Through her large-scale paintings and mixed-media works, Wanda Koop creates bodies of work that are beautiful, monumental, and mesmerizing. An exhibition of her paintings is as much an environment as an installation. Koop is an inveterate world traveller, motorcycling through the United States in her youth and recently taking an ocean freighter up the St. Laurence Seaway. She has lived in Paris, Rotterdam, Tokyo and New York City. Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, the daughter of Russian Mennonite immigrants, Koop moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba as a young child and has lived there ever since.