemporaine de Trois-Rivières, Quebec; Harcourt House, Edmonton, Alberta; Atelier Circulaire, Montreal, Quebec. Upcoming exhibitions include Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, Japan; Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, British Columbia; Haida Gwaii Museum, Haida Gwaii, British Columbia.
She has been awarded grants from all three levels of arts councils and residencies including Hospitalfield Arts, Scotland; Australian National University, Canberra, Australia; Sanbao International Art Institute, Jingdezhen, China; and Artists in Gwaii Haanas Residency Program, Haida Gwaii, British Columbia.
Brotman’s work is represented in public and corporate collections including the Canada Council Art Bank; Foreign Affairs, Canada; Skirball Museum, Los Angeles; Sanbao Museum, China; University of Alberta; Bank of Montreal; Toronto Stock Exchange. She is on faculty at the University of Toronto and is President of CARFAC Ontario.
Yael Brotman was interviewed by Kristen Fahrig for this edition.