AHVA MFA Alumni Jay Pahre Featured in the Winter Issue of Canadian Art


Jay Pahre, Piebald Undercoat, 2020. Copper-coated steel, aluminum and gauze, 68.6 x 53.3 cm.


Congratulations to AHVA MFA alumni (2020), Jay Pahre, for being featured in the 2021 winter issue of Canadian Art. Jay was also the Chair in Transgender Studies at the University of Victoria through a fellowship in 2020.

Jay Pahre is a queer and trans settler artist writer, and cultural worker currently based on the unceded territories of the of Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh peoples. Weaving between drawing, sculpture and writing, his work queries trans and queer nonhuman ecologies at points of intersection with the human. He received his BFA in Painting and BA in East Asian Studies from the University of Illinois in 2014, and went on to complete his MA in East Asian Studies in 2017. His work has been exhibited across the US and Canada. He has received multiple teaching awards alongside research and community-activism recognition for the support and advocacy work he has done for and with LGBTQ2S+ communities since 2009.