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BMO 1st ART 2021

Celebrating Canada’s New Artists

The BMO 1st ART! Exhibition showcases the winning submissions of the 19th Annual BMO 1st ART! contest. Catch the accompanying video interviews to hear more from Canada’s newest generation of artists. Read the transcripts here.

Anna Kuelken (National Winner) | Kev Liang (Alberta) | shannon pahladsingh (British Columbia) | Tayler Buss (Manitoba) |

Alana Morouney (New Brunswick) | Bethany MacKenzie (Newfoundland & Labrador) | Max TS. Yang (Nova Scotia)

Erin Faulks (Nunavut) | Allysha Jacque (Ontario) | Donald Price (Prince Edward Island)

Maggy Hamel-Metsos (Quebec) | Holly Aubichon (Saskatchewan) | Juliet Di Carlo (Yukon)

Anna Kuelken (National Winner)

Father Like Son

NSCAD University

Kev Liang (Alberta)

Jiā yóu

University of Alberta

shannon pahladsingh (British Columbia)

oh thank goodness

University of the Fraser Valley

Tayler Buss (Manitoba)


University of Manitoba

Alana Morouney (New Brunswick)

I’ll get you next time/I keep letting you win so that I can hold your hand

Mount Allison University

Bethany MacKenzie (Newfoundland & Labrador)

What Will the Worms Think of Me?

Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Max TS. Yang (Nova Scotia)

A Family of III

NSCAD University

Erin Faulks (Nunavut)

The Pandemicock

Nunavut Arctic College

Allysha Jacque (Ontario)


York University

Donald Price (Prince Edward Island)

Egg and Chain

Holland College

Maggy Hamel-Metsos (Quebec)

No Place to Stand

Concordia University

Holly Aubichon (Saskatchewan)

Modern Medicine

University of Regina

Juliet Di Carlo (Yukon)

Consume in a way that makes it look Authentic

Yukon School of Visual Arts


Videography by Dominic Chan

Images and audio/video clips all courtesy of the artists.

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