Artist Leah Weinstein has been awarded a 2016 mentorship with me from the British Columbia Arts Council’s Early Career Development Grant to include work exploring artist run centre mobility. For 2014-15, emerging Indigenous artist Anne Riley was awarded the same grant. Riley recently culminated our mentorship with an intriguing body of work titled “that brings the other nearly as close as oneself”, a title from the essay On Touching—The Inhuman That Therefore I Am (v1.1) by renowned feminist theorist Karen Barad. Riley’s work explores queer touch and the Indigenous lesbian body. Her work was on exhibit in a group show until October 24, 2015 at the Western Front Gallery, 303 East 8th Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia.
UPDATE: Anne Riley will continue to work with me beginning 2017, with her receipt of a second British Columbia Arts Council’s Early Career Development Grant. Thanks to the BCAC for financial assistance and mentorship support for emerging artists in BC.