Wynne Palmer is a Vancouver-based interdisciplinary artist, independent curator, producer and mentor.
She brings to her current practice over three decades of professional graphic design, photography, media show production and several years working in both the west coast film and music industries.
As an artist, her personal research, art practice and collaborations often focus on thresholds and liminal spaces, where the natural and technological worlds converge. Her works are often temporary or ephemeral, bringing into question issues of identity, concepts of location and the philosophy of language within the collective consciousness.
With over 30yrs. of bringing show productions to the general public, from museums and science centres to media art festivals and galleries, Wynne locates her dissemination through social engagement and public art via various modes of collaborative pedagogy including: art collectives and artist run culture, Art/Music collaborations, SciArt and STEAM.
Wynne has just completed curating and co-producing an ambitious, four-year set of public art exhibitions, based on the four natural Elements: Water (2016), Land (2017), Air (2018) and Fire (2019). In partnerships with Cinevolution Media Arts Society, Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond Cultural Centre and Richmond World Festival 2016-2019, Digital Carnival exhibitions showcased over 80 local to international artists to audiences of up to 50,000 per festival using the most cutting-edge, new media today! Wynne is currently working with the Cinevolution creative team in production of Digital Carnival 2021, slated for the Richmond Art Gallery and as an online digital exhibition.
From 2018 - 2020 she was an advisor to the board of directors for The James Black Gallery; from 2017 - 2020 board member for the NOW Society; from 2011 - 2018 co-founder and manager of Vancouver Experimental Theremin Orchestra; and from 2003 - 2008 she was co-founder of the Cue Up Video Collective.
Wynne has exhibited and performed internationally including: Arbetets Museum (Sweden), Gallery Factory (Seoul, Korea), Klondike Institute of Art & Culture (Yukon), Vogue Theatre, Western Front, VIVO Media Arts Centre, Latitude 53, Roundhouse Community Arts Centre, The James Black Gallery, The Merge, Red Gate Revue Stage, Eastside Culture Crawl, Vancouver Opera Festival, New Forms Festival, SWARM Festival, Utopia Festival of Women in Digital Culture, Signal + Noise Media Festival, and Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival. City of Vancouver outdoor exhibitions in public parks: Tatlow Park, Renfrew Park, Queen Elizabeth Park and Charleson Park for the (International Symposium on Electronic Art - ISEA 2015).
Her work is in public and private collections including: Canada, China, Germany, UK and USA.