Nora Curiston

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Nora Curiston is a visual artist living and working in Grand Forks, British Columbia.
A self-proclaimed ‘late bloomer’, she graduated from Vancouver’s Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in 2007 at the age of 55.
Curiston began her schooling at Emily Carr as a largely self-taught painter desiring some hardnosed technical training as well as input from other artists. Once at school she gravitated towards sculpture and installation work and credits artist and instructor Liz Magor as having a major influence on her artistic development.
The little town of Wells, B.C. has also played an important role in Curiston’s career. She has attended the Toni Onley Artist Project three times and each time credits it with a significant resurgence in her career. Although she still loves to paint, her work is now primarily conceptual. She spends her time creating her sometimes difficult and quirky sculptures and outdoor installations.

Artist Nora Curiston created a log bench during this years’ Toni Onley

Artists’ Project. The bench will be installed in the front yard of the
Island Mountain Arts Nest. Throughout Artswells Nora will be around
with a variety of carving tools inviting people to carve, scrape, gouge or
letter punch their names and messages into the bench. Please join her
and add to a lasting artifact of Artswells 2019.


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