Snow was born in Toronto and studied at the Ontario College of Art.
After his first exhibitions in the late 1950s, Snow experimented with a
variety of media, breaking new ground in many. As a filmmaker, Snow is
widely acclaimed: two films in particular, 1967’s Wavelength and 1971’s
La Région Centrale, are important avant-garde-cinema works. Through the
1960s, mostly while living in New York, Snow also produced his famous
Walking Woman series, a succession of paintings, sculptures and
photographs exploring and reconsidering the treatment of the figure in
art, all using the same cartoonish silhouette of a woman. (One Walking
Woman sculpture was featured at Expo 67.) Since his return to Canada in
the 1970s, Snow has engaged with various forms in an exploration of
perception, representation, language and sound. Honours include the
Chevalier de l’Ordre des arts et des lettres, France (1995), the
Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts (2000) and the Gershon
Iskowitz Prize (2011).
Smoke and Mirrors, 1994
c-print, pins, ed. 50
full bleed: 40” x 28.5”
C-Print, or a chromogenic print is the most common type of colour
photographic printing. C-prints are composed of layers of cyan, magenta
and yellow ink that together create a full-colour digital image.