Edward Bader

Semi-abstract expressionist
Collage on paper, acrylic on canvas
Henri Matisse, Paul Klee, 1960s formal abstraction, Persian miniatures
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Artist and academic with a passion for visual culture

Born in Lethbridge, Alberta, Edward Bader has always had a passion for visual culture. This passion has been in comic books, commercial illustration and traditional fine art.

Edward received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Lethbridge in 1979. Subsequently he received his Fine Arts Masters (drawing/painting) from the University of Calgary in 1993. In 2007 he received an Interdisciplinary MA in Popular Culture with Distinction from Brock University. With this academic pedigree, he has taught at the Universities of Calgary and Lethbridge and at the Alberta College of Art and Design. Since 1998, Edward has been a tenured instructor at Grande Prairie Regional College teaching Art History, Drawing, and Digital Media.

His work can be seen in the Alberta Foundation for the Arts Collection, the Canada Council Art Bank, the University of Lethbridge, the City of Calgary, the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie and in numerous private collections.

Painting during the early days of the COVID pandemic, Edward had this to say about his work: ‘In dark times, I wish to bring joy to the viewer and a greater appreciation of the sublime and transcendental nature of our existence.’

Edward currently resides in Grand Prairie, Alberta, and outside of his art enjoys bodybuilding, hiking, cycling, history and travel.



Edward has exhibited drawings, paintings and new media projects throughout the Province of Alberta, Canada, and internationally in numerous solo and group exhibitions including:
    • 2000: Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art
  • 2012: White Wall Gallery, Toronto
  • 2016: Paul Kuhn Fine Arts, Calgary
  • 2017 and 2020: Artspace, Montreal Fierte
  • 2018: Seattle Leather Arts Media (SLAM) Seattle, Washington
  • 2018 and 2020: Pride in Art, Queer Arts Festival, Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 2019: Dencker & Schneider Gallery, Berlin



Edward Bader

An abstract collage by Edward Bader, Dancer is inspired by figures in movement.

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