Alumni Success Stories
In an ever growing landscape of pop-ups and shops, A Pop Up Affair was formed as a collective to try and shift the way new designers could collaborate and expose their work in Vancouver. A Pop-Up Affair is a collective of a designers and makers, whose nine founding members are all recent graduates from Emily Carr University.
They saw an opportunity in the design community to create engaging spaces that promote the work of young designers in Vancouver. Together they build spaces that promote and expose new design and creative conversations.
Currently the Vancouver Pop-up Affair collective are preparing for their inaugural event, Peep Show, which will be taking place from September 19 to 28, 2014, at MakerLabs.
Alumna Maia Rowan's ('13) KIDS + FOOD is a children's meal planning tray that encourages healthy eating and nutrition. And it's just been named a Student Notable by the Core 77 Design Awards!
Recognizing excellence in all areas of design enterprise, the Core 77 Design Awards celebrates the richness of the design profession and the brilliance of its practitioners. Both the Professional and Student Winners of each category will receive the C77DA trophy, and all Honorees will be published in the Awards Gallery and on Core77, making this the most inclusive and celebratory design awards platform of the digital age.
Deadhead is a large-scale sculptural installation mounted to a barge and towed by tug to different locations along Vancouver’s waterways. Created by alumnus Cedric Bomford ('03), in collaboration with his father Jim Bomford (retired engineer), and brother Nathan Bomford (artist/builder), the sculpture is constructed primarily from salvaged materials, with some sections wrapped in photographic murals.
BMO Financial Group's 1st Art! Invitational Student Art Competition celebrates the creativity of art students from post-secondary institutions across Canada. Deans and instructors of undergraduate certificate, diploma, and degree programs in visual art are invited to select from their graduating classes three students, whose ability and imagination place them 1st among their peers. A distinguished selection committee chooses a national winner and one winner from each eligible province and territory.
Holger Kalberg’s ('01) latest exhibition, THE FAMILY, explores the legacy of high Modernism and its related utopian models of thinking, presenting new paintings and sculptures that examine and critique modes of Modernist vocabulary.
Kalberg describes his own relationship with Modernism as “conflicted appreciation,” often engaging with the aesthetics of the mode while at the same time critiquing the model. The works presented in this exhibition follow Kalberg’s desire for a renewed reflection of Modernist formalism through an investigation into the artist's own studio practice, motivation, and early influences, especially Joseph Beuys and his socialist/utopian agenda.
Wayward Arts is a home for the creative. A unique magazine, each issue is produced by a different leading-edge Canadian design studio. And, with the exception of the theme, there are no boundaries -- each studio is given full creative control.
Alumnus John Belisle ('94), Creative Director for Signals Design Group is at the helm of the latest issue. John and the creative team at Signals were invited to participate in the project when paper sponsor, Unisource Papers, suggested they'd be an ideal fit.
'13 alumna Sam Knopp is the Medalta Artist in Residence for Summer 2014.