Out Far and in Deep

More Works By Fiona Ackerman Acrylic and Oil on Canvas 2006
84 × 60 in 213.36 × 152.4 cm

About Out Far and in Deep

This haunting abstract portrait of several figures in muted earthy colours is by Fiona Ackerman. Under a gray-blue sky, a central figure, an older man stands on the earth as fragments of several others–ghost-like images emerge from the canvas, as if from the mists of time. In her paintings, Ackerman constantly re-imagines and interprets the world around her.

“Rooted in abstraction, I want to push my work in divergent directions, to surprise myself, and keep the possibilities for my painting wide open. Working in series, I develop a stylistic language specific to the mood or conceptual objectives I'm working on.” Fiona Ackerman

Originally from Montreal, Fiona Ackerman studied painting at Concordia University and completed a BFA at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design in 2002. She has held more than 20 solo exhibitions internationally. Fiona’s studio practice extends beyond painting to include several large-scale murals, video and other public art projects. In her free time, she writes and records music and videos, often working with other musicians. She currently lives and works in Vancouver BC.