SOFAM News | College of Arts


Visiting Artists & Speakers | Chris Cran


Chris Cran is an internationally recognized painter who lives and works in Calgary, Alberta. His artwork explores issues of representation, on one hand related to the construction of personal and cultural identities, and on the other involving perceptual / cognitive illusion.  Chris Cran has also ventured into a variety of other related activities including teaching art, curating exhibitions, and theatre set design. Cran was inducted into the Royal Canadian Academy in 2002.  He received the ACAD Alumni Award of Excellence in 2011.


Visiting Artists & Speakers | Candice Hopkins


Candice Hopkins, of Tlingit heritage, is the Sobey Curatorial Resident, Indigenous Art at the National Gallery of Canada. She is formerly Director and Curator of exhibitions at Western Front in Vancouver, BC.


Visiting Artists & Speakers | Gordon Monahan

Gordon Monahan's works for piano, loudspeakers, video, kinetic sculpture, and computer-controlled sound environments span various genres from avant-garde concert music to multi-media installation and sound art. As a composer and sound artist, he juxtaposes the quantitative and qualitative aspects of natural acoustical phenomena with elements of media technology, environment, architecture, popular culture, and live performance.