Gretchen Sankey

Born in Montreal in 1964, Gretchen Sankey currently lives in Toronto. Since completing an MFA degree (York University, 1993), her work has been included in numerous exhibitions, most notably: It, and all the rest of it (solo, Mercer Union, Toronto, 1999), Anatomical Permutations (Cervantino Saskatoon, 1998), Within the World without (solo, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto, 1995), Duke-u-menta '90, '94 and '96 (Duke of Connaught Tavern, Toronto) and Young Contemporaries '93 (London Regional Art Gallery, London, 1993)

Sankey has been awarded a Canada Council Engineering Artist's Grant and several Ontario Arts Council Individual Artist Grants. In 1997, she received an OAC First Film and Video project grant to complete a documentary celebrating the fictive life of Dorothy Dunbar, a Toronto waitress who gained notoriety as a miracle healer then vanished in 1957.


Dorothy Dunbar

1998, 14:00 minutes, Colour, English