Contemporary Art Practices: Visual Arts Summer Intensive is a three-week scholarship program for young artists aged 15 to 19. Hosted by Arts Umbrella and the Contemporary Art Gallery, the course supports participants in developing an art practice that critically engages with the world around them and exposes them to new and creative approaches to artmaking.
Led by facilitating artist Hyung-Min Yoon, the students were exposed to various methodologies and were engaged in a series of workshops, discussions, and critiques that introduced them to contemporary art practices. They explored linocut printmaking and bookbinding with storyteller and printmaker Marlene Yuen and experimented with digital image-making through Photoshop with contemporary visual artist Evan Lee. Students were also led through a beading and embroidery workshop with Anishinaabe mixed media painter and installation artist Charlene Vickers.
This year, the students were challenged to look into themselves and their generation for the final project. Intertwined, a title chosen to express the closely involved relationship between their identity and the society that formed it, showcases the result of the individual artworks of the 2022 Contemporary Art Practices cohort.
Candyce Gao, Emily Munro, Aisha Pregara, Winston Li, Makoto Devolin, Emily Dao, Caiana Silvelet, Tatyanna Wilke, Kaitlyn Lu, Miranda Vinti
Lead Facilitating Artist
Marlene Yuen, Evan Lee, Charlene Vickers
Patrick O'Neill, Vitória Monteiro, Jesse Wardell
Generously supported by Tom Ferries & Lisa Pankratz and The Parachute Fund.