We are excited to introduce Rho Shaw, Winner of the 2017 Wilden Creativity Award.

 

Artist Rho Shaw image

Rho Shaw

Rho Shaw, the winner of the 2017 Wilden Creativity Award, will exhibit her work at the Wilden Creativity Day on August 13th in the Wilden Presentation Centre.

 

Myron Campbell, M.A.A, Instructor 2D, New Media  Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies at  UBC, Okanagan Campus image

Myron Campbell

»The Wilden Creativity Award is our top prize for a graduating student. Preference is given to a body of work that reflects a powerful message as well as a high level of originality, passion and accomplishment.« 

Myron Campbell, M.A.A, Instructor 2D, New Media 

Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies at 

UBC, Okanagan Campus

 

Rho Shaw lives in Penticton, BC and primarily works in photography and silkscreen. Identity and language are the predominant themes she likes to explore through these mediums.

 

“My identity as a Filipino woman in North America is the driving force behind my art. Incessant feelings of uncertainty are what I want to express through the integration of photography and installation.

Language is another tool I use in my art to stimulate discourse. The selection of simple words highlight the chasm between my two worlds.

We are Filipino, yet I see us exhibiting a more Canadian way of life. The blue neon “over dare we can dream” is an acknowledgement of the sacrifices and hardships we have endured, but that it also signifies hope. The dynamic and fragile nature of neon creates desire and emotion – very much like human connections that leave an indelible image. Lani Maestro’s ruby-red neon installation, “No Pain Like This Body” is my inspiration.”

 

Come and meet Rho on August 13th from 2-5 pm at the Wilden Presentation Centre, 1454 Rocky Point Drive. We are looking forward to seeing you at the event. 🙂