Gary Lee-Nova is a Vancouver-based artist. He studied at the Vancouver School of Art (now Emily Carr University of Art + Design) (1960-61, 1962-63) and at Coventry College of Art, England (1961-62). An important figure in the West Coast scene of the 1960s and 1970s, Lee-Nova made his name as a painter working in hard-edge style. In 1970, Lee-Nova co-founded Image Bank with Michael Morris and Vincent Trasov and was an active participant in the Sound Gallery (c. 1965), Intermedia (1967-72) and the New York Corres Sponge Dance School of Vancouver under the pseudonym Artimus Rat or Art Rat. His work has been exhibited at spaces such as the Vancouver Art Gallery, Bau-Xi Gallery, University of Saskatchewan, the Western Front, the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, the National Gallery of Canada, the Paris Biennale and the Burnaby Art Gallery. His work is included in collections such as the National Gallery of Canada, Canada Council Art Bank, and Institute of Contemporary Art (London) and the Vancouver Art Gallery. Most recently, the Burnaby Art Gallery held a survey show of Lee-Nova’s work entitled Oblique Trajectories.