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2015/16 Artist in Residence

Jerry Evans |  February 11-18, 2016

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Jerry Evans Artist Talk has been cancelled

Jerry Evans is an acclaimed interdisciplinary artist who works in many media including printmaking, painting, and most recently filmmaking. Evans holds a diploma in commercial art from the St. John's College of Trades and Technology (1980) a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (1986), and he earned the title of Master Printer in 1992.

The predominant theme in Evans's art is his Mi'kmaq heritage, which went unrecognized by his family for nearly three generations. After Evans learned about his Mi'kmaq ancestors in the mid-1980s, his focus on aboriginal issues has become an integral part of his life and artwork. Jerry Evans will be on campus from February 11 to 18 working in the print studio where he will produce his own body of work and will also visit undergraduate printmaking and graduate visual arts courses as well as working in a mentorship capacity.

Artist Talk

Tuesday, February 16, 12:30 pm , Aboriginal Centre (UNC 210), UBC Okanagan Campus 

This year's Artist in Residence is supported by the Artist Mentorship Program and the FCCS Visiting Arts/Scholar Fund.

2015 Summer Artist Residency Program 

Inaugurated by UBC Okanagan’s Creative Studies Department, the residency gives emerging and established artists access to specialized facilities for sculpture, printmaking, painting, drawing, photography and multimedia to tackle ambitious projects and develop new work and research. Residency participants will present their work to the public through exhibitions, performances and an open-studio day. Students attending summer classes will also benefit from this unique opportunity to see professional artists develop works from conception to final gallery installation. Running from June 1 to August 20, the residency will host four artists.

Patrick LundeenHailing from Lethbridge, Alberta, Patrick Lundeen’s visceral sculptures and paintings draw from various genres like Indigenous art, Minimalism, Primitivism, folk art and kitsch to explore present-day conditions of humour, skepticism and anxiety. A graduate of Concordia University, Lundeen’s practice is one part quasi-scientific anthropology and ethnography and one part Saturday-at-the-mall.



Katie Brennan

Vernon-based artist, curator and art consultant Katie Brennan creates colourful, abstract works in gouache that present an idiosyncratic vision of the natural world. Brennan has exhibited in Canada, the U.S. and England. She completed her MFA at the University of Guelph and her BFA at Emily Carr University of Art and Design.






Margo Yacheshyn


Winnipeg-born Kelowna resident Margo Yacheshyn creates drawings and sculptures that explore memory while evoking feelings of both beauty and repulsion. A graduate of the Alberta College of Art and Design Yacheshyn was actively involved with the artist trading card movement in its early years. 







Jeroen Witviliet


Netherlands-born Jeroen Witvliet works in painting, installation, video and other media. Through his work, he strives to find different ways to connect with reality, to go beyond the immediacy of first encounters and link them to history, the uncertainty of memory, notions of truth, dominance and manipulation. Witvliet holds an MFA from the University of Victoria and a BFA from the Willem de Kooning Academie in Rotterdam.




UBC Okanagan’s FINA Art Gallery (1148 Research Road) will be hosting a free public workshop about artist residencies (what they are, how to apply) Thursday, July 16, 5–6 p.m. Also residency participants will open their studios to the public the same day, 4–7 p.m.

The Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art hosts all four artists in a group show July 14–18 (opening reception on Friday, July 17).

Three of the participating artists will have solo exhibitions at UBC Okanagan’s FINA Art Gallery:

  • Jeroen Witvliet July 20–24 (opening reception Wednesday, July 22, 7 p.m.)
  • Katie Brennan July 27–31 (opening reception Wednesday, July 29, 7 p.m.)
  • Margo Yacheshyn, August 10–14 (closing reception Friday, August 14, 7 p.m.)

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