Board of Directors 2016/2017
Emily Geen, Victoria
Originally from Lake Country, BC, Emily Geen completed her BFA at UBC Okanagan (2012), followed by her MFA at the University of Victoria (2015). Currently situated in Victoria, Emily is a practicing visual artist working at the intersections of photography, sculpture, video, and installation. Emily has shown her work in solo and group exhibitions throughout BC & Alberta, most recently in INDEX 2016 at Gallery 295 (Vancouver) and in the inaugural Lind Prize Exhibition, curated by Presentation House Gallery as a part of Capture Photography Festival (Vancouver). In 2016, Emily completed a residency at the Banff Centre and now continues in her role as a sessional studio arts instructor at the University of Victoria. www.emilygeen.com
Andra Jurzyniec, Vancouver
Andra Jurzyniec has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in both Visual Arts and Theatre Design. She also has a Bachelor of Education After Degree in Arts Education from the University of Regina, Saskatchewan. She has worked as a gallery facilitator and art instructor at the MacKenzie Art Gallery in Regina and as a substitute teacher for the Prairie Spirit School Division, Saskatchewan. In 2010, Andra moved to British Columbia. She currently works part-time at the Burnaby Art Gallery. She has been a CARFAC member for several years.
Laurie Landry, Vancouver
Artist Laurie Landry currently lives and works in Vancouver. She grew up in the Northern Cariboo region of Prince George and Wells, where she first became involved in the arts. She completed the Certificate in Fine Arts Techniques at Emily Carr College of Art and Design and had her first solo exhibition in Williams Lake in 2015. Laurie has been a CARFAC member in good standing for about five years. Her work can be viewed on her website at www.laurielandry.com.
Eric Lesage, Pender Island
Originally from Manitoba, Eric Lesage is an interdisciplinary artist based on Pender Island. In Winnipeg, Lesage was Artistic Director of the artist-run center, La Maison des artistes. He has exhibited at the Winnipeg Art Gallery and Raw:Gallery and collaborated with the ITWÉ collective on Manifestipi at The Forks and Saint Boniface Cathedral. Lesage continues to work on his decade-long project, Re: Definition, a large scale installation of a single deconstructed dictionary, woven into multiple panels. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of l’AGAVF and of CARFAC National.
Sára J. Molčan, Vancouver
Sára J. Molčan is an artist and writer based in Vancouver. She holds a Bachelor of Arts with distinction in English literature and visual art from Vancouver Island University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a focus in painting from Emily Carr University of Art and Design. Molčan has participated in several group shows and had her first solo show, Obscure Sorrows, at the Electric Umbrella in Nanaimo in 2012.
Molčan's work has been published on Huffington Post, The Daily Mail, and New York Magazine and broadcast on NBC's Today Show. Related work experience includes marketing and advertising, social media, and successful crowdfunding. Presently, Molčan is working on projects involving androgyny, identity, dreams, memory, and relationships with the cerebral through painting. www.saramolcan.com
Kuh Del Rosario, Vancouver
Kuh Del Rosario is a Vancouver-based artist with a focus on three-dimensional work. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from the Alberta College of Art and Design in 2003 and has been developing her practice ever since. Kuh has exhibited across Canada and in New Mexico, US, in both solo and group shows. Her work has been featured in several local publications, as well as on Akimbo (TO), FFWD (CGY), and In the Make (LA). She has served as a Board member for Dynamo Arts Association (2011-13), has started her own curatorial project called SHIP (2013-14), and has been involved with various arts collectives in Vancouver. Most recently, Kuh intiated an artist residency (www.elmoshouse.org) in the Philippines, where she is from originally. kuhdelrosario.com