2014-2015 Exhibitions —


University of the Fraser Valley 3384 King Road, Abbotsford Campus, B 136

Gallery Hours: Mon – Fri, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM                                                           

If you are interested in exhibiting at The Gallery, please review the Exhibition Proposal Submission Guidelines and visit The Gallery page for other valuable resources.

Schedule is subject to changes. Check back for further details.

StasisSculptural Works by UFV Students
Jan 7-28, 2015

Sculptural Works by UFV Students

Jan 7 -  28

This exhibition will feature work by UFV Visual Arts students from Foundations to upper-level Sculpture specialization, and will showcase the range of skills and materials used by the students of UFV.  The vision for this exhibition is to explore the traditional view of sculpture as static or permanent. Many of the works included in this exhibition incorporate materials and mediums that move, change over time, require audience participation, or even use performance as a component of the work. Thus we challenge the notion of sculpture as “static” with the idea of “stasis”. Stasis implies stillness and inertia, but also allows for potential, for release from stasis into movement, freedom, change and growth.

Graphic Design Exhibition

[PARADIGM] Connections: Doing what we love!

February 3 to 18

Gala Reception February 12, 5:00 pm followed by PechaKucha 5, B101, 6:30

 Connections. Passion. Love. From February 3 to 18, view UFV Graphic + Digital Design projects showcasing design, community building and expressive typography.  

Silent Auction‌

Feb 23‌ – 27

The Silent Auction is an event dedicated to the development and support of the Visual Arts at UFV. Proceeds go to the production of the BFA Grad Show and for VA scholarships. The event is open to the public for five days and provides a rare opportunity to acquire artworks that are affordable. The process is fun and sometimes competitive, so please visit the space and support the artists who have donated their time and inspiring artworks. Winners will be contacted on March 2nd or sooner. Everyone is welcome!

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Hours: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM. Mon – Thurs. Friday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM


‌Interosculate Diploma Show

Mar 6 – 24

Opening Reception Friday March 6th 4:30-6:30 pm

The University of the Fraser Valley Visual Arts Diploma exhibition will include a diverse selection of inventive works including 2D and 3D, conceptual, inter-disciplinary, new media and multimedia practices.
Featuring Works by:

Sylvia Canfield, Dorothy Keating, Tanya McMillan, Willow Mussell, Shannon Pahladsingh, Sarah Sovereign, Reece Spofford, and Jiayi Zhong.

Lens of Empowerment

Tel i’tsel Kwe’lo   I Am From Here ‌‌‌

Mar 27 – April 9

Opening Reception:  Friday, March 27 at 3 pm

Community-based screening, documentary video shorts, Gathering Place, Chilliwack campus, April 2, 2015 at 2 pm.

A collective exhibition by student artists in the Lens of Empowerment Project and Community Arts Practice with Visual Arts Instructor Stephanie Gould, Tel i’tsel Kwe’lo (I Am From Here) explores identity, land, place and citizenship through women’s stories, lived experiences, intergenerational and intercultural points of view.  Through a situated lens, diverse voices and representations all their own, these student artists confront hidden histories, suppressed voices, and representations of Indigenous people in film, art and media.

Featuring video shorts by Joanne Combes, Mario De Santis, Sarah Gabor-Martinez, Jessica Janik, Lauren Krenz, Kelly Oberholzer, Ramona Valenzuela, Theresa Warbus, as well as work by Visual Art students Rishma Johal,  Carling Jackson, Samantha Merritt, Amber Oliver and Felix Zhang (Graphic Design).

Lens of Empowerment: women’s citizenship and identity in Stó:lō territory is a pivotal project of the Visual Arts Department, Indigenous Affairs and Indigenous Studies at UFV.

Student work in this exhibition, and community-based screenings, was produced during courses in video production (VA 160 and VA 161) as well as a community arts practice (VA 390) taught by Stephanie Gould (Visual Arts Department).  During the fall and winter terms, these students also studied Indigenous Arts: Stories and Protocols (IPK 277) or Stó:lō History (HIST 103) with Dr. Wenona Victor (Indigenous Studies),  Introduction to Storytelling (THEA 250) with Dr. Michelle LaFlamme (English Department) or Indigenous Art of the Northwest Coast (AH 204) with Dr. Geoffrey Carr (Visual Arts Department).

Both Sides of Now: BFA Grad Show‌

 April 24 – May 15

Every year members of the University of the Fraser Valley, and its surrounding community, come together to support a culturally enriching experience in the Visual Arts Department: the BFA Grad Show. This year’s exhibition will feature works by…

Ryan Cadarette                Evelyn Dewar              

Tessa Dumanski              Julie Epp

Tanya Kaario                    Cybil Lee                       

Jessica Niven                   Sierra Rondquist          

Stewart Seymour             Wenhao Shi                  

 Laura Vis                        Megan Ross

 Mallory Donens

For more Images, Videos and Artist Statements, Visit Both Sides of Now Home Page

Multiple Exhibition

VA 116: Space, Form and Time

June 18th-July 9, 2015

Anj Grewal, Angelito Jumenez, Laurie Ladick, Laj Mann, Eve Monney, Amanda Radford, Kat Searie, Monica Sivongsa, Brady Stecyk, Jame Tanner, Simran Ubhi, Kent Wang

‌View the Exhibition at UFV Visual Arts Flickr



The expansiveness and the quiet energy of coastal British Columbia are strongly evident in the imagery and the muted palette in these recent paintings by Dennis Greer.

Dennis Greer

Sept 1-22, 2015

The expansiveness and the quiet energy of coastal British Columbia are strongly evident in the imagery and the muted palette in these recent paintings by Dennis Greer. Using cold wax as a medium with oil paint, Greer has developed a personalized style that translates and interprets nature and iconography through saturated layers of transparent glazes. The art is a transformative interpretation rather than a literal rendering with the intention of evoking the emotion, memory, and essence of the West Coast landscape.


Jean Brundrit, Nina Mangalanayagam, and Sarah Ciurysek.
October 27-November 16

In July 2012, Jean Brundrit (South Africa) Nina Mangalanayagam (England) and Sarah Ciurysek (Canada) came together in England to participate in a residency and to make new commissioned artworks about Lens of Empowerment themes: women, identity, and place. Their artworks were then exhibited in England as Home/Land (Radar - November 2012) and in South Africa as Land/Home (Michaelis Galleries - July 2013). This exhibition would complete the international tour of all three artist’s participating countries.

VA116 Annual Exhibition
November 18-December 10

Drawing inspiration from course readings, research, and previous projects as points of departure, the theme of “multiples” provides the unifying theme for this annual VA116 student exhibition. Examining the space, nooks and crannies of the gallery and the psyche, the culmination of completed works will be installed into a unified installation with the objective of simultaneously engaging the audience with a physical, visual, psychological and sentient experience.


March 22-April 5, 2016

Showcasing screen-based art works, this exhibition aims to bring students and international artists together in an installation-based setting.



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