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Holly Armishaw  Bio  ·  


  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.




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Holly  Armishaw - St Kitts Nugget - click for larger image

St Kitts Nugget
24 x 36 Inches 
lightjet on archival metallic paper
Holly  Armishaw - SoHo, NYC - click for larger image

SoHo, NYC
24 x 36 Inches 
lightjet on archival metallic paper
Holly  Armishaw - Aerial Prairies - click for larger image

Aerial Prairies
24 x 36 Inches 
lightjet on archival metallic paper
Holly  Armishaw - Paris Architecture - click for larger image

Paris Architecture
24 x 36 Inches 
lightjet on archival metallic paper
Holly  Armishaw - Montreal Modernism - click for larger image

Montreal Modernism
24 x 36 Inches 
lightjet on archival metallic paper
Holly  Armishaw - St Lawrence Seaway - click for larger image

St Lawrence Seaway
24 x 36 Inches 
lightjet on archival metallic paper
Holly  Armishaw - St Telus - click for larger image

St Telus
24 x 36 Inches 
lightjet on archival metallic paper
Holly  Armishaw - St Kitts Sphere - click for larger image

St Kitts Sphere
24 x 36 Inches 
lightjet on archival metallic paper
Holly  Armishaw - Yaletown, Vancouver - click for larger image

Yaletown, Vancouver
lightjet on archival metallic paper
Holly  Armishaw - Paris, Frax 4D - click for larger image

Paris, Frax 4D
24 x 36 Inches 
lightjet on archival metallic paper
Holly  Armishaw - San Juan Atlantic - click for larger image

San Juan Atlantic
24 x 36 Inches 
lightjet on archival metallic paper
Holly  Armishaw - San Francisco - click for larger image

San Francisco
24 x 36 Inches 
lightjet on archival metallic paper
Holly  Armishaw - Vancouver, Frax 4-D (2004) - click for larger image

Vancouver, Frax 4-D (2004)
24 x 36 Inches 
metallic lightjet print
Please email the gallery to view more works by Holly Armishaw.


Education
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


Solo Exhibitions
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



Group Exhibitions

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



Publications

"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.
    May 2004

    "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



Multi Media
Residencies and Symposiums


Scholarships
Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Tuition Scholarship; 1999

Hal Rogers Endowment Fund Scholarship; 1999

Alberta Millennium Scholarship; 2000



Volunteer Experience
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


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