Art & Design

FAB Gallery

Painting in the State of Exception: Documents of Contemporary War

Exhibition: November 6–December 1, 2018
Reception: Thursday, November 8, 2018 from 7 to 10 pm

During a tour of duty with Canadian Forces Operation CALUMET, Allen Ball captured 2000 photographic images that document the working lives of Canadians serving at El Gorah, Northern Sinai. From this vast collection, 12 paintings were created and depict the visible and invisible traces that remain on the surface of the militarized landscape of the Multinational Forces and Observers base.

50 Years Rat Free: An Exhibit of New Alberta Contemporaries

Exhibition: November 6–December 1, 2018
Reception: Thursday, November 8, 2018 from 7 to 10 pm

The Art & Design Graduate Student Association (ADGSA) presents an exhibit of new works by graduate and PhD students working towards degrees in fine art, design, and the history of art, design, and visual culture (HADVC) at the University of Alberta. This diverse showcase highlights the breadth of research among the practices of current students in the areas of Drawing/Intermedia, HADVC, Industrial Design, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, and Visual Communication Design.

Exhibiting Artists, Designers, and Art Historians: 
Darren Andrychuk (MFA Intermedia), Adrienne Dagg (MFA Painting), Anna Chakravorty (MDes VCD), Daniel Evans (MFA Printmaking), Jamie-Lee Girodat (MFA Printmaking), Dan Hanks (MDes ID), Selene Huff (MFA Sculpture), Xi Jin (MFA Printmaking), Kim McCollum (MFA Painting), Myken McDowell (MFA Printmaking), Holly de Moissac (MFA Printmaking), Azadeh Mokhberi (MDes VCD), Kathleen Murray (MFA Painting), Stephanie Patsula (MFA Intermedia), Tamires Pedroso (MFA Painting), Zoreh Valiary Eskandary (MDes VCD), Joshua Wade (MFA Intermedia), Joyce Yiwen Zhou (MDes VCD)

Luke Johnson (MFA Printmaking), Phoebe Todd-Parrish (MFA Printmaking)

About FAB Gallery

Since 1987, the Fine Arts Building Galley has presented art and design exhibitions that benefit the University of Alberta, Edmonton, the Province, and beyond. These exhibitions feature work by students at the undergraduate and graduate levels, faculty and staff, as well as by contemporary and historical artists with national and international reputations. FAB Gallery exhibitions—featuring both in-house curated exhibitions as well travelling exhibitions organized by other galleries and academic centres—attract approximately 13,000 guests a year to the Department of Art and Design.

The gallery is a valuable teaching resource, providing many Department of Art and Design students with their first opportunities to present their work publicly. Public presentation of work prepares students for involvement in the professional art and design community and increases students’ awareness of the dialogue that accompanies the public presentation of their works. As the most public face of the Department of Art and Design, the Fine Arts Building Gallery provides Edmonton and the wider community with an aesthetically enriching and intellectually engaging resource in the visual arts.


The FAB Gallery receives financial support from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Alberta Community Development.