Alumni Success Stories

Students, Alumni and Staff Featured at TEDxVancouver 2014

Posted: Fri, 2014-10-17 14:25

TEDxVancouver is taking place this week, and along with the usual roster of fantastic speakers, you'll find a number of artworks, including live painting by our talented alumni, students and staff. 

Judith Steedman + Robin Mitchell Cranfield's | Stop-Motion Storybook Apps are Featured on iTunes!

Windy & friends: Windy and Spring Rollerskating
Posted: Mon, 2014-10-13 21:00

A new series of interactive stories made with handcrafted stop-motion is now featured on iTunes as the colourful characters from the popular children’s book series Windy & friends, leap into the virtual world. Created for young children, the 10-part series of interactive story apps will be released throughout the year.

Judson Beaumont Receives 2014 BC Creative Achievement Award of Distinction

Judson Beaumont in the studio
Posted: Fri, 2014-10-10 09:17

We're incredibly proud to share news of Judson Beaumont's ('85) 2014 BC Creative Achievement Award of Distinction.

Jason Wesley Cusator | This Exists

Posted: Sat, 2014-10-04 09:16

Jason Cusator ('06) will be holding his first solo exhibition, This Exists. The Canadian artist spent his youth growing up in rural BC and the Yukon and took to art at a young age, finding it a grounding escape in periods of change and uncertainty. Working primarily in acrylic and oil on non-figurative abstract paintings, his work is at times dark with an undertone of vibrancy, all the while remaining playful. For Jason, abstract allows for the expression of what cannot be articulated in other mediums.

This Exists
434 Columbia Street, Vancouver BC
September 30 - October 12 | 11am-7pm daily (6pm on Sundays)

Tiziana La Melia wins RBC Painting Competition

Image courtesy of RBC
Posted: Thu, 2014-10-02 07:51

Emily Carr alumna Tiziana La Melia ('08) received the distinguished $25,000 RBC Canadian Painting Competition award Wednesday, October 1, 2014, for her work, Hanging onto the part. The award, now in its 16th year,  is one of the largest in Canada and recognizes emerging artists.

Tiziana's work, along with the two runner-up winners, will now become a part of the RBC Corporate Art Collection, which currently numbers more than 4,000 pieces.

2014 Mayor's Arts Awards

Posted: Wed, 2014-10-01 09:04

The 2014 Mayor’s Arts Awards have been announced and will take place October 7 at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre.

Erdem Taşdelen Receives Pachter Prize

Erdem Taşdelen | I Wish To Be Absorbed, 2010
Posted: Tue, 2014-09-30 12:26

The University is proud to announce that Erdem Taşdelen (MAA '10 and current sessional faculty member), is the recipient of a Charles Pachter Prize!

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Martha Sturdy Unveils Wearable Sculpture Line

Martha Sturdy | Resin Square Bracelet
Posted: Mon, 2014-09-29 11:41

Alumna Martha Sturdy returns to her roots with a newly-launched collection of wearable sculpture. 

After graduating from Emily Carr in 1978, Sturdy went on to gain international reputation as her bold, iconic wearable sculptures made their way onto the pages of ELLE, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, and onto runways such as Donna Karan, Oscar de la Renta, and Marc Jacobs.

Kevin Eastwood Explores Life and Death in the VGH Emergency Room

Scene from ER | Image courtesy Knowledge Network, Erich Saide
Posted: Mon, 2014-09-22 14:26

Alumnus Kevin Eastwood (’99) is an award winning filmmaker who has worked on everything from dark comedies (Fido, the 2007 movie about a boy and his pet zombie), to TV biopics (2008’s Elijah), to documentaries dealing with serious global issues (Eco-Pirate: The Story of Paul Watson in 2011, and Oil Sands Karaoke in 2013). These projects, and the many others to his credit, have found critical, commercial and financial success and made Kevin a sought-after producer and director. Still, the unprecedented success of his latest project, Emergency Room: Life and Death at VGH, exceeded all his expectations.

Kevan Funk Returns to TIFF 14 with the World Premiere of Bison

Posted: Mon, 2014-09-22 14:18

Award-winning filmmaker Kevan Funk ('11) debuts his next short, Bison, at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). 

From the TIFF site: Set on a rural Saskatchewan ranch during the annual branding season, Bison follows a young man who heads to the country for a guys’ weekend, but is profoundly unsettled after he makes a disturbing discovery. Kevan Funk’s follow-up to Yellowhead is a disquieting study of the continued colonization of the West.

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