Live from the Studio with Osvaldo Castillo
March 27, 2022
Join Griffin’s artist-in-residence Osvaldo Castillo to learn more about what he has been up to throughout his time at Griffin Art Projects!
Originally from El Salvador, Osvaldo Ramirez Castillo’s areas of research and art production are concerned with issues of collective memory, historical trauma, migration and identity explored through multimedia approaches to drawing, which involve printmaking, stop-motion animation and installation work. His art process is an intuitive construction of memory as a form of personal myth-making that casts political expressions, voices modes of resistance, and most recently speaks to a process of reconciliation, repair and healing. He has exhibited extensively across Canada and internationally, attended art residencies and received multiple awards/grants/fellowships from the Canada Arts Council, the City of Vancouver, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and the Santa Fe Art Institute among others. A former resident of Montréal, he lives in Vancouver where he currently teaches at Emily Carr University.