Visiting Artists Lecture Series: Samuel Roy-Bois
March 4 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 Visiting Artist Series will be held in-person on Mondays at 10 am 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, March 4th for a talk with Samuel Roy-Bois. Roy-Bois was born and raised in Quebec City. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Laval University in 1996 and an MFA from Concordia University in 2000. In 2013, he joined the University of British Columbia, Okanagan, where he currently serves as an Associate Professor of Sculpture in the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies.
Roy-Bois’ artistic practice encompasses installation, sculpture, and photography, focusing on the built environment, vernacular practices, and art as an emergent phenomenon. His work has garnered national and international recognition, featured in exhibitions at esteemed institutions including the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, the Audain Art Museum in Whistler, and the Esker Foundation in Calgary. Additionally, his pieces are included in numerous Canadian collections, such as the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, the Vancouver Art Gallery, and the Simon Fraser Art Gallery. In recognition of his contributions, Roy-Bois was honored with the Vancouver Mayor’s Award in 2012 and VIVA Award in 2021.