Alumni Success Stories
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.
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.
'13 alumna Sam Knopp is the Medalta Artist in Residence for Summer 2014.
Patricia Huijnen (MAA '12) and Andres Wanner (MAA '13) present at the xCoAx conference on Computation Communication Aesthetics and X in Porto, Portugal.
Andres Wanner is presenting his works The Mixer, The Opener, and The Ventilator from the Machinic Trajectories series and a paper, Mechanical Drawing Machines and the Glitch — Visualizing Technology Through Its Failures.
Patricia Huijnen is presenting peristaltic tubes, a work that builds on her graduate work at Emily Carr, and a paper in collaboration with Andres Wanner, Simulation of Patterns on Circular Knitted Tubes.