Ursula Johnson Sobey Art Award winner image Chronicle Herald

Ursula Johnson, a 37-year-old an artist based in Dartmouth, NS, has won the 2017 Sobey Art Award.

She is a multi-disciplinary artist of Mi'kmaw First Nations ancestry and uses a variety of media, including sculpture, performance, printmaking and music.

Five artists representing different regions across Canada are shortlisted for the award. Works by the finalists are presented in an exhibition being held this year at the Art Museum of the University of Toronto through December 9.

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