Current Artist in Residence: TAMIRES PARA

Artist in Residence 2019/2020 at Harcourt House Artist Run Centre

On behalf of the Board of Directors of Harcourt House, members, and staff, we would like to welcome Tamires Para as Artist in Residence for 2019/2020 at Harcourt House Artist Run Centre. We are all looking forward to being a part of Tamires’ artistic development during the upcoming year.

Tamires is a Brazilian-born and Edmonton-based visual artist and community activist.  She holds a Bachelor’s  degree in Visual Communication Design from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil and Master’s degree in Fine Arts from the University of Alberta with major in Painting.

“The bodies Tamires depicts and the scale they’re at are a way to fight the notion that fat bodies are unruly, desexualized, in a limbo of desire and repulsiveness. By painting figures at life-size or larger than life, the work creates tension between the idea of women so large they need to be restrained and the idea these women are worthy of the space (physical and emotional) they occupy”.