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 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
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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 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 IcelandFirst 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.
Phone: 604.323.5511 ext. 2545
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, UKwww.suziwebster.org
Phone: 604.323.5511 ext. 2422
Debra designed the logo for the Canadian Men’s Hockey Team for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver, B.C.
She also continues to work on pieces close to her heart at her home in Musqueam. It is Debra’s hope to educate others about the beauty and integrity of her people’s history through her art.
Debra is an acclaimed weaver who has been weaving for twenty years and is deeply involved with the revival of Musqueam weaving. Her Musqueam blankets are displayed at the Vancouver Airport, and at UBC.
Will is a Canadian designer and craftsman who's work is focused primarily on contemporary furniture and lighting. Most recently his furniture has been exhibited at the annual Vancouver Interior Design Show and Address Assembly shows. The objects he creates are centred primarily around functionality and how they fit into the modern context. Will's work combines traditional craftsmanship with modern technology and seeks to imagine something which has never before existed, yet has the familiarity and warmth of a good memory.
Will studied Fine Art and Architecture and graduated with bachelors degree in Environmental Design from the University of British Columbia. He is also a certified Red Seal Machinist and has over 20 years experience in the trade.