DIRECTOR & CEO

Stephen D. Borys


Stephen D. Borys is the Director & CEO of the Winnipeg Art Gallery, and is leading the development of a national Inuit Art Centre, the first of its kind in the world. At the core of his directorship is the goal of advancing a meaningful dialogue with the public, and creating a welcoming forum where art and culture are at the forefront with audiences and stakeholders.

Dr. Borys is also an adjunct professor in the Cultural Studies department at the University of Winnipeg, and has held leadership and curatorial posts at the Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, Florida; Allen Art Museum, Oberlin College, Ohio; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; and the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal. He holds an Executive MBA, a PhD in Art and Architectural History from McGill University, an MA in Art History from the University of Toronto, and a BA Honours from the University of Winnipeg.

Dr. Borys has organized numerous exhibitions, written accompanying catalogues and scholarly articles, and lectured across North America and internationally. He is a board director of the Canadian Museums Association, past board trustee of the Association of Art Museum Directors, and past president of the Canadian Art Museum Directors Organization.

DIRECTOR & CEO

Stephen D. Borys

 

Stephen D. Borys is the Director & CEO of the Winnipeg Art Gallery, and is leading the development of a national Inuit Art Centre, the first of its kind in the world. At the core of his directorship is the goal of advancing a meaningful dialogue with the public, and creating a welcoming forum where art and culture are at the forefront with audiences and stakeholders.

Dr. Borys is also an adjunct professor in the Cultural Studies department at the University of Winnipeg, and has held leadership and curatorial posts at the Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, Florida; Allen Art Museum, Oberlin College, Ohio; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; and the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal. He holds an Executive MBA, a PhD in Art and Architectural History from McGill University, an MA in Art History from the University of Toronto, and a BA Honours from the University of Winnipeg.

Dr. Borys has organized numerous exhibitions, written accompanying catalogues and scholarly articles, and lectured across North America and internationally. He is a board director of the Canadian Museums Association, past board trustee of the Association of Art Museum Directors, and past president of the Canadian Art Museum Directors Organization.

Executive Team

Maxine Bock
Maxine Bock Executive Officer Email Maxine
Bill Elliott
Bill Elliott Deputy Director & CFO Email Bill
Catherine Maksymiuk
Catherine Maksymiuk Head of Engagement & Advancement Email Catherine
Rachel Baerg
Rachel Baerg Head of Learning & Programs Email Rachel
Radovan Radulovic
Radovan Radulovic Head of Visitor & Museum Services Email Radovan
Riva Symko
Riva Symko Head of Collections & Exhibitions and Curator of Canadian Art Email Riva

Board of Governors

Ernest Cholakis Chair Dentist, Cholakis Dental Group
Nick Logan Vice-Chair & Chair, Governance and Nominating Committee
Aynsley Cockshott Co-Chair, Development Committee
Hennie Corrin Co-Chair, Development Committee
Hans Andersen Chair, Finance & Audit Committee Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Alex Robinson Chair, Building Committee Business Development Manager, Graham Construction
Dwight MacAulay Chair, Human Resources Committee
Andrea Cibinel Co-Chair, Associates Committee
Fred Ford Chair, Works of Art Committee President, Manitoba Inuit Association
Evelyn Jacks Member at-Large President, Knowledge Bureau
Sangeet Bhatia Member at-Large Partner, Consulting, Deloitte Inc.
Lewis Rosenberg Member at-Large
Diane Roussin Member at-Large Project Director, The Winnipeg Boldness Project
vacant WAG Foundation Inc. Appointment
Beverley De'Athe Province of Manitoba Appointment Financial Controller, LCTaylor
Gary Sarcida Province of Manitoba Appointment Lawyer, Pullan Kammerloch Frohlinger
Brian Mayes City of Winnipeg Appointment City Councillor for St. Vital Ward
Stephen Borys Director & CEO
Bill Elliott Deputy Director & CFO

For those interested in joining the Winnipeg Art Gallery Board of Governors please submit an application and CV to the board’s Governance & Nominating Committee.

All applications will be reviewed and acknowledged. For application information, contact

Maxine Bock
Executive Officer

INDIGENOUS ADVISORY CIRCLE

The Indigenous Advisory Circle provides leadership and counsel in the development and planning of related WAG exhibitions, education, community outreach, partnerships, and programming. The Circle is made up of representatives from the four regions of Inuit Nunangat: Inuvialuit Settlement Region, Nunavut, Nunavik, and Nunatsiavut. Urban Inuit and circumpolar Inuit communities such as Alaska and Greenland are also represented, along with First Nations and Métis members from Manitoba and across the country.

Members of the WAG Indigenous Advisory Circle, l-r: back row, Jarita Greyeyes, Krista Ulujuk Zawadski, Dr. Heather Igloliorte, Piita Irniq; middle row, Tanya Lukin Linklater, Dr. Julie Nagam, Jaimie Isaac, Kablusiak; front row, Dr. Stephen Borys, Colleen Cutschall, Theresie Tungilik, Asinijaaq, Leslie Beardy;. Photo: Pauline Boldt/26 Projects

Heather Igloliorte Co-chair Assistant Professor and University Research Chair in Indigenous Art History and Community Engagement, Concordia University
Julie Nagam Co-Chair Canadian Research Chair in Indigenous Arts, Collaboration and Digital Media; Chair in the History of Indigenous Art in North America, joint appointment with the University of Winnipeg and the Winnipeg Art Gallery; Associate Professor in Art History at the University of Winnipeg; artist; curator
Asinnajaq Filmmaker, visual artist
Harry Bone Elder; Chairperson, Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs Elders Council
Stephen Borys Director & CEO
Mary Courchene Elder in Residence, Seven Oaks School Division
Colleen Cutschall Artist, art historian, curator
Stuart Desnomie Aboriginal Community Arts Consultant, Manitoba Sport, Culture and Heritage Program; member, Aboriginal Music Program Steering Committee
Sherry Farrell Racette Scholar, curator, artist
Fred Ford President, Manitoba Inuit Association; member, Board of Governors, Winnipeg Art Gallery
Jaimie Isaac Curator of Indigenous and Contemporary Art Winnipeg Art Gallery; artist
Mattiusi Iyaituk Artist
Kablusiak Artist, curator
Tanya Lukin Linklater Artist
Lee-Ann Martin Curator of Contemporary Aboriginal Art, Canadian Museum of Civilization
Sharon Parenteau General Manager, Louis Riel Institute
Theresie Tungilik Art historian, artist, arts administrator
Jesse Tungilik Artist
Daina Warren Curator, artist
Krista Ulujuk Zawadski Curator of Inuit Art, Department of Culture and Heritage, Government of Nunavut
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