West Coast - Raymond Boisjoly
The Sobey Art Award is Canada's pre-eminent award for contemporary Canadian art. The annual prize is given to an artist under age 40, who has exhibited in a public or commercial art gallery within 18 months of being nominated.
Raymond Boisjoly is an Indigenous artist of Haida and Québécois descent from Chilliwack, BC, currently based in Vancouver. Recent exhibitions include (And) Other Echoes, Simon Fraser University Gallery, Raymond Boisjoly, Catriona Jeffries Gallery, and As It Comes, Contemporary Art Gallery. Boisjoly has participated in numerous group exhibitions and projects including Pleinairism, Walter Phillips Gallery; Tools for Conviviality, The Power Plant; Phantasmagoria, Presentation House Gallery; and Raymond Boisjoly, Jordy Hamilton, Laura Piasta: Studies in Decay, OR Gallery. Boisjoly was awarded a Fleck Fellowship from the Banff Centre in 2010. He is represented by Catriona Jeffries Gallery. In fall, 2015, Boisjoly served as Lead Faculty for "In Kind" Negotiations, a thematic residency at the Banff Centre.
The Art of Raymond Boisjoly