Join our current artists in residence, Kyla Gilbert and James Harry, in the studio for an in-person chat about the work they have undertaken during their time at Griffin!
Kyla Gilbert is a sculpture artist based out of Vancouver, BC. Her practice revolves around chance encounter with found objects, which she combines with constructed elements made from industrial materials. Through her sculptural pieces, she considers the importance of material relationships, and the joyful awkwardness and vulnerability inherent in mutual support.
James Harry was born of Squamish Nation and Namgis descent in 1989. James began carving in early childhood with his father, Xwalacktun. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, in 2014 and completed an internship in the United Kingdom in 2011 where he learned metal casting and taught Coast Salish sculpture, painting and drawing in Scottish communities. Harry’s diverse portfolio includes cedar carvings, metal carvings, light installations and murals. Harry has created large-scale and prominent public art pieces across the Lower Mainland for over a decade, including: YVR Airport, metal totem - 2011 UBC, cedar/metal carving (permanent installation) - 2016 City of Richmond, storm drain design - 2018 Vancouver School Board, 44’ totem - 2019 Cineplex Cinemas, Park Royal “Xwemelch’stn” (2019) Blackcomb/Whistler Mountain Designs Washington Whatcom Community College (Permanent installation) - 2021
To keep everyone safe, the space is limited to 10 people per half an hour. We ask that you pre-register at https://www.griffinartprojects.ca/events/open-studio-with-kyla-gilbert-a... (under the “Open Studio Event” calendar) and wear a mask when you come visit.