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"An internationally acclaimed painter and filmmaker, [Joyce Wieland] was the first female living artist to have a solo show at the National Gallery of Canada and at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Wieland was a major figure in the avant-garde film scene of the 1960s and '70s and, together with Michael Snow, was one of the founders of Canadian experimental cinema. She may also be the first underground filmmaker to make the transition to the commercial film industry and was certainly only one of a handful of women feature-film directors in Canada at that time."
-- Barbara Goslawski


Source:
Goslawski, Barbara. "An appreciation of the films of Joyce Wieland." Take One (Toronto), Autumn 1998. (p. 16)