Lucien Durey (b. 1984) is an artist, writer and singer based in Vancouver. His mixed media and performance-based practice engages with found objects, photographs, sounds, and place. Recent exhibitions include Crocodile Tears, Unit 17 (Vancouver); Motion & Motive, Susan Hobbs Gallery (Toronto); TWO ROOMS, Monte Clark Gallery (Vancouver); Phenomenal Hosts, Neutral Ground (Regina); and Paraphernalia, Burrard Arts Foundation (Vancouver). He holds a BFA from Emily Carr University of Art + Design and an MFA from Simon Fraser University’s School for the Contemporary Arts.

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SOLO AND TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2019 Candelabra, in collaboration with Katie Kozak, Window Gallery, Sointula Art Shed, Sointula, BC

2018 TWO ROOMS, with Terence Gower, curated by Lee Plested, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2018 Phenomenal Hosts, Neutral Ground, Regina, SK

2018 Paraphernalia, Burrard Arts Foundation, Vancouver, BC

2017 Baba’s House, in collaboration with Katie Kozak, NorVa Centre, Flin Flon, MB
 
2016 Swimming Pool Blue, Achterhaus, Hamburg, Germany

2015 A single rope, tossed over a high, sturdy branch, Audain Gallery, SFU SCA, Vancouver, BC

2014-15 Baba’s House, in collaboration with Katie Kozak, curated by Blair Fornwald, Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, SK; Moose Jaw Museum and Art Gallery, Moose Jaw, SK; The Ukrainian Museum of Canada, Saskatoon, SK

2013 What You May Call, in collaboration with Katie Kozak, NorVA Centre, Flin Flon, MB

2013 Yoke, Vault Gallery, Bruno Arts Bank, Bruno, SK

2010 Leavin’ Again, curated by Jenn Jackson, Lucky’s Gallery, Vancouver, BC

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020 The Pandemic is a Portal, with Simranpreet Anand, Anna Banana, Vanessa Brown / Francey Russell, Lacie Burning, Margaret Dragu / Justine A. Chambers / Kage, Lucien Durey, Jessica Evans, Elisa Ferrari, Sharona Franklin, Michelle Helene Mackenzie, Megan Hepburn, S F Ho, Julian Hou, Hazel Meyer, Cindy Mochizuki, Cecily Nicholson, Carmen Papalia / Heather Kai Smith, Jacquelyn Zong-Li Ross, Jayce Salloum, and Nicole Kelly Westman, curated by Karina Irvine, Christopher Lacroix and cheyanne turions, SFU Galleries, Vancouver, BC

2020 Crocodile Tears, with Alan Belcher, Mike Bourscheid, Gabi Dao, Deborah Edmeades, Babak Golkar, Neil Haas, Karilynn Ming Ho, Nadya Isabella, Anne Low, Isabelle Pauwels, Shahin Sharafaldin, Douglas Watt, Elizabeth Zvonar, Unit 17, Vancouver, BC

2020 100s Day, with James Albers, Sarah Anderson, Claire Geddes Bailey, Natasha Katedralis, Clyde Hunt, Emma Metcalfe Hurst, Kiel Torres and Chelsea Yuill, organized by Claire Bailey and Kiel Torres, Hatch Art Gallery, UBC, Vancouver, BC

2019 Motion & Motive, with Robin Cameron, Kate Newby, Kathleen Ryan, Karen Tam, and Charlotta Westergren, organized by Pamela Meredith, Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto, ON

2019 Eleventh Avenue Expo, in collaboration with Katie Kozak, organized by Simon Fuh, Kenneth Jeffrey Kwan Kit Lau and Nic Wilson, Regina, SK

2019 SUPER, NATURAL, with Derya Akay, Maya Beaudry, Francesca Blomfield, Colleen Brown, Sarah Davidson, Peter Fischli David Weiss, Sharona Franklin, Ezra Gray, Julian Hou & L’escalier, Tiziana La Melia, Arvo Leo, Emily Neufeld, Ebony Rose, Alex Tedlie-Stursberg and Tristan Unrau, Unit 17, Vancouver, BC

2019 Dying, DesignTO Festival, Artscape Youngplace, Toronto, ON

2018 MICRO-WAVE, with Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill, Brennan Kelly, Nicole Levaque, Les Ramsay and Meichen Waxer, presented by Alex Tedlie-Stursberg, Mr. Lee’s Shed, Vancouver, BC

2017 Eternal Return, with Barb Choit, Kevin Day, Alanna Ho, and Anchi Lin, curated by Sunshine Frère, Richmond Art Gallery, BC

2016 HOT DOG CAR WASH, in collaboration with Katie Kozak, with Maya Beaudry, Chandra Melting Tallow, Alicia Nauta, Corie Waugh, Amy Wong and Hoda Zarbaf, curated by Julia Prudhomme, Campbell River Art Gallery, BC

2016 A Light Response, in response to Kelly Lycan’s solo exhibition More Than Nothing, with Deborah Edmeades, Justin Patterson, Natalie Purschwitz and Marina Roy, Burrard Arts Foundation, Vancouver, BC

2016 Index 2016, Gallery 295, Vancouver, BC

2016 New Acquisitions, Burnaby Art Gallery, BC

2014 Shelved, in collaboration with Katie Kozak, with Randy Lee Cutler and Krista Belle Stewart, presented by Burnaby Art Gallery in collaboration with the University of British Columbia and Artspeak Gallery, Burnaby and Vancouver, BC

2012 uHaul, Open Engagement, Portland, OR

2012 Vessel, with Derya Akay, Fabiola Carranza and Mark DeLong, curated by Shaun Dacey, Access Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2012 The Work Locates Itself, with Shayne Ehman, Allison Freeman, Bitsy Knox, Arvo Leo, Davida Nemeroff, and Tabitha Gwyn Osler, curated by Robin Cameron and Kari Cwynar, LeRoy Neiman Gallery, New York, NY

2011 Sunday, Lucky’s Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2010 The Gift, with Patrick Cruz, Raymond Boisjoly, Tiffin Breen, John Burgess, Erik Hood, Monique Levesque, Andrea Lukic, Les Ramsay, Benjamin Raymer, Kurtis Wilson, curated by Jenn Jackson, Lucky’s Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2009 The Tropics to the Herbarium, Helen Pitt Gallery, Vancouver, BC

SELECTED PERFORMANCES

2020 Worker Jelly, with Bess Durey, Unit 17, Vancouver, BC

2020 So Many Feelings, with Chance Lovett and Amanda Sum, organized by Sawdust Collector, Western Front, Vancouver, BC

2019 Visionary, with Sabryn Rock, Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto, ON

2019 So Many Feelings, curated by Megan Stewart, Art in the Open, Charlottetown, PEI

2018 Skyline, with Bess Durey, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2018 Eureka!, with Ronin Durey, Neutral Ground, Regina, SK

2018 Parlor, with Bess Durey, Burrard Arts Foundation, Vancouver, BC

2017 Scarecrow, Visionary, Muse, Musa, Saguaro, Christiania, with Bess Durey, Emma Postl and Mark Wolf, Richmond Art Gallery, BC

2016 When I Get This Feeling, The Gold Saucer, Vancouver, BC

2016 Ask Me How I’m Feeling, Sointula Art Shed, Sointula, BC

2015 When I Get This Feeling, Hardscrabble Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2014 Performatorium 2014: When I Get This Feeling, Neutral Ground, Regina, SK

2010-11 Going up the Country, in collaboration with Leah Abramson, Firehall Arts Centre and Chapel Arts, Vancouver, BC

2009 The Music Appreciation Society Presents: The Smith Research Intensive Panel Discussion and Listening Event with Brady Cranfield, Kathy Slade, Candice Hopkins, Jeff Derksen, Kristina Podesva, and David Wisdom, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC

PUBLIC ARTWORKS

2020 Golden Eagle, Salish Plaza, Chilliwack, BC

2020 The Bird Carver, 1655 Dilworth Drive, Kelowna, BC

2016 Hamsterley Farm Water Tower, curated by Abbey Hopkins, Jorma Kujala and Lauren Lavery, Capture Photography Festival, Vancouver, BC

2014 Snow Gallery, in collaboration with Katie Kozak, curated by Blair Fornwald, Dunlop Art Gallery and New Dance Horizons, Regina, SK

BOOKS AND EXHIBITION TEXTS

2018 Steffanie Ling, “Balling Tissue,” Phenomenal Hosts, Neutral Ground, Regina, SK

2018 Alex Tedlie-Stursberg, “More Stuff/Less Space,” MICRO-WAVE, Mr. Lee’s Shed, Vancouver, BC

2017 Sunshine Frère, “The Objectness of Objects,” Eternal Return, Richmond Art Gallery, BC

2016 Patryk Stasieczek, Index 2016, Gallery 295, Vancouver, BC

2015 Erik Hood, “Ecstatic Performance Will Be the Final Exhibition at Hardscrabble and Will Leave You Glowing,” in Tower Beach Blast, Hardscrabble Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2015 Baba’s House, artist book by Katie Kozak and Lucien Durey, with foreword by Blair Fornwald and essay by Jenn Jackson, Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, SK

2014 Blair Fornwald, “The Making and Unmaking of Snow Gallery,” in At the Dunlop, Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, SK

2012 The Cedar Room, The Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Edmonton, AB

2012 Kari Cwynar, The Work Locates Itself, Leroy Neiman Gallery, New York, NY

2011 We Give A Shit Because We Care, by Chun Hua Catherine Dong and Ek Rzepka, introduced by K. Higgins, Unit/Pitt, Vancouver, BC

SELECTED PRESS

2019 Kate Taylor, “Neighbouring Toronto shows strike a balance.” Globe & Mail, Sep 14

2018 Steffanie Ling, “2018 Critic’s Picks.” Akimbo, Dec 12

2016 Joni Low, “The Material Undoings of Kelly Lycan.” Momus, Dec 21

2015 John Shelling, “Scanning a life: Baba’s House is a beautiful portrait.” The StarPhoenix, Aug 11

2014 Curtis Grahauer, “Thin White Line is a collection of overlooked objects.” The Peak, Oct 20

2014 Sky Goodden, “ARTINFO Canada’s 30 Under 30 2014.” BLOUIN ARTINFO, May 5

2014 Alex J. Macpherson, “Baba’s House: Lucien Durey and Katie Kozak explore nostalgia & personal histories during a year-long residency in rural Saskatchewan.” Verb Magazine, Feb 21

2014 Rikkeal Bohmann, “Artists brave the cold to build a snow gallery.” The Leader-Post, Feb 14

2014 Kegan McFadden, “Performatorium 2014: Queering the Prairies.” Canadian Art, Feb 5

2013 Laura Kenins, “Taking over Baba’s House: what happens when two artists move into an 80-year-old’s house?” This Magazine, July-Aug

2012 Leeron Hoory, “Seven Canadian Artists Explore the Importance of Home.” Columbia Daily Spectator, Vol. CXXXVI—No. 6, Jan 24

2011 Jenn Jackson, “Life in the Making: the Everyday Histories of Patrick Cruz, Andrea Lukic, Lucien Durey.” Color Magazine, Autumn 2011

CURATORIAL

2016 Strand co-curated with Jenn Jackson, Achterhaus, Hamburg, Germany

2016 Giving Face, Haunt, Vancouver, BC

2016 Plane, pot, pattern, repose, Haunt, Vancouver, BC

2015 Sixth Finger, co-curated with Curtis Grahauer, Haunt at Interurban Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2015 Therapeutic Drawing, co-curated with Curtis Grahauer, Haunt at Interurban Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2014 Potsherds, Haunt, Iceland, multiple locations

2013 Avernus,co-curated with Katie Kozak, Baba’s House, Creighton, SK

SELECTED WRITING

2020 “Eli Bornowsky: A Way to Finish Thinking.” Haunt, May 5

2019 “Ambera Wellmann: In medias res.” Haunt, May 5

2019 “Walter Scott: Slipping on the Missing X.” Haunt, April 14

2018 “Beginning With the Seventies: GLUT.” Canadian Art, Summer 2018

2018 “Fullhame’s Map.” Canadian Art, May 31

2018 “Curtis Grahauer: As far upriver as you can go before having to switch to a pole.” Odd Gallery, Klondike Institute of Art & Culture, Dawson City

2018 “Vancouver Report: Crafting a Way Out.” Canadian Art, Feb 27

2017 “Art in 2017: A View from Vancouver.” Canadian Art, Dec 18

2017 “A North Vancouver Institution Enters a New Era.” Canadian Art, Dec 5

2017 “Vancouver Report: From One Body to Another.” Canadian Art, Oct 25

2017 “Maps and Dreams.” Canadian Art, Fall 2017

2017 “Vancouver Report: A Changing Climate.” Canadian Art, July 26

2017 “Vancouver Report: Behind the Screen. ” Canadian Art, May 17

2017 “Kitchen Midden.” Canadian Art, Spring 2017

2017 “Vancouver Report: From Black and White to Coloured Lights.” Canadian Art, Mar 8

2017 “Vancouver Report: Resistance is Not Futile.” Canadian Art, Feb 2

2016 “The Work We Do When Work Is Done.” Elaine: Derya Akay and Anne Low, Haunt, Vancouver

2016 “Vanessa Brown: Plane, pot, pattern, repose.” Plane, pot, pattern, repose, Haunt, Vancouver

2016 “Brennan Kelly: One Garden.” Chasmophilous, Haunt, Vancouver

SELECTED PANELS AND PRESENTATIONS

2020 The Queers’ Vernacular, a City of Vancouver public artwork by Paige Gratland, Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, Vancouver, BC

2020 Professional Practice Series: Visual Arts Networking Panel, SFU SCA, Vancouver, BC

2020 Fine Arts Visiting Artists: Lucien Durey, Langara College, Vancouver, BC

2019 Studio Visit, The Contemporary Art Society of Vancouver, BC

2018 Practice: a panel on working artists, ECUAD, Vancouver, BC

2018 Crash! High-Speed Interdisciplinary Collisions, presented by SFU SCA, Vancouver, BC

2018 The Writing Table with Lucien Durey, Or Gallery, Vancouver, BC

RESIDENCIES

2021 The Do Good Residency, this town is small, Charlottetown, PEI (postponed from 2020)

2021 The The Land is a Library, organized by Letch Kinloch and Kegan McFadden, Anima Casa Rural, San Isidro Mazatepec, Mexico (postponed from 2020)

2019 The Sointula Art Shed, Sointula. BC

2016 Achterhaus, Hamburg, Germany

2015 The Sointula Art Shed, Sointula. BC

2012 The Bruno Arts Bank, Bruno, SK

EDUCATION

2016 MFA, Simon Fraser University School for the Contemporary Arts, Vancouver

2009 BFA, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver

VOLUNTEER ROLES

2019-present Board of Directors, Project Society

2017-present Secretary, Board of Directors, Artspeak Gallery

2014-present Co-Editor, Haunt

2014-present Co-Administrator, Undecimals Artist Exchange

AWARDS

2019 Project Assistance for Visual Artists, British Columbia Arts Council

2017 Visual Arts Research and Creation Grant, Canada Council for the Arts

2016 Visual Arts Project Grant, Canada Council for the Arts

2015 Independent Artists Grant, Saskatchewan Arts Board

2013 Independent Artists Grant, Saskatchewan Arts Board