2014 KIAC Artists in Residence:

Yukon School of Visual Arts (SOVA) Artist in Residence

Terrance Houle (March 10 - March 20, 2014)


Terrance Houle is an internationally recognized interdisciplinary media artist and a member of the Blood Tribe. Involved with Aboriginal communities all his life, he has traveled to reservations throughout North America participating in Powwow dancing along with his native ceremonies. Houle utilizes at his discretion performance, photography, video/film, music and painting. Likewise Houle's practice includes tools of mass dissemination such as billboards and vinyl bus signage.

​A graduate of the Alberta College of Art and Design, Terrance Houle received his B.F.A in 2003. His groundbreaking art quickly garnered him significant accolades and opportunities, including the 2003 invitation to participate in the Thematic Residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts in. This Residency focused on 34 international indigenous people exploring issues of colonization and communion. Houle received the 2006 Enbridge Emerging Artist Award presented at the Mayors Luncheon for the Arts, City Of Calgary. After receiving many screenings of his short video/film work at the Toronto 2004 ImagineNATIVE Film Festival, Houle was awarded winner of Best Experimental Film. His work has been exhibited across Canada, Parts of the United States, Australia, Europe and England.


Dawson City Music Festival Songwriter in Residence

Nick Ferrio (February 1 - February 28, 2014)


The Dawson City Music Festival and Klondike Institute of Art and Culture are very excited to host Nick Ferrio from Peterborough, Ontario as our 10th Songwriter in Residence. Nick’s first album, “Introducing Nick Ferrio & His Feelings,” was released in September 2012 to glowing reviews in the Globe & Mail, Magnet, Exclaim!, and No Depression, who said the album “captures the spirit of country music at its best.” He followed that release with a seven-inch record produced by Greg Keelor of Blue Rodeo in the spring of 2013.


Yukon School of Visual Arts (SOVA) Artist in Residence

Spring Hurlbut (January 24 - January 31, 2014)

Spring is an internationally acclaimed artist with a diverse and fascinating practice. She works with ideas of human mortality, ephemerality, collecting and multiples to produce breathtaking work.

For the past several years, Spring Hurlbut’s work has examined themes of life and death using motifs of stillness and motion. Her photography, installations, videos and sculptures, which use taxidermied animals, human remains and, most recently, ventriloquists’ dummies, confront us with our own mortality.

Among her many past projects,  an important turning point was when Spring worked for a year researching and presenting an installation at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto entitled "The Final Sleep", creating a "museum within a museum." The work involved selecting 400 objects from the over 10 million items in the ROM's historic collections. She decided on a selection of white and albino birds and animals that she found preserved as study skins and skeletons lying in the endless drawers in the scientific study collection and never intended for public displays.

Spring has been recognized both nationally and internationally, with exhibitions in New York, San Paulo, Paris, and Mexico & at the Nature Museum in Ottawa, the National Gallery of Canada, the Manchester Museum  Natural History collection, and the Musée d’art Contemporain de Montréal.


Lynn Cazabon (December 23 - January 31, 2014)


Lynn Cazabon is an artist who utilizes photography, web and mobile device platforms, audio, video, and installation. Her work over the past decade has explored the side effects of human progress, from the perspective of what is left behind in the wake of its momentum. Her work has been exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally in museums and galleries over the past 20 years and has been featured in numerous books and exhibition catalogs. She received her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and undergraduate degrees from the University of Michigan, and is currently Associate Professor of Art at University of Maryland, Baltimore County. 


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