Introductions can be wonderful things. You can meet interesting people, and make new friends through an introduction. Sometimes you can be introduced to your new favorite food, television show, or artist. I’d like to introduce you to some of my favorite artists.
The artist I’d like to introduce you to is the multi – discipline artist Becka Viau.
Becka Viau is an Artist from Charlottetown Prince Edward Island. She received her BFA, 2008 at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. She has worked as a curator, educator and coordinator of arts collectives, and much of her artistic activity engages with questions relating to the institutions, dissemination and social networks of art and culture.
Her art practice is grounded in the research of historic and contemporary photographic techniques, theories of the everyday and social research methods. The histories of documentary, portraiture, cultural presentation and anthropological research influence her creative studio process through various explorations of people, place and identity.
The form of the artwork Becka produces generally appeals to a popular audience. It draws them in with inviting architecture and welcomes the viewer to wander a variety of conceptual paths.
“For me the creation of art must communicate to a popular audience in order to stimulate conversations around current issues and experiences.” – Becka Viau
Viau has exhibited in many galleries throughout the Maritimes, including Struts Gallery, Anna Leonowens Gallery and the Confederation Centre Art Gallery. She was long listed for the Sobey Art Award in 2011 and is currently pursuing a Masters of Fine Art degree at NSCAD University.