Emily Carr alumnus Jeremy Hof (07) received the distinguished $25,000 RBC Canadian Painting Competition award Thursday, September 25, 2008 for his work, Layer Painting Red. The award for emerging artists, is one of the largest in Canada. The national public touring exhibition showcasing the works of all 15 finalists is currently in Ottawa and will travel across the country.
As an creative art director she worked on the campaign at Cheil Worldwide and developed an app which helps children with autism make eye contact. The campaign which already has won both Silver and Bronze in Mobile this week at Cannes Lions, as well as a Silver Lion in PR.
Kelowna-based artist Jolene Mackie ('09) will be participating in her first solo exhibition in Vancouver at Omega Gallery from June 26 to July 31, 2015.
The exhibit, Beyond the Scenery asks...
Have you ever dreamed about lying on soft clouds slowly swaying cross dim moonlight? Emptying your turbid mind, you are drifting aimlessly like snatches of melody rippling in the breeze. Sailing in our galaxy, we all wish to be taking an adventure alone from shimmering morning to starring night. The crystal-clear lake brings you back to the very beginning of life, linking your mind, body and spirit with peaceful nature.
Equinox Gallery presents Day School, a new exhibition of work by Sonny Assu ('02). Sonny Assu is currently a Masters Candidate in Fine Arts at Concordia University in Montreal. This exhibition marks his return to Vancouver and is his fourth solo exhibition with Equinox Gallery.
Gabrielle Strong ('15) is the 2015 CERAM-AiR Artist-in-Residence at the Ceatani Centre in Vernon, BC. The Caetani Centre and the Arts Council of North Okanagan partner to present this residency. The residency invites ceramic and interdisciplinary artists to explore, develop and express thier creative voices by providing time and space for artists to pursue their work. Artists are encouraged to expand their understanding of ceramics and other mediums throughout the residency.
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 Shortlist, announced June 3, 2015, includes alumnus Raymond Boisjoly ('06), representing the West Coast and the Yukon. Raymond is an Indigenous artist of Haida and Quebecois descent from Chilliwack, BC. He has previously taught at Emily Carr as sessional faculty and we're pleased to announce he will join us August 1 as Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Visual Art and Material Practice, Audain School of Visual Arts.
platFORM has been awarded a Professional Notable from the 2015 Core77 Design Awards for Design Education Initiatives.
platFORM is a collaborative product development class for design and business students from Emily Carr and SFU. The students work in trans-disciplinary teams to develop products, services, and systems that address contemporary social, economic, and environmental issues. The project was developed by Andreas Eiken (MDes '15) and MDes Candidate, Maia Rowan, in collaboration with Lisa Papania and Sarah Lubik from SFU Beedie.
Gabriella Solti’s (’11) artist’s book, The Book of Hours, was awarded the MCBA Prize 2015 Juror's Special Recognition of Merit Award. The book will be exhibited at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts from July 17 to August 3, 2015 alongside with the other honoured works.
The Book of Hours is a unique, 120 page codex that expresses the artist’s personal values relating to labour. The pages of the books are hand sanded chromium oxide and silicon carbide microfinishing films - surfaces that are extremely hard to erase -, interwoven with hand coloured frosted mylar and meticulously bound into a codex.
Working in both collage and sculpture, Elizabeth Zvonar’s ('01) work utilizes strategies of aesthetic seduction and sex often found in advertising as a means of teasing out a possible metaphysical or supernatural undercurrent. THE CHALLENGE OF ABSTRACTION draws on advertising imagery found in luxury good magazines from an earlier era and fuses it with that found in contemporary fashion magazines. Zvonar’s positioning and iconization of the subject highlights their ability to act as the sacred.