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  • 2015-06-04 14:01

    Created in 2002 by the Sobey Art Foundation, the Sobey Art Award is Canada’s preeminent award for contemporary Canadian art. The annual $50,000 prize is given to an artist under 40 who has exhibited in a public or commercial art gallery within 18 months of being nominated.

    The 2015 Shortlist, announced June 3, 2015, includes alumnus Raymond Boisjoly ('06), representing the West Coast and the Yukon. Raymond is an Indigenous artist of Haida and Quebecois descent from Chilliwack, BC. He has previously taught at Emily Carr as sessional faculty and we're pleased to announce he will join us August 1 as Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Visual Art and Material Practice, Audain School of Visual Arts.

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  • 2015-06-04 01:18

    Newly appointed Assistant Professor Mark Igloliorte is featured in a solo exhibition at Grunt Gallery. Hailing from Newfoundland, Mark joins us August 1 as an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Visual Arts and Material Practice, Audain School of Visual Arts.

    Diptychs features over a hundred observational works of still lifes and studio vignette paintings, a series that has been ongoing since 2010. Painted upon torn phonebook paper, Igloliorte uses this practice to explore ideas of place – both the studio interior and at the city, town or whole region the phonebook paper indexes.

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  • 2015-06-03 10:18

    platFORM has been awarded a Professional Notable from the  2015 Core77 Design Awards for Design Education Initiatives.

    platFORM is a collaborative product development class for design and business students from Emily Carr and SFU. The students work in trans-disciplinary teams to develop products, services, and systems that address contemporary social, economic, and environmental issues. The project was developed by Andreas Eiken (MDes '15) and MDes Candidate, Maia Rowan, in collaboration with Lisa Papania and Sarah Lubik from SFU Beedie.

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  • 2015-06-02 17:54

    Gabriella Solti’s (’11) artist’s book, The Book of Hours, was awarded the MCBA Prize 2015 Juror's Special Recognition of Merit Award. The book will be exhibited at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts from July 17 to August 3, 2015 alongside with the other honoured works.  

    The Book of Hours is a unique, 120 page codex that expresses the artist’s personal values relating to labour. The pages of the books are hand sanded chromium oxide and silicon carbide microfinishing films - surfaces that are extremely hard to erase -, interwoven with hand coloured frosted mylar and meticulously bound into a codex.  

  • 2015-06-02 09:01

    Working in both collage and sculpture, Elizabeth Zvonar’s ('01) work utilizes strategies of aesthetic seduction and sex often found in advertising as a means of teasing out a possible metaphysical or supernatural undercurrent. THE CHALLENGE OF ABSTRACTION draws on advertising imagery found in luxury good magazines from an earlier era and fuses it with that found in contemporary fashion magazines. Zvonar’s positioning and iconization of the subject highlights their ability to act as the sacred.

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  • 2015-05-29 12:46

    We’d like to take a moment to extend our sincere gratitude to Fasken Martineau, our Legendary Partner for this year’s Preview Night event as part of The Show, our annual graduation exhibition. Preview Night is a key component of the graduation exhibition, providing students with an opportunity to network and personally present their work to industry professionals, companies, galleries, and curators.

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  • 2015-05-29 11:55

    Three learning communities - Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Kenneth Gordon Maplewood Elementary and Maplewood Alternative High School are celebrating five years of collaboration resulting in new approaches to teaching children with learning differences.

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  • 2015-05-29 11:23

    Paper artist Rachael Ashe began her residency in The Leeway studio this month and the former photographer is already making headway on her own project while preparing to host two studio events.

    “It is a more dedicated day when I come into The Leeway,” says Ashe of her residency so far. “Even just three weeks in, I’ve gotten a lot done.”

    Currently working on a project about pattern design, including Japanese textiles and Islamic designs from architecture, Rachael is hoping to put together an installation incorporating these patterns.

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  • 2015-05-28 19:36

    Burrard Arts Foundation is pleased to present recent works by artist-in-residence Sean Mills ('10). Vancouver based artist Sean Mills’ recent practice has seen him meticulously exploring the materiality of paint to test the boundaries of its objectmaking potential. Having graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Emily Carr University of Art & Design in 2010, Mills has been methodically experimenting with the laborious accumulation and layering of material to create sculptures, three-dimensional paintings and works on unconventional surfaces that examine light, space, and time. Occasionally paralleling the concerns of institutional critique, his laborious work addresses ideas of transparency in both a literal and figurative sense.

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  • 2015-05-27 11:37

    The Emily Carr University Alumni Association Board is a group of passionate volunteer leaders and advocates committed to supporting and creating opportunities for alumni. At the 2014 strategic planning meeting, Board members agreed to allocate the funds needed to create the Emily Carr Alumni Association Award in support of lifelong learning for alumni and their children.

    Launched in May 2015, the Emily Carr Alumni Association Award is available to alumni wishing to return to Emily Carr and children of Emily Carr and Vancouver School of Art graduates. The successful candidate will receive a one-time award of $500! 

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