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Karen Hibbard is a contemporary visual artist living in Victoria, BC. She has been teaching art with the UVic Faculty of Education since 2012 and previously taught art at the University of Manitoba. Karen’s video and animation projects are distributed by Video Pool (Winnipeg, MB) as well as archived at VACAVU. She has a MFA in Print Media from Concordia University, Montréal. Exhibiting across Canada, Europe, Japan and the US, she is included in many collections, including Loto-Québec, Banque Nationale du Canada and the MOMA Artist Book Collection.
Her first video poem- Waking at the Mouth of the Willow River by poet Don McKay, Night Field (McLelland and Stewart, 1992) won second prize at the Victoria Writers Festival in 2014.
This 2nd collaboration titled 3 poems by Eve Joseph (2015) features Eve Joseph’s poetry from her book, The Secret Signature of Things (Brick, 2010). The video animation was exhibited at Vancouver Island School of Art in November, 2015. The exhibition entitled In Cahoots was curated by Efren Quiroz.
Eve Joseph is a poet/writer who grew up in North Vancouver and now lives in Victoria. Her recently-released book In the Slender Margin, won the Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Award. Her two books of poetry, The Startled Heart (Oolichan, 2004) & The Secret Signature of Things (Brick, 2010) were both nominated for the Dorothy Livesay Award and in 2010 she was awarded the P.K. Page Founder’s Award for poetry.