Biographies | The Ottawa Art Gallery / La Galerie d'art d'Ottawa Petra Halkes, painter, curator, art writer. Recent solo exhibitions include espace Odyssée , Gatineau (2015), Cube gallery, Ottawa (2014), and Glenhyrst Art Gallery, Brant, On.(2013). Her paintings are in public and many private collections. Halkes completed a BFA (1989) M.A. (1995) and Phd., (Cultural Analysis 2001). She recently received an Ontario Arts Council’s mid-career grant.