Congratulations to alumna Tsēmā Igharas (2011), recipient of the 2018 Emily Award. The annual Emily Award Program recognizes the outstanding achievements by members of the alumni community whose creative pursuits in the arts, media and design have brought honour to the University.
Tsēmā Igharas (formerly Tamara Skubovius) is an interdisciplinary artist and a member of the Tāłtān First Nation. She uses Potlatch methodology to create conceptual artwork influenced by her mentorship in Northwest Coast Formline Design at K’saan (2005/06), her studies in visual culture and time in the mountains. She has a Bachelor's degree from Emily Carr University of Art and Design (2011) and graduated from the Interdisciplinary Master's in Art, Media and Design program at OCAD U showing her thesis work, LAND|MINE that connects materials to mine sites and bodies to the land. Tsēmā has shown and performed in various places in Canada, and internationally in Chiapas, Mexico; Asheville, USA; and Santiago, Chile.
Tsēmā received her award at the 2018 Convocation Ceremony held at the Chan Centre on May 5.