MAWA is pleased to nominate filmmaker and artist Rhayne Vermette for the Making a Mark award at the 2022 Winnipeg Arts Council awards. The winners will be announced at the Mayor's Luncheon for the Arts on Thursday, June 7th, at the Fort Garry Hotel.
With the critical success of her first feature film Ste. Anne, along with recently lauded solo and group shows, filmmaker and artist Rhayne Vermette has established herself as an internationally recognized artist who merits study, support, and celebration.
Rhayne Vermette was born in Notre Dame de Lourdes, MB. While studying architecture at U of M, she fell into the practices of image-making and storytelling. Vermette is primarily self-taught, and her films are opulent collages of fiction, animation, documentary, re-enactments and divine interruption. Her work has screened internationally at the Festival du Nouveau Cinema, Images, Jihlava International Film Festival and Melbourne International Animation Festival, and were the subject of a retrospective at TIFF in 2019. Vermette released her first narrative feature, Ste. Anne in 2021.