Stephanie Aitken Department Chair

Phone: 604.323.5316
Office: B001f
Email: saitken@langara.ca

Stephanie Aitken completed her MFA at The University of Victoria. Her work, primarily painting and installation, has been exhibited throughout Canada and in the United States. Her current project considers B.C.’s coastal landscapes in relation to regional modes of abstraction.

Stephanie's work has been written about and published in The Vancouver Review, The Walrus, C Magazine and Border Crossings. Recent exhibitions include Breathing Machines at Field Contemporary (solo), The Daily Grind at Museum London, Black Diamond Dust at the Nanaimo Art Gallery and The Drama of Perception at Deluge Contemporary in Victoria, B.C.. Stephanie has designed a series of rugs based on her paintings that have been produced in collaboration with Burritt Bros in Vancouver and weavers in the Kathmandu Valley.

www.stephanieaitken.ca

Milos Campbell Assistant Department Chair

Phone: 604.323.5705
Office: B001c
Email: mcampbell@langara.ca

Milos Campbell began her art education at Langara College culminating with a Master of Fine Arts at the University of Calgary and Master Printer training at Tamarind Institute in New Mexico, both in the area of Lithography.

Milos has taught Art in Secondary and Post Secondary Schools as well as working as a Master Printer in Lithography.  She has exhibited her work in exhibitions in Holland, Japan, U.S.A. and Canada.  Future Exhibitions include: Bimpe Vii, and her group Full Circle Art Collective will show “Intersections” at Surry Art Gallery and Grand Forks Art Gallery

www.milosjones.com

Sarita Baker Instructor

Phone: 604.323.5315
Office: B001b
Email: sbaker@langara.ca

Steven Hubert Instructor

Phone: 604.323.5314
Office: A050
Email: shubert@langara.ca

Steve Hubert has exhibited at CSA Space, Or Gallery, Helen Pitt Gallery, Shudder Gallery, LES, Emergency Room Strathcona, Eyelevel Gallery, Jeffrey Boone Gallery, Cafca, the Ministry of Casual Living, and VIVO. His work has also appeared in Pyramid Power and The Fillip Review. He also teaches painting at Emily Carr and video art at Simon Fraser University.

Devon Knowles Instructor

Phone: 604.323.5511 ext. 2381
Office: B007
Email: dknowles@langara.ca

Recipient of the Emerging Artist in Public Art Award, Mayor's Arts Awards in 2015.  Devon Knowles is a Canadian artist currently based in Vancouver, British Columbia. She received her Masters of Fine Arts from the University of Victoria in 2008 and her Bachelor of Studio Arts from the University of Guelph 2001.  In sculpture, drawing and site-specific projects, Knowles investigates the histories, economies and social meanings of diverse materials – from denim fabric and aluminum to coloured glass and mirrors. As she engages with theories of perception, optical effects and tactility, alongside the direct act of making, Knowles encourages the viewer to access her work from a shared intimacy and sympathetic attentiveness.  Knowles has exhibited her work in solo exhibitions in Berlin, Toronto, Brooklyn and Vancouver. Group exhibitions include such venues as Vancouver Art Gallery; Night Gallery, Los Angeles, and Charles H. Scott Gallery, the Western Front, Or Gallery and Unit Pitt, Vancouver and her works have been included in numerous private collections.

Aurora Landin Instructor

Phone: 604.323.5643
Office: B001a
Email: alandin@langara.ca

Aurora Landin

Aurora Landín is a Mexican/American/Canadian whose work ranges from drawing and painting to installation and traditional printmaking.

Aurora Landín received a Diploma of Art and Design from Red Deer College, a BFA from the University of Calgary, and an MFA from Washington State University. In addition to a long working association with galleries and other arts organizations, Aurora has taught in a number of institutions, most recently the Alberta College of Art and Design. A recipient of various grants and awards, her work has been shown and collected through numerous solo and group exhibitions in Canada, the United States, Mexico, Italy and Poland.

Brian McGibney Workshop Coordinator

Phone: 604.323.5317
Office: A055
Email: bmcgibney@langara.ca

Elizabeth Milton Instructor

Phone: 604.323.5511 ext. 2292
Office: B007
Email: emilton@langara.ca

Elizabeth Milton is a Vancouver-based performance and media artist who utilizes character-play to investigate constructions of identity. Milton holds an MFA in Studio Art from the University of British Columbia and a BFA in Visual Art from Simon Fraser University.  Her work has been exhibited throughout Canada and developed through residencies at Access Gallery, Vancouver and the Banff Centre. Her recent performances and exhibitions have taken place at the Vancouver Art Gallery, Artspeak and the grunt in Vancouver, BC. She instructs courses in Studio Art at the School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University and Langara College.

Claire Murgatroyd Workshop Coordinator

Phone: 604.323.5317
Office: A055
Email: cmurgatroyd@langara.ca

Claire Murgatroyd
 
Claire Murgatroyd, BFA , has an extensive award winning exhibition history in sculpture. Claire is a qualified welder and joiner, successfully completing both trades training programs at B.C.I.T. Employed as a Fine Arts shop supervisor/instructor in 2003 at Emily Carr University of Art and Design she is now working part time at Kwantlen and Langara. Claire is an active board member of the Miller Goodwood Woodworking Co-operative and the Sculptors' Society of British Columbia.
 
To view Claire Murgatroyd's work please follow the link: http://ssbc.ca/clairemurgatroyd

Aaron Nelson Instructor

Phone: 604.323.5511 ext. 2372
Office: A047
Email: aaronnelson@langara.ca

Aaron Nelson-Moody / Tawx’sin Yexwulla

 

Aaron Nelson-Moody lives and works in Capilano Village, North Vancouver, and has been working to share Squamish First Nations culture and history for over 20 years. He has divided his time teaching in schools, and working on his own Coast Salish woodcarvings, jewelry, and design.  

 

While Aaron is his English name, he also carries the Squamish name Tawx’sin Yexwulla which translates as: Splashing Eagle, so most people know him simply as “Splash”. He also carries the name, Poolxtun, from his adopted father Gerry Oleman, which he translates as, ‘the spreading ripples from a splash of water’.

 

He has been involved with: Adbusters Magazine, Kahtou Native newspaper, the Uts’am/Witness Project, and been on several Tribal Journeys seagoing canoe trips, including the 1993 Qatuwas Festival.

 

Alwyn O'Brien Instructor

Phone: 604.323.5511 ext. 2291
Office: B001e
Email: aobrien@langara.ca

The winner of the 2015 Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics. Alwyn O’Brien’s ceramic sculptures push the medium as a vehicle to explore the metaphorical and literal question “What is the Vessel?” With an extensive knowledge of the history of decorative arts and a passion for the baroque, O’Brien’s objects challenge the definition of the vessel through the use of lacey hand-rolled coils in a deliberate yet chaotic way to construct volume and shape. She received her MFA in 2010 from the University of Washington in Seattle and her BFA from Emily Carr Institute. Her work is featured in the collections of the Seattle Art Museum, the Surrey Art Gallery, and the Mackenzie Art Gallery. She divides her time between Saltspring Island, B.C. and Vancouver, where she is currently an instructor at Langara College.

Philip Robbins Instructor

Phone: 604.323.5511 ext. 2444
Office: A047
Email: probbins@langara.ca

Philip received his MA from the Royal College of Art (London), his BEd from UBC and his Diploma in Fine Art (honours) from Emily Carr. His work draws on extensive experience in film and television props production, retail interior design, and public artwork, all of which synthesize a broad range of traditional and digital materials, processes and technology. Philip has taught at a range of institutions including Capilano, Kwantlen and Emily Carr Universities.

Helena Wadsley Instructor

Phone:
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Email: hwadsley@langara.ca

Helena Wadsley studied Art History at Concordia University, Montreal, and Visual Arts at Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Glasgow School of Art and the University of Saskatchewan. She has worked with video, drawing, photography, and multi-media installation, but gravitates towards painting. She has exhibited her work across Canada and has been awarded BC Arts Council and Canada Council grants.

Helena also works occasionally as a freelance writer; her work has been published in Galleries West and BC Living. In addition to exhibiting work, her paintings have been reproduced in book covers and calendars. She recently completed an artist residency in Iceland

First joining the Fine Arts faculty at Langara College in 1999, she also has experience teaching at Mt. Allison University, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Emily Carr Institute, Kwantlen Polytechnic University and Capilano College.

Suzi Webster Benwick Instructor

Phone: 604.323.5706
Office: B007
Email: swebster@langara.ca

Suzi Webster is a contemporary artist whose work explores technology, being and the body.  Interdisciplinary in nature, Suzi’s responsive sculptural pieces investigate intersections between object and performance, fashion and computing, the body and its context, public and private, in a critical way.

Suzi’s work has been exhibited and published internationally in Europe, the United Kingdom, South Africa and North America.  Recent exhibitions have included Technothreads, Dublin, Codelive 2010, Vancouver and The Future that Never Was and Altenatuur, Belgium. Webster completed an MFA Media at the Slade in London, UK

www.suziwebster.org

Rita Yip Studio Technician

Phone: 604.323.5229
Office: B001d
Email: ritayip@langara.ca