Curator - John K. Grande

John K. Grande has curated 6 editions of Earth Art at Royal Botanical Gardens in Ontario and the Van Dusen Gardens in Vancouver, B.C. He is the author of many books on art and ecology and has written numerous articles and reviews for a variety of publications, including the British Journal of Photography, Arts Review (UK) and Sculpture Magazine. He recently co-curated Eco-Art with Peter Selz at the Pori Art Museum in Finland.

Outdoor Exhibit – Alejandro Jaime Carbonel (Peru)

A graduate in Fine Arts from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Perú, Alejandro Jaime Carbonel’s artistic work expresses a respect for the landscape and our relationship with nature. His earth-based sculptures reflect a strong sense of the architectural and sculptural traditions of his ancestors in Peru. He has received scholarships for artist residencies in Argentina, Ecuador, Germany, Mexico, and the USA. He is a professor in the Art program of the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and pursuing a Master of Arts History specializing in Latin American art.

Outdoor Exhibit – Laura Facey (Jamaica)

Trained at The Jamaica School of Art, Laura Facey’s sculptural work spans over forty years. One of Jamaica’s most distinguished sculptors, her works reflect and express aspects of her culture. Her most significant commission is the controversial REDEMPTION SONG, a monument to Emancipation, commissioned by the Government of Jamaica in 2002. She was awarded the silver Musgrave medal in 2006 and the Jamaican National Honour of The Order of Distinction in the rank of Commander in 2014.

Indoor Exhibit – Peter Hutchinson (United States)

Born in England, Peter Hutchinson has lived in the United States for over half a century and has practiced art for nearly as long. Beginning as a geometric painter, his close contact with minimal artists in New York exposed him to conceptualist thinking. He turned away from minimalism to follow a more overtly poetic and nature-oriented path. Hutchinson follows in the path of the earlier British poets and painters who also had a sense of the land. His art has been displayed and included in many renowned collections around the world.

Outdoor Exhibit – Steven Siegel (United States)

Born in 1953, Steven Siegel is a sculptor noted for his environmental artwork using recycled materials such as newspapers, aluminum cans, and plastic bottles. Using pre-consumer and recycled materials, he creates public art and site-specific installations in natural and urban contexts that reinvent the role of sculpture for an eco-conscious planet. His large boulders made of compressed cans and plastic bottles and multi-layered newspaper ridges awaken awareness of the sheer scale of consumer waste in a beautiful, integrative way. Installed across Europe, North America, and Asia, his works prompt dialogue about society, landscape, and form—all with an eye for nature’s processes.

Outdoor Exhibit – Yolanda Gutierrez (Mexico)

A free spirit, Yolanda Guttierez prefers to work outside the normal limitations of a studio space to produce in situ ecological interventions in the great outdoors. She uses materials direct from nature that includes animal bones, shells, sea sponges, thorns, feathers, and tree branches. The relationship between humans, nature and divinity, the balance between life and death, and the need to preserve wildlife are major themes in her work. Yolanda Gutierrez has exhibited in Paris at the prestigious Jeu de Paume and at the Galerie Yvonamor Palix.