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  • Stephen Andrews

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  • Iain Baxter&

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  • Doug Biden

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  • Tom Dean

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  • Maria Eichhorn

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  • Andy Fabo

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  • Geoffrey Farmer & Brian Jungen

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  • Russell FitzGerald

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  • Ken Friedman

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  • Eldon Garnet

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  • General Idea

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  • David Grenier

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  • Noam Gonick

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  • John Greyson

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  • Luis Jacob

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  • jess

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  • Peter Kingstone

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  • Bruce LaBruce

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  • Glenn Lewis

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  • Glen Ligon

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  • Attila Richard Lukacs

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    Born in Edmonton, AB in 1962, Attila Richard Lukacs moved to Vancouver in 1981 where, in 1985, he graduated from the Emily Carr College of Art and Design. In 1986 he was awarded the Studio Residency Program, Kunstlerhaus Bethanian, in Berlin. After spending ten years living and working in Berlin, he relocated to New York. He left New York in 2001 to live and work in Hawaii. He currently lives and works in Vancouver. Lukacs is known predominantly for his paintings of male skinheads, primates and American military cadets during the early
    1990s, which frequently reference the historical compositions, both Western and Eastern. These brutally explicit works shocked
    and provoked a generation of painters and critics alike. After a tumultuous journey through early success, to bad boy outcast in New York, Lukacs moved to Maui for several years, where he continues to spend several months of the year. Maui offered him solitude from the art world and a passage out of chaos and back into a solid studio practice. A deep commune with this landscape is keenly felt.

     

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  • Robert Mapplethorpe

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  • John McLauchlin

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  • Eric Metcalfe

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  • Kent Monkman

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  • Michael Morris

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    Michael Morris (1942-2022) was a painter, photographer, video and performance artist and curator. His work is often media based and collaborative, involved with developing networks and in the production and presentation of new art activity. In his roles as curator and, primarily, as an artist, Morris was a key figure of the West Coast art scene during the 1960s. Morris studied at the University of Victoria and then at the Vancouver School of Art (now Emily Carr University), followed by graduate studies at Slade School of Fine Art at the University College London, during the 1960s. There he became interested in the work of Fluxus and the European avant-garde, which had a profound influence on his work and on the Vancouver experimental art scene in general. In 1969 he founded Image Bank with Vincent Trasov, a system of postal correspondence between participating artists for the exchange of information and ideas. The intention of Image Bank was to create a collaborative, process-based project in the hopes of engendering a shared creative consciousness—in opposition to the alienation endemic to modern capitalist society—through the deconstruction and recombination of its ideological forms. Morris was acting curator of the Vancouver Art Gallery and the Centre for Communications and the Arts at Simon Fraser University and has had many guest curatorships at other institutions. In 1973, he co-founded the Western Front—one of Canada’s first artist-run centres—and served as co-director for seven years. In 1990 he and Trasov founded the Morris/Trasov Archive, housed at the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, to research contemporary art. He has established a strong international reputation and worked for many years in Berlin. Morris has participated in artist-in-residence programs both in Canada at the Banff Centre (1990) and at Open Studio (2003) and internationally at Berlin Kustlerprogramm (1981-1998). Morris has had numerous solo and collaborative exhibitions nationally and internationally, and is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2015 Audain Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Visual Arts, the 2011 Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts and an Honorary Doctorate in 2005 by Emily Carr University of Art + Design.

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  • Alex Morrison

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  • Will Munro

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  • Paul Oberst

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  • Ed Pien

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  • Adam Rolston

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  • Marina Roy

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  • Jack Shadbolt

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  • Wolfgang Tillmans

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  • Vincent Trasov

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    An important Canadian conceptual artist and a leader in the avant-garde community, Vincent Trasov (b. 1947, Edmonton, AB) is a painter, video and performance artist. His work is often media-based and collaborative in spirit, involved with developing networks. In 1969 he founded Image Bank with Michael Morris, a method for personal exchange of information amongst artists. Trasov has made videotapes since 1971. In 1973, Trasov co-founded and co-directed the Western Front Society, an artist-run centre for the production and presentation of new art activity. Trasov gained international prominence with his performance as Mr. Peanut (in a Planter’s Peanut costume), an official candidate for Mayor of Vancouver in 1974. The Mr. Peanut role was intended as, amongst other things, a commentary about the perceived merging of art and politics. In 1981, he was invited to Berlin with Michael Morris as guest of Berliner Kunstlerprogramm, DAAD. He and Morris founded the Morris/Trasov Archive in 1990, housed at the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, to research contemporary art and communication. Trasov has had numerous international exhibitions and is represented in public and private collections in both Europe and North America. He presently lives in Berlin and Vancouver.

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  • Daryl Vocat

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  • Joyce Wieland

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  • Tom of Finland

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  • Katie Schroeder, Curator

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