Operations Director — Meagan Kus
Program Director — Vanessa Kwan
Curator — Whess Harman
Communications Manager — Katrina Orlowski
Archives Manager — Dan Pon
Program Director Emeritus — Glenn Alteen
Mary Ann Anderson — Consultant/Grant Writing
Jessica Fletcher – Digitization Assistant
Linda Gorrie — Business Manager
Nellie Lamb — Project Curator
Keimi Nakashima-Ochoa — Accessibility and Events Manager, AEPE, and Producer
Sebnem Ozpeta — Creative Technologist
Kay Slater — Exhibitions Manager
Hedy Wood — Gallery Assistant
Blue Cabin Floating Artist Residency
Diyan Achjadi: President
Diyan Achjadi’s practice considers surface ornamentation, historical prints, and illustrations as pictorial archives, and the potential of these forms as sites for knowledge transmission. Her formative years were spent negotiating different educational, political, and cultural systems, leading to an ongoing interest in how our understanding of ideologies is influenced and informed by the visual popular culture that surrounds us. Much of her work examines the (mis)representations, (mis)translations, and imaginings of Indonesia, her country of birth. Diyan received a BFA from the Cooper Union (New York, NY) and an MFA from Concordia University (Montreal, QC). She has exhibited widely at galleries and film festivals across Canada and beyond. Recent projects include Coming Soon!, a year-long commission for the City of Vancouver Public Art Program, and NonSerie (In Commute), part of How far do you travel?, a year-long exhibition on the exterior of public buses, commissioned by the Contemporary Art Gallery (CAG) in partnership with Translink BC. Diyan is an Associate Professor at Emily Carr University, where she teaches Print Media and Foundation.
Shannon Leddy: Vice President
Shannon Leddy (Metis) is a Vancouver based writer and educator. Her PhD research at Simon Fraser University focused on inviting pre-service teachers into dialogue with contemporary Indigenous art as a mechanism of decolonizing education and in order to help them become adept at delivering Indigenous education without reproducing colonial stereotypes. She now holds a position in the Faculty of Education at UBC and continues to focus on working with pre-service teachers in improving their practices in Indigenous education. As a former high school art teacher, Shannon excited to be working with grunt gallery and to keeping her hand in the arts.
Currently in her third year at Emily Carr University, Diane Blunt is an artist of mixed descent – Ojibway on her father’s side and German on her mother’s. She is a member of the Kawartha Nishnawbe Nation. Diane is pursuing her BFA in Visual Arts where the nature of her work has been exploring drawing, painting, and material practices. She is also experienced in working with all kinds of not for profit organizations.
Andrew Siu (MBA Design Strategy) is a Cantonese settler living on the shared lands of the Coast Salish people. He specializes in human-centered design and participatory design research toward building products, services, and experiences that address health equity, patient safety and quality of care. He currently works for the Innovation Support Unit at the UBC Department of Family Practice, and was previously with the Health Design Lab at Emily Carr University of Art + Design.
Cait McKinney is a media studies scholar interested in how queer social movements use digital technologies to share information. They are the author of Information Activism: A Queer History of Lesbian Media Technologies (2020), which was a Lambda Literary Award Finalist for LGBTQ studies, and the coeditor of Inside Killjoy’s Kastle: Dykey Ghosts, Feminist Monsters, and other Lesbian Hauntings (2019). Their research collaborations with artist Hazel Meyer explore shared attachments to queer histories through writing, performance, video, and other archival interventions. McKinney is Assistant Professor of Communication at Simon Fraser University.