Griffin Art Projects is pleased to welcome Leigh Tennant and Alison Yip to our Fall 2016 Artist in Residence program.
Tennant’s practice negotiates the intersections of trans and feminist discourses to undermine the oppressive logic internal to capitalism and processes of identification and objectification.
Tennant holds an MFA and a BA in Art History from the University of British Columbia. They were a founding member of TopDown BottumUp, a Vancouver project space that operated from 2011–13, and they recently exhibited at Artspeak, Vancouver.
Drawing upon the Vancouver Art Gallery rotunda’s now entombed niches, Yip will create an alternate world, presenting a nighttime garden comprised of wraparound latticework interspersed with allusive figures and flora.
Yip recently returned from Europe, where she studied at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. She holds an MFA from the Hochschule für bildende Künste, Hamburg and a BFA from the Alberta College of Art. Recent exhibitions include Fanta Spazio, Milan; Kunstverein Duisburg; Exklusiv-Garagen, Hamburg and CSA Space, Vancouver. Yip is represented by Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver.