A breakdown of every visiting artist lecture this academic year.

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The Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies has recently announced their Visiting Artists Lecture Series schedule for the 2019-2020 academic year. This lecture series has happened every year since the program’s conception in 2014-2015.

The Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies invites a diverse variety of artists to come and present to students in the BFA program. However, these lectures are also available to the public. In addition, the visiting artists are available for formal critiques to the 4th year students in the Visual Arts Program.

The lecture series has boasted prestigious guest lecturers from all over the world, with a focus on diversity. Some of the guest lecturers in the past include faculty members. This year’s lineup includes four visual artists from a variety of backgrounds. Two lectures will be held this fall semester, while the other two are to be held in the spring. All lectures are held in UNC 106 at 2pm.

Natalie Ball – September 30th, 2019

“She make art as proposals of refusal to complicate an easily affirmed and a consumed narrative without absolutes. Natalie Ball was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. She has a Bachelor’s degree with a double major in Ethnic Studies and Art from the University of Oregon. She furthered her education in New Zealand at Massey University where she obtained her Master’s degree, focusing on Indigenous contemporary art. Ball then relocated to her ancestral homelands to raise her three children. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally, in: Vancouver Art Gallery, BC; Te Manawa Museum, NZ; Half Gallery, NY; Portland Art Museum, OR; Museum of Contemporary Native Art (MoCNA), NM; Seattle Art Museum, WA; and SculptureCenter, NY. Natalie attained her M.F.A. degree in Painting & Printmaking at Yale School of Art in 2018." Link.

Nicholas Galanin – November 18th, 2019

“Nicholas Galanin’s work offers perspective rooted in connection to land and an intentionally broad engagement with contemporary culture. For over a decade, Galanin has been embedding incisive observation into his work, investigating and expanding intersections of culture and concept in form, image and sound. Galanin’s works embody critical thought. They are vessels of knowledge, culture and technology – inherently political, generous, unflinching, and poetic. Galanin apprenticed with master carvers and jewelers, earned his BFA at London Guildhall University in Jewelry Design, and his MFA in Indigenous Visual Arts at Massey University in New Zealand, he lives and works with his family in Sitka, Alaska.” Link.

Hellen Reed and Hannah Jickling – February 24th, 2020

“Helen Reed and Hannah Jickling have been collaborating since 2007 and are currently based in Vancouver, Canada, on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. Their projects take shape as public installations, social situations, and events that circulate as photographs, videos, printed matter, and artists’ multiples. They are currently fascinated with the contact high intrinsic to collaborative research, especially in their recent projects with children. In Fall 2017 they released Multiple Elementary, a book that explores the elementary school classroom as a site of invention and reception of contemporary art practices, published by YYZBOOKS. Their platform for research and production, Big Rock Candy Mountain, is ongoing in Vancouver and supported by Other Sights for Artists’ Projects. Reed and Jickling are recipients of the 2016 Ian Wallace Award for Teaching Excellence (ECUAD), the 2017 Mayor’s Arts Award for Emerging Public Art (City of Vancouver) and the 2018 VIVA Award (Shadbolt Foundation). In 2018, they were longlisted for the Sobey Art Award.” Link.

Krista Bell Stewart – March 9th, 2020

“Krista Belle Stewart is an artist and member of the Syilx Nation currently based on unceded Tsleil-Waututh, Musqueam and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh territories (Vancouver, BC). Stewart works with video, land, performance, photography, textiles and sound, drawing out personal and political narratives inherent in archival materials while questioning their articulation in institutional histories. Within the last year her work has been exhibited at the SFU Teck Gallery, Vancouver; YYZ Artist Outlet, Toronto; Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Montreal; Musee d’Art Contemporain, Montreal; Independent Studio and Curatorial Program, New York; Plug In ICA, Winnipeg, and the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin. Stewart holds an MFA from the Milton Avery School of the Arts at Bard College, New York.” Link.

For more information on the Visiting Artists Lecture Series, visit the page on the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies’ (website).