Mary-Beth Laviolette

Mary-Beth Laviolette is an avid hiker, independent art writer and curator based in Canmore, Alberta, who specializes in Alberta and western Canadian art. She is the author of An Alberta Art Chronicle: Adventures in Recent & Contemporary Art, 1970-2000 and co-author of Alberta Art & Artists: A Survey. Recent exhibitions she has curated include Reckonings: Michael Cameron & Karen Maiolo (Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Banff AB); Pulse: Alberta Society of Artists at 80 Years (Triangle Art Gallery, Calgary) and the forthcoming Alberta Mistresses of the Modern: 1935 to 1975 (Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton AB). Mary-Beth is also a public speaker and enjoys engaging with the public about art whenever and wherever possible.