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Sarah Kernohan
www.sarahkernohan.com

Suzanne Luke

 Image: Convergence (2011), site-specific installations The CommunitechHub, Kitchener, ON.  Independent Curatorial Project  Photo Credit: Katrina Jennifer Bedford Artwork: GARETH LICHTY  Hamper 2011

Image: Convergence (2011), site-specific installations
The CommunitechHub, Kitchener, ON.
 Independent Curatorial Project
 Photo Credit: Katrina Jennifer Bedford
Artwork: GARETH LICHTY  Hamper 2011

Suzanne Luke is a curator based in Waterloo Region. During her current tenure at Laurier, she has articulated and implemented an innovative and diverse vision for ongoing scholarship around contemporary art activities within the university community. Curated exhibitions include Cubed; ScotiabankNuit Blanche in Toronto (in collaboration with Laurier Toronto); Urban Res Studies, a solo exhibition that featured works by acclaimed Canadian artist Kent Monkman presented in conjunction with Indigenous Education Week at Laurier; and Precarious, photographic works by distinguished artists Carole Condé + Karl Beveridge in partnership with Laurier Faculty of Communication Studies and Letters & Handshakes, Toronto.
 
A graduate of the Art and Art History program, University of Toronto, and Master of Arts in Communication Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University Luke is actively involved in the cultural sector. Luke spearheads independent curatorial projects and has served as the Visual Arts Consultant for The Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics (2012-14), a Juror Member, City of Waterloo Public Art Program (2011), Curatorial Advisor for WalterFedy (2011-12), Curatorial Advisor for the Box Art Show & Sale (2010-13) and is a Board Member of Arts Awards Waterloo Region (2016-present). 
 

 Image: Robert Achtemichuk:  selfie , installation view  Open Sesame, February 2017.  Image credit: Sarah Kernohan

Image: Robert Achtemichuk: selfie, installation view
Open Sesame, February 2017.

Image credit: Sarah Kernohan

Sarah Kernohan is a visual artist and curator based in Kitchener, Ontario. She currently curates exhibitions at Open Sesame  where she exhibits critically engaged work by emerging and mid-career artists from the Waterloo Region and beyond. She was the Artistic Director at CAFKA - Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener and Area  2010 - 2013) where she directed CAFKA11: Survive. Resist (2011), CAFKA at the Walper (2013), and co-founded the Christie/CAFKA Artist in Residence Program

She has been actively involved in the art community since moving to Kitchener in 2007 and has been a member of the Programming Committee at CAFKA (2008 - 2010, 2015), and served on the boards of directors of the Waterloo Regional Arts Fund (2012 - 13), and the Waterloo Community Arts Council (The Button Factory) (2012 - 13).