Andreas Rutkauskas, MFA

(He, Him, His)


Creative Studies, Visual Arts
Other Titles: Photography
Office: CCS 174
Phone: 250.807.8896

Research Summary

Contemporary Art, Climate Change, Border Studies, Extractive Industry

Courses & Teaching

Photography,Visual Art


My projects focus on landscapes that have been affected by technology. This may refer to physical alteration of a landscape, or the psychological effects of such changes. Relying principally on photography, I incorporate other media such as video into my research in order to provide the viewer with a more holistic perspective.
I have contributed to national and international exhibitions including at the Canadian Photography Institute, National Gallery of Canada (Between Friends, 2017); Ryerson Image Centre, Toronto (The Edge of the Earth: Climate Change in Photography and Video, 2016); and Gallery 400, Chicago (Encounters at the Edge of the Forest, 2014). I have had features in Canadian Art, Artpress, CBC News World, and Wired. Additionally, I have contributed to academic anthologies including Photography and Migration (Tanya Sheehan, 2018); Landscapes into Eco Art: Articulations of Nature… (Mark A. Cheetham, 2018); and Energy in Literature: Essays on energy and its social and environmental implications… (Paula A. Farca, 2015).
Born in Winnipeg, and having lived in Montréal for twelve years, I began working with UBC Okanagan in 2016.



BFA First Class Honours, University of Manitoba (2003), MFA, Concordia University (2007)

Selected Publications & Presentations

Cheethan, Mark A. “Landscape into Eco Art: Articulations of Nature Since the ’60s”. University Park, Pennsylvania: The Pennsylvania State University Press (2018)

Farca, Paula A. (editor) “Energy in Literature: Essays on energy and its social and environmental implications in twentieth and twenty-first century literary texts”. Oxford:True-Heart Press (2015)

Fitzpatrick, Meagan. “Photographer’s eyes opened on epic road trip along Canada-U.S. border”, CBC News, April 23, 2016

Fontcuberta, Joan (editor). “The Post-Photographic Condition”. With essays by Derrick de Kerckhove, Suzanne Paquet, Fred Ritchin, David Tomas. Kerber Verlag (2015)

Gessell, Paul. “A Long and Lonely Border”. Galleries West (2018)

Hatt, Étienne. “Googlescapes le paysage à l’ère post-photographique / Landscape in the Age of Google Earth”. Artpress, Number 440. January 2017

Mallonee, Laura. “The Invisible Security of Canada’s Seemingly Chill Border”, WIRED, April 1, 2016

McManus, Karla. “Border Lines and Crossing Points”. Imaginations Journal of Cross-Cultural Image Studies. Issue 7-1 (2016)

Ramade, Bénédicte (editor). “The Edge of the Earth, Climate Change in Photography and Video”. Black Dog Publishing Limited, London, United Kingdom (2016)

Rutkauskas, Andreas. “Against Nature”. SNAPLine, Society of Northern Alberta Print-Artists, Edmonton, (2017)

Rutkauskas, Andreas. “Borderline”. InVisible Culture: An Electronic Journal for Visual Culture, University of Rochester, New York (2017)

Sheehan, Tanya. “Photography and Migration”. New York: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group (2018)

Wecker, Menachem. “Chicago Show Highlights Canadian Artist’s Cross-Border Trek”. Canadian Art, May 22, 2014.

Selected Grants & Awards

Alberta Foundation for the Arts – Visual Arts and New Media Individual Project Grant (2018, 2017)

Canada Council for the Arts – Project Grant (2017, 2014)

Sessional Research Support Fund, University of British Columbia (2018, 2016)

Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec – Research and Creation Grant (2015, 2011)

Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec – Travel Grant (2013)

Canada Council for the Arts – Travel Grant (2011)

Awards & Distinctions

Canadian Photography Institute Research Fellow, National Gallery of Canada (2018)

Finalist for the Gabriele Basilico International Prize in Architecture and Landscape, Milan, Italy (2016)

Canadian Forces Artists Program (2016-17)

Evelyn Wood Memorial Scholarship, The Banff Centre (2009)


Inside/Outside : Images of the LAND, Artexte, Montréal (2019)

Chaos, Rencontres internationales de la photographie en Gaspésie, Québec (2018)

Regards critiques et nouvelle photographie, Maison de la culture Claude-Léveillée, Montréal (2018)

Between Friends, Canadian Photography Institute, Ottawa (2017)

Documentar, Contar, Mentir, touring exhibition curated by Mona Hakim, Lili Michaud, Sylvain Campeau, El Museo de la Cancilleria (Mexico City), l’Ex-Convento del Carmen (Guadalajara), and the Centro Cultural Clavijero (Morelia – 2016-17)

The Edge of the Earth: Climate Change in Photography and Video, Ryerson Image Centre, Toronto (2016)

Out of Office, Yukon Arts Centre, Whitehorse (2016)

Point of View, Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Banff, (2016)

Borderline, FOFA Gallery, Montréal (2016)

Fieldwork, oslo8 contemporary photography, Basel, Switzerland (2015)

The Post-Photographic Condition, Maison de la culture Frontenac (part of Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal (curated by Joan Fontcuberta – 2015)

Virtually There, Campbell River Art Gallery (2014)

Encounters at the Edge of the Forest, Gallery 400, Chicago (2014)

Petrolia, Judith and Norman ALIX Gallery, Sarnia (2013)

Petrolia, Ottawa School of Art (2013)

Canada: On the (non) inhabited landscape, Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires (2013)

Ground Truth, TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary (2012)

The Creation of Evolution, ODD Gallery, Dawson City (2011)

Projet Stanstead ou Comment Traverser la Frontière, Foreman Art Gallery, Lennoxville (2011)

Travelogue as Allegory, Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, Sweden (2011)


Professional Services/Affiliations/Committees

Visual Arts Alberta (CARFAC) 2018-present

Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (2017-present)


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