Wynne Palmer is a Vancouver-based interdisciplinary artist, independent curator, producer and mentor.
She brings to her art practice three decades of professional graphic design, photography, media show production and several years working in both the west coast film and music industries.
Working predominantly with digital media including, photography, video, installation, voice and sound improvisation, her personal research, art practice and collaborations often focus on thresholds and liminal spaces, where the natural and technological worlds converge. She brings into question issues of identity, concepts of location and the philosophy of language within the collective consciousness.
As an independent curator and mentor, Wynne explores social engagement and public art through different modes of collaborative pedagogy including: critical making, STEAM, SciArt, Art/Music collaborations, improvisation, creative incubators, artist collectives and artist run culture.
Wynne has just completed curating and co-producing an ambitious, thematic 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 using the most cutting-edge, new media today!
Currently, Wynne is an advisor to the board of directors for The James Black Gallery in Vancouver. From
2011 - 2018 she was co-founder and manager of Canada's only theremin orchestra, the 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, Vancouver Low Frequency Festival, SWARM Festival, Utopia Festival of Women in Digital Culture, Signal + Noise Media Festival, and Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival. City of Vancouver 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.