Stanley Wany

Stanley Wany

Chelsea, QC, Canada

About Stanley Wany

Originally from Montreal, Stanley Wany is an Afro-Canadian artist based in Canada’s national capital region whose practice includes graphic novels, pen and ink drawings, and paintings. He has recently exhibited works in Australia, at the Perc Tucker Gallery in Townsville, Queensland, as well as part of the exhibition Mix the Medias organized by SÕL-CON, The Ohio State University’s Black, Brown, and Indigenous Comics Expo, and Glass Axis Gallery. Wany’s works have also been shown in Canada, the United States, France, Portugal, and Finland, and are found in private and public collections in Canada, the United States, and Australia. Agalma, his first graphic novel, was nominated for a Doug Wright Award, highlighting the best experimental comics at the Toronto Comics and Arts Festival in 2016. As an author, Wany has participated as a guest and panelist in festivals in Canada, France, Finland, Portugal and the United States. In 2018, he completed an artist residency at the Arteles Centre, west of Tampere in Finland, and over the years he has been the recipient of several travel and creation grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec. Since obtaining a bachelor’s degree in arts, design, and bande dessinée from the Université du Québec en Outaouais, Wany has founded two independent publication companies, Trip Comix, and recently Argle Bargle Books. The basis of his practice in comics and visual arts explores mainstream culture, the subconscious, and myths, specifically as these relate the experience of people of African descent in Western society.

Education

Baccalaureate in Art and Design, minor in Bande Dessinée, Université du Québec en Outaouais (2006-2009)
Certificate in 3D Animation, Université du Québec à Montréal (2000)
Course in 3D animation and multimedia, Collège LaSalle, Montréal (1997-1998)

Events

• Festival international de la bande dessinée d’Angoulême (France), Jan 2020. Round table participation
• Comics Blast Artist Residency at Arteles in Finland, 1 – 31 May 2018. Resident Artist
• Festival de bande dessinée de Colomiers (France), 2016. Invited artist and panelist
• Festival de bande dessinée de Montréal, 2012‐2017. Participant
• Toronto Comics and Arts Festival, 2011‐2017. Invited artist and panelist
• Rendez‐vous de la bande dessinée de Gatineau, 2013‐2015. Participant and panelist
• Small Press Expo, North Bethesda (USA), 2013. Invited artist and panelist
• Salon du livre de l’Outaouais, 2009‐2013. Invited artist and panelist
• Expozine, le salon des fanzines, bandes dessinées et petits éditeurs de Montréal, 2007‐2017. Participant
• Helsinki Comics Festival, Helsinki (Finland), 2008 & 2012. Group exhibition, invited artist and panelist
• Festival de bande dessinée de Québec (Salon du livre de Québec), 2011 & 2012. Invited artist and panelist
• Conférence à l’École Multidisciplinaire de l’Image (Gatineau), 2007 & 2008. Panelist
• Festival de la bande dessinée de Cowansville, 2007. Invited artist and panelist
• 34th Festival international de la bande dessinée d’Angoulême (France), 2007. Invited artist

Exhibitions

• Gathering, Wall Space Gallery + Framing (Ottawa, ON), 7-31 October 2020. Group exhibition
• Mix the Media, Glass Axis Gallery x SOL-CON, Ohio State University (USA), 14 Aug – 30 Sept 2020. Group exhibition
• Inwards, Pinnacle & Perc Tucker Regional Gallery (Townsville, Australia), 14 Feb – 29 Mar 2020. Solo exhibition
• Body of Work, Wall Space Gallery + Framing (Ottawa, ON), 5 – 26 Oct 2019. Group exhibition
• Stanley Wany, Bouquinart (Aylmer, QC), 14 Sept – 10 Nov 2019. Solo exhibition
• De mots et d’images, Bouquinart (Aylmer, QC), 24 Feb – 14 April 2019. Group exhibition
• Hors des cases, Bouquinart (Aylmer, QC), 29 Sept – 4 Nov 2018. Group exhibition
• Overlap(land): Comics Made in Finland. Emergency Room Gallery (Houston, USA), 20 Sept – 31 Oct 2018. Group exhibition
• Contar o Mundo – A reportagem em banda desenhada, Amadora BD: International Comics Festival (Portugal), Oct – Nov 2017. Invited artist and group exhibition
• Le projet Orphée, 3D installation, with François Chalifour and Diane Génier, l’ESPACE ÉMI (Université du Québec en Outaouais), 2014, and North by Northwest (Texas, USA), 2015. Collective exhibition