CHANTING GROTTO, metallic gouache on paper, 2.5 x 5.5 m, 2023.
photographer: Tracy Peters
Bev Pike is a Winnipeg artist known for gigantic immersive paintings of architectural utopias. Amid climate and pandemic catastrophes, she bases her research on three-hundred year-old subterranean shell grottos.
Pike shows her work in public art galleries across Canada, most recently at the Dunlop Art Gallery (Regina), Museum London (London), and St. Mary’s University Art Gallery (Halifax).
In addition, she is the recipient of major grants from the Canada Council, Manitoba Arts Council and Winnipeg Arts Council. Pike has volunteered for artist groups in Alberta and Manitoba.
Pike also creates humorous, provocative and feminist Agony Aunt columns in artist books that are in international special collections such as the Victoria & Albert Museum, Tate Modern, University of Bristol and others in England, Canada, Iceland and the USA. She has been a guest speaker from coast to coast. Finally, as a long-time community activist, Pike writes evidence-based satire for the Winnipeg Free Press, CBC, MSN etc.