b. 1977, Edmonton, Alberta Canada

Lives and works in Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

 

 

EDUCATION

1996 – 2000       BFA, Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree (Honours), UBC Okanagan, Kelowna BC, Canada





 

SELECTED SOLO AND DUO EXHIBITIONS

2018       No Where Now Here, Kimoto Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada

2018       No Where Now Here, XPO, Enschede, Netherlands

2016       Somewhere in Between the Boundaries, Absolute Space for the Arts, Tainan City, Taiwan, collaboration with Ya-chu Kang 

 

2014       Upside Down Fire, Initial Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada, collaboration with Ya-chu Kang 

 

2013       Boom and Bust - 澎呀派, Art Experience Gallery, Hong Kong, China, collaboration with Ya-chu Kang

               

2013       Carry an Object with You, Capture Photography Festival, Kimoto Gallery, Vancouver BC Canada, collaboration with Ya-chu Kang
 

2013       Portable Walls, Maple Ridge Art Gallery, Maple Ridge BC, Canada, collaboration with Ya-chu Kang (Catalogue) 

 

2012       Portable Walls, Elliott Louis Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada, collaboration with Ya-chu Kang (Catalogue)

 

2010       Nomadic Recoils, Äkkigalleria, Jyväskylä, Finland, with Roy Hopiavuori
 

2010       Point of Reference, View Art Gallery, Victoria BC, Canada, with Yuri Arajs
 

2009       Collections in Faith, Winsor Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada

 

2008       Hope Floats, Alternator Gallery - Window Gallery, Kelowna BC, Canada
 

2008       Open Spaces, The Art Ark Gallery, Kelowna BC, Canada
 

2007       Project Flyleaf in the fridge, The Art Ark Gallery, Kelowna BC, Canada
 

2006       Project Flyleaf, Elliott Louis Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada
 

2005       ACTions of mass construction, Elliott Louis Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada
 

2004       (un)common (playing)ground, Kelowna Art Gallery, curated by Linda Sawchn, Kelowna BC, Canada

 

2004       Life on Exchange, The Art Ark Gallery, Kelowna BC, Canada, with Jenny Long
 

2003       Conversations with a brick wall, Old School House Arts Centre, Qualicum Beach BC, Canada

 

2002       Systematic Confusion, Ballard Lederer Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada

 

2002       Pedestrian Hitch-hiker with a Chair, Helen Pitt Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada

 

2002       Art on the Fringes, Ballard Lederer Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada, with Davida Kidd



SELECTED VIDEO SCREENINGS



2019       MADATAC X, Post Digital Star, Juried, Cineteca Matadero, Spain

2018       Outside/Outsiders, Juried, Cinémathèque de Grenoble, France

2017       International Short Film Festival, First Selection, Juried, Kalmthout, Belgium

2017       Kunst Film Festival #3, Berlin Germany

2017       THE „OKIEM MŁODYCH” FESTIVAL, Juried, Świdnica, Poland

2017       17th Media Art Biennale, WRO BIENNALE 2017: DRAFT SYSTEMS, Juried, Wroclaw, Poland

2015       7th Cairo Video Festival, Juried, Cairo, Egypt

 

2014       VAEFF, Video Art and Experimental Film Festival, Juried, Tribeca Cinemas, New York City NY, USA

 

2014       Wayfinding Film Festival, Juried, Traveling festival screening at Force Field Festival, Philadelphia PA & Wassaic Project, Wassaic NY, USA              

2013       SESIFF: The 5th Seoul International Extreme-Short Image and Film Festival, Juried, Seoul, Korea

 

2012       ANEMIC: Independent Film and New Media Festival, Prague, Czech Republic
                 

2012       Portland International Film Festival, Portland OR, USA
 

2012       Make it Short, Juried, NW Film Center, Portland OR, USA, Judges Award Winner for Recoil with Ya-chu Kang



2012       Shift, Headbones Gallery, Vernon BC, Canada


2010       Art’s Birthday: Retro Future, Juried, Video Pool Media Arts Centre, Winnipeg MB, Canada

 

2010       Project 5, Bloedel Conservatory, selected for Paul Wong’s “5”, Vancouver BC, Canada
 

2009       VIDEOHOLICA, International Video Art Festival, 2nd Edition/ Peking Duck or Video in time of crisis, Juried, Varna, Bulgaria
 

2008       HI MOM FILM Festival #10, Juried, Chapel Hill, Carrboro NC, USA
 

2008       Soundwave>Series ((3)), Juried, ME’D1.ATE Network, San Francisco CA, USA, with Sam McKinlay
 

2007       International Short Film Festival, Juried, Fundacion Octaedro, Quito-Ecuador, South America
 

2006       NEXTFest, Next Generation Arts Festival, Juried, Edmonton AB, Canada
 

2006       HI MOM FILM Festival #9, Juried, Chapel Hill, Carrboro NC, USA
 

2006       Signal & Noise 2006, Juried, Video In Studios, Vancouver BC, Canada
 

2005       Temporal Transmissions, Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John’s NF, Canada
 

2005       Neighbourhood, Centre A Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada
 

2005       HI MOM FILM Festival #8, Juried, Chapel Hill, Carrboro NC, USA
 

2005       Temporal Transmissions, Juried, Alternator Gallery, Kelowna BC, Canada
 

2005       Duotone Arts Festival 2005, Kelowna BC, Canada
 

2004       Bien jouer, love, Underground, Calgary AB, Canada
 

2001       Asleep at the Wheel, Trinity Square Video, Toronto ON, Canada, with Stephen Foster, Gary Pearson, & Brian Gotro

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018       Beyond Words: WRO on Tour #25, ArtSpace, Tel Aviv, Israel

2018       New Poetics of Labor, Juried, Teatro Lido, Cinemateca, Municipal de Medellín, Colombia

2018       TOSH 30, Old School House Arts Centre, Qualicum Beach BC, Canada 

2017       House Games Triennial, Äkkigalleria, Jyväskylä, Finland 

2017       Abstract: Design Showcase, Kimoto Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada

2016       Summer Mix II, Kimoto Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada

2015       Convergence, National Art Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

 

2015       Yuejin Lantern Festival, Yuejingang Riverside, Yanshui District, Tainan, Taiwan, collaboration with Ya-chu Kang

 

2015       The Great Scenery, Absolute Space for the Arts, Tainan City, Taiwan

 

​2013       Origin within Nations, Air Force Heritage House, Pingtung, Taiwan (Catalogue)

2013       Duppini LIKE: The Old Post Office and modern means of communication, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria, collaboration with Ya-chu Kang

 

2013       The Dying Eye, Community Art Space, Hangzhou, China, collaboration with Ya-chu Kang

 

2012       The Dying Eye, Museum of Medical Humanities, Taipei, Taiwan, collaboration with Ya-chu Kang
 

2012       Taipei Original Festival, Songshan Culture and Creative Park, Taipei, Taiwan, collaboration with Ya-chu Kang & S.H.E.
 

2012       Schmiede Art Festival, Hallein, Austria, collaboration with Ya-chu Kang
 

2012       SWARM, Good Luck Art Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada
 

2012       Excuse Me, How Rude?!, Gallery Fukai, Vancouver BC, Canada
 

2012       The Material Glitch, Quinary Art Projects, Vancouver BC, Canada
 

2012       Patchbox, Elsewhere Factory, Rome, Italy (Catalogue)
 

2012       Valcellina Award International Contemporary Textile/Fiber, Manlago, Italy, collaboration with Ya-chu Kang (Catalogue)
 

2011       UNIT/PITT series Ill Repute Project, Helen Pitt Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada, collaboration with Ya-chu Kang
 

2011       Wind Heaped Up, CAMP Talganie Museum, Okinawa, Japan, collaboration with Ya-chu Kang
 

2011       Drawing Connections, Siena Art Institute, Siena, Italy
 

2011       House Games, Äkkigalleria, Jyväskylä, Finland, collaboration with Ya-chu Kang
 

2011       The Ocean in Us, United Nations Safe Planet Exhibition, The Roundhouse, Vancouver BC, Canada
 

2010       A.I.R. Group Show, Taipei Artists Village,TAV, Taipei, Taiwan, collaboration with Ya-chu Kang
 

2010       The Group Show, Masik Studios, Vancouver BC, Canada
 

2010       Artwalk Vancouver 2010, 2-32 Water Street, Vancouver BC, Canada
 

2009       Once Upon a Pond....pond hockey and global warming, Esplanade Art Gallery, curated by Linda Sawchyn, Medicine Hat AB,                                          Canada (Catalogue)
 

2009       Stone Soup, Grace Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada, 3 person collaboration with Lisa Birke and Eben Bender
 

2008       Made in the West, Traveling Exhibition, Art House Gallery, Calgary AB, Canada, The Works – Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton AB                                  (Catalogue)
 

2008       Cheaper than a one night stand 8, Old Storyeum Building, Vancouver BC, Canada
 

2008       Unite for Art, Arthouse Gallery, with UNICEF, Vancouver BC, Canada
 

2006       Regeneration, Arthouse Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada
 

2005       Return to Sender, 69 Pender Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada
 

2004       Soft Emergencies, Viking Union Gallery, Bellingham WA, USA        
 

2003       Artropolis 2003, Juried, CBC-TV Studios, Vancouver BC, Canada
 

2002       O2txt: celebrating the visual word, Juried, Chidlaw Gallery, Art Academy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati OH, USA
 

2001       Helen Pitt Triennial Exhibition, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna BC, Canada (Catalogue)
 

2000       Unstable Motion, Juried, Gallerie Verticale, curated by Marcel Saint-Pierre, Laval QC, Canada (Catalogue)
 

2000       Emerging, Juried, Alternator Gallery, Kelowna BC, Canada, with Diana Thornycroft
 

1997       Land Biography: Pa(y)ssages of the Okanagan, Juried, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna BC, Canada



 

SELECTED PERFORMANCES

2012       Recipes for Walls, Elliott Louis Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada, with Ya-chu Kang

2010       Clamour and Toll, Candahar Bar Project, Playwrights Theatre Centre, curated by Eli Bornowsky, Vancouver BC, Canada, with Ya-chu Kang
 

2008       Atlantis, Vancouver Fashion Week, the Chapel, Vancouver BC, Canada, with Pacificthorn
 

2008       Birdman, Old San Juan Square, Puerto Rico
 

2007       Dracula vs. Jesus (Vote 2008 series), Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy
 

2006       BLIM does FUSE, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada
 

2006       Canadiana & All Places In Between, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada, collaboration with Lisa Birke
 

2005       Amplify, Chief Dan George Centre, Vancouver BC, Canada
 

2005       AMPTANK, Klondike Route Claim #6, Dawson City YK, Canada
 

2005       Signal & Noise 2005, Juried, Video In Studios, Vancouver BC, Canada
 

2004       Raw & Cooked, The Western Front, Vancouver BC, Canada, with Eli Bornowsky & The Rita
 

2002       The Rita is in the Hospital, Miss T’s Cabaret, Vancouver BC, Canada, with The Rita  
 

2001       Lucille Balls, The Last Chance Saloon, Wayne AB, Canada, with Neil Peters 
 

2001       York Hotel: Grande Prairie, The York Hotel, Grande Prairie AB, Canada, with Neil Peters & Brian Gotro
 

2000       Hitch-hiker with a chair, Hitch-hiked across Canada (BC – QC) with a wooden Chair, Gallery Exchange with Alternator Gallery, Kelowna                          BC, Canada, and Gallerie Verticale, Laval QC, Canada, supported by the Canada Council for the Arts                               

 

1999       Solo, Kastpo Castle, Kalymnos, Greece

1999       Question Christian, Voinkirche-St. Stephens Cathedral, Vienna, Austria

1999       Growl, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna BC, Canada, with Nobuo Kubota





 

AWARDS & HONOURS

 

2015       Dave Bown Projects - 11th Semiannual Competition (Curators: Katherine Pill, Ron Platt, Kelly Shindler) Honorable Mention

 

2012       Judges Award Winner for Recoil with Ya-chu Kang, Make it Short, NW Film Center, Portland OR, USA
 

2006       Canada Council Media Arts Travel Grant
 

2004       Video Production Grant, Alternator Gallery, Kelowna BC, Canada

 

2000       Canada Council Visual Arts Travel Grant
 

2000       Helen Pitt Award, UBC Okanagan (Academic)
 

2000       UBC Okanagan Traveling Exhibition Award (Academic)
 

1999       Tuition Scholarship Entrance Award, UBC Okanagan (Academic)
 

1999       4th Place in the 19th Annual College Photographer’s Forum Contest, San Diego CA, USA
 

1998       Tuition Scholarship Entrance Award, UBC Okanagan (Academic)
 

1998       Kelowna & District Arts Council Bursary (Academic)
 

1998       UBC Okanagan Traveling Exhibition Award (Academic)
 

1997       Turik Crawford Architects Award (Academic)



 

 

RESIDENCIES

 

2018       ARE, Artist Residency Enschede, Netherlands

2015       Äkkigalleria, Jyväskylä, Finland

 

2010       Taipei Artist Village (TAV), Taipei, Taiwan

 

2010       Äkkigalleria, Jyväskylä, Finland

 

2006       New Adventures in Sound Art, Deep Wireless Festival, CBC Radio One co-produced by OutFront & Charles Street Video, Toronto ON,                          Canada                       



2004       Alternator Gallery, Kelowna BC, Canada

 

 

 

DISCOGRAPHY

2015       Syllablesshooter, JonnyHawaii Studios Audiobeans, Vienna Austria, collaboration with Thomas Havlik

2011       Atlantis, Satan’s Din Recording, Sugar Hill GA, USA, collaboration with The Rita
 

2009       The Rita Skate, RRR Records, Lowell MA, USA, collaboration with The Rita
 

2003       Songs of War Ships, FAK Records, Edmonton AB, Canada, collaboration with First Aid Kit

2002       Godamage, Neo P Records, Edmonton AB, Canada



 

COLLECTIONS

Jyväskylä Art Museum
 

Äkkigalleria

 

Esplanade Art Gallery
 

UBC Okanagan
 

St. Paul’s Hospital
 

New Leaf Editions
 

Maple Ridge Art Gallery

Private Collections







SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

SAD MAG, Vancouver BC, “Silent Graffiti, An artist who hides his work in public”, Megan Jenkins, Issue No. 22, 2016, pg. 52 - 56

China Daily News, Tainan Taiwan, “Artists’ Recycle the Day to Day”, Joyce Lin, Mar 17, 2016, pg. B3

 

Keskisuomalainen, Central Finland, “Äkkigallerian näyttely syntyi roskista”, Riikka Mahlamäki-Kaistinen, Oct 29, 2015, pg. 21

 

Vancouver Is Awesome, Vancouver BC, “Upside Down Fire at Initial Gallery”, Sunshine Frere, Sep 19, 2014

 

Worldjournal, Vancouver BC, "Upside Down Fire", Sep 12, 2014

 

Oriental Daily News, Hong Kong, “Boom and Bust 澎呀派”, Po-ying Tai, Nov 3, 2013, pg. E5

 

Maple Ridge News, Maple Ridge BC, “Artist Duo creates “Portable Walls”, Feb 13, 2013, pg. 19 & 20

Preview Magazine, Vancouver BC, “Portable Walls: Christian Nicolay & Ya-chu Kang, Mia Johnson, February/ March 2012, pg. 30 
 

SAD MAG, Vancouver BC, “Christian Nicolay, DRAWN festival and the revival of sketch in Vancouver”, Rebecca Slaven, July 2010

 

Keskisuomalainen, Jyvaskyla Finland, “Hylkyjen uusi elama”, Lotta Roukala, Sept 3, 2010, pg.23
 

Artist Magazine, Taipei Taiwan, “Creativity between Art, Ethics, and Performance”, Ya-chu Kang, Issue 422, July 2010, pg. 403
 

Lateral Learning, curated by Paul Butler, commissioned writing Dr. Jeanne Randolph and Mark Clintberg. Vantage Art Projects ("Learning as Gifting: the entrée to community through sharing") pp 69-70, 2010

San Francisco Weekly, San Francisco CA, “The Grindermen”, Silke Tudor, Issue 6/25, 2008

 

Galleries West, Vancouver BC, “Previews and Profiles”, Portia Priegert, V. 6 N. 1, Spring 2007, pg.34
 

The Georgia Straight, Vancouver BC, “Space, Place, history in the Neighbourhood”, Robin Laurence, V. 39 N. 1969 Sep 15-22 2005, pg.77
 

Terminal City, Vancouver BC, “Signal & Noise Festival”, Luke Meat, Issue 5.40.179 Apr 2005, pg. 11
 

Event, Kelowna BC, “Taking the common…someplace else”, Portia Priegert, May 2004, pg. 10
 

Woo Magazine, Vancouver BC, “Christian Nicolay”, Eli Bornowsky, Issue 5, V. 23 Feb 2004, pg. 7-10
 

COLOR Magazine, Vancouver BC, “Performance, Material and the Aesthetic”, Sam McKinlay, Issue 2 Sep 2003, pg. 12-15
 

Vancouver Lifestyles Magazine, Vancouver BC, “Making Marks”, Christine Hill Riley, Jan 2002 Issue, pg. 18
 

Showcase, Kelowna BC, “Winning Works”, Neal McKenna, Sep. 20-26, 2001, pg. 1 & 3
 

Famous Poets Society, Oregon USA, “A Passive Canopy” (original published poem), 2001
 

Mix Magazine, Toronto ON, “Mouvement Instable”, Nathalie Dussault, V.26 No.2 Fall 2000, pg. 46-48
 

The Okanagan Sunday, Okanagan Valley BC, “Artist will sit across the Country”, Portia Priegert, Jul 23, 2000, E-C6
 

The Mirror, Montreal QC, “Avant-garde Laval”, Cozmik Kay, Aug 3-10, 2000, pg. 49
 

Capital News, Kelowna BC, “Happenings”, Jean Russell, Apr 2000, Showcase, pg. 2
 

The Phoenix, Kelowna BC, “Fourth Year…”, Chris Mazur, Mar-Apr 2000, pg. B6
 

OUC Journal, Kelowna BC, “Second Take”, Allan Coyle, Apr/May 1999, pg. 4
 

The Standard Exhibit, Kelowna BC, “Beware, the Performance Artist Nurtures”, M. Scott Ault, Mar 1999, pg. 5
 

Photographers Forum, San Diego CA, USA, “Best of College Photography Annual 1999”
 

The Daily Courier, Kelowna BC, “Of Earth and Body”, Turnbull, Oct. 1998, Showtime-C1.





 

ARTIST TALKS / PRESENTATIONS



2018       XPO, Enschede, Netherlands

2016       National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Yunlin County, Taiwan

 

2016       UBC-Okanagan, Kelowna BC, Canada

 

2014       Langara College, Vancouver BC, Canada

 

2013       Langara College, Vancouver BC, Canada

2012       Museum of Medical Humanities, Taipei, Taiwan

                 

2012       Elliott Louis Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada 

2012       Langara College, Vancouver BC, Canada
 

2010       Treasure Hill Artist Village, Taipei, Taiwan
 

2008       Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond BC, Canada

2008       UBC-Okanagan, Kelowna BC, Canada
 

2006       Langara College, Vancouver BC, Canada

2006       Rutland Middle School, Art Starts Workshop, Kelowna BC, Canada
 

2006       Panel Discussion, Free 103point9 radiobroadcast, New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) Deep Wireless Festival, Toronto ON, Canada
 

2005       McRoberts Secondary, Richmond BC, Canada

2005       Langara College, Vancouver BC, Canada

2005       UBC Okanagan, Kelowna BC, Canada
 

2004       UBC Okanagan, Kelowna BC, Canada







PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE



2001 – Present      Owner, AboveWater, Gallery Technician Fine Art Services, Vancouver BC, Canada
 

2013                       Co-Director, Fangliao Artist Village Residency, Fangliao, Taiwan

 

2009                       Curator, Pacificthorn, Vancouver BC, Canada
 

2004- 09                 Instructor: Mixed Media, Arts Umbrella, Vancouver BC, Canada
 

2006                       Juror, CRES Media Arts Committee for Artist Residency with CFRO Radio, Vancouver BC, Canada
 

2001                       Artistic Director, Arthur Erickson’s Waterfall Building Grand Opening, Vancouver BC, Canada
 

1997- 00                 Board Member, Alternator Gallery, Kelowna BC, Canada