Dean Bardal grew up in Drayton Valley, Alberta, and has been developing his drawing practice from an early age. Dean works in watercolor, pastel, drypoint, and lino relief printmaking. Scenes from movies and social interactions often inspire his figurative works. His most recent work recreates portraits by classical artists such as Modigliani. In his still life drawings and prints, Dean experiments with shapes and shadows.
Dean is a dedicated artist and works at the Nina three days a week. In 2017, Dean won the ATB Financial Emerging Artist award. His work has been featured in the Nina’s Marian Allen Kitchen Gallery and Stollery Gallery, at City Centre Mall, Edmonton EXPO Centre, and in several group exhibitions throughout Edmonton.
Emerging Artist Award
This artist or their art making has helped others learn more about who they are as a person and what being part of the artists collective to the Nina means to them. The artist is an ambassador for the centre and has helped to increase our connections in the community.