This lecture was recorded on September 25th, 2015 in Timken Hall at the San Francisco campus of California College of the Arts.
Michael Hosaluk is recognized internationally and in Canada as one of the world’s most creative wood “turners.”
Hosaluk, who is self-taught, produces work that covers a wide range of objects and materials including functional vessels, furniture, and sculptural pieces. His work is humorous and elegant, possesses character and gesture, and is full of reference to architecture, nature, and culture.
His work has been exhibited throughout Canada, Europe, China, Japan, Australia, and the United States.
Hosaluk’s pieces can be found in the permanent collections of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Buckingham Palace; Zhao Xiu, Governor of Jilin Province, China; Idemitsu Corporation, Tokyo; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; The Detroit Institute of Arts; Yale University Art Gallery; Minneapolis Institute of Art and the Royal Ontario Museum.
He has lectured and demonstrated extensively throughout Canada, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain, France, Norway and Israel. In 2003, he participated in the French Association of Turned Wood’s conference Artistic Woodturning Worldwide in Puy St. Martin, France.
Hosaluk has also been the coordinator of the biennial International Wood Furniture/Turning Conference since 1982.
Hosaluk is a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts and earlier this year became an Honorary Lifetime Member of the Saskatchewan Crafts Council. He is active on the Steering Committee of the Furniture Society of North America, and is on its Advisory Board. He is recipient of the Saidye Bronfman Award, the highest award for craft in Canada and the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Lifetime Achievement in Saskatchewan.
Hosaluk’s work has recently been profiled in numerous publications including Fine Woodworking; American Craft; and Woodwork magazines. Hosaluk is also the subject of a book published in 2002 by Guild Publishing, titled Scratching the Surface: Michael Hosaluk.
He lives and has his studio near Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Funded by the Wornick Distinguished Professor of Wood Arts program.
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