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Artist Bio

Based in Vancouver, BC, Golya Mirderikvand completed her Masters degree in Art Conservation from Queen’s University, with a specialization in the conservation and restoration of paintings. In addition to her art restoration skills, she has been painting for many years and has been involved in various creative endeavours, creating opportunities for the community to engage and benefit from art. She also has experience in curating exhibitions and working for creative organizations, some of which have included the National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa), Museum of Anthropology (Vancouver), Intermuseum Conservation Association (Cleveland, OH), and Stichting Restauratie Atelier Limburg (Netherlands).

Education 

2011

2008

2006

Master of Art Conservation, M.A. - Queen's University

Fine Art Techniques - Emily Carr University

Bachelor of Science, BSc. - University of British Columbia

Exhibitions

2024

Access Gallery: Members Show & Sale 2024, Vancouver, BC.

Silk Purse Arts Centre: Vibrant Transitions: 3-Person Exhibition, West Vancouver, BC.

Outsiders and Others: The Many Faces of Time: Curated Group Exhibition, Vancouver, BC.

Federation of Canadian Artists: Bloom Exhibition: An online Juried Group Exhibition, Vancouver, BC.

2023

Eastside Culture Crawl: A Visual Arts Festival of Arts, Design, and Crafts, Vancouver, BC.

Seymour Art Gallery: Art Party! An Auction and Fundraiser, North Vancouver, BC.

Federation of Canadian Artists: 2023 Limitless Exhibition: An online Juried Group Exhibition, Vancouver, BC.

2012

Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery: Celebrating Jerusalem: A Juried Group Exhibit of Visual Art, Vancouver, BC

2008

The Libra Room: Solo Exhibition of Paintings, Vancouver, BC

Yaletown Gallery: ReNew Group Art Exhibit, Vancouver, BC

2007

CityScapes Community Art Space Gallery: Anonymous Group Art Show, North Vancouver, BC

2006

Richmond Art Gallery: Mirror Mirror: Self Portraits, Richmond, BC

Community Projects

May 2019

July 2013

June 2013

June 2012

June 2012

Recipient of the Consumer Initiative Fund (CIF), a grant for a workshop                                         exploring photography as a therapeutic tool .

One of the juries for the annual Chester Fields Youth Photo Contest, To Here                             from Home, at the Polygon Gallery.

Curated Perry the Poster Man Exhibit for the 2013 Arts Summit.  

Installation of Iain Baxter's show, Information/Location at the North Vancouver                           Museum and Archives.  

Assistance with the photo documentation of artifacts from the Lacrosse Hall of Fame.

Publications

2013

Cover art for poetry book Birds, Metals, Stones, & Rain by Russell Thornton.

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