Collaboration 2.0 Symposium

Lexie Owen

Lexie Owen is an emerging artist who lives and works in the unceded Coast Salish Territory known as Vancouver, BC. Owen’s practice bridges disciplines, exploring notions of tacit knowledge, labour, visibility, legitimacy and the strange particularities of living with, and attempting to claim agency within, the structures of late-capitalism. Since 2015 Owen has worked imbedded in community, as artist-in-residence at Burrardview Park Fieldhouse. Focusing on strategies that disrupt the hierarchies of power often implicit in community-oriented work, Owen has developed numerous significant projects while in residence in the Burrardview community, including itinerant community-based curatorial project WNDW Gallery (2015-17), participatory durational maintenance performance ODD JOBS (2016-18) and multi-site installation Corner Store (2018).

Owen has studied at The Banff Centre (2018), Emily Carr University (2014) and Kootenay School of the Arts (2011). Recent solo presentations of her work include Fair Secrets (Far Afield, Agassiz BC) and The Evelyn Exhibition (SiteFactory, Vancouver). Notable group exhibitions include Joint Efforts (Harbourfront Centre); FIELD GUIDES (Roundhouse Exhibition Hall, Vancouver BC); In The Hole (PAVED arts, Saskatoon); Break the Legs of What I Want to Happen (Access Gallery, Vancouver); and Fresh Paint, New Construction (Art Mur, Montreal). Owen’s work has been supported by: The BC Arts Council, The Banff Centre for the Performing Arts, The Society of North American Goldsmiths, The Vancouver Foundation, The City of Vancouver’s Parks Board and The City of Vancouver – Cultural Services.