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Crystal Przybille, MFA
Creative Studies, Visual ArtsOffice: FIP 318
3-D and 2-D Visual Art. Installation. Public sculpture. Participatory, Activist and Dialogical Art. Settler/Indigenous relations.
Courses & Teaching
VISA322: Advanced Sculpture
Crystal Przybille is an award-winning artist and instructor in Creative Studies at The University of British Columbia, Okanagan. Przybille has participated in artist residencies, including in the Netherlands and Nunavut. She has exhibited nationally and in Europe. Przybille has created a number of public artworks, including several public sculptures commemorating the local history of the Okanagan. Researching for these public artworks brought Przybille to learn more about Settler/Indigenous relations in Canada, and to engage in Indigenous/Syilx-led art projects in the Okanagan. Her work includes that which explores and questions the Settler narrative. Przybille is interested in how art can function to construct and deconstruct narratives and to raise considerations for personal and public consciousness. Przybille is more broadly concerned with the human condition and the creation of artworks that strive to encapsulate and communicate aspects of our condition.
MFA, Interdisciplinary Studies, UBC Okanagan; BFA UVIC.
Selected Publications & Presentations
Transforming Settler identity through art and engagement with Indigenous culture in the Okanagan. 2020
BC Studies Journal. Reflections on Rethink150: Indigenous Truth. No 195. Autumn 2017
Canadian Dimension Magazine. Rethink150:Indigenous Truth Billboard. Volume 51 No3, Summer 2017.
Selected Grants & Awards
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
Canada Council Grant
British Columbia Arts Council Grant
Creative City Network of Canada Summit Panellist
Kelowna Top Forty Under 40
Okanagan Arts Award – Visual Arts
Selected Solo Exhibitions and Public Artworks
Nuclei. City Centre 3 Public Art. Public Art for Science and Technology development. Surrey, BC, (work-in-progress, 2022)
The Chief Swcnkut Monument. Public Art in the City of Kelowna. Commissioned by Westbank First Nation, 2019
Listen to the River. Thesis exhibition. FINA Gallery, University of British Columbia, Okanagan, 2019
Viewpoint. Signage Intervention Exhibition and discussion. Knox Mt., Kelowna, 2017
Rethink150: Indigenous Truth Billboard Art. IR#7, British Columbia, 2017
Rethink150: Indigenous Truth Billboard Art. IR#2, British Columbia, 2017
Wish. Kelowna Art Gallery – Satellite Gallery. Kelowna, BC, 2014
Illuminature – City of Kelowna Public Art Collection, 2013
The Hands of Time – City of Victoria Public Art Collection, 2013
The Father Pandosy Mission 150th Anniversary Commemorative Sculpture – City of Kelowna Public Art Collection, 2012
Under the Big Top, Rotary Centre for the Arts, Kelowna, BC, Canada, 2011
my own myth, Rotary Centre for the Arts, Kelowna, BC, Canada, 2008
13 little freaks, Vernon Art Gallery, BC, Canada, 2002
Misses and Misters Myth, Observatoire 4 de Montréal, QUE, Canada, 2002
Misses and Misters Myth, Art Gallery of the South Okanagan, Penticton, BC, Canada, 2001
Element Wheel, De Distilleerketel Windmill, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 2001
Installaties, De Overslag, Eindhoven, the Netherlands, 2001
Trying to Get Up, Alternator Gallery, Kelowna, BC, Canada, 1999
A Story, performance, Alternator Gallery, Kelowna, BC, Canada, 1997
Glisten, Alternator Gallery, Kelowna, BC, Canada, 1997