Charis Au is a graduate of the Bachelor of Fine Arts program at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. As a Chinese-Canadian, she works primarily in performance art, video and photography installations exploring the complex relationships between family, culture and identity.
Roxanne Charles is a mixed media artist of Strait Salish and European decent. She is an active and proud member of Semiahmoo First Nation in Surrey, BC where she promotes art, language, and culture. She is currently works in a variety of mediums including digital, jewelry engraving, painting, cedar weaving, sculpture, performance, ceramics, and installation.
A.S. Dhillon is a Surrey-based multi-disciplinary artist who is primarily known for his public text installations, paintings and sculpture. He has shown his work in galleries such as Dadabase, Gallery 69, OR Gallery in Vancouver, the Surrey Art Gallery, Holy Home in Munich, and Three Sisters in Berlin.
Phinder Dulai is the author of three poetry books: dream/arteries (Talonbooks, 2014), Ragas from the Periphery (Arsenal Pulp Press, 1995) and Basmati Brown (Nightwood Editions, 2000). His work has been published in various journals here and abroad. He also works as a program manager in the Provincial Government. Dulai is a past board member of the Emily Carr University Board of Governors and sat on the Canada Council for the Arts Equity Committee.
Polly Gibbons is a contemporary conceptual artist, working with any means at her disposal. Photography, video, sculpture, performance, instagram and installation are a few of her favourites. A graduate of Emily Carr University many years ago, she took a break from her art practice to focus on raising her kids. Now that they are in school full-time she has a window of opportunity for creating work again. She earned her MA at Emily Carr in 2016. Read more about Polly.
TJ Grewal is a multi-media artist primarily focusing on image manipulation and photography. He has worked on multiple projects with the Surrey Art Gallery and artists supporting local talent. He has also done live music performances and always comes up with new ways of displaying performances and art. Based out of Surrey, he is really excited to get involved with the community and experimental art.
Taryn Hubbard’s poetry and reviews have appeared or are forthcoming in publications like CV2, The Capilano Review, EVENT, subTerrain, Incongruous Quarterly, The Rusty Toque, Room, and ditch,. She is interested in documentation, research and archives as a place to begin poetic inquiry. She is a member of the Room magazine collective. Her chapbook RE: was published by dancing girl press in July 2014.
Matt Smith has been involved with all kinds of technology-based art projects as an artist and technician since the mid-90ies. He works on his techno-art practice while being a senior audiovisual technician at the Vancouver Art Gallery.
Edward Westerhuis is a filmmaker, animator, and media artist with over 10 years experience producing video. Having recently returned to his home town of Surrey, he is very interested in supporting and contributing to the arts community here.
Sandra Wintner is an audio-visual technician with a background in media design who has been working in the Metro Vancouver cultural industry since 1997. She is interested in the convergence of art and technology.