Documentations of exhibitions
Vivienne Bessette, Michelle Weinstein, Jessica Gnyp
Vivienne Bessette (b. 1982 lives as a guest on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the territories of the xwməθkwəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and səlí̓lwətaʔɬ Nations.) She is an interdisciplinary artist and holds a BFA from Simon Fraser University. A member of the artist collective Garden Don’t Care hosting experimental workshops and dinners. Her practice shifts in and out of the studio, the garden, the kitchen, the mouth, the bed and the notebook.
Michelle Weinstein earned her BFA at Maine College of Art, and Yale University (Norfolk School of Music and Art.) She began exhibiting her work upon graduation and has been shown nationally and internationally. She was awarded a Social Science and Humanities Research Award (SSHRC) in 2014, after relocating from Los Angeles, CA to Vancouver B.C. in order to earn her MFA (2015) from University of British Columbia.
Documentation by Daniel Phillips
Jessica Gnyp’s work engages with materials and processes used in museum and artistic photographic practices alike –– in her work mounts, holders, photo backdrop paper, ink, and photographs are recontextualized in sculptural installations where their former functions shift between media, the pictorial, and the sculptural.
Gnyp studied anthropology at UVic, photography at Emily Carr University of Art and Design, received an MFA in Visual Arts from UBC and has recently been an artist in residence at Salzburg International Summer Academy, Salzburg, Austria, and ZK/U, Berlin, Germany. She currently teaches photography at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Lives in Vancouver, BC.
Documentation by Víctor Ballesteros