Marilyn Mylrea

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Marilyn S. Mylrea was born in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada. She was educated and grew up in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She is a Professional Artist with over 25 years of experience. Ms. Mylrea has three art related degrees including a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art - Painting and Art History from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University, and a Bachelor of Education degree in Art Education from the University of British Columbia.

Ms. Mylrea is also a Professional Art teacher and a dedicated advocate of Arts education. She taught Art History for two years at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design. She was also the Director/Owner of her own Art Gallery in Vancouver, B.C. for many years.  Her art has been shown in numerous exhibitions including the first “Artropolis” exhibition and the international show “Fear of Others, Art Against Racism” in 1989.  Her work has been included in many reviews including the Globe and Mail, the Vanguard Magazine, and the Canadian Art Magazine.  Her painting “September 11th, The Day the Angels Cried – Hope” was chosen for the cover of the American - Spirit Seeker Magazine, September 2011 issue to commemorate this tragedy. Ms. Mylrea’s art was included in the curated 2010 “Momentum” exhibition.  It is also in the Permanent Collection of the University of Victoria’s Public Art Collection.  Her solo exhibition the “Tibetan Tribute” was shown on the French CBC TV News in 2004.  This was a series of paintings done in celebration of the Dalai Lama’s visit to Vancouver.

Ms. Mylrea’s art was featured in the May 2012 Canadian House and Home Magazine and the West Coast Home & Design Magazine as well as been shown twice in the Chinese Taste of Life Magazine. She had a solo exhibition in June, 2005 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre’s Art Gallery in Vancouver.  The Westender Newspaper featured the Opening Reception of a group show entitled “Still Reflections”in an article by Celebrity Reporter Catherine Barr on February 22, 2007. The Vancouver Lifestyles magazine featured her art in their November, 2005 issue in “The Scene” section for the Opening Reception of the group exhibition “Mellow Reflections”.  Ms. Mylrea’s art was also represented internationally at the Evocative Arts Gallery in Palm Springs, California, U.S.A. Her work was selected to be in the curated exhibition “Selections from the Coast Art Trust” at the North Vancouver Museum, Presentation House in January, 2007 and at the Evergreen Cultural Centre in 2009.  Her painting on the goalie “Roberto Luongo – Number 1” was in a commentary of the Vancouver Sun Newspaper Sport’s section on September 15, 2007. Ms. Mylrea’s art was featured on the French CBC TV show Zig Zag in December 2007 for the show “Brilliant Days”.  Her art was also included in the Vancouver Art Gallery’s Art Rental and Sales Program. She has donated paintings to the Vancouver General Hospital and U.B.C. Hospital Foundation and to the Canadian Cancer Society’s Daffodil Ball Auction Fundraiser.

Ms. Mylrea’s art is in collections all around the world and it is in Art Auctions in China.  She was greatly honored to complete a commissioned painting for the very famous First Nation’s master carver Chief Beau Dick of his daughter Geraldine. Beau represented Canada in the Documenta 14 international exhibition. She has attended two First Nation potlatches in Alert Bay.

Ms. Mylrea’s art richly represents spirituality and sensuality with its vibrant colours, expressive brushstrokes and dramatic imagery.  She works diligently on her artistic visions striving to consistently explore and develop new depths of creativity.  Ms. Mylrea’s art covers a vast range of subject matter including portraiture, landscapes, abstracts, figures, masks, angels, etc. She primarily paints in oil as she likes the richness of this medium. She is also a poet and recently wrote a book entitled The Power of Divinity. Ms. Mylrea resides in Vancouver, British Columbia. She has been deeply influenced by the beauty of this region with its wonderful sky, water and mountainous lush landscape, as well as the magnificent art of the northwest First Nations people.

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