Fonds F016 - Bryce Kanbara fonds

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Bryce Kanbara fonds


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(1947 -)

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Bryce Kanbara was born in 1947 in Ontario. He attended McMaster University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in English literature and Art History in 1971. He was a pivotal figure in the arts community in Hamilton, and a founding member and first administrator of Hamilton Artists Inc. He is currently the curator and proprietor of You Me Gallery in Hamilton. Throughout his career as a visual artist, he has held many curatorial positions, including those at Burlington Art Centre, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant, JC Gallery at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre. He has been the Visual Arts, Crafts & Design Officer at the Ontario Arts Council, and Co-chair of the Board of Directors, Workers Arts & Heritage Centre. In 2021, he received the Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts for outstanding contribution.

Kanbara has also been an active member of the Japanese Canadian community. He has been the Executive Director of the Toronto Chapter of the National Association of Japanese Canadians, Chair of the NAJC Endowment Fund and National Executive member.

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Created March 19, 2024 by E Carroll.




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