Saturday, April 27, 2013
1:00- 2:00 PM
Forest City Gallery proudly presents an Artist Talk by interdisciplinary media artist Chris Myhr. This talk is a part of the Brenda Fuhrman Artist Talk Series and is free and open the public.
About the Artist:
Chris Myhr is an interdisciplinary media artist based in London, Ontario. His studio practice moves between media installation, sound-based work, video and photography; and his current area of interest is in responsive electronic systems, and the generation of live listening environments. Much of the work deals with what the artist refers to as the “sound-space-body dynamic,” or the ways in which the natural and built spaces we inhabit, together with our acquired and conditioned approaches to listening, shape aural experience and perception.
He holds a degree in English literature from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, is a graduate of the Multidisciplinary BFA program at the University of Lethbridge, and completed MFA studies at NSCAD University. His work as an artist and curator has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and he currently teaches in the Department of Visual Arts at Western University. He was awarded the Roloff Beny Foundation Award in Fine Arts (2006), a SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship (2008), and was recently selected to participate in the 2013 Acoustic Networks project commissioned by the Centre for Art Tapes in Halifax, Nova Scotia.