Tammy Ratcliff


Tammy Ratcliff was born in Toronto in 1966. She studied printmaking at BealArt in London, Ontario and has been printing since her first class there in 1990. Currently, she lives in Guelph with her husband, artist Chris Ahlers, and works from her printmaking studio in the Trafalgar Building in the downtown.


Her work has shown extensively in group and solo shows, including: SHIFT – Environmentally Responsible Print Practice exhibition at McMaster Museum of Art in Hamilton; Print City: Detroit; Art Toronto with Open Studio; World Washi Summit; and Printopolis, Toronto.  Most recently she completed ‘Memento’, which is comprised of works created during a month-long residency in the Norwegian arctic and is currently on exhibit at Renann Isaacs Contemporary Art in Guelph, Ontario.

Tammy has received provincial grants and various awards for her artwork since first exhibiting in 1993 and was awarded third prize in Open Studio’s National Printmaking Awards in 2010. Her work is included in numerous private, public and corporate collections, including: the Dan Donovan Collection at St. Michael’s College; the Stratford Gallery; the Art Gallery of Guelph; Ernst & Young; and the Idea Exchange. Tammy has travelled with her work, notably to residencies at Frans Masereel Centrum in Belgium; Spark Box Studios in Picton, Ontario; and Prima Ink at Troms Fylkeskultursenter in Tromsø, Norway. Glimpsing to the future, Tammy looks forward to travelling to Japan to research paper making. To acquire one of Tammy’s pieces or for any additional information about the artist please email joanne.poluch@bell.net.