Artist in Residence
Sep 2021 - Dec 2021
Kev Liang is a visual artist based in Edmonton, AB, Treaty 6 territory, and is originally from secluded rural Alberta. After graduating in June 2021 with his Bachelor of Fine Arts with Distinction in Intermedia and Printmaking at the University of Alberta, Kev tackles his queer, 2nd-generation Chinese-Canadian identity and its existential anxieties related to blood lineage and prosperity through documented photo, video, and performative processes that are encapsulated into print and mixed media. Through group exhibitions, Kev’s work has been shown at SNAP Gallery, the “DYSCORPIA: Future Intersections of the Body and Technology” project, the Art Gallery of Alberta Sidewalk Cinema, and Mile Zero Dance’s “RV There Yet?” Series through a queer-focused performance event titled, “The Horizon of being,” curated by Cindy Baker and Roseanna Nay. His work will be shown in upcoming group exhibitions of Fall 2021 in Edmonton at About Light Gallery for an in-gallery showing of “DY3CORPIA”, and at Latitude 53 for “Schmoozy 2021.” Outside of Edmonton, Kev’s work will be shown at Union Gallery of Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario for the “Print Pulse 30: National Undergraduate Printmaking Exhibition.” He was recently awarded with the 2021 BMO 1st! Art award for Alberta and will be making new work next year through SNAP Gallery’s Emerging Artist in Residence Program. Outside of his art practice, Kev worked as a Production Assistant for The Works Art and Design Festival in the summer of 2021.