Rowan Pantel is a Canadian artists based out of Regina, Saskatchewan. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Saskatchewan and recently completed the Master of Fine Arts program at the University of Regina. While pursuing her artistic endeavours she has held positions at various public and private art galleries, most recently as a sessional instructor at the University of Regina.
Rowan grew up outside the small rural hamlet of Gronlid, Saskatchewan. Closely surrounded by family and nature these two themes are the main influence in her artistic practice. All of her work stems from an interest in perspective and memory; she is challenged and intrigued by the idea that individuals can hold altering, corresponding or contradictory views of a single event. “To me memory is the product of a sensory event interpreted through a lifetime of personal experiences and preconceived notions and beliefs. I consider my personal memory as representing the ‘true’ memory; I also understand that the person next to me would likely feel the same way.”
In 2008 she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Saskatchewan, majoring in printmaking, the work from her graduating exhibition represented Saskatchewan, at the BMO 1st ART! exhibition in Toronto.
Rowan has exhibited her work across Canada and is represented by the Darrell Bell Art Gallery in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and Malasapina Printmakers in Vancouver, British Columbia.