Howard Ursuliak is and artist and educator living and working in Vancouver. He received an MFA from the University of British Columbia having studied with Jeff Wall and Mark Lewis. His work is based in an investigation of the historical limits of Western pictorial space in relation to global forms of reception of the photographic image. Central to this is the presence of the body in the agency of the photographer, the individual traces of those bodies whose actions have marked the land and the viewer’s body as singular instances that contribute to the enactment of the image. Ursuliak’s research interests feed both his professional practice as well as his pedagogical goals. A recent course offered at Emily Carr University, where he has taught since 2000, involved collaboration with Eduardo Cadava and Gabriela Nouzeilles of Princeton University in an elaboration of their international research project, “The Itinerant Languages of Photography.”
Visit the Expo Blvd Billboards to see Howard Ursuliak’s work during the month of April as part of the Capture Photography Festival’s 2020 Public Art Program.