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Alumni Career Pathway Series: Curating Your Digital Presence

This panel series is comprised of alumni from various disciplines to talk about their career pathways and professional development from emerging to established artists and designers. The purpose of these panels is to illuminate and demystify the career paths of creatives while offering insight and advice.

This week’s panel is Curating Your Digital Presence featuring:

On the visual journey through Rebecca Chaperon’s (BFA 2002) work we are repeatedly immersed in surreal versions of the world, places that waver just outside of our perception. Hovering crystals, palatial icebergs, secretive caves, and psychedelic gardens are some of the recurring motifs found in each of her painting series. Rebecca’s work shifts between treating the landscape as figurative representation or as highly symbolic spaces that hint at a mysterious narrative. Her work is exhibited and collected internationally and she is a two-time recipient of Canada Council Awards for her Antarticus and Cave Paintings series respectively. She has shown extensively in Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal, and has been included in exhibitions in Richmond (VA), Chicago (IL), San Fransisco and Los Angeles (CA). Her paintings are held by several private and corporate collections including TD Canada, Senvest and Aritzia.

Originally from Vancouver Island, Kirsten Hatfield (BFA 2014) is a graduate of the Fine Arts Diploma program at North Island College as well as a BFA recipient from Emily Carr University. She is heavily involved in the local arts community as a practicing artist, curator, art director and art educator. Her personal practice fluctuates between a wide variety of materials but is always centred around painting and colour theory. Her work has been featured on CBCarts, BBC, Huffpostarts, Seventeen Magazine, New York Magazine and locally in Sad Mag and Discorder Magazine. She currently resides on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples–Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations (Vancouver, BC) where she shows locally and internationally.

Cristian Hernandez (BFA 2017) is the co-founder of DDOOGG, a Vancouver-based experimental-comic press. DDOOGG has participated in book fairs and exhibitions in Vancouver, Toronto, Los Angeles, New York City, Seattle, Stockholm, Lucerne, Shanghai, and Milan. His personal work explores the aesthetics of abstraction and representation in domains such as biotechnology, genetics, evolutionary biology, cybernetics, and complex systems. Cristian has done web design, illustration, and graphic design work with Garden Don’t Care, Neon Eon Wine, Little Burgundy, 221a, Oxygen Art Centre, Carousel Magazine, As.Iz, Khotin, and OCA. He is currently an MA student in the graduate program in Science and Technology Studies at UBC.

Ethan Barry Murley (BFA 2016) is a visual artist based in Vancouver. His practice explores sexuality, identity, interpersonal relationships, intimacy and the dialogues around them. Working both with figures and text, Murley explores these themes through the mediums of illustration, photography, painting, printmaking and tattooing. His work explores ideas around erotica and breaking down societal norms through the lens of his own experiences both as artist and subject. Documenting the banal and everyday along side the erotic, intimate and explicit Murley builds narratives in his work that welcome viewers to become voyeurs and project their own experiences and desires upon his work.

Curating Your Digital Presence focuses on artists, designers and publishers who have leveraged online spaces for their careers.

Panels will run from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Breakout rooms from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 899 8953 6037
Passcode: 074687

Upcoming panels in this series:

February 3: Animation Panel
February 10: Film Panel
February 17: Illustration Panel

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