Carole Itter



Artist, Writer


An interdisciplinary artist, writer, performer, and filmmaker and the 2017 Audain Prize recipient, Carole Itter was born in Vancouver and studied at the University of British Columbia and the Vancouver School of Art in Vancouver, BC, and at L’Accademia di Belle Arti in Rome, Italy. Her sculptures, collages and performances, as well as the large-scale assemblages/installations which she is probably best known for, are strongly influenced by the people and places where she has lived and frequently reflect social and political issues. Itter's solo exhibitions include Rattles at Western Front in 1984, The Float at Or Gallery in 1995, The Pink Room at grunt gallery in 2000, Metallic: A Fish Film at grunt gallery in 2007, and Carole Itter: Only when I’m hauling water do I wonder if I’m getting any stronger at the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery in 2023. Along with Daphne Marlatt, she compiled and edited Opening Doors, an archive of oral history about Vancouver’s East End as part of the Sound Heritage Series for the British Columbia Provincial Archives. She has also produced a number of short stories and prose pieces, including Whistle Daughter Whistle and The Log’s Log. Itter’s work is included in the collections of the Canada Council Art Bank, the Vancouver Public Library, and the Vancouver Art Gallery.

Emily Carr University, 2023

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