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Visiting Artists 2016-17

Patrik Andersson - Monday, Jan. 16, 2017

The Faculty of Creative and Critical studies is pleased to announce a lecture by visual artist Patrik Andersson on Jan. 16, 2017 at 2:30pm, UNC 106.

Patrik Andersson is an Associate Professor in Critical + Cultural Studies. He teaches contemporary art and ideas which are informed by his freelance activities as an art critic and curator with interests ranging from conceptual art to design disciplines. He holds a PhD in Art History from the University of British Columbia with a dissertation on the post-war reception of Marcel Duchamp's work in New York, Paris and Stockholm Euro-Pop: The Mechanical Bride Stripped Bare in Stockholm, Even 1954-1966. He is co-founder of Made Magazine (2002) and co-editor/author with Judith Steedman of the book Inside Magazines (published 2002 by BIS, Amsterdam / Thames and Hudson, London / Gingko Press, San Francisco). Since 1997 he has also been operating the independent curatorial and publishing project Trapp ( and writes irregularly for a number of publications.

Colleen Heslin - Monday, Feb. 6, 2017

The Faculty of Creative and Critical studies is pleased to announce a lecture by visual artist Colleen Heslin on FEb. 66, 2017 at 2:30pm, UNC 106.

Colleen Heslin is an artist and independant curator based in Vancouver and Montreal. Heslin has an MFA in Painting and Drawing from Concordia University and is the winner of the 2013 RBC Painting Competition. With a BFA from Emily Carr University in Photography, Heslin’s work explores medium crossovers between painting, sculpture, fibers and photography. Founder of The Crying Room Projects in 1999, an independent project space where Heslin facilitates an ongoing public mural space for emerging artists in Vancouver. Her work and writing have been published and exhibited in Canada, USA, and Europe.

Myfanwy Macleod - Monday, Mar. 6, 2017

The Faculty of Creative and Critical studies is pleased to announce a lecture by visual artist Myfanwy Macleod on Mar. 6, 2017 at 2:30pm, UNC 106.

Born in 1961 in London, Ontario, Myfanwy MacLeod now lives and works in Vancouver. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Montreal's Concordia University in 1990, and went on to study in Paris at the Ecole nationale supérieure des beaux-arts and received her Master of Fine Arts from the University of British Columbia in 1994. MacLeod has exhibited both nationally and internationally, including concurrent solo exhibitions at the Catriona Jeffries Gallery and Or Gallery, and several group exhibitions including Universal Pictures 3 at the Blackwood Gallery in Mississauga, Universal Pictures 3.1 at Plug-In in Winnipeg and Ediburgh's Fruitmarket Gallery in Autumn 2002. MacLeod's work is trademarked by her wry sense of humour, and her layered referencing of consumer and popular culture. Using the language ofcartoon-style drawings and sculpture, Macleod brings together a blend of art-historical references and a humorous take on the self-absorbed and entertainment saturated culture we live in.

Liz Magor - Monday, Oct. 3 2016

The Faculty of Creative and Critical studies is pleased to announce a lecture by visual artist Liz Magor on Oct. 3, 2016 from 12-1:15, UNC 106.

Liz Magor artLiz Magor is one of Canada’s most important contemporary sculptors. Her technical virtuosity allows her to create an almost unparalleled level of verisimilitude, raising questions and unease about the difference between real and fake. . Magor was born in Winnipeg in 1948; soon after, her family moved to Vancouver. She studied at the University of British Columbia, Parsons School of Design and the Vancouver School of Art. In the early 1980s, Magor moved to Toronto, and by 1988 she had exhibited at the Biennale of Sydney, the Venice Biennale and Documenta. Magor is winner of the Audain Prize, the Governor General’s Award, the 2014 Gershon Iskowitz Prize and has exhibited nationally and internationally. (Canadian Art)

Maikoiyo Alley Barnes - Monday, Oct. 17 2016

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The Faculty of Creative and Critical studies is pleased to announce a lecture by visual artist Maikoiyo Alley Barnes on Monday, Oct. 17th from 12-1:15, UNC 106. 

Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes (b. 1977, Seattle) is an artist, filmmaker, writer, and designer who explores the resonance of genetic cultural memory through the mystical and the mundane. The child of two prolific creators, he developed his practice under the tutelage of his parents, Curtis R. Barnes and Royal Alley-Barnes. He is part of the Black Constellation, a collective that also includes Shabazz Palaces, THEESatisfaction, and Nep Sidhu. Alley-Barnes has exhibited sculpture and films in numerous traditional and new-media-based settings. He has been, and continues to be, instrumental in the creation of seminal cultural spaces in Seattle, including the influential mixed-use space pun(c)tuation, among others. Alley-Barnes lives and works in Seattle.




 Carol Sawyer - Monday, Nov. 14 2016

Sawyer Art

The Faculty of Creative and Critical studies is pleased to announce a lecture by visual artist Carol Sawyer on Monday, Nov. 14th from 12-1:15, UNC 106. 

Carol Sawyer is a visual artist and singer who works with photography, installation, video, performance, and improvised music. Since the early 1990’s her visual art work has been concerned with the connections between photography and fiction, performance, memory, and history. She graduated with Honours in photography from Emily Carr College of Art (now Emily Carr University), and completed a Masters degree in interdisciplinary art practices at Simon Fraser University, both in Vancouver BC.




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