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Peggy Gale

Peggy Gale

BA 1967 UC - 2020 Award Recipient

Peggy Gale is an independent curator and art critic who has published extensively on time-based works by contemporary artists. Her collection of writings on artists' videos, Videotexts (1995), established artists' videos as a major art medium and her study, Artists Talk: 1969 – 1977 (2004) is a widely assigned course text that clearly and engagingly sets out the history and terms of conceptual art. She received the Toronto Arts Award (2000) and the Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts (2006), the highest arts award in the nation.