Meeka Walsh

Border Crossings magazine
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Meeka Walsh is an award-winning critic, writer, and curator who has been the editor of Border Crossings magazine since 1993. She has given papers and contributed catalogue essays on Robert Frank, Claude Cahun, Leon Golub, April Gornik, Diana Thorneycroft and Sarah Anne Johnson in New York, Canada, England and Mexico. Her short fiction has been published in a number of anthologies, among them The Oxford Anthology of Canadian Women Writers. Her collection of short stories, The Garden of Earthly Intimacies, was published in 1996. In 2008 she edited The Winnipeg Alphabestiary, the book accompanying a collection now in the Winnipeg Art Gallery and in 2011 wrote 57 artists entries for My Winnipeg, which was on exhibition at La maison rouge in Paris.

Ms Walsh sits on the Executive of the Board of Directors for Plug In ICA in Winnipeg, and from 2001 to 2005 was a member of the Board of Trustees of the National Gallery of Canada, where she chaired the Advisory Committee for the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography. She received the Lifetime Achievement at the Western Magazine Awards in Vancouver in 2003 and in 2007 was given the RCA Gold Medal for her contribution to the arts. In 2011 she co-curated a show of Winnipeg artists for the Julie Saul Gallery in New York, and in 2012, Winnipeg Now, the inaugural exhibition for the 100th Anniversary celebration of the Winnipeg Art Gallery.