ManWoman - Warrior of Sacred Imagination

Celebrate the Holiness You Are

ManWoman's Biography

Manny receiving Award of Excellence from Lois Hole
Lieutenant Governor of Alberta in 2002

Shows and Celebrity Events

BORN: 2 February 1938, Cranbrook, BC

STUDY: 1959-63 Alberta College of Art, 1956-59 UBC

GRANTS: Awarded three Canada Council grants

SELECTED COLLECTIONS: Dan Aykroyd's House of Blues, Alberta Art Foundation, Canada Council Art Bank, Athabasca University, Edmonton Art Gallery, Imperial Oil collection, MacKenzie Health Sciences Center, University of Alberta, B.C. Government Collection, Museo Internacionale de Neu Art, the Bongarde collection, the John and Joice Hall collection, the Volk collection, the Infinity collection, the Michael Ballantyne collection.



-Featured in Knowledge Network TV documentary on BC artists called "cArtography." Aired 17th May 2010

-Trip to Ireland in July to be in My Swastika, a documentary. Guest speaker at Tattoo Festival in Cobh, co Cork. Guest speaker in Denmark at Underground Music Festival called Nakkefestival.


-Interview in Bizarre Magazine (London) Sept 09


- Gentle Swastika: Reclaiming the Innocence published in Rome

and the Czech Republic.


- Wildman's Lament, solo show, Golden, BC

- The Thunder Sign, a brief  history of the Swastika in Europe, written for Hex Magazine Fall 2007.

- Men's Art at the Key City Theatre, Cranbrook, BC

- interview Kootenay Mountain Culture Magazine, Nelson

- Secret Doctrine, solo show, Golden, BC


- Gentle Swastika book contracted to be published in Italian

- guest Lecturer, University of Saskatewan, Saskatoon

- Sophisticated Folk, Kenderdine Gallery, U of S, Saskatoon


- book release, Midnite Freak Show: Poetry, Art and Dangerous Mysticism

- guest Lecturer, University of Regina

- Sophisticated Folk, Rosemont Art Gallery, Regina

- juror, Arts Around, Revelstoke and Cranbrook


- solo show New Tiny Gallery, Vancouver

- interview Skin Deep Magazine London, UK

- interview Exklusiv Magazine, Poland

- Sophisticated Folk, two man show, Rosemont Gallery, Regina


- Poetry on the Rocks with Bill Bissett, Cranbrook/Kimberley

- ManWoman, Early Spiritual Works, Nelson Museum

- Vagina as sacred object, Vagina Monologues, Cranbrook

- interview by Raven Snook, HEEB Magazine, NYC

- interview by Andrew Smith, Green Banana Magazine, Toronto


- "Homesick for Eternity" autobiography book release

- Award of Excellence from Lois Hole, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta

- Alberta College of Art 75th Anniversary Alumni show

- guest lecturer, Alberta College of Art


- Linda McCartney's Sixties, Provincial Museum, Edmonton

- "Gentle Swastika" book release NYC Tattoo Convention

- The Burning, solo show Ortona Gallery, Edmonton

- Artropolis show, CBC Studios, Vancouver


- Razor, Cutting Edge Magazine, Los Angeles

- Homesick For Eternity show, Centre 64 Kimberley

- interview Seattle, host Dori Munson, KIRO radio

- The Burning, solo show Moonbase gallery, Vancouver

- Weird Homes TV show, Life Channel, host Arthur Black

- Vagina Envy, Juggs magazine Jan issue, NYC

- The Burning, solo show Artisans gallery, Calgary

- featured in Calgary Straight by Christine Boyd


- End of the World show, Calgary

- BBC radio swastika interview by Jasper Bouverie

- Twisted Superfreak Times interview, Toronto

- International Tattoo Art Magazine, Chris Pfouts, July , NYC

- HEAD magazine interview by Gyrus, London, England

- NIX tattoo convention art show, Toronto

- guest lecturer, U of A, Philosopy Dept, Edmonton


- Spiritual Schmiritual, retrospective, Latitude 53, Edmonton

- New York City 1st Tattoo Convention--judge

- Vancouver Tattoo Contest--judge

- Hovel Reunion show, Edmonton


- BME interview at

- solo show Artisans Gallery, Calgary

- Bellycology, baby blessing show, Cranbrook

- my BEWARE OF GOD design stolen by Marilyn Manson


- swastika article in Juxtapoz Art Magazine

- 'To Hell With Hitler' swastika show, Chicago

- Four Decades of Manwoman, Centre 64, Kimberley, BC

- solo show, A Walk Is... gallery, Vancouver

- New-Improved ManWoman at Truck Gallery, Calgary

- guest lecture, Alberta College of Art

- guest lecturer, U of Calgary, Art Dept.


- Church of the Exquisite Panic, New York City

- solo show, Clayton's Hats, New York City

- La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles

- guest lecturer, Hook Torture, Chicago


- guest lecturer, Toronto School of Art

- solo show, A Walk Is... gallery, Vancouver

- solo show, Buzzard's Lunch, Victoria

- interview George Garrett, CKNW radio

- interview Sex, Lies and Audiotape by Rhona Rafkin


- Wierd and Wonderful - a TV film by Robert Duncan

- Sister's of Mercy paintings at Vancouver Art Gallery

- Much Music TV interview by Terry David Mulligan


- Dan Aykroyd bought art for House of Blues, Chicago

- CBC interview by Vicki Gabereau

- L. A. Requiem - a British TV film by George Haggerty

- Gallery X, solo show, Phoenix


- La Luz de Jesus Gallery solo show, Los Angeles

- Smash Gallery retrospective show, Vancouver


- Absolut Vodka show, Edmonton


- La Luz de Jesus Gallery solo show, Los Angeles

- interview in RE/SEARCH; Modern Primitives

- Karinta Gallery solo show, Ottawa


- Off Center Center retrospective show, Calgary .

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