Assistant Professor, Visual Art & Art History
Holly Ward is an interdisciplinary artist working with sculpture, multimedia installation, architecture, video and drawing as a means to examine the role of aesthetics in the formation of new social realities. Stemming from research of various visionary practices such as utopian philosophy, science-fiction literature, visionary architecture, countercultural practices and urban planning, her work investigates the arbitrary nature of symbolic designation and the use-value of form in a social context.
Ward has produced solo exhibitions at Artspeak, the Morris & Helen Belkin Gallery and the Or Gallery in Vancouver; the YYZ Gallery in Toronto; Volta 6 in Basel, Switzerland; and others. She has participated in group exhibitions in Canada, Chile, England, Mexico, the U.S., Norway and South Korea.