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I'll be doing Spring and Fall studio visits or sit down coffees with those interested!


April 15 - May 15, 2019 = 8/10 filled, 2 slots left! Edited: ALL FILLED

Oct. - Nov. 2019 - 10/10 to fill, so BOOK NOW!


I already have a request list going from last winter and currently looking to fill 2 last slots for the period between April 15 - May 15. Please let me know which date/time works for you in an email and I'll schedule you! I want to see what you're working on!

*visits are for the greater area of Vancouver, BC only!




opening april_05_2019 @7 - 9pm

april_05 - 14_2019
hours 1 - 4pm thursday - sunday

While pervasive in our culture, from comic books to movies and television, the term “parallel universe” is just one facet of the astronomical theory of the multiverse. NODE_ is a photo-based project that explores interpretations of portals, time travel and parallel worlds.

When I was very young my favorite book was H. G. Wells “The Time Machine” (1895) and my favorite television show was Irwin Allen’s “Time Tunnel.” Broadcast for only one year, from 1966-67, the series covered the multiple attempts of two top-secret government scientists, who were lost in time, trying to return home. The concept of this show had an impact on me as a young child, pushing my interpretation of the world in which I lived and planting a seed of life-long query into the boundaries of my lived experience. Over the years of reading archaeology, science and esoteric books discussing pillars, doorways and portals to alternate worlds or ‘realms’ by many current and ancient cultures, I started comparing concepts I was learning to current quantum physics, energy and time-space research ...

... "If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration." ~ Nikola Tesla



Excited to be launching the Call for Artists for Digital Carnival 2019: FIRE for Cinevolution Media Arts Society! Digital Carnival will be part of the Richmond World Festival, with an anticipated attendance of 50,000!


Applications are being accepted online NOW until April 15, 11:59pm PST at our online form:


Digital Carnival has been making media art accessible by bringing cutting-edge projects by diverse artists into public spaces since 2012. We welcome the full range of technology engaged projects that respond to the theme of FIRE.


DC2019 is the final installment in a 4-year exploration of elemental themes co-produced and curated by Cinevolution with Guest Curator Wynne Palmer.


We are grateful to the BC Arts Council, the City of Richmond, BC, and Richmond World Festival

for their generous support!


theme: FIRE | artists: 10-12
pay rate: CARFAC rate for group exhibition per project
deadline: April 15 | selection: May
exhibition: Aug. 30 & Aug. 31, 2019
audience: Richmond World Festival 2019
attendance: 50,000+


* out of province + country proposals gladly accepted and handled on an individual basis!


Cinevolution Media Arts Society:



Very pleased to be invited to participate and offer a photo for this year's Access Gallery auction and fundraiser, workhorse show pony! Supporting artist run galleries with progressive programming!


Preview Nov. 21 @ 6pm | On View Nov. 21 - 23 | Auction Nov. 24 @ 7pm

Access Gallery 2018 Auction, 222 E. Georgia St Vancouver, BC

My page on auction website


Lisa Birke & Terrance Houle - "Different Ways." Richmond Art Gallery. Photo: Lisa Birke

Very proud to present the third edition of my element - themed curatorial quartet 

WATER (2016), LAND (2017), AIR (2018), FIRE (2019)

for Digital Carnival with Cinevolution Media Arts Society.


Working closely once again with the Cinevolution Media Arts Society Team over this past year, along with Richmond Art Gallery and the Richmond World Festival organizers has been an amazing learning experience! With curation and production being an intregal part of my personal art practice, these exhibitions have been a joy to produce. From highlighting the universality of storytelling to pushing boundaries in public art; promoting cutting edge technology; showcasing westcoast to international media artists have allowed me to learn from so many! I continue to be amazed and grateful!


Lisa Birke & Terrance Houle - "Different Ways." Richmond Art Gallery. Photo: Sheng Ho

Artist Terrance Houle's ethereal notes from a theremin drift through the gallery as he invites his Kanai/Ojibwe ancestors to join a performance art piece called "Different Ways", while Lisa Birke simultaneously wades through a fountain with floating canoe pieces and text, referencing the power of words in light of reclamation and reconciliation. The peak of their exhausting endurance performance, paddling a canoe in circles in the Minoru Plaza pubic fountain, whimsically, yet powerfully references and reimagines first encounters and exploring contemporary relations between settlers and the Indigenous community.


Terrance Houle theremin performance. Richmond Art Gallery. Photo:Wynne Palmer

Lisa Birke performance Minoru Plaza Fountain. Photo: Sheng Ho

Lisa Birke & Terrance Houle "Different Ways." Minoru Plaza Fountain. Photo: Sheng Ho

Over 5,000+ people attended this exhibition, with three sites, with an overall attendance to the Richmond World Festival topping 50,000+ people to this free, family-friendly cultural event!


18 artists  | 1 catalogue | 2 workshops | 2 evenings | 


Mirjana Prpa & Philippe Pasquier & Kivanç Tatar "Respire." Minoru Field. Photo: Sheng Ho

Exhibition details, bios & statements:

Cinevolution website


Featured artist exhibition article:

Georgia Straight


Digital Carnival 2018: AIR


Featured Artist: Lisa Birke & Terrance Houle

present "Different Ways"


2018 Exhibition Artists:

Angleica Poversky,  asmaa al-issa & Patrick Blenkarn, Hiba Ali, George Ho, Isabelle Hayeur, Mark Nazemi & Maryam Mobini (Intentions Lab), Mirjana Prpa & Philippe Pasquier & Kivanç Tatar, Sean Wirz & Hannah Rocchi, Tony Bowden and Josephine Massarella (posthumous)


Cecelia Point, First Nations traditional welcome

We acknowledge that this event takes place on unceded Indigenous land belonging to the Coast Salish peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) Nations.


Cinevolution Media Arts Society Team

Yun-Jou Chang, Project Coordinator/Co-Producer

Lynn Groppi, Artistic Director/Co-Producer

Wynne Palmer, Curator/Co-Producer

Minah Lee, Curatorial Assistant

Asia Jong, Media/Marketing

Andrew Lee, Volunteer Coordinator


Richmond World Festival Team

Bryan Tasaka, Manager Major Events & Film, City of Richmond, BC

Camyar Chaichian, Coordinator, Richmond Arts Centre

John Donnelly, President, John Donnelly & Associates

James Cowan, Vice President of Operations, JD&A

Sarah Shandl, Production Manager, JD&A

Eduardo and Marian, Technical Assistance


Richmond Art Gallery Team

Shaun Dacey, Executive Director

Nan Capogna, Curator

PJ Booker, Curatorial Assistant

Paula Hickey, Exhibition & Gallery Coordinator

Kathy Tycholis, Education & Public Programmes Coordinator

Matthew Brown, Preparatory

Gallery Attendants


Documentation + Press

Video Team: Alfonso Chin (Lead), Max Bentsianov

Still Photography: Sheng Ho (Lead), Yoko Takei Do


Other Support

Milton Lim, Equipment support

Thomas Groppi, Karen Palmer and Robert N. Brown, Volunteers


Special Thanks to our Funders & Sponsors

Canada Council for the Arts, BC Arts Council, City of Richmond, Richmond World Festival,

VIVO Media Arts Centre, Hammer & Tong

I'm very happy to announce my official appointment as Advisor to the Board of Directors for The James Black Gallery, an 1889 heritage building and home to the indepenent artist run space in Vancouver's Mount Pleasant area!


Photo: JBG


Transitioning from a former local art collective work space, The James Black Gallery came under the watchful eye of current Executive Director/Founder,  Zandi Dandizette in 2014.


The James Black Gallery is dedicated to providing low cost space for emerging artists to experiment, create, and show works of art. Today the gallery boasts a solid administrative staff and board, an artist in residency program, a rotating list of collective members, a ceramics studio, workshops and over two dozen events and exhibitions per year for local to international artists. In the heart of the Main Street gallery district, programming often includes community tie ins with other artist run galleries, academic institutions and community partners.


Photo: JBG


The James Black Gallery Links:


FB Page


Looking forward to curating + co-producing the next installment of a quartet of exhibitions;

WATER (2016) LAND (2017) AIR (2018) FIRE (2019) for Your Kontinent, Digital Carnival

for Cinevolution Media Arts Society! Digital Carnival will be part of the Richmond World Festival!


Digital Carnival 2018 call for submissions!


theme: AIR // artists: 10-12
pay rate: CARFAC for group exhibition
deadline: March 31 // selection: May 2018
exhibition: Aug. 31 & Sept. 1, 2018
audience: Richmond World Festival 2018
attendance: 50,000+


* out of province + country proposals gladly accepted and handled on an individual basis!


Cinevolution Media Arts Society:


Photo: Jeremy Isao Speier


In a common work area of the MakerLabs building east of downtown on a rainy night, a group was gathered in a lively discussion. Topics ranged from data collection to identity politics, from neuroplasticity to occult cyber feminism. Welcome to 'Science Fictions for the Robot Class' at Vancouver's Open Science Network.


I was very happy to share the current state of my art practice, including recent light and sound projects. This was the first lecture where I have spoken publicly of the influence on my work over the years from having worked at a public science centre production department. Art informed from science and art-science collaborations are currently finding platforms for presentations much easier these days!


Speakers: JG Mair (Jeff Mair), Gunther Seyfried (Jugo Charmas), Miki Aurora

Jeremy Isao SpeierRita WuPolly GibbonsJudy JheungZandi Dandizette

Yu LiWynne PalmerChris Mills.


Special Thanks: Open Science Network's Xenia Common at