Sheila Kernan is a Calgary-based artist who is known for her unique and tactile aesthetic. Her work oscillates between realism and abstraction, referencing memory and imagination. Her compositions are meticulously crafted through her use of referential collages made from multiple photographs and sketches. Intensely saturated colours, graphic forms and thick painterly strokes collide in multiple layers.
Sheila Kernan’s work can be found in numerous private, corporate, and public art collections across North America, Europe, Australia, and Africa. Having earned her B.F.A from the Alberta College of and Design (ACAD) in 2006, she has gone on to showcase her work nationally in more than 40 exhibitions. In 2017, she was awarded a lifetime achievement award as the recipient of the ACAD Alumni Legacy Award.