Collection: Sheila Kernan

Sheila Kernan Canadia Artist at Gallery Merrick

Sheila Kernan is a Calgary based artist; who is known for her unique, sophisticated, and tactile aesthetic.

Her work oscillates between realism and abstraction, reference memory and imagination. Her compositions are meticulously crafted, cultivated through her use of referential collages made from multiple photographs and sketches. Ethereal softness, hardedges and thick painterly strokes collide in multiple layers, alluding to a feeling rather than a specific location or subject.

Pushing beyond boundaries Sheila collides both painting and sculpture together resulting in graphic formed double-sided sculptures.

Kernan’s art is avidly collected. Over 15 years as a full time artist her work can be found in numerous private, corporate, and public art collections across North America, Europe, Australia, and Africa. Earning 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.