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Paul Mathieu (Vancouver) has worked with and written about ceramics for the past forty years, producing an extensive body of work that explores the social, cultural, and material roles of ceramics....

Paul Mathieu (Vancouver) has worked with and written about ceramics for the past forty years, producing an extensive body of work that explores the social, cultural, and material roles of ceramics. His conceptual approach actively challenges the binaries between craft and art and the marginal place of ceramics within the art world. Mathieu’s work has been exhibited extensively in Canada and abroad, and is featured in the touring exhibition Camp Fires: The Queer Baroque of Léopold L. Foulem, Paul Mathieu, and Richard Millette.  His work is held in collections of many Canadian and international institutions, including the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum for Contemporary Ceramic Art (Shigaraki, Japan), and the Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art. In 2007 Mathieu was the recipient of the Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts’ Saidye Bronfman Award.