When I Woke Up, the Dinosaur was Still There

Noontime Artist Talk with Sasha Krieger 12:30 to 2pm.

Sasha Krieger is an interdisciplinary artist whose work explores issues surrounding originality and process in acts of creative production.

Through the use of photography, video, collage, and sculpture, Krieger reflects on the definition and function of art, a fundamentally mysterious and potentially all-encompassing discipline. Her work is concerned with how meaning is derived from making rather than with the creation of finished works of art.

In a current project, Krieger is making a collage every day. She is interested in training herself to think and respond quickly in order to abandon preconceived ideas about making.

Her talk will address the conversations, digressions, and decisions that have informed her to this point. The title of her talk, “When I Woke Up, the Dinosaur was Still There,” is based on a short story written by Augusto Monterroso, which is comprised of only one sentence.

Krieger lives and works in Vancouver, BC. She received her BFA in Photography from Emily Carr University in 2005 and her MFA from California College of the Arts in 2010. She has exhibited her work locally and internationally at venues such as, MacArthur B Arthur, Oakland, CA (2011), Sight School, Oakland, CA (2010), RVCA, San Francisco, CA (2010), For-Site Foundation, Nevada City, CA (2010) and the Lobby Gallery, Vancouver, BC (2006).