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Visiting Artists Lecture Series: Briar Craig
January 15 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Visual Arts Visiting Artist Series program brings in a diverse variety of artists for campus talks and public gallery presentations that include visual artists, filmmakers, sculptors, painters, playwrights, essayists, interactive and digital media artists. Each artist presents a talk to students in the BFA program and the public, as well as offering critiques to students in the 4th year of the Visual Arts Program.
The 2024 Visiting Artist Series will be held in-person on Mondays at 10am in the University Theatre (ADM 026) as part of the CCS 150 Creative and Critical Art Theory class. These talks are open to the public.
Join us on Monday, January 15th for the first talk of the term with artist Briar Craig, who is also a Professor in the Department of Creative Studies at UBC Okanagan. Briar Craig’s studio practice and art making interests focus almost exclusively in the area of screenprinting.
His work has been exhibited around the world in over twenty-five solo and over two-hundred and fifty group exhibitions. Works are held in the permanent collections of the International Print Triennial Association in Krakow, Poland; the Istanbul Museum of Graphic Arts, Istanbul, Turkey; Purdue University Galleries, West Lafayette, Indiana; the Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada; the Japan Print Association, Yokohama, Japan; Guanlan International Print biennial, Guanlan, China; Penang State Art Gallery, Penang, Malasia; etc.
“One of the reasons that I have become an ardent printmaking advocate is for its ability to amalgamate and synthesize diverse imagery, materials, and approaches to art making. For me, print media allow incredible creative latitude and they perfectly reflect and form the foundations of much of our mass media-based culture.”
Starting in 2009, Briar Craig initiated and continues to co-organized the Okanagan Print Triennial in conjunction with the Vernon Public Art Gallery and the Kelowna Art Gallery. From 2015 onward the OPT has been fully international.