Meet Eva McCauley
Night Swimmers, Red Sea
Oil and beeswax on birch panel 42" x 48"
Blinded by the Sun Shining on the Sea
Oil on birch panel 40" x 50"
Oil and photocopy transfer on birch panel 60" x 48"
The Sea was in a Beautiful Boil
Oil on birch panel 42" x 48"
Swimming by the Light of the Moon
Oil on birch panel 16" x 20"
Feel the Heat of the Blistering Sun
Oil on birch panel 12" x 12"
I Swam by the Light of the Silvery Moon
Oil on birch panel 24" x 24"
Clamdiggers at Dusk
Oil on birch panels Diptych: each panel 30" x 30" for total size of 30" x 60" (without space between)
Sun and Fog
Oil and photocopy transfer on birch panel 12" x 12"
Eva McCauley is a painter and printmaker known for her atmospheric, expressive paintings of sky, water and shifting landscapes that explore the passage of time and the transient and ephemeral nature of the spiritual and physical world. She is also a figurative artist, and is fascinated with the human condition, and the fragility of our existence. She divides her time between her studios in Bear River, N.S., and Elmira, Ontario, painting people and places that are steeped in personal significance.
Her work explores the process of recollection and how we process memories. Her focus is not on the recreation of a specific image or moment, but the creation of something informed by the act of remembering — an act which renders past experiences as ephemeral, and constantly in flux, resulting in works which perpetually shift, their images lyrical, ghost-like, and ethereal.
She studied visual art at the Ontario College of Art and Design, receiving an O.C.A.D. diploma in drawing & painting (1983), a B.F.A. from University of Guelph (1994) and a M.F.A. from University of Waterloo (1996).
Eva’s exhibition ‘Splendid Isolation’ will be featured in the main gallery at the Elora Centre for the Arts from May 26 – July 24, 2022. For more information on the exhibition please click here.
She has exhibited internationally and nationally, with solo exhibitions at ArtsPlace Gallery in Annapolis Royal, N.S., (Splendid Isolation, 2021), St. Thomas Elgin Art Centre (World’s Edge, 2014); Wandesford Quay Gallery in Cork (In/Visible, Aug/Sept. 2012); Limerick Printmakers (In/Visible, August/Sept. 2010); Elora Centre for the Arts, Elora, Ontario, and Harbinger Gallery, Waterloo (Solas agus Scáth, 2009), Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery (Momento Mori); Open Studio, Toronto (Ruptured Time); Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto (Colour of Memory, Mutable as Water, Gaze); and solo and group exhibitions at Harbinger Gallery, Waterloo; Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery 2nd Biennale (2005); and the Castellani Museum in Lewiston, N.Y. (Crossing Borders). Her work is included in collections in Canadian Embassies all over the world and is part of a Canadian boxed set collection sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
McCauley is the recipient of many awards and scholarships, including the W.O. Forsythe Painting Award (1983), Bronfman Printmaking Award (1993), Warner Lambert Printmaking Scholarship (1994) “Best in Printmaking Award” at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition (1996), “Ernst & Young Purchase Award” (1996), a Canada Council “Quest” Grant for Emerging Artists (2000), as well as an Ontario Council Project Grant (2007). Her work can be found in many private and public collections such as the Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canadian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Waterloo Regional Labour Council, and the Ernst & Young Canadian Print Collection.
She is an art educator, and has been a sessional professor of Fine Art at the University of Waterloo since 2002.
To find out more about Eva, please visit her website.