Visiting Artists Lecture Series 2019 – 2020

September 30, 2019 - March 09, 2020


Visiting Artists Lecture Series 2019 – 2020


Natalie Ball, Sept. 30, 2019


I make art as proposals of refusal to complicate an easily affirmed and consumed narrative and identity without absolutes. Natalie Ball was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. She has a Bachelor’s degree with a double major in Ethnic Studies and Art from the University of Oregon. She furthered her education in New Zealand at Massey University where she attained her Master’s degree, focusing on Indigenous contemporary art. Ball then relocated to her ancestral homelands to raise her three children. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally, including: Vancouver Art Gallery, BC; Te Manawa Museum, NZ; Half Gallery, NY; Portland Art Museum, OR; Museum of Contemporary Native Art (MoCNA), NM; Seattle Art Museum, WA; and SculptureCenter, NY. Natalie attained her M.F.A. degree in Painting & Printmaking at Yale School of Art in 2018.


Nicholas Galanin, Nov. 18, 2019


Nicholas Galanin’s work offers perspective rooted in connection to land and an intentionally broad engagement with contemporary culture. For over a decade, Galanin has been embedding incisive observation into his work, investigating and expanding intersections of culture and concept in form, image and sound. Galanin’s works embody critical thought. They are vessels of knowledge, culture and technology – inherently political, generous, unflinching, and poetic. Galanin’s concepts determine his materials and processes. His practice is expansive and includes numerous collaborations with visual and recording artists. He is a member of two artist collectives: Black Constellation and Winter Count. Galanin apprenticed with master carvers and jewelers, earned his BFA at London Guildhall University in Jewelry Design, and his MFA in Indigenous Visual Arts at Massey University in New Zealand, he lives and works with his family in Sitka, Alaska.


Helen Reed & Hannah Jickling, Feb. 24, 2020


Helen Reed and Hannah Jickling have been collaborating since 2007 and are currently based in Vancouver, Canada, on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. Their projects take shape as public installations, social situations, and events that circulate as photographs, videos, printed matter, and artists ‘multiples. They are currently fascinated with the contact high intrinsic to collaborative research, especially in their recent projects with children. In Fall 2017 they released Multiple Elementary, a book that explores the elementary school classroom as a site of invention and reception of contemporary art practices, published by YYZBOOKS. Their platform for research and production, Big Rock Candy Mountain, is ongoing in Vancouver and supported by Other Sights for Artists’ Projects. Reed and Jickling are recipients of the 2016 Ian Wallace Award for Teaching Excellence (ECUAD), the 2017 Mayor’s Arts Award for Emerging Public Art (City of Vancouver) and the 2018 VIVA Award (Shadbolt Foundation). In 2018, they were longlisted for the Sobey Art Award.


Krista Belle Stewart, Mar. 9, 2020


Krista Belle Stewart is an artist and member of the Syilx Nation. Stewart works with video, land, performance, photography, textiles, and sound, drawing out personal and political narratives inherent in archival materials while questioning their articulation in institutional histories. Her works have recently been shown at the Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson; Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin; Gallery 44, Toronto; Artspace, Peterborough; SFU Teck Gallery, Vancouver; Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Montreal; Musee d’Art Contemporain, Montreal; Independent Studio and Curatorial Program, New York; Plug In ICA, Winnipeg; and the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin. Stewart holds an MFA from the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College, New York. She is currently an artist in resident at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien through an awarded residency via the Sobey Art Foundation.


All talks start at 2pm


Room UNC 106, 3272 University Way, Kelowna, UBC’s Okanagan Campus


For more info please contact Tania Willard

250 807-8584


September 30, 2019 - March 09, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Room UNC 106, UBC’s Okanagan Campus
Room UNC 1063272 University Way
Kelowna, BC/Canada,