tamara bond tony bounsall dylan cram jeremy herndl meghan krauss john luna neil mcclelland leah mcinnis connie peters wendy welch jeroen witvliet everett wong
faculty

FACULTY

All of our regular faculty members have graduate degrees in art (MFA or MA), exhibition record and teaching experience.

Tamara Bond
Tamara Bond was born in Prince George BC and received her BFA from Emily Carr University in 1999. Her work has been shown in commercial and public galleries and Artist run-centres across Canada. Bond is represented by Madrona Gallery in Victoria, BC. She is a recent recipient of an Explore and Create Canada Council Grant (2021) to create a graphic memoir and another (2022) to create a series of large scale, mixed media paintings. Bond’s studio practice involves storytelling with many mediums including collage, painting, mixed media and drawing. She attempts to draw everything that her mind considers, and combines them all to create narratives from. Currently, this includes her own psyche, mad identity, nature, animals, her chickens, motherhood, menopause, dreams, and the principles and elements of design.
BA Visual Arts, Emily Carr University of Art + Design
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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/

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Dylan Cram
Dylan Cram graduated with a Diploma in Fine Arts from Victoria College of Art in 2000, and holds a BFA in photography with Great Distinction from Concordia University in 2008. In 2017, he completed an MFA with Honours in the Media, Art and Design course at the Bauhaus University in Weimar, Germany. He has participated in several international exhibitions and residencies and his work is part of numerous private collections. While born in Victoria, he has lived in Montreal and Berlin for a combined 18 years. His work, while primarily based in oil painting, is a distillation of media and technology. Using a process that combines techniques of painting and photography, difficult subject matter is transformed through a selection of devices adopted from the history of visual expression. This is intended to defer immediate comprehension and extend the possibilities of interpretation.
MFA Bauhaus University, Weimar, Germany
BFA Concordia University

http://www.dylancram.com/

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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

http://jeremyherndl.wordpress.com/

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Meghan Krauss
Meghan is a practicing photographic artist who lives and works, amidst domestic chaos, in Victoria, BC. She moved to the island in 2015 after finishing a three-year photography practicum internship at The Banff Centre, Banff, AB. Meghan obtained her Master of Fine Arts degree at the University of Windsor, Windsor, ON (2012) and she holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK (2005). Meghan has exhibited her work across Canada and the US, attended a self-directed Residency in Northern Iceland (2014) and the Toni Onley Artists' Project, Virtual Edition, through Island Mountain Arts, Wells, BC (2021). She received a Social Science and Humanities Research Council Scholarship, Ontario Graduate Scholarship, and a full tuition Scholarship while acquiring her masters degree. She has also been the recipient of a Saskatchewan Arts Board Independent Artists Project Grant, an Alberta Foundation for the Arts Visual Arts and New Media Individual Project Grant and a British Columbia Arts Council Professional Development Assistance Grant. Her current series, The Artist, is in response to the place she found herself in during the pandemic. Taking notice, via social media, of creative friends', peers and mentors' productive spaces, she began reaching out with the intent of connecting virtually for a photoshoot, regardless of how elaborate or makeshift each individual's spaces were. An intimacy is achieved in the images, as the viewer is allowed into these personal and private spaces during these strange times. Meghan has been teaching photography and beginner drawing at VISA since 2016.
MFA University of Windsor
BFA University of Saskatchewan

http://www.meghankrauss.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

https://johnluna.net

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Neil McClelland
Neil grew up in Quebec and received his MFA from the University of Victoria in 2014. He has had solo and group exhibitions in BC, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec and has worked as an art educator in a wide range of institutions, including the University of Victoria and the Art Gallery of Alberta. Neil draws on personal experience, memory, imagination, art history and cinematic influences to make paintings that engage narrative and symbol in the exploration of the quest for perfect happiness, the search for paradises on earth, and human relationships to nature. His paintings are in private and public collections including the Alberta Foundation for the Arts and the Colart Collection. He is a 2016 and 2020 grantee of Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation.
MA-Integrated Studies, Cultural Studies Athabasca University
MFA University of Victoria
BEd University of Toronto
BA Honours Music University of Ottawa

https://neilmcclelland.com
https://www.instagram.com/neil_mcclelland/

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Leah McInnis
Leah McInnis is an interdisciplinary visual artist, designer, arts-worker and educator currently based in Victoria, BC. Recent solo and two-person exhibitions include Club Assembly at ARTSPLACE (Annapolis Royal, NS), Mass at Open Space Arts Society (Victoria, BC) and Mood Swings at Flux Gallery (Winnipeg, MB). Her artwork and writing have been published locally, nationally and abroad. Since 2018, McInnis has completed artist residencies in Finland (Arteles Creative Centre), Alberta (Mitchell Art Gallery), Quebec (Murmur Land Studio) and BC (Empire of Dirt). McInnis holds an MFA (U. of Victoria), BFA (Emily Carr U.), BA (U. of Alberta) and a Dip. Fine Arts (MacEwan College). Her work in the arts is generously supported by the British Columbia Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts. McInnis is a founding member of the conceptual artist collective, MOPE (Victoria, BC /Brooklyn, NY).
MFA University of Victoria
BFA Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design

https://leahmcinnis.com/
https://www.instagram.com/leah__mcinnis/

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Corrie Peters
Corrie Peters (she/her) is an artist in conversation with social practice, fibre art and installation, among other mediums. Her artwork is building relationships that teach her how to listen to and learn from those often silenced through current systems of power. In this she holds so much gratitude for all those who have, and continue to, teach her about empathy, activism, change and care. The publicly displayed pieces are the documentation of Corrie’s artwork – translating what she has learnt to a larger audience. These are often layered projects that involve time, both as a medium, and as a component of viewing. She continually finds herself returning to the craft-based materials and techniques of the matriarchs of her family in all her work. Corrie is living as an uninvited guest with her extended family, on the unceded land of the lək̓ʷəŋən speaking peoples. Her work has been supported by grants from The Canada Council for the Arts, Social Science and Humanities Research, among others, as well as through residencies at the Santa Fe Art Institute and Salt Spring Arts Council. She also won the inaugural Salt Spring National Art Prize.
MFA University of Manitoba
BFA Concordia University
BA in Child and Youth Care: University of Victoria

https://corriepeters.ca/

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Wendy Welch
Wendy Welch is a Victoria-based artist with a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Victoria and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Concordia University in Montreal. Wendy also completed a year of graduate work at California State University, Los Angeles. Wendy's art practice includes drawing, painting, sculpture, installation, art writing and curatorial work. Wendy has had solo exhibitions at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, the Richmond Art Gallery and Open Space, and has been included in group shows in Montreal, Calgary, Portland and Los Angeles. Wendy wrote weekly art columns for a local publication (Monday Magazine) from 2000-2007, and has had writing published in Canadian Art Magazine and Border Crossings. She has also written essays for several artist catalogues. Wendy has curated exhibitions at the Fran Willis Gallery, Open Space and currently curates, and writes catalogue essays on a regular basis, for the artist-run Slide Room Gallery located on the lower level of the Vancouver Island School of Art. She is currently Vice-Chair of the Art in Public Places Committee with the City of Victoria. Wendy has taught at the Victoria College of Art, the University of Victoria and Camosun College. Wendy is Executive Director of the Vancouver Island School of Art (VISA), a private post-secondary accredited art school that Wendy founded in 2004.
MFA University of Victoria
BFA Concordia University

http://www.wendywelch.com
Article in Boulevard Magazine
Art Review in Coagula Magazine (Los Angeles)

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Jeroen Witvliet
Jeroen Witvliet attended the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam, Holland and the Emily Carr College of Art, Vancouver BC. He is an artist who works in a variety of media, such as photography, painting, drawing and video. He has been working independently as an artist for the last 13 years and has taught different art related courses in these years as well.
MFA University of Victoria
BFA Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam
http://www.jeroenwitvliet.com
Artist Talk

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Everett Wong
Everett Wong is an artist and maker with a speciality in textiles and sculpture. His predominate skill set lies within the realms of knitting and garment design, print, painting and soft sculpture. He is a BFA graduate from the University of Victoria (2011). Everett has a bold passion for combining colour and textures in vibrant and unorthodox methodology. His work has contributed to the Victoria theatre and opera industries with a specialization in providing technical aid through customized hand knit, print and millinery in collaboration with their seasoned designers. Everett is also a recent graduate from the Royal College of Art in London U.K, with a Masters in Fashion Menswear- Knitwear design. During his time abroad, he worked along side prestigious collaborations with costume designer Sandy Powell, academic and curator Emmanuelle Dirix and esteemed fashion designers such as Sarah Dallas, Erika Knight and Sid Bryan. In the spring of 2017, his master's thesis was a suffusion of knitwear, exuberant craftsmanship and a dose of political and cultural satire. His work has been featured in British Wool Week, Vogue and ID Magazine.
BFA University of Victoria
https://www.rca.ac.uk/students/everett-wong/

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