Itís not an over statement to say that Yuriko Iga is one of Vancouverís most dedicated creative community builders. Her wonderful, magical traveling community venue Blim, is part of the foundation of this cityís independent art community. Whether itís soap making classes, live experimental music or silk screening workshops, Blim has been instrumental in giving artists a place to learn, to teach and to create. Where would Vancouver be without her?
Company: Blim Public Art and Craft Facility
Education: Bachelor in Fine Arts from Alberta College of Art and Design
Describe your work: FULL
Inspirations: Street, Children, Nature.
Awards or Recognition: 6 years and still surviving.
Grade 5 art trophy.
Future Projects/Goals: Bigger pot.
What is one word that describes your artist style? Happy
How did you get started working with ROLLOUT? Cowtown mentality.
What resources do you use for creating your work? Anything with animals and bright colors.
Can you share any of your secret tips?
Trust your intuition.
Donít over think.
Donít under think.
What did your parents want you to be instead of an artist? Anything but.
Is there a piece of art you wished you had created, and why? Anything by Maurizio Cattelan. He does deadpan with beauty.
What gets you excited about tomorrow? Yurei, Noel, and bigger pot.
How would you refer to the current artistic style and mindset you live in today? Donít believe the hype.
Anything else youíd like to add? Have a nice day!
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