Sunday, October 18th, 2020, 1 PM

Panel Participants, 2020

A number of students who studied at a small art college in Halifax went on to become teachers and professors at a number of Fine Art Faculties in Universities across Canada. Five artists living in the lower mainland will recall and talk about what they learned from their experience at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD) and how their time there influenced their teaching pedagogy and the impact that this may have had on subsequent generations of students and artists.

Join Allyson Clay (NSCAD late-70s)(SFU) in conversation with Ingrid Koenig (NSCAD early 80s)(Emily Carr), Anne Ramsden (NSCAD mid-70s) (SFU, UQAM), Landon Mackenzie (NSCAD early-70s) (Emily Carr), and Marina Roy (NSCAD mid-90s)(UBC)

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Allyson Clay

Clay has a BFA from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, an MFA from U.B.C. Vancouver and has exhibited nationally and internationally. She taught in the School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University from 1988 to 2020. Awards received include SSHRC Connection and travel grants, Senior Artist Grants from the Canada Council, the Mexico/Canada/USA Artist Exchange Residency, and the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Residency Program. Her work is in collections including the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, the Banff Centre, and the Art Gallery of Windsor. Over the years Clay has worked in painting, photography, video, artist books, text works, and installation.

Ingrid Koenig

Ingrid Koenig is Artist in Residence at TRIUMF, Canada’s particle accelerator centre and co-organizes processes of collaboration between artists and physicists. Her studio practice traverses the fields of physics, social history, feminist theory and narratives of science through visual art and relational projects. She is the recipient of grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Goethe Institute, and the Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), co-awarded for the project Leaning Out of Windows – Art + Physics Collaborations Through Aesthetic Transformations (2016-2020). Koenig has exhibited her drawings and paintings in public galleries across Canada, Europe and New Zealand. In 2019 she was awarded a Canada Council for the Arts grant to join the Arctic Circle art and science residency in the international territory of Svalbard. Koenig earned her MFA at NSCAD, Halifax. Based in Vancouver, she is an associate professor at Emily Carr University of Art + Design.

Landon Mackenzie

Landon Mackenzie’s paintings have been widely exhibited in Canada and internationally and collected by museums including the National Gallery of Canada, Vancouver Art Gallery, Audain Art Museum, Art Gallery of Ontario, and Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Recent shows include Emily Carr and Landon Mackenzie; The Wood Chopper and the Monkey at the Vancouver Art Gallery; Landon Mackenzie; Parallel Journey, Works on Paper, 1975-2015, organized and toured by Kelowna Art Gallery; and Landon Mackenzie: Recollects at the West Vancouver Art Gallery in 2019. Mackenzie holds an MFA from Concordia U and a BFA from NSCAD in Halifax (1972-1976). She is Professor Emerita at Emily Carr University of Art and Design and received numerous awards including both the Queen Elizabeth II Golden, and Diamond, Jubilee Medals for her outstanding contribution to Canadian culture, as well as the Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts (2017). Mackenzie is represented by Art45, Montreal and Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto.

Anne Ramsden

Anne Ramsden is a multidisciplinary artist based on Gabriola Island (Nanaimo). Since the early 1980s she has exhibited her work in video, photography and installation across Canada and internationally. In 1981 Ramsden was co-founder of Artexte Information Centre, a Montreal archive and research centre on contemporary art. She taught studio art at Simon Fraser University’s School for The Contemporary Arts from 1987 - 1998 and subsequently at the School for Visual and Media Arts at the University of Québec in Montréal until 2017, when she returned to B.C..

Marina Roy

Marina Roy is an artist and writer, and is associate professor of visual art at the University of British Columbia. She works across a variety of media— drawing, painting, sculpture, video, and animation. Her artwork investigates the grotesque, at the intersection of language and materiality. Her research interests include ecology, posthumanism, psychoanalysis, and biopolitics. In 2001 she published sign after the x (Arsenal Pulp Press/Artspeak). Her newest book Queuejumping (Information Office) will be published in late 2020.