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Visiting Artists 2015-16

Carmen Papalia - Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Join the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies and the Central Okanagan Arts Council in welcoming performance artist Carmen Papalia as he takes us on an eyes-closed wander through the social environment of the world outside the Rotary Centre for the Arts.

When: Tuesday, July 12, 2016 9:00 AM
Where: the courtyard, Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Ave. 

Papalia designs experiences that invite those involved to expand their perceptual mobility and claim access to public and institutional spaces. Often requiring trust and closeness, these engagements disorient the participant and introduce new modes of orientation that allow for perceptual and sensorial discovery. Each walking tour, collaborative performance, public intervention, museum project and art object that Papalia makes is a temporary system of access—a gesture that establishes a moment of radical accessibility. As an open-sourcing of his own embodiment, his work makes visible the opportunities for learning and knowing that come available through the nonvisual senses. It is a chance to unlearn looking and to help acknowledge, map and name entire unseen bodies of knowledge.

Brian Jungen - Wednesday, Mar. 16 2016



The Faculty of Creative and Critical studies is pleased to announce a lecture by visual artist Brian Jungen on Wednesday, Mar. 16th from 12-1:15, CCS 123. 

Brian Jungen lives and works in the North Okanagan, B.C. Brian Jungen is significant Canadian sculptor and multidisciplinary artist who simultaneously explore traditional and contemporary approaches to art making. Through an engaged interpretation of indigeneity and notions of origins, Brian aptly questions one’s relationship to nature, consumerism and modes of production.




Christian Nicolay - Monday, Feb. 22 2016

CNicolayThe Faculty of Creative and Critical studies is pleased to announce a lecture by visual artist Christian Nicolay on Monday, Feb. 22nd from 12-1:15, in CCS 227.

Christian Nicolay’s practice is a multifaceted mixture of long-term investigations and short spontaneous events exploring the nature of duality, the unity of opposites and the hidden potential of the everyday "regarding the disregarded". His artistic strategy of salvaging and repurposing materials blurs into his daily routines and rituals.
Nicolay is a graduate of UBC – Okanagan in Kelowna BC Canada and lives and works out of Vancouver BC, and ill be here as part of the Visiting Artists Mentorship program

Paul Wong - Tuesday, Jan. 26 2016

Paul Wong


The Faculty of Creative and Critical studies is pleased to announce a lecture by visual artist Paul Wong on Tuesday, Jan. 26th from 12-1:15 in CCS 227. 

Paul Wong is a Visual, Media and Interdisciplinary Artist who lives and works in Vancouver.

Paul Wong is a media-maestro making art for site-specific spaces and screens of all sizes. He is an award winning artist and curator who is known for pioneering early visual and media art in Canada, founding several artist-run groups, leading public arts policy, and organizing events, festivals, conferences and public interventions since the 1970s. Writing, publishing and teaching have been an important part of his praxis. With a career spanning four decades he has been instrumental proponent to contemporary art.



James Nizam - Monday, Sept. 28 2015

NizamThe Faculty of Creative and Critical studies is pleased to announce a lecture by visual artist James Nizam on Monday, Sept. 28th from 12-1:15 in CCS 227. 

James Nizam is a Canadian artist living and working in Vancouver. He graduated in 2002 and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of British Columbia. His art practice investigates photography within an expanded field of operations that consider the relationship between performance, sculpture, and architecture (alone and in conjunction) to comment on the vagaries of an illuminated artefact. Nizam’s work has been exhibited extensively in Canada and abroad with recent exhibitions at The Sharjar Collections of the Art, United Arab Emirates, Maerz Galerie, Leipzig, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, KIT, Dusselfdorf, Christophe Guye Galerie, Zurich and Dazibao, Montreal. Nizam’s work has also been recognised and reviewed in publications such as Espace Magazine, Wired Magazine, Canadian Art, Flash Art, Border Crossings, The British Journal of Photography, and Kalimat Magazine. In 2011, he was long listed for the Sobey Art Award, Canada’s preeminent award for Canadian Contemporary Art. His work is held in public and private collections worldwide with recent acquisitions by; the Vancouver Art Gallery, Louis Vuitton Maison, and KIT Dusseldorf.

Jennifer Stillwell - Monday, Oct. 19, 2015

StillwellThe Faculty of Creative and Critical studies is pleased to announce a lecture by visual artist Jennifer Stillwell on Monday, Oct. 19th from 12-1:15 in CCS 227. 

Jennifer Stillwell primarily works with sculpture and installation. In 2000 she received an MFA with distinction from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has since exhibited widely. She has created large-scale installations at the Darling Foundry (Montreal) and at Triple Candie (New York). Other solo exhibitions include YYZ Artists' Outlet (Toronto) and a survey show at Plug In ICA (Winnipeg).


Rebecca Brewer - Monday, Nov. 9, 2015

BrewerThe Faculty of Creative and Critical studies is pleased to announce a lecture by visual artist Rebecca Brewer on Monday, Nov. 9th from 12-1:15 in CCS 227.

Rebecca Brewer’s paintings bridge figuration and abstraction in fresh, unexpected ways. Brewer’s works—which some may regard as unconventional portraits and others may view as existing outside of the idiom of portraiture altogether—have addressed such influential figures as Joseph Beuys and Ayn Rand, often prompting viewers to reconsider the intellectual legacy, meaning and worth of such personalities. Born in Tokyo, Brewer was raised in Canada and studied sculpture and painting at the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, graduating in 2007. In 2010, she enrolled in the MFA program at Bard College in upstate New York, and in 2011, she won the RBC Canadian Painting Competition. Brewer has exhibited at the Power Plant, the Art Gallery of Alberta, Exercise Projects and Equinox Gallery, among other venues. (Canadian Art)






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