Author Tags: Art, Photography

Having graduated in photography and interdisciplinary studies from Emily Carr College of Art and Design in 1985, abstract painter and photographer Skai Fowler of Vancouver has been exhibiting her work since 1987.

As an arts administrator, she has worked for small arts and theatre companies, then for the City of Vancouver in the Office of Cultural Affairs co-ordinating and developing the Community Public Art Program. She later worked as an arts mentor and administrator for emerging artists and as a scenic artist theatre productions. Fowler also teaches digital photography and has been employed as an adjunct professor, teaching scenic painting at University of British Columbia in the Theatre and Film Dept.





2013 Surface Scratches and Insriptions, Studio 13

2012 Slipstream - Public Library, Studio 13, Cultch Gallery, Vancouver

2010 Balcony Project, XChanges Gallery, Victoria

2002 Modern Allegories: Female Nudes, colour and B & W mural photographs

Two Rivers Gallery, Prince George, BC

2001 Landscape Paintings, mixed media on paper, Grand Forks Art Gallery, Grand Forks BC

1995 Close to the Bone, colour photographs, Pitt Gallery, Vancouver

1993 Four Bare Walls, Female Nude Series, colour and B & W mural photographs

Basic Inquiry Gallery, Vancouver

1992 Phyrne, Female Nudes Series, colour mural photographs,

The Floating Gallery Winnipeg, Manitoba

1990 Giving Voice To The Female Nude, performance,Western Front, Vancouver

1990 Phyrne, Female Nude Series, 8 B & W mural photographs, OR Gallery, Vancouver

1988 Presence, Observing, photographs, Or Gallery, Vancouver,

1988 Image Myth, photo installation, Camera Works Gallery, Vancouver


2009 Photo Op, John B Aird Gallery, Toronto, On

2006 Radiant Body, Heaven Tree Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2006 Elemental, International Art Symposium, Victoria, BC

2005 Ernst Museum, Budapest, Nagymezo u. 8. HUNGARY

2004 *Radiant Body, grunt gallery, Vancouver, BC,

2003 *Modern Allegories: The Female Nude, The New Gallery, Calgary, Alberta,

2000 Vernal Fancies, Female Nude Series, B&W, gallery LV, Vancouver, BC

1999 Cut and Paste, Collage in Vancouver, Coffee with Venus, colour photograph,

Hong Kong Bank Atrium, Vancouver, BC,

1998 *Re-presenting, From the Female Nude Series, colour photographs,

McMicheal Canadian Collection, Kleinburg, Ontario,

1994 The Female Imaginary, Agnes Etherington Art Centre Kingston Ontario,

1994 Layers of Time, Female Nude Series Community Arts Council of Vancouver

1992 *X?Rated Female Nudes, Gallery 101 Ottawa, Ontario,

1992 Out of the Drawer WARC, Female Nudes photographs, A Space, Toronto

1991 Women in View Festival, Giving Voice To The Female Nude, performance, Tamahnous Theatre, Vancouver

1989 Ideophrenia Performance Series, Venus Cupid Time and Folly, performance, Western Front, Vancouver

1988 Photoperspectives, The Annunciation, collaborative photo triptych, Presentation House, North Vancouver,

1988 Latent Images, At the Stupa Gate & Wheel of Destiny, mural photographs

Gallery 44, Toronto, Group Show

1987 Erotica, Giving Birth To The Sun & Separation Of Heaven And Earth

mural photographs, Saskatchewan Cultural Exchange Society, Regina,


1997 VADA Award, Vancouver Foundation, Landscape Project

1995 Travel Grant, Canada Council

1995 B.C. Arts Council, Projects Assistance Grant,

1992 B.C. Arts Council, Projects Assistance Grant,

1989 Canada Council Grant Explorations Program,



1999Appropriation and Irony: Postmodernist Elements in the Work of Three Contemporary Canadian Feminist Artists Skai Fowler, Christine Davis and Joanne Tod, By Melanie Brown, Thesis Master of Find Arts, Carleton University

1996, Frameworks, Article on Community Public Art, Vancouver

1995, Book cover, Driving Men Mad by Elsie Levine, published by The Porcupine s Quill

Spring 1994, Magazine Cover, sub-TERRAN Magazine

1994,Internet review, Keepers of Light by Kent Barrett, VRL,

Oct. 1991, Capilano Review, colour photos, Female Nudes

Jan. 1991, Chronologies of Carel Moiseiwitch and Robin Lawrence for "Wallfiction" Women In Focus, Vancouver

1991 Images for May, Women Photographers Daybook, Second Story Press


Canada Council Art Bank

Private Collections, UK, France, Hungary, Canada, NY


1985?1986 Emily Carr College of Art and Design Independent Post Graduate Studies, Four months Thailand/four months ECCAD

1981?1985 Emily Carr College of Art and Design, Fine Arts Diploma: Photography & Interdisciplinary


2013 Artist-In-Residence, Banff Centre for the Arts, Painting

2004/05 Artist in Residence, Hungarian Multicultural Centre, Budapest, Hungary

2002 Residency, Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, Alberta, Photo Dept.

1992 Introduction to Filmmaking, E.C.C.A.D. Summer School

1989 Artist-In-Residence, Banff Centre for the Arts, Photo Dept.

1989 Intensive Video Workshop, Video In, Vancouver, B.C.


2012-13 Board Member Arts Factory, Vancouver

2013 Sessional, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Scenic Artistry

2006/13 Adjunct Professor, University of British Columbia, Theatre Department, Scenic Artistry.

2003-12 Head Scenic Painter GNW Shop, Vancouver

2005/07 Board member and national rep CARFAC BC

2004/11 Instructor, Digital Photography, Vancouver, Naramata

2004 Producer, Borderline, a public art installation artist Linda Mary Beech,

Vancouver Public Library

2004 Projections for “She Stands Still”, performance by Tasha Faye Evens,

2002-05 Radix Theatre, Board Member

1999-02 collective echoes Arts and Administration Mentor

1997-99 Community Arts Advisory Committee, Juror, B.C. Arts Council

1997 Board Member, Vancouver Community Arts Council, Community Artist

1996 -97, Photodocumentation for the Turning Point, Suzann Lacey

1996 Workshop Facilitator, Assembly of BC Arts Councils, Conference and AGM, The Mapping Project a continuation of the Landscape Project

1996 Juror for BC Arts Council, Visual Arts Awards

1996 Workshop Facilitator for The Landscape Project, Images & Objects conference, Festival of the Arts, Penticton, B.C.

1995, Moderator, Images & Objects , Festival of the Arts, Kamloops, B.,C.

1994-6 Facilitator for Community Public Art Program, Office of Cultural Affairs, City of Vancouver.

1993 Board Member, Pitt Gallery, Vancouver

1979-1991 Artist Model

1990-1991 Production (photographic elements) and post-production assistant for Sara Diamond: Patternity, Vancouver Art Gallery

1987-1990 Board of Directors, Gallery Committee, Vancouver Women in Focus