tony bounsall wendy de gros marina dimaio lorraine douglas kerry flannigan jenny hainsworth auld jeremy herndl john luna karen mcclaughlin jillian player kate scoones jessica ziakin
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GUEST FACULTY

All of our guest faculty have undergraduate degrees in art (BFA), exhibition record and teaching experience.

Tony Bounsall
Tony has been shooting professionally for twenty eight years and is a photo arts graduate (BAPA) from Ryerson Polytechnical University. He is a member of The Professional Photographers of British Columbia (PPABC) and The Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC). He currently teaches iPhoneography, at Camosun College Continuing Ed and Photo-Based Mixed Media and Collage at University of Victoria Continuing Ed. Tony has also taught workshops at The Coast Collective, The Denman Island Arts Centre, The Old School House in Qualicum Beach, MISSA and Red Deer College in Alberta. Over the last 10 years, Tony has worked in several different mediums, including digital artwork, alternative based photography, mixed media and encaustics. His work draws inspiration from his travels, the environment, topographic mapping, satellite photography and medical imagery. He exhibits and sells his own fine art prints and mixed media work throughout North America.
BFA University of Victoria
http://tonybounsall.com/
tonybounsall@shaw.ca

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Wendy De Gros
Wendy De Gros is an artist whose practice focuses on abstract painting informed by architectural structures and imagined spaces. She has an Honours BFA from the University of Victoria and has studied at the Banff School of Fine Arts and the Alberta College of Art and Design. In addition to being a practicing artist, Wendy has apprenticed in Traditional Chinese Medicine. She has exhibited work in textiles, sculpture and painting in Alberta and British Columbia.
BFA University of Victoria
http://www.wendydegros.com/
degros@vancouverislandschoolart.com

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Marina DiMaio
Marina DiMaio is a visual artist currently based in Victoria, BC. She has a BFA from the University of Calgary, and an MFA in Visual Arts from the University of Victoria. Her creative practice incorporates installation, weaving, painting, drawing, printmaking, video, sound, and scent in an interdisciplinary approach to an exploration of spirituality and immersive space. Marina has received numerous scholarships and awards for her creative research, including a 2016 University of Calgary PURE award for undergraduate summer research, the 2016 University of Calgary Silver Medallion in Art, and a 2017 Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship awarded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. Marina was selected by artsPlace Canmore as the 2016 RISE emerging artist, which precipitated her solo exhibition, “Horizon.” The Port Moody Arts Centre awarded her the 2017 Kwi Am Choi Exhibition Scholarship, which made possible her solo exhibition, “From Caspar to James: An Etched Presence.” She has exhibited in numerous additional solo and group exhibitions in Alberta and British Columbia, and her work is held in the collections of the Nickle Galleries and the Glenbow Museum. Marina has taught in the Visual Arts Department at the University of Victoria.
MFA University of Victoria
BFA University of Calgary

marinadimaio@uvic.ca
https://www.marinadimaioart.com

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Lorraine Douglas
Lorraine Douglas has taught calligraphy and book arts classes for more than thirty years in Canada and the United States. Her works have been chosen a number of times for juried Letter Arts Review Annuals featuring international contemporary calligraphy. Lorraine has exhibited across Canada and in Japan and is a co-partner of Cecelia Press Studio in Victoria. She is active in the island’s calligraphy and printmaking groups and enjoys writing about calligraphy for various book arts publications. She has received a BA from the University of Manitoba and a Certificate of Visual Arts from the Vancouver Island School of Art.
BA University of Manitoba
ndougl@telus.net

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Kerri Flannigan
Primarily working in video, drawing and performance, Kerri Flannigan’s work comprises an interdisciplinary approach to forms of experimental narrative and documentary. Her recent work has explored themes such as family mythologies, coming-of-age confessions, body language, and swimming pools. Flannigan has shown locally and internationally, receiving a CALQ Multidisciplinary Arts Grant (2011) and Best English Zine at the Expozine Awards (2011 and 2014) and runner-up to the inaugural Lind Prize (2016). She is currently developing a new video-based performance work, Blue Crush, which premieres this summer in Victoria, BC. She has previously taught courses and workshops in Victoria, Montreal and Peterborough.
kerriflannigan@gmail.com
http://www.kerriflannigan.com/

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Jenny Hainsworth Auld
Jenny Hainsworth is a Victoria-based artiste and writer who studied Fine Arts at Langara College in Vancouver before completing a BA in linguistics at UBC. She has had private training in egg tempera, traditional gesso-making and calligraphy in Edinburgh and New York City. Currently, Jenny works primarily in oil, egg tempera and soft pastel, specializing in still lifes and urban landscapes of downtown Victoria and Taipei. Her focus is painting on location. Jenny is represented in China and Taiwan by Art Sui Gallery in New Taipei City, Taiwan. Her second solo show at Art Sui is opening in January 2016.
BA Linguistics UBC
jennylemondrop@gmail.com
https://jennyhainsworthwrites.wordpress.com/about/

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Jeremy Herndl
Jeremy Herndl was born in BC and has lived and worked across Canada, Europe and Japan. He earned his BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 1996 and his MAA in painting at Emily Carr University in 2011. Jeremy’s painting practice deals with landscape where the human and the natural coalesce, exploring the meaning of the historic practice of plein air painting in the contemporary world. Jeremy’s work is in private and public collections in Canada and abroad, and he is represented by Equinox Gallery in Vancouver and Winchester Galleries in Victoria. Jeremy recently received grants from the BC Arts Council and the Canada Arts Council.
MAA Emily Carr University of Art + Design
BFA Nova Scotia College of Art and Design

jeremyherndl@hotmail.com
http://jeremyherndl.wordpress.com/

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John Luna
John grew up in Victoria and studied at the Victoria College of Art and the University of Victoria before completing his graduate studies at the University of Calgary. He has exhibited in Victoria, Kelowna, Calgary and San Francisco. As a writer, John has contributed catalogue essays and criticism for publications in Victoria, Vancouver, Toronto and Jakarta including Canadian Art and Border Crossings. John is currently a full-time instructor at Brentwood College in Mill Bay.
MFA University of Calgary
BFA University of Victoria

luna@vancouverislandschoolart.com
https://johnluna.net

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Karen McLaughlin
Karen McLaughlin grew up in Nova Scotia and lived in seven provinces, including Labrador, before settling on Thetis Island for eighteen years. In 2015 she moved to Victoria. Karen graduated from the Alberta College of Art with a BFA and has studied Creative Writing at the University of Calgary. She has shown her work and read from her novels Choral and From This Distance in municipal galleries and artist-run centres across Canada. She has been a guest at the Banff Centre and the Vancouver International Writers Festival. She has received a Canada Council Grant for Fiction Writing and the Steeple Artworks Artist’s Society scholarship and EM/Media Scholarship. Most recently Karen graduated from the Independent Study Program at the Vancouver Island School of Art.
BFA Alberta College of Art
mclaugh@islandnet.com

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Jillian Player
My interest in flowers was originally informed by painting. Incorporating nature has always influenced my work, whether in painting, drawing, installation, or video. My curiosity about floral design started when I helped a friend who is a wedding florist that owns her own flower farm. From planting hundreds of dahlia bulbs, to harvesting willow, taking those raw materials and creating beautiful design hooked me. I am now a full-time floral designer, and my art practice is flooded with the floral world. I am a Vancouver Island School of Art alumni, completing the diploma program, as well as the Independent Studio Program (2009/10), where my focus was painting and installation. I have exhibited my work in BC and Washington State.
jillianplayer@gmail.com

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Kate Scoones
Kate graduated with honours in painting from the University of Victoria in 1985 and was accepted to the Art Studio Program at the Banff Centre where she studied for two years. After a year in London, Kate returned to the Banff Centre as coordinator for Arts Journalism, Writing, and the Leighton Studios and taught life drawing for Continuing Education. In the late 90s, after a brief stint as a sheep farmer on Salt Spring Island, she returned to Victoria. Her practice includes oil, gouache and mixed media. Kate also illustrated three ESL books for Oxford University Press as well as two children’s books. Kate actively participates in group and solo exhibitions. Her work is in public and private collections in Canada, the US and Denmark.
BFA University of Victoria
http://www.katescoones.com
kate.scoones@shaw.ca

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Jessica Ziakin
Jessica has an BA in History in Art from the University of Victoria and she has also studied religion at McGill University and worked as a sous chef. Teaching and lecturing form a substantial part of her practice, and she has done public lectures for the Slide Room Gallery, Open Space, L'Abri Canada, Tea Talks, and the Vancouver Island School of Art. She has facilitated discussion groups and taught private art classes for adults and children in Victoria for 10 years. Her core interests include early Christian and Medieval art and theology; and contemporary art theory and criticism. Jessica also completed a Diploma of Fine Arts at the Vancouver Island School of Art in 2015 and she continues be a practicing artist.
BA History in Art University of Victoria
https://jessicazcook.wordpress.com/work/
jessicazcook@gmail.com

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