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Shift: Kwantlen Polytechnic University Fine Arts Faculty

See artwork throughout the building by KPU's faculty.

See the remarkable talent of the individuals teaching the next generation of this province’s artists!  In Shift: Kwantlen Polytechnic University Fine Arts Faculty, visitors will encounter works in traditional painting, ceramics, photography, and sculpture.

Responsible for guiding the visions of many emerging Surrey-based artists, Kwantlen’s fine arts professors and instructors are formidable experts within their respective disciplines. Their practices encompass both the physical and theoretical exploration of material. Some artworks push the limits of the form, demonstrating mastery of traditional media, while others focus on how images are artificially constructed via technology. All are unified by a keen interest in using artistic media to create compelling imagery and to address socially relevant topics such as personal health, the subconscious, and the construction of text.

Artists: Elizabeth Barnes, Ana Black, Ying-Yueh Chang, Bastien DesFriches Doria, Sibeal Foyle, Jessica Gnyp, Heather Lippold, Alison MacTaggart, Paulo Majano, Scott McBride, Maria Anna Parolin, Terry Sawatzky, Liz Toohey-Wiese, and Kira Wu.

Image credits from top: Kira Wu, Fortune Teller (2017), digital photographs mounted on aluminum panel, 30cm x 30cm. Photo courtesy of artist.

Ying-Yueh Chang, Chrysanthemum Flower on Hybrid Chrysanthemum Plate (2015), Chinese imperial porcelain, 23cm x 23cm x 7cm. Photo courtesy of artist.