About The Author

Ruth Chambers

Ruth Chambers, who is a co-editor of Ronsdale’s Utopic Impulses (2007) – along with Amy Gogarty and Mireille Perron – is a visual artist. Her projects have explored various cultural, medical, and metaphysical endeavors that have aimed to transcend and reconcile concepts of the material and immaterial, and the internal and external.

Chambers has also given papers, participated in symposia, and chaired academic panels. She has taught at the University of Regina since 1994 and is currently Professor of Visual Arts/Ceramics.

Amy Gogarty is an artist, writer, and educator who recently relocated from Alberta to Vancouver, British Columbia, where she works full-time as an artist and researcher. She has presented her research focusing on contemporary issues in art and craft practice nationally and internationally in the form of numerous catalogue essays, reviews and conference presentations. Mireille Perron was born in Montreal, Quebec. Since 1982, her installations have appeared in solo and group exhibitions in Canada, the United States, France, Italy and the United Kingdom. Her work explores connections between gender, culture, visual arts, science and medicine. She has written and published critical essays on a variety of subjects related to representation.

Recent examples of the range of her work include The Feminist Laboratory of Pataphysics (The New Gallery, 2007), an installation at the crossroads of medical, sensual and critical imagery, and an essay titled “Feminists, Colporteu(r)ses and Pataphysicien(n)es,” published in the anthology Culture of Community (MAWA, 2004). Perron lives and works in Calgary, Alberta, where she teaches at the Alberta College of Art & Design.

Books by Ruth Chambers