Oxygen Art Centre is excited to announce Brian Lye (Nelson, BC) as our upcoming artist-in-residence. Lye is a filmmaker, artist, and educator who will be working in the space throughout the month of December.

Working primarily in 16mm film and projection, Lye will be utilizing this time to create an immersive installation drawing upon his research on crystals. The exhibition will be on view in January 2021.

Learn more about Lye’s practice by visiting the artist’s website. Stay tuned for more information!

Artist Biography

Brian Lye is a filmmaker and visual artist from Vancouver, Canada. His lens-based works are preoccupied with magic, humour, and the everyday. He holds a BA in Film Studies and Japanese Studies from the University of Victoria, a Diploma in Screen Production from Sydney Film School, was a guest student at The Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, and recently completed a Master of Fine Arts degree in visual art from The University of British Columbia. His films and animations have won awards and screened internationally at venues such as Sundance Film Festival, Melbourne International Film Festival, The Contemporary Culture Centre of Barcelona, and LIVE! Vancouver’s performance art biennale. He has been an artist in residence with the Klondike Institute for Art and Culture and the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation.

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