[ISEA2015] WAAP Galery — Artists Bios: Maya Beaudry, Vanessa Brown, Scott Billings, Manuel Correa, Daniel Jefferies, Natasha McHardy, Nicolas Sassoon & Kirsten Stoltman

  • Maya Beaudry is a Vancouver, Canada-based artist who holds a BFA in sculpture from Emily Carr University of Art and Design. In 2013 she founded Sunset Terrace, a shared studio and exhibition space in East Vancouver. Her work with the space is in constant dialogue with her studio practice, both of which employ the affective qualities of disparate materials to explore the psychological implications of interior spaces. She is the recipient of the Royal Canadian Academy of Art CD Howe Scholarship, and has shown her work in Vancouver, Montreal and Berlin.
  • Vanessa Brown is a Vancouver, Canada-based artist who works predominantly in sculpture and painting. She graduated with a BFA from Emily Carr University in 2013 and was the recipient of the Chancellor’s Award. She recently participated in The Universe and Other Systems residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts (2014) and has exhibited throughout Canada and in Germany.
  • Scott Billings is a visual artist and designer based in Vancouver, Canada. His art practice centers on issues of animality, mobility, and cinematic spectatorship. Through sculpture and video installation, Scott’s work examines how the apparatus itself can reveal both the mechanisms of causality and its own dormant animality. Billings has exhibited nationally and internationally including New York, Seattle, Toronto, Winnipeg, Prague, and China. He holds an MFA from UBC, a BFA from Emily Carr University, and a BASc in Mechanical  Engineering from the University of Waterloo.
  • Manuel Correa is an artist originally from Medellin, Colombia currently working towards his BFA in Film & Video at Emily Carr University in Vancouver, Canada. Correa is a founding member of the film production company + art collective Atelier Bolombolo. Correa’s artworks have been exhibited internationally at venues in Colombia, Canada and Austria.
  • Daniel Jefferies is a painter living and working in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. He was born in Stockholm, Sweden in 1988. He received his BFA from the Emily Carr University of Art and Design in 2010, and subsequently received his MFA in Painting from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2012. He has shown in Israel, the Bay Area, New York, and Vancouver. In October of 2013 he founded Field Contemporary, a gallery in Vancouver, B.C., with a focus to exhibit the work of local and international emerging artists.
  • Natasha McHardy received a BFA and MFA from the University of British Columbia, Canada, and has exhibited her work nationally and internationally, including at the Vancouver Art Gallery, Centre A Centre for Contemporary Art, the Shanghai Art Museum, Or Gallery, the Belkin Satellite Gallery, and the Helen Pitt Gallery. She was recipient of the BC Binning Drawing Award in 2001.
  • Nicolas Sassoon is a French-born artist living and working between Biarritz, France and Vancouver, Canada. Nicolas Sassoon is currently exhibiting at the Vancouver Art Gallery and has previously exhibited his work at the Victoria & Albert Museum, Today Art Museum, New Museum, 319 Scholes, Eyebeam, May Gallery & Residency, Contemporary Art Gallery, Charles H.Scott Gallery, Western Front, PRETEEN Gallery, the Centre d’Art Bastille, Arti et Amicitiae, MU Eindhoven, the Berlin Fashion Week and the New York Fashion Week. Nicolas is a member of the online collective Computers Club and a founder of the collective W-A-L-L-P-A-P-E-R-S.
  • Kirsten Stoltman is an artist living in Ojai, California, USA, who makes work about being uncomfortable and just trying to fit in, or not. Her work has been influenced by her Midwestern roots, self-deprecating and humorous nature and feminism. She has exhibited work In Abstract America, New Painting and Sculpture, Saatchi Gallery, London, U.K., Bitch is The New Black, Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles, CA., Think Pink, Gaalak Gallery, Palm Beach, FL., Cut-Ups, Fotografiska Collage, Center for Photography, Stockholm SE., Out of Focus, Sala Pelaires, Mallorca, Spain. She recently screened her new video in the group show Psychosexual, curated by Scott Hunter at the Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago, IL. Her most recent solo shows, Rising From The Ashes of Your Mind, was at the Brennan and Griffin Gallery New York and I AM SO HAPPY at Emma Gray HQ in Los Angeles. She is also included in the book, Concrete Comedy: An Alternative History of Twentieth-Century Comedy by David Robbins for the video, “Self-Reflecting.”