Urban Art Biz – Grad School to Gallery with Casey Koyczan
April 28, 12pm, FREE online webinar
Presented in partnership with Creative Manitoba.
Join us for an online chat, Wednesday, April 28th from 12pm -1pm, with Casey Koyczan as he traces his journey from grad school to gallery on the eve of his solo show, Casey Koyczan – Ełexiìtǫ ; Ehtsʼǫǫ̀ / Connected ; Apart From Each Other.
How does an artist make the leap from grad school to gallery? What does it take? What kind of prep do you need to do? How do you build up the confidence within yourself and your work to approach a gallery, pitch an idea, and make them believe in you? Then once you get that show, how do you pull it together?
Casey Koyczan – Artist Biography
Culture, technology and the environment are intrinsically linked within the evolution of our society. We live day to day practicing the teachings of our ancestors, while at the same time coexisting with the technological advances that are consistently developed every year. We have adapted to the use of these resources in order to develop a better understanding of where we come from, who we are, and what we will be in the future.
Casey Koyczan is a Tlicho Dene interdisciplinary artist from Yellowknife, NT, that works with various mediums to communicate how culture and technology coincide together alongside the political, economic, and environmental challenges in the world. A portion of his large scale installation work utilizes earth materials to evoke the idea of nature reclaiming architectural space. Inspired by sci-fi and the future, Koyczan implements various techniques of interactivity, audio-video, VR/360/XR, and the engagement of the bodily senses within his creations.
He is an international artist that has participated in many residencies, exhibits, festivals and collaborations in parts of the world such as Finland, Colombia, Chile, Mexico, The Netherlands, and the UK. He is also a musician, producer, filmmaker, actor, writer, teacher, workshop facilitator, graphic designer, web designer and advocate for future generations of artists and musicians. He has a Multimedia Production diploma from Lethbridge College, a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Thompson Rivers University, and is in his final year of a Masters of Fine Arts degree at the University of Manitoba.