A Refreshing New Look to U of A Museums "Brain Storms" Exhibition

New emerging artists as well as celebrated local creators can all be found in one space for the next two months starting on November 26 at the University of Alberta Museums Galleries at Enterprise Square. Brain Storms: UAlberta Creates is an existing exhibition that will be refreshed with new contributions. This exhibition celebrates artists creativity and that they are University of Alberta alumni.

Brain Storms opened in September 2015 and the works in the exhibition demonstrate that creativity is essential to any endeavour to new knowledge. This exhibition has always been more than just art, as it illustrates innovative technologies, new ideas in furniture design, creative writing, fashion design and health technologies.

“One of the real strengths of Brain Storms is its diverse nature,” said Jim Corrigan, University of Alberta Art Collection and Brain Storms curator. “There are different ideas, mediums, topics, and methods all within the same gallery. It makes for an engaging and inspiring exhibition for anyone to visit.”

Artists in this part of the exhibition include:

Sean Caufield (MFA, 1996)– A celebrated University of Alberta professor shows some of his latest work.

Emmanuel Osahor – Originally born in Nigeria, Emmanuel is the most recent alumni in the show, graduating from the U of A in 2015.

Karen Chopik – Graduated from the U of A with a BEd, but she is a noted Canadian jewellery designer whose works are included in the exhibition.


See the full list of Brain Storms artists


This refresh means that all 130 artists who submitted their work have been included in this exhibition. Contributors in Brain Storms represent nine different University of Alberta faculties from science to fine arts. Brain Storms also celebrates the centenary of the University of Alberta Alumni Association.


In addition to all of the contributors being University of Alberta alumni, 73 of those are local contributors, making this exhibition a showcase of creativity from the University of Alberta, Edmonton and Alberta.

The exhibition will continue to run until January 23, 2016 with a break for the holidays from December 20, 2015 to January 6, 2016. The gallery is open Thursday & Friday: 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., Saturday: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and admission is by donation.

See the exhibition page HERE

The University of Alberta Museums bring fine arts, sciences, and humanities to the heart of downtown Edmonton at University of Alberta Museums Galleries at Enterprise Square, an initiative of the U of A and the City of Edmonton, managed by the U of A Museums. Click Here for the complete 2015 exhibition and program schedule.