Programs / Emerging Atlantic Artist Residency


The jurors listed below are confirmed for the program. Others may be added in the coming weeks.

Eleanor King

Eleanor King is a Halifax based artist. She received her BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 2001, and is currently a Fulbright Fellow and MFA candidate at Purchase College in New York. She has participated in residencies at The MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, SOMA Mexico, and The Banff Centre among others. King has received numerous grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and Arts Nova Scotia, and was short-listed for the 2012 Sobey Art Award. She has exhibited nationally and internationally, most notably at Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Nuit Blanche Toronto, and Galleri F15 in Norway. Her solo exhibition Dark Utopian at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (2015), was highlighted in a feature-length cover article for Canadian Art magazine. Previously, King was an instructor at NSCAD University, and a Director at Anna Leonowens Gallery in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She is represented by Diaz Contemporary in Toronto.

Jen Mizuik

Jen Mizuik is the Director of Visual + Digital Arts, The Banff Centre. Prior to joining the Banff Centre, Jen was the Director of Experimenta in Melbourne (2009-2014).  She has held posts at institutions such as the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA), Melbourne and the Art Gallery of Calgary. She has directed and curated exhibitions of artists such as AES+F (Russia); Cao Fei (China); Hans-Peter Feldmann (Germany); Shilpa Gupta (India); Christian Jankowski (Germany); William Kentridge (South Africa); David OReilly (Ireland); Kuang-Yu Tsui (Taiwan); Kit Wise (Australia); Ryoko Aoki & Zon Ito (Japan); Sylvie Blocher (France); Natalie Bookchin (USA); Johan Grimonprez (Belgium); Shih Chieh Huang (Taiwan); Hiroshi Ishiguro (Japan); and YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY NDUSTRIES (South Korea).  She holds a BFA from the Alberta College of Art and Design and is currently a MA Art History candidate at the University of Adelaide.

Jeffrey Spalding

Jeffrey Spalding is an artist, writer and curator. His art works are in the principal national public collections including the National Gallery of Canada, Vancouver Art Gallery, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, The Canadian Embassy, Washington, Art Gallery of Alberta, Glenbow, Mendel Art Gallery and Mackenzie Art Gallery.  He has served as Director at major art museums, including Glenbow Museum, University of Lethbridge, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Appleton Museum of Art, Florida and Artistic Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Calgary.  Spalding organized Canada’s art exhibition for Expo 93 Korea and is author of numerous books and exhibition catalogues for museums such as the Tate Gallery and Russia’s Hermitage Museum. Spalding was President Royal Canadian Academy of Arts 2007-2010, recipient of the Alberta College of Art and Design Board of Governors Award of Excellence (1992) awarded the Order of Canada (2007) and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012). He was named Adjunct Professor, University of Calgary, is a regular contributor to Galleries West magazine and was recently appointed Senior Curator, Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, New Brunswick. - See more at:

Stefan St-Laurent

Stefan St-Laurent, multidisciplinary artist and curator, was born in Moncton, New-Brunswick, lives and works in Ottawa. He was the invited curator for the Biennale d’art performatif de Rouyn-Noranda in 2008, and for the 28th and 29th Symposium international d’art contemporain de Baie-Saint-Paul in 2010 and 2011. From 2002 to 2011, he worked as Curator of Galerie SAW Gallery, and has been an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Ottawa since 2010. His performance and video work has been presented in numerous galleries and institutions, including the Centre national de la photographie in Paris, Edsvik Konst och Kultur in Sollentuna (Sweden), YYZ in Toronto, Western Front in Vancouver and the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in Halifax. He has been a curator and programmer for a number of artistic organizations and festivals, including the Lux Centre in London, the Cinémathèque Québécoise in Montréal, Festival international du cinéma francophone in Acadie, Les Rencontres internationales Vidéo Arts Plastiques in Basse-Normandie (France), Festival international du cinéma francophone en Acadie (Moncton), as well as Pleasure Dome, Images Festival of Independent Film and Video and Vtape in Toronto. He is currently Director of the artist-run centre AXENÉO7 in Gatineau.