Stephen Borys

Director and CEO, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg MB

STEPHEN BORYS is the Director & CEO of the Winnipeg Art Gallery where he is leading the effort to build a national Inuit Art Centre to house the Gallery’s world-renowned collection of Inuit art. He also holds the post of Adjunct Professor of Art History at the University of Winnipeg. Dr. Borys was previously chief curator at the Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, Florida, at which time he also held teaching posts at Florida State University and New College. Prior to that, he was curator and lecturer at the Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, Ohio. Before Oberlin, he was a curator in European Art at the National Gallery of Canada, and he has worked at the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal. He holds an Executive MBA, a PhD in Art History from McGill University, an MA in Art and Architectural History from the University of Toronto, and a BA Honours from the University of Winnipeg. Dr. Borys has organized numerous exhibitions, written accompanying catalogues and articles, and is the recipient of several research grants. He is Past-president of the Canadian Art Museum Directors Organization, and serves on the Board of the Association of Art Museum Directors.