Panya Clark Espinal


Architecture of the Plain (after Anni Albers’ 1958 “Rail” and Paul Klee’s 1923 “Architektur der Ebene”), 2023, Installation view, Woven works in cotton and silk

Panya Clark Espinal is a Canadian artist whose 35-year multi-media practice has explored mechanisms of representation and their influence on perception. She has attempted to bridge a gap between the world as seen in images and that of tangible experience. Through site-specific installations, exhibitions and public commissions, her work has focused on bringing renewed intimacy to the act of looking while exploring questions of reproduction, perspective, and physicality.

Clark Espinal holds a diploma in Experimental Art and Sculpture Installation from the Ontario College of Art (1988) and an MFA in Criticism and Curatorial Practice from OCADU (2019). Solo exhibitions include the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Canadian Embassy (Tokyo), the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, and the National Gallery of Canada. She has also exhibited in England, Italy, and Spain. Her work is included in the collections of the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa Art Gallery, and the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, among others.

10.01. – 30.11.2024