West Coast & Yukon



Mark Soo


That's That's Alright Alright Mama Mama, 2008. 2 stereographic c-prints, 3D glasses, custom double banked wall installation. Each print 71" x 93", wall installation 30'w x 10'h x 2'd.

Mark Soo (born 1977, Singapore), a photographer, curator, and multi-media artist, is a graduate of the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design (2001). His work, which often undertakes a humorous post-institutional critique, has been exhibited in New York, Manchester, Melbourne, Toronto, and Vancouver. Soo has recently had solo presentations at Western Bridge, Seattle, WA (2010), and Or Gallery, Vancouver, BC (2010). He has also been featured in group exhibitions at the Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University, Durham, NC (2010), CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, CA (2010), Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen offsite in Mechelen, Belgium (2009), Galerie Wilfried Lentz, Rotterdam, Netherlands (2009), Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC (2009), Galleria Luisa Strina, Sao Paulo, Brazil (2008), and the Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery, Vancouver, BC (2008). Soo was a recipient of the 2009 VIVA Award. He lives and works in Vancouver, BC.

Kevin Schmidt
Kevin Schmidt

Aurora with Roman Candle
, 2007. Chromogenic print, 8" × 10".

Kevin Schmidt (born Ottawa, 1972) graduated from the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design with a BFA in Studio Arts in 1997. Schmidt works primarily in photo and video and his work often represents nature as a sublime spectacle. Recent exhibitions include solo presentations at Galerie van der Mieden, Antwerp (2009), Gallery Barbara Thumm, Berlin (2009), Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver (2010), and group exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery (2008, 2009) Vancouver Contemporary Art Gallery (2009), Waterside Project Space, London, England (2010), Galarie Leonard & Bina Ellen at Concordia University, Montreal (2010), Anchorage Museum, Anchorage, AK (2010). Schmidt lives and works in Vancouver, BC.


Isabelle Pauwels
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B&E (film still), 2009. Video projection on DVD, 4:3 aspect ratio, 45:00 running time.

Isabelle Pauwels graduated from the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design with her BFA (2001) and received her MFA at the Art Institute of Chicago (2006). Pauwels’ work occupies a terrain in which realism, artifice and storytelling overlap. Her rigorously conceived video installations draw attention to the way in which we are situated as spectators while drawing us into psychologically complex spaces and layered narratives. Pauwels’ work has been shown in solo exhibitions at Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, Mercer Union, Toronto, Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver, and most recently at Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA and CSA Space, Vancouver. Her work has also been included in exhibitions at Signal, Malmö, Sweden; Alberta Art Gallery, Edmonton; and Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver; and Witte De With, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Pauwels won the VIVA award in 2007 and the Brink Award in 2009.


Jeremy Shaw
Jeremy Shaw

Something's Happening Here
, 2009-10. From a set of 25 posters installed throughout Vancouver during the Cultural Olympiad.

Jeremy Shaw (b. 1977 North Vancouver, BC) earned a Diploma of Intermedia from the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in 1999, and currently divides his time between Vancouver and Berlin. Shaw uses familiar forms and media tools to induce states of disorientation in the viewer, drawing out an underlying condition of personal unease that characterizes the social spaces in which mainstream and peripheral cultures meet. His recent project Something’s Happening Here, in which a set of 25 posters was situated throughout the city of Vancouver during the Cultural Olympiad, addressed the disorienting cycle of large-scale marketing programs associated with manufacture spectacles like the Olympics. Recent solo exhibitions and screenings of his work include This Transition Will Never End #6, Toronto International Film Festival (2009), DMT, Videoworkcase, Nuremberg, Germany (2009), and the upcoming Pop and Conceptual: 2006-2012, Blanket Contemporary, Vancouver. Shaw has exhibited in group presentations at the Seattle Art Museum (2008), Art Gallery of Alberta (2008), The Office Temporary, Berlin (2009), Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel, CH (2009), White Space Gallery, London, UK (2009).


Brendan Lee Satish Tang

Brenden Lee Satish Tang

Manga Ormolu Ver. 5.0-e
, 2009, Ceramic mixed media, 17 x 17.5 in

Brendan Lee Satish Tang was born in Dublin, Ireland and currently resides in Kamloops, BC. He holds degrees from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax (BFA, 1998) and Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville (MFA, 2006). Tang produces hybrid ceramic objects that combine meticulous craftsmanship, the ancient traditions of Chinese porcelain and French ormolu with motifs and forms from contemporary manga and techno-pop cultures. Within his work, Ming-style vases appear to be supported by robotic limbs and penetrated by rocket thrusters, tubes, tentacles and other Manga sourced motifs. Tang has exhibited in juried and invitational shows in Canada and the US, including at the Gardiner Museum (Toronto), The Power Plant (Toronto), Vancouver Art Gallery, the Ottawa Art Gallery, and the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft. His professional practice has taken him to India, Japan and Trinidad, and he has lectured at conferences and academic institutions across Canada. Tang’s work has been featured in printed publications such as Hi-Fructose and FUSE, and prominent blogs including Boing Boing.


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