Alumni Success Stories

Janice Kerbel ('94) Nomiated for 2015 Turner Prize

Posted: Fri, 2015-05-15 10:43

Alumna Janice Kerbel ('94) has been nominated for the 2015 Turner Prize for her nine part operatic performance work, DOUG, originally commissioned by the Common Guild.

The Turner Prize is awarded to a British artist under 50 for an outstanding exhibition or other presentation of their work in the preceding year. The 2015 Turner Prize exhibition preview will take place September 30, 2015 at Tramway, Glasgow with a final Award Ceremony held on December 7, 2015.

Seven Alumni Named to 2015 Sobey Longlist

Posted: Fri, 2015-05-15 09:55

Created in 2002 by the Sobey Art Foundation, the Sobey Art Award is Canada’s preeminent award for contemporary Canadian art. The annual $50,000 prize is given to an artist under 40 who has exhibited in a public or commercial art gallery within 18 months of being nominated.

The 2015 Longlist includes the following Emily Carr alumni:

West Coast
Fiona Ackerman ('02)
Sonny Assu ('02)
Raymond Boisjoly ('06)
Tiziana La Melia ('08)
Jeremy Shaw ('99)

Prairies and the North
Cedric Bomford ('03)
Kara Uzelman ('04)

Heather Caldwell | Provence at Duthie Gallery

Posted: Thu, 2015-04-23 18:10

Heather Caldwell ('12) will be exhibiting her paintings at Duthie Gallery on Salt Spring Island. These works are inspired by her five years of living in France, where she painted and exhibited as well as taught. Her paintings of Provence perfectly capture her deep appreciation of the abiding beauty of the French countryside.

The exhibit runs from May 2 to June 4, 2015, with an opening reception taking place with the artist on Saturday, May 2, 2015, from 5 to 7pm.

EcoMUSICology: Howe SoundZ - A Collaboration with the David Suzuki Foundation + Vancouver Maritime Museum

Posted: Fri, 2015-04-10 14:57

The Howe Sound region of British Columbia is experiencing a remarkable ecological rebirth.  Marine life is returning after decades of low numbers. This recovery is an incredible and all too rare good news story – not just for the residents of the Sound or the urban and tourist centres around it, but also for marine scientists worldwide who want to know more about the dynamics of marine recovery.

Three Alumni Receive BC's Most Prestigious Visual Arts Prizes

Michael Morris, The Problem of Nothing, 1966
Posted: Fri, 2015-04-10 10:57

Vancouver Art Gallery Presents BC's Most Prestigious Visual Arts Prizes on April 16, 2015

Audain Prize: Michael Morris ('65)
VIVA Award: Elizabeth Zvonar ('01)

Caylee Raber Named to the Top 25 Finalists in SSHRC's 2015 Storytellers Challenge

Posted: Thu, 2015-04-02 14:43


Second year MDes candidate Caylee Raber (BDes '10) has been named one of the Top 25 finalists of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council's 2015 Storytellers Challenge.

Patryk Srasieczek | Asking For It

Posted: Tue, 2015-03-24 12:49

As part of Capture Photography Festival, FIELD Contemporary is presenting Patryk Stasieczek’s ('14 MAA) solo exhibition Asking for It, curated by Avalon Mott ('13).

Stephanie Jonsson | Final Exhibition at Canada's Leading Ceramics Residency

Stephanie Jonsson, "Fabricated Ecologies, Red", 2009
Posted: Tue, 2015-03-24 11:54

Stephanie Jonsson (MAA '12) is an artist working in ceramic and fabric sculpture who is currently doing a year-long residency at Canada's leading contemporary ceramics residency: Medalta in Medicine Hat, Alberta.

Since graduating from the University of Alberta in 2005 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a major in sculpture, Stephanie’s practice has grown to include glazes and fabrics. In 2007/2008, Stephanie did a year-long residency at Harcourt House Gallery in Edmonton, Alberta, and was nominated for the Emerging Artist of the Year for the Mayor’s Evening of the Arts Awards in Edmonton.

Kheaven Lewandowski Nominated for Prism Prize

Posted: Wed, 2015-03-11 09:30

The Prism Prize recently announced the Top Ten Best Canadian Music Videos of 2014, including a nomination for Emily Carr alumnus Kheaven Lewandowski ('10), for directing "Same Temptation" by Fur Trade. Kheaven, who holds a Bachelor’s of Design degree from Emily Carr University, won the 2014 Prism Prize Audience Award for The Belle Game’s “River” last year.

Raiche-Savoie + Garbe | Seeing Spots

Jesse Garbe + Genevieve Raiche-Savoie
Posted: Fri, 2015-03-06 12:27

“Unlike windows, birds are disappearing in North America.” Department of Bird Safety, 2014.

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