Art & Design

FAB Gallery

Thick Skins: Our Journey Towards Communal Healing by Tamires Para Pedroso

Exhibition: May 14–June 8, 2019
Reception: Thursday, May 16, 2019 from 7 to 10 pm

Tamires' art depicts the multiple facets of her experience growing up in Brazilian patriarchal society. Her painting practice focuses on reflections about the scarring that patriarchal society has imprinted on herself and how it shaped her world views and self-esteem; a small sample of the sustained trauma women have to endure under patriarchy. This body of paintings is the result of working from the imagery of herself and from the model. She sees their bodies as clay for her to digitally shape, distort, and scar; they are the bridge that gaps our experience of trauma. Through art, she seeks to engage in a cathartic process which she shares in this exhibition. This exhibition is the final visual presentation for the degree of Master of Fine Arts in Painting.

About FAB Gallery

Since 1987, the Fine Arts Building Galley has presented art and design exhibitions that benefit the University of Alberta, Edmonton, the Province, and beyond. These exhibitions feature work by students at the undergraduate and graduate levels, faculty and staff, as well as by contemporary and historical artists with national and international reputations. FAB Gallery exhibitions—featuring both in-house curated exhibitions as well travelling exhibitions organized by other galleries and academic centres—attract approximately 13,000 guests a year to the Department of Art and Design.

The gallery is a valuable teaching resource, providing many Department of Art and Design students with their first opportunities to present their work publicly. Public presentation of work prepares students for involvement in the professional art and design community and increases students’ awareness of the dialogue that accompanies the public presentation of their works. As the most public face of the Department of Art and Design, the Fine Arts Building Gallery provides Edmonton and the wider community with an aesthetically enriching and intellectually engaging resource in the visual arts.


The FAB Gallery receives financial support from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Alberta Community Development.