News for Alumni
Emily Carr alumna Heather Anderson has been appointed as the new curator at Carleton University Art Gallery.
Heather brings to the CUAG an extensive knowledge of and passion for contemporary art, and an exemplary record of curatorial projects and publications. Since 2006, she has worked at the National Gallery of Canada, as Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, and more recently, Assistant Curator of Modern Canadian Art.
Sessional faculty member Sara Vipond is guest curator for the upcoming exhibition, To Follow a Line - Explorations in Contemporary Drawing at the Campbell River Art Gallery.
Exhibiting artists include Anne Palmer ('11), Joyce Lindemulder ('10), Julia Crucil ('10), Sarah Stein ('11), Madelaine Elia ('11) and Deborah Sears ('11).
The exhibit runs to June 22, 2012.
Claire Madill ('07) recently returned from Toronto where she successfully participated in the Spring One of a Kind Show and Sale after being nominated by Emily Carr to be placed in the Craft Community of Canada Section. Her booth was one of 10 booths in the section and showcased her works, including the "Vintage Jar Series" which was photographed for the show’s marketing campaign and flyer.
Alumnus Kevin Schmidt's ('97) latest undertaking is to launch a weather balloon carrying a homemade 4-by-5 camera that will take one photograph from the stratosphere and fall to earth. Read the feature in Canadian Art Magazine.
Kevin currently resides in Vancouver and is represented by Catriona Jeffries Gallery.
The Applied Arts Photography and Illustration Annual has selected three images of Albert Law's ('11) work with the Canadian Forces for their upcoming publication.
Watch for the May/June issue.
Burnaby Art Gallery presents Chance Operations², an exhibition of recent collaborative drawings, prints and collages by Associate Professor Rodney Konopaki and alumna Rhonda Neufeld (‘79). The two have worked together since 2007 exploring the act and meaning of collaborative art making through projects which involve sharing, interfering, walking, observing, recording, reflection and dialogue.
Vancouver-based Storypanda and Jostle have recently been chosen as two of the top 15 technology startups in Canada by a distinguished panel of Silicon Valley investors and influencers. The companies were selected to present at this year’s GROW Conference.
Although the two companies develop wildly different products – one sells enterprise collaboration software, the other is targeted at kids and their parents – they do have an interesting commonality: both product design teams are spearheaded by grads of Emily Carr's inaugural year (2008) of the Masters of Applied Arts program!
Corrinne Wolcoski (03) is featured in a two-person exhibition, Fire and Water (with Paul C. Nickless) that focuses on the vibrancy and calm of our landscape. Wolcoski and Nickless present this perfect dichotomy with their wildly varying approaches and techniques to represent the earth’s landscape.
Art Works Gallery
January 10 - February 18, 2011
Outdoor recreation sites collide with European interiors in Val Nelson’s (88) forthcoming solo exhibition, My Divided Attention. Using the notion of the travel destination as a metaphor for the anxieties, yearnings, and contradictions of contemporary life, her new paintings address the dissonance between a general unease for the future and an apparent optimism as evidenced by the continued global drive toward material excess.
November 20-December 2, 2010
Opening Reception | Nov 20, 2-4pm Artists' talk| Nov 20, 1:30pm