Category Archives: ECUPS Projects

Alex Alberro – Lecture

Alex Alberro – Lecture from Emily Carr University on Vimeo.


Please join us for a talk by Alexander Alberro, Virginia Bloedel Wright Professor of Art History at Barnard College and Columbia University in New York City.
Alberro is the author and editor of a number of books on contemporary art, including Institutional Critique: An Anthology of Artists Writings (2009); Art After Conceptual Art (2007); and Conceptual Art and the Politics of Publicity (2004). Alberro has also published essays in a broad array of journals and exhibition catalogues.
His current book project is Abstraction in Reverse, a study of the emergence and development of abstract art in Latin America. He is also at work on a volume that explores new forms of art and spectatorship that have crystallized in the past two decades.

Conversations on Learning – Ross Kelly

Conversations on Learning – Ross Kelly from Emily Carr University on Vimeo.


Ross Kelly is a candidate in the Master of Applied Arts Low Residency program at the Emily Carr University of Art + Design. He is a Vancouver based artist/photographer who specializes in large scale photomontage and other non-traditional photo based artwork.

The duration of the Low Residency program is 28 months over 7 semesters. The program is designed to suit established professionals whose practical circumstances make relocation to Vancouver or the resident schedule unworkable. It is important to note that while the Low Residency program incorporates more flexibility than the resident program, it is not part-time.

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Illuminate 2015

Illuminate 2015 from Emily Carr University on Vimeo.


Now that you’ve received your letter of acceptance, we’re sure you have some questions about what your time at Emily Carr will be like. We invite you and your family to join us to meet with admissions staff, academic advisors, faculty and students to learn about next steps like confirming your offer, registration, orientation, housing, financial aid and more! This is a big decision and we are here to help with any questions you have!

Shannon Stratton – Visual Art Forums, March 30th, 2015

Shannon Stratton – Visual Art Forums, March 30th, 2015 from Emily Carr University on Vimeo.

Established in 2003, Threewalls has grown from a start-up exhibition space to a vital visual arts organization supporting contemporary art through solo exhibitions, residencies, grants, publications, conferences and commissioning programs. With Green Lantern Press she founded and published (via Threewalls) PHONEBOOK, a guide to contemporary independant and artist-run projects, now in its 4th volume, and The Artists Run Chicago Digest, a companion, appraisal and extension to the exhibition of the same name at The Hyde Park Center. She is a co-founder of The Common Field, a national alliance of and advocacy group for small-scale visual arts platforms and their producers.

Stratton writes, curates exhibitions and other experimental projects, and relishes opportunity for administrative and pedagogical experiments. Projects include: Resonating Bodies, The Soap Factory, Minneapolis; Ps & Qs, The Glassel School of Art, Houston and The Hyde Park Arts Center, Chicago (with Jeff Ward); Things to Be Next To at Charlotte Street Foundation, Kansas/Threewalls, Chicago (with Kate Hackman); Bellwether at Vox Populi, Philadelphia; Reskilling at Western Front Exhibitions, Vancouver, Canada (with Luanne Martineau) and Gestures of Resistance: Craft, Performance, and the Politics of Slowness (with Judith Leemann) a panel discussion and exhibition at the College Art Association, Dallas, Texas and The Portland Museum of Craft, Portland, Oregon. In the summers she works with her partner Joe Jeffers on 8550 OHIO in SE Appalachian Ohio, coordinating projects including residencies, festivals and site-specific architecture. Her “weird social experiment” (to quote one of her students), Party As Form, a class in group dynamics and transitional spaces, was hosted by Ox Bow School of Art in Michigan in 2013 & 2014.

In 2010 Stratton was named one of the top 5 most vital people in the visual arts in Chicago by NewCity. In 2011 she was a fellow of the NAMAC Visual Arts Leadership Institute and a finalist for the Chicago Community Trust Emerging Leader Award. Stratton was 1 of 9 leaders in the arts featured in the Chicago Tribune 2011 Chicagoans of the Year. In 2013 Newcity named her one 50 “Visual Vanguards.”

Stratton teaches in Art History, Theory & Criticism and Fiber & Material Studies departments at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and was appointed Critical Studies Fellow at The Cranbrook Academy of Art for fall 2012. In 2013 she was a recipient of the Alberta College of Art Board of Governors’ Alumni Award of Excellence.

Current research and upcoming projects include: Threewalls relocation and opening of adjacent speakeasy, The General Idea; curatorial residecies at Elsewhere in collaboration with Joe Jeffers and at The Kinsey Institute in conjunction with Threewalls; residency at Cannonball, Miami (dates TBD); exhibition “A Chain of Conspicuous Absences” (on the limits of exchangeability). Shannon curated the 1st retrospective of Faith Wilding’s painting and drawing work at Threewalls in January 2014. The exhibition will travel to other locations, including Rhodes College, Memphis, TN and The Pasadena Armory, Pasadena, CA in September 2015.

This talk is part of the Visual Art Forums, presented by the Faculty of Visual Art + Material Practice and the Faculty of Graduate Studies at Emily Carr University of Art + Design. It is free and open to the public.

Jeremy Shaw in conversation with Caitlin Jones – March 2, 2015

Jeremy Shaw in conversation with Caitlin Jones – March 2, 2015 from Emily Carr University on Vimeo.

Jeremy Shaw works in a variety of media to explore altered states and the cultural and scientific practices that attempt to map transcendental experience. Often combining strategies from the realms of conceptual art, documentary film, music video, and scientific research, Shaw’s work has addressed topics ranging from psychedelic drugs, brain imaging and hypnosis, to snake-handling, straight-edge hardcore and time travel. Shaw graduated from Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in 2000 and has since had solo exhibitions at MoMA PS1, US, Schinkel Pavillon, DE, and the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art. He has been featured in group exhibitions at StedelijkMueseum, NL, Palais de Tokyo, FR, and Centre d’art Contemporain, CH. Work by Shaw is held in public collections worldwide including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the National Gallery of Canada. He is represented by Johann König, Berlin, and Macaulay and Co. Fine Arts, Vancouver.

This talk is part of the Visual Art Forums, presented by the Faculty of Visual Art + Material Practice and the Faculty of Graduate Studies at Emily Carr University of Art + Design, in collaboration with the Contemporary Art Gallery. It is free and open to the public

In Common: Pecha Kucha on Community, February 16th 2015

In Common: Pecha Kucha on Community, February 16th 2015 from Emily Carr University on Vimeo.

In Common: Pecha Kucha on Community, features exploratory and inspiring 8-minute presentations from Randy Lee Cutler, Ingrid Koenig, Mimi Gellman, Glen Lowry, Kate Armstrong, Haig Armen, and Hannah Jickling & Hannah Reed. The presentations aim to help us unpack, trouble, and nuance the idea of community and the ways in which it is cultivated and experienced at Emily Carr.

In the Spring of 2015, the focus of The Commons will be on the ways in which we cultivate, perform, and realize forms of community. Through a series of curated and open-ended events, students, faculty, staff and the wider community will be invited to explore and interrogate key questions around how we think about working, practicing, and acting together (whether assembled and configured by space and affinity, or across disciplinary boundaries and collaborative methods of making and doing) and ultimately encourage an expansion of what we want from and mean by the term community.

Elspeth Pratt – Visual Art Forums

Elspeth Pratt – Visual Art Forums from Emily Carr University on Vimeo.

Elspeth Pratt’s sculptures demonstrate her interest in architecture and social spaces. She uses a variety of prosaic materials, from plywood to beverage containers, to comment on how architecture structures our lives. Throughout her career, she has shown an interest in public spaces such as shopping malls, gardens and train stations, as well as “pseudo-escapist” spaces such as spas, casinos and resorts. She has also explored airports and is interested in how they control our actions as we navigate them.

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Gwen Allen – January 22, 2015

Gwen Allen – January 22, 2015 from Emily Carr University on Vimeo.

Presented by the Charles H. Scott Gallery

In conjunction with the exhibition Aspen Magazine: 1965– 1971, Gwen Allen discusses Aspen within the context of art history, exploring its important function as an alternative exhibition space in the 1960s and 70s. She also explores the history of artists’ magazines more generally, both during this earlier period and today.

Allen is the author of Artists’ Magazines: An Alternative Space for Art (MIT, 2011) and is a Professor of Art History at San Francisco State University.

David Zink Yi – Artist Talk, Audain Distinguished Artist in Residence Public Lectures

David Zink Yi – Artist Talk, Audain Distinguished Artist in Residence Public Lectures from Emily Carr University on Vimeo.

Emily Carr University is pleased to welcome David Zink Yi, who will join us in early 2015 as the Audain Distinguished Artist-in-Residence. The Audain Distinguished Artist-in-Residence Program, funded by Michael Audain and the Audain Foundation for the Visual Arts, enables the University to bring the world’s leading contemporary artists to live and work in Vancouver for a one to three month period. Guest artists and visiting lecturers are an integral part of the Emily Carr community – artists complement students’ education, work with existing faculty and bringing new opportunities for collaboration and engagement.

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Samuel Roy-Bois – Artist Talk

Samuel Roy-Bois – Artist Talk from Emily Carr University on Vimeo.

Originally from Quebec City, Samuel Roy-Bois currently resides in Vancouver. He acquired his BFA from Université Laval in Quebec (1996) and a Masters Degree in Fine Arts from Concordia University in Montréal (2001). His work has been presented at SFU Gallery, Carleton University Gallery, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Contemporary Art Gallery, Musée National des Beaux Arts du Québec and Point éphémère in Paris. He is Assistant Professor in Creative Studies at UBC Okanagan.

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