Born in Montréal, Betty Goodwin has done original works recognized both here and abroad. Her work deals essentially with the individual through the representation of the body. “We find in everyone’s daily experiences obstacles relating to communication,” she says. “Sometimes, the effect is comical, but in a long-term and historical context, the cumulative effect of misunderstandings has been tragic.” Art critic Robert Enright believes “nobody has laid out in such a constant and moving way the body’s delicate negotiations between the being and the non-being, between presence and absence… between hope and despair.”
Betty Goodwin represented Canada at the Venice Biennial in 1995. The Montréal Museum of Fine Arts, the Art Gallery of Ontario and the National Gallery of Canada have devoted major exhibitions to her over the past few years. She has also been awarded the highest distinctions: the Québec government’s Paul-Émile Borduas Award, the Governor General of Canada Award and the Gershon Iskowitz Award in Toronto.
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Montréal (Québec), 1923 – Montréal (Québec), 2008
- Visual artist (painting)
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empreintes DIGITALes / IMED 9310, IMED 9310_NUM / 1993