In her recent series titled Frax 4-D, Holly Armishaw bridges the distance between a "normative" photography, exemplified by a generic horizontal
landscape-format photograph, which is the familiar fundament of pictorial space, and a completely synthesized digital image, a mathematically-generated "morphed" shape not recognizable as any particular form.
In her attempt to represent the "unseeable", a hypothetical, "supernatural" reality, her work reveals the fragility of photographic representation and introduces into it a new kind of abstraction.
Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design|
BFA with distinction awarded in Photography
Attended Sept. 1997 – May 2000
Red Deer College
2 yr. Fine Arts University Transfer Program
(Including studies in Philosophy and Psychology)
Attended Sept. 1995 – Apr. 1997
Canadian University College
1 yr. Liberal Arts Studies (Including studies in French, Literature and Music)
Attended Sept. 1994 – Apr. 1995
Les Mondes Frax 4-D a solo exhibition of new work featuring Lightjet metallic photographic prints based on transcendence of the physical to the metaphysical.|
YYZ Artist's Outlet - Toronto, ON: November - December 2003
Les Mondes Frax 4-D a solo exhibit of new work featuring Lightjet metallic photographic prints based on transcendence of the physical to the metaphysical.
Wilder and Davis Gallery - Montreal, QUE: August - October 2002
Café Cannibale - Paris, France an exhibit of colour photographs taken in Paris at night at a brasserie depicting the theme of Parisian Bohemian Romanticism.
Café Barney - Vancouver, BC: October 2000
Sphere Les Mondes Frax 4-D series shown in relation to other spherical or cranium-like images juxtaposing idealism with deconstructivism.
Presentation House Gallery - North Vancouver, BC: September 2003
Artropolis 2003 - The Human Image in the Landscape
Vancouver, BC: April - May 2003
Con/quest a group exhibit of postcard formatted works from local to international artists based on the broad theme of tourism, real or unreal.
Access Gallery, Vancouver, BC: June 2002
Picture This: Documenting the Future an exhibition and publication which elaborates on the ability of photography to illustrate a future not yet realized.
Dazibao Centre de Photographies Actuelles, Montreal: September 2001
artWork 2000 a juried annual exhibition hosted by the BC Festival of the Arts featuring the work of BC emerging artists; Nelson, BC: May 2000
Graduation 2000 Exhibition one of Canada’s largest contemporary art exhibitions; Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver: May 2000
Convergence an exhibit featuring photo installation work by emerging/student artists from various contemporary art schools within the Lower Mainland. Dynamo Gallery, Vancouver: February 2000
Seed: scatter, strew, broadcast a photographic installation exhibit.
The Roundhouse Community Center,-Yaletown, Vancouver: December, 1999
Blip: Locating Nature and Technology
Pratt Gallery, Manhattan, New York City: January 1999
Pratt Gallery, Brooklyn, New York City: February 1999
Cornish School of the Arts, Seattle: January 1999
Diego Riviera Gallery, San Francisco: April, 1999
Mirror, mirror on the wall…
Constructions of Gendered, Raced and Classed Identities
Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver: January 1999
"New Technologies in Photography" To be published by Centre VU et Editions J'ai Vu; Quebec City in 2004-2005 pending financial approval.
"Sphere" Produced by Presentation House Gallery
An exhibition catalogue written by various academic contributors. Essay on my work by Ian Wallace and edited by Bill Jefferies.
"Photographs from another Planet" by Tristan Tolhurst for "The Concordian"
Front page article of weekly student newspaper - Montreal, Quebec: November 2002. A review of Les Mondes Frax 4-D, solo fall exhibtion.
Paris Photo Magazine no. 20/21 "La Memoire en Acte" by Martha Langford,
pg. 79; juin/juillet,/aout, 2002.
(Guest) Lecture/Presentation at Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design
Topic: Portfolio Presentation for Graduating Students; November 22, 2001
La Mois de la Photo, Montreal 2001 - The Power of the Image Published by ABC Livres d'Art Canada and VOX. See pages 108, 108-109, 111, 111, 207.
Picture This: Documenting the Future A catalogue of the group show curated by Robert Graham for Dazibao Centre de Photographies Actuelles for Montreal's annual Mois de la Photo, 2001
University of New South Wales, Sydney Australia Course curriculum material, visual and theoretical, on the theme of post-humanism for undergraduate fine arts theory course taught by art historian/theorist Patrick Chan. 2001
Image and Text a course offered by Sandra Semchuk at Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design – Course curriculum material (slides and written work) 2000-04
Professional Practices for the Artist and Designer Course curriculum material on Artist’s Resources and Graduate Studies Opportunities
Edited by Deborah Shackleton; Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design; 2000-04
Residencies and Symposiums|
Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Tuition Scholarship; 1999|
Hal Rogers Endowment Fund Scholarship; 1999
Alberta Millennium Scholarship; 2000
Education Council Student Representative|
Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design
May 1999 – May 2000
Curriculum Planning and Priorities Committee Student Representative
Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design
May 1999 – May 2000
Assistant Curator for “Convergence” an exhibit featuring photo installation work from emerging artists of various contemporary art schools within Vancouver.
Dynamo Gallery (ARC)
Jan. 2000 – Mar. 2000
Curator for “Seed” a photographic installation based exhibit
Roundhouse Community Center, Vancouver: December, 1999
Gallery Assistant at Dynamo Gallery (ARC), Vancouver
Sept. 1998 – Apr. 1999
Curator for “Mirror, mirror on the wall…” a critical studies based exhibit on representations of gender, race and class. Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver: January 1999
Co-ordinator / Photo Representative for the first “All Institute Show and Sale”
Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design: December 1998