Briar Craig

Briar Craig

Briar Craig, B.F.A., M.V.A.
Associate Professor: Printmaking, Photography and Drawing
Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies
The University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus
CCS 165, 1148 Research Road
Kelowna, BC V1V 1V7

T: 250.807.9765
E: briar.craig@ubc.ca

Curriculum Vitae

2016-2017 Courses

VISA 233-001 Term 1 Printmaking: Screenprinting I
VISA 336G-001 Term 1 Advanced Practice in Printmaking

VISA 253-001 Term 2 Printmaking: Screenprinting II
VISA 336H-001 Term 2 Advanced Practice in Printmaking

Research Interests

Contemporary printmaking theory and practice, popular culture, interactive installation, innovation sustainability and safe practices in printmaking, curatorial practices.

Artist Statement

My studio practice and art making interests focus almost exclusively in the area of screenprinting. One of the reasons that I have become an ardent printmaking advocate is for its ability to amalgamate and synthesize diverse imagery, materials, and approaches to art making. For me, print media allow incredible creative latitude and they perfectly reflect and form the foundations of much of our mass media-based culture.

My subject matter has evolved from my interests in the nature of photo-generated media and contemporary consumer culture. I am interested in the kinds of seemingly incidental and often peripheral experiences that we all have on a daily basis. I have always been a dedicated hunter, gatherer and channel surfer and for a number of years I have been photographing and collecting a reserve of visual flotsam and jetsam - torn magazines, rusty signs, advertisements, graffiti, fragments of text, de-contextualized photographs, textured surfaces, found objects, television images, National Geographic magazines, etc. - things that we encounter so frequently they are almost no longer visible to us. I am interested in the process of selection, interpretation and association that I go through when confronted by these sorts of things and I mainly use the technologies
available to me through the media of printmaking to facilitate my fragmented assembly of this imagery.

My intention is to allow for the creation of an almost narrative-like dialogue between the viewer and their interpretation of the various parts. Ultimately, I am attempting to make personal, idiosyncratic sense of the barrage of imagery and information that we are bombarded with every day. In the so-called ‘information age’ we have been conditioned to absorb and respond to ever
increasing quantities of sensory information and I am suggesting the things that catch our individual attentions share common thematic threads.

Last reviewed shim8/16/2016 10:51:00 AM

A l' Anglaise
A l’Anglaise
2006
screenprint
12 x 15”

Ivory Jackal
Ivory Jackal
2007
screenprint
12 x 15”

Mutter Nation Oath
Mutter Nation Oath
2006
screenprint
28 x 40”

Sprecht Wei Brecht
Sprecht Wie Brecht
2007
screenprint
28 x 40”

What'd I Say
What’d I Say
2006
screenprint on magnet
and steel
48 x 84”

Untitled
Untitled
2007
screenprint and light box
48 x 72”

Cookies
Cookies
2007
carved wood panels
48 x 84”

Nostradam Me
Nostradam Me
2006
ultra-violet screenprint
71 x 102cm

Utopian Vacuum
Utopian Vacuum
2006
ultra-violet screenprint
70 x 101cm

Cookie II
Cookie II
2006
screenprint
72 x 102cm