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Yvonne Vander Kooi

Yvonne Vander Kooi’s art practice has embraced community, collaboration, education, public art and studio work. Her work invites us to consider stories about the natural world, people, places, and movement that are both personal and universal. She is drawn to exploring these themes which help enrich the imagination and further develop ideas for her work.

Born and raised in Ontario, she received her BFA in Michigan and has lived in Toronto and Vancouver. She currently lives in Nanaimo with her family and two dogs. She currently works as the Art Education Coordinator at the Nanaimo Art Gallery.