The following biographical information has been provided by David Kwiat, researcher:
Marcel Dzama was born in 1974 in Winnipeg, Canada and received his BFA from the University of Manitoba. Most well known for his small, detailed watercolor renderings of tree-people, bears, and ghoulish creatures engaged in ghoulish activities, Marcel Dzama began creating his surreal, melancholy signature works after his home burned down in 1996.
As a founding member of the Winnipeg art collective, The Royal Art Lodge, Dzama became known for his disturbing depictions of hybrid creatures plucked from pop-culture and vaguely Canadian folklore, often using root beer extract when employing the color brown. While exhibiting at such places as The
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