Alumni News & Events

AHVA Faculty and Alumni involved in Vancouver Special: Disorientations and Echo at the Vancouver Art Gallery

May 31st, 2021

    The Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory congratulates Assistant Professor Jeneen Frei Njootli, UBC colleague Phanuel Antwi, and AHVA alumni Jenn Jackson and Grant Arnold on their newly co-curated exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery. They are among the five co-curators of this exhibition, which also includes the work of AHVA […]


Dustin Brons Selected as Winner of 2021 New Generation Photography Award

Apr 6th, 2021

Dustin Brons, Stovetop, 2019. Collection of the artist. © Dustin Brons   Congratulations to AHVA sessional faculty member and alumnus Dustin Brons who has been selected as one of the three winners of the 2021 New Generation Photography Award. The New Generation Photography Award was established in 2017 by the National Gallery of Canada in collaboration with Scotiabank. Brons would like to thank AHVA […]


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

Jan 19th, 2021

  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 […]


Former AHVA Student Derrick Chang Appointed Centre A Executive Director

Feb 13th, 2020

Photo credit: Liza Curtiss   Congratulations to former AHVA student Derrick Chang on his new role as Executive Director at Centre A, starting March 1, 2020. Derrick studied Critical and Curatorial Studies in the department, and mounted a thesis exhibition, Sounding Off: Making Queer Noise Areas – Queer experience, noise politics, transnationalism, which investigated the struggle […]


AHVA Alumna, Jayne Wilkinson is Editor-in-Chief of Canadian Art

May 31st, 2019

Photo courtesy of Canadian Art. Congratulations to AHVA alumna, Jayne Wilkinson, on her promotion to Editor-in-Chief of Canadian Art. This follows her initial appointment at Canadian Art as Managing Editor in March 2018. The now Toronto-based Wilkinson earned an MA in Art History at UBC in 2014. Her thesis, Art documents: The politics of the […]


MFA Alumna, Olivia Whetung 2018 Recipient of the John Hartman Award

Feb 28th, 2019

Congratulations to Olivia Whetung who is the 2018 recipient of the John Hartman Award from The MacLaren Art Centre. Olivia Whetung is anishinaabekwe and a member of Curve Lake First Nation. She completed her BFA with a minor in anishinaabemowin at Algoma University, and has a MFA from the University of British Columbia (2016). Whetung’s […]


MFA Graduate Christopher Lacroix Wins Philip B. Lind Emerging Artist Prize

Sep 21st, 2018

Congratulatations to recent graduate Christopher Lacroix (MFA 2018) for winning the Philip B. Lind Emerging Artist Prize and second-year MFA student, Ramey Newell, for being named an honourable mention. Christopher receives $5,000 toward the commissioning of a new artwork to be exhibited at The Polygon Gallery in 2019. Photo courtesty of The Polygon Gallery   Read […]


AHVA Alumna, Jeneen Frei Njootli Is Shortlisted for the Sobey Art Award

May 29th, 2018

Jeneen Frei Njootli (MFA 2017) is one of five Canadian artists shortlisted for the prestigious Sobey Art Award, representing the West Coast and the Yukon region. The Sobey Art Award honours Canada’s most exciting young artists. It is awarded to a visual artist age 40 and under who has exhibited in a public or commercial […]


Dana Claxton Wins 2016 Mayor’s Arts Award for Visual Arts

Oct 17th, 2016

Congratulations to AHVA faculty member Dana Claxton who has been awarded the 2016 Mayor’s Arts Award for Visual Arts and to AHVA MFA graduate Carlos Colín who was named by Claxton as an emerging artist who demonstrates the promise of the next generation in the Visual Arts. Twenty-four individuals, one artist collective, and one business are […]


A Thousand Kinds of Wind Unveiled at Gordon Neighbourhood House

Jun 8th, 2016

A community-based experiential learning project On May 17, 2016, Gordon Neighbourhood House in Vancouver’s West End hosted a celebration of A Thousand Kinds of Wind, the recently installed sculptural work in the atrium of the building. The event recognized both the achievements of students from Professor Richard Prince’s VISA 401D class in the Department of […]


  • Artifacture (Alumni Exhibition)

    November 30th,  2016 4:00 pm

    Artifacture features works by alumni from the BFA Visual Art and BA (Major, Visual Art): Mary Agoncillo Annabelle Allan Dustin Chan Emily Cho Angela Ji Yiying Wu Opening reception: Wednesday, November 30 4:00 to 6:00 pm Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre 6163 University Boulevard Vancouver, BC Exhibition runs to January...


  • From Imperial to Canadian Citizenship: Photography, Race, and Belonging in the Former British Empire, 1900–1948

    September 28th,  2016 5:30 pm

    Free Public Talk by Dr. Gabrielle Moser, AHVA Postdoctoral Fellow   This talk traces the emergence of citizenship as a photographable subject in the British Empire at the beginning of the twentieth century, taking as its focus an archive of 6,700 images produced by the Colonial Office Visual Instruction Committee:...


  • MARINA ROY Your Kingdom to Command

    June 2nd,  2016 6:00 pm

    Offsite Opening | Thursday June 2, 2016 | 6-8pm Join us for the opening of Offsite: Marina Roy, the 13th installation in the Gallery’s ongoing Offsite series. Artist Talk: Tuesday June 7, 7pm | Blue Moon Theatre, Shangri-La, 1100 West Georgia Street


  • Art History, Visual Art and Theory: New School/Old School

    October 10th,  2012 7:30 pm

    7:30 pm – 9:00 pm You are invited to join your fellow alumni and friends from UBC’s Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory to hear notable alumniGrant Arnoldand Patrik Andersson speak about what they have been up to since graduating from UBC. Hosted by Heffel Fine Art, New...


  • New School/Old School: An Art History, Visual Art and Theory Event

    April 4th,  2012

    You are invited to join your fellow alumni and friends from UBC’s Art History, Visual Art & Theory Program as well as hear notable alumnus Ian Wallace speak about what he’s been up to since graduating from UBC. You are invited to join your fellow alumni and friends from UBC’s...