Alexis Marie Chute receives 2018 Alumni Horizon Award

Date: Sep 14, 2018

University of Alberta honours Alexis Marie Chute
The University of Alberta is pleased to announce that Alexis Marie Chute, ’07 BFA, received an Alumni Horizon Award for artistic contributions to discussions on loss, grief and healing. UAlberta President David H. Turpin presented Ms.Chute and 23 other alumni with their awards on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in Edmonton. 

The Alumni Horizon Award recognizes the outstanding career achievements and contributions to community of recent graduates.

Visual artist Alexis Marie Chute emerged from an unthinkable tragedy with a new voice — one that has brought comfort to bereaved families around the world. In 2010, Chute’s son passed away at birth from a cardiac tumour. She explores the challenges and vulnerabilities of having another child after losing her son in her 2017 memoir, Expecting Sunshine: A Journey of Grief, Healing and Pregnancy After Loss, and in a feature-length documentary film of the same name which has been screened and celebrated internationally. Chute has received more than 40 noteworthy distinctions for her visual art and literary works, and has recently completed her first fantasy novel, Above the Star. She continues to speak internationally to inspire healing through photography, painting, collage, writing and sculpture.

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