Anna Ehl

Anna Ehl is a musician, composer, sound designer, and media artist located in Portland Oregon.  Her work includes design and composition for films/tv, fine art/gallery installations, as well as original music and media art.  Her previous collaborators include Filmmakers Michael Sarnoski, Kyle Jarrow, TJ Dedeaux-Norris, and Oscar winner Mollye Asher.  Her work has received positive press in Rolling Stone Magazine and the New York Times. She is also an arts educator with experience teaching media at both Yale University and Michigan Technological University. Bothkinds welcomes her as an online instructor in sound design and exhibiting artist.

Jennifer Brant

Jennifer Brant is an interdisciplinary artist whose research and material-based practice tries to concurrently experience, facilitate and chronicle interactions with the more-than-human world.  She explores systems and relationships, marginalized spaces, complicated emotional states and futurity from the perspective of one who is queer, and of both settler and indigenous ancestry.

Using installations and interventions, field studies, textile and ceramic practices, writing, and drawing, she encourages and documents moments that bring an awareness of interconnection and kinship, gently interrupt passivity and cultivate alternative narratives to our current mythologies of progress and nature.

Born and raised in both the territory of the Tla-amin people, and the traditional, unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ /Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations, she divides her time between Vancouver and a small, off-the-grid island.

Joseph Staples

Joseph Staples’ practice is centered around love, relationships and disappointment with photography. The focus is on the masses of celebrity images and their agency when working together with people. He has shown in museums and galleries across the US and Canada and received numerous grants, public art projects, and awards for his work, including a published in an anthology of contemporary collage by Gestalten. Though self taught, he recently received an MFA at Emily Carr University without a high school diploma or BFA. He currently lives and works in Vancouver, Canada. 

Maya Gauvin

Maya’s material practice has been primarily focused on ceramics over the last 5 years. For her, working with clay means working at the intersections of stories and technologies of alchemy, geology, magic and craft. Her work is driven by playful experimentation and a deep curiosity about the the materials she uses; where they come from and how they behave. She studied Print Media and Linguistics at Concordia University and graduated from Emily Carr University in 2018.

Mickey Viscera

Mickey is a ceramic potter and sculptor born and raised on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. Their main practice is functional ware and abstract wheelthrown sculptures inspired by science fiction, industrial waste, and the wildlife of the Pacific Northwest. A recent Emily Carr University graduate, they are currently the Ceramic Artist In Residence at the Port Moody Arts Centre. Outside of their residency, Mickey works out of a studio space in the James Black Gallery.

Sam Chua

Sam Chua is a Vancouver based Photographer with training from Langara College.  He is a wizard with lighting both people and objects.  He is building a skill set photographing landscape , installation, and space from an aeriel vantage using drones. His documentation work is both technically advanced and full of energy.  He strives to offer a playful view on life and the places we live it, while maintaining a respect for accuracy and authenticity. Bothkinds welcomes his expertise in arts documentation and portraiture. 

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