Holly Schmidt

Holly Schmidt will be joining us from August 15 – 29, 2018.
Please mark your calendars for Holly’s artist talk and
Vanita’s Flower Arranging Workshop  Sunday, August 19th

My practice involves in-depth and embodied research into ecological issues and how they intertwine with social, political and economic concerns that form the current environmental crisis. I’ve long been interested in the systems involved in growing, distributing and consuming food and the ethics of access to food as a source of sustenance and cultural sovereignty. As a socially engaged artist, I often develop platforms to bring people together to engage in dialogue on these issues through activities such as walks, workshops, meals and moments of exchange.


Holly Schmidt is a Vancouver artist with a research-based practice that engages processes of collaboration and informal pedagogy. Moving across disciplinary boundaries, she explores the relationships between practices of making, knowledge creation and the formation of temporary communities. Her exhibition, public art and residency projects include Pollen Index (2016) Charles H. Scott Gallery, Till (2014/15) with the Santa Fe Art Institute Food Justice Residency, Mess Hall (2013) Banff Centre Residency, Moveable Feast (2012) Burnaby Art Gallery, Grow (2011) Other Sights for Artists’ Projects. Upcoming projects are Midnight Picnic (2018) Boca Del Lupo, Locals Only (2018) AKA Gallery, and Accretion (2018) 10 Different Things with ECUAD Living Labs, City Studio and Vancouver Public Art.