Erica Grimm-vance

Erica Grimm-Vance is an Assistant Professor of Art at Trinity Western University. Working in encaustic and steel with themes of embodiment and liminality, she has had over 25 solo exhibitions and is in numerous private and public collections, including the Vatican, Canada Council Art Bank and the Richmond Art Gallery. She was, in 2002, the Distinguished Nash Lecturer at Campion College at the University of Regina, was the first Prize recipient of the Imago National Juried Art Competition, and was honored as the Distinguished Alumnae from the University of Regina. As part of her Ph.D. thesis in Art Education at SFU, Erica is continuing to work on multimedia installation work which began with a collaborative multimedia installation project called (im)Balance that included a 20′ x 5′ encaustic and steel panel, 3 digital film sequences projected on steel and scrim, and soundscape triggered by viewer interaction. Her thesis explores artmaking as Embodied Epistemology, and articulates an Aesthetics of Attentiveness. She lives in Vancouver, with her husband Craig and children Daniel and Amadea.

B.F.A. University of Regina, Great Distinction (1982); Banff School of Fine Arts, (1980); Academie der Bildenden Kunste, Munich, Germany (1983-4; SFU Arts Education PhD (abd).

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